The Promised Land: Settling the West 1896-1914

The Promised Land Settling the West After the pioneers described in The National Dream The Last Spike and Klondike came the settlers a million people who filled a thousand miles of prairie in a single generation

  • Title: The Promised Land: Settling the West 1896-1914
  • Author: Pierre Berton
  • ISBN: 9780771012433
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After the pioneers described in The National Dream, The Last Spike and Klondike came the settlers a million people who filled a thousand miles of prairie in a single generation.

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    About "Pierre Berton"

    1. Pierre Berton

      From narrative histories and popular culture, to picture and coffee table books to anthologies, to stories for children to readable, historical works for youth, many of his books are now Canadian classics.Born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon, Pierre Berton worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years He spent four years in the army, rising from private to captain instructor at the Royal Military College in Kingston He spent his early newspaper career in Vancouver, where at 21 he was the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily He wrote columns for and was editor of Maclean s magazine, appeared on CBC s public affairs program Close Up and was a permanent fixture on Front Page Challenge for 39 years He was a columnist and editor for the Toronto Star, and a writer and host of a series of CBC programs Pierre Berton has received over 30 literary awards including the Governor General s Award for Creative Non Fiction three times , the Stephen Leacock Medal of Humour, and the Gabrielle Leger National Heritage Award He received two Nellies for his work in broadcasting, two National Newspaper awards, and the National History Society s first award for distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history For his immense contribution to Canadian literature and history, he has been awarded than a dozen honourary degrees, is a member of the Newsman s Hall of Fame and a Companion of the Order of Canada.

    423 thoughts on “The Promised Land: Settling the West 1896-1914”

    1. This book seemed a little aimless; there doesn't seem to be a through-story. It starts out by telling us about Clifford Sifton, who seemed to be a bit of a dick. Then it tells us about immigration into Canada, and how regardless of the groups who came, everyone in the east thought these new settlers were inferior to themselves and not WASP-ish enough. So they brought in a bunch of Brits with no farming experience or usable skills, and everyone in the west thought they were terrible. The Doukhobo [...]

    2. This was a fun read. It presented a big picture on the history without being too much text-bookish. From what I remember from 40 years ago reading Klondike it is typical Pierre Burton story telling.Although it was written 30 years ago it gives good perspective on the minds of the original settlers. It also gives perspective on the attitudes of the Canadian elite, both a hundred pus years ago and 40 years ago when it was written by one. I had fun remembering my own perspective from those times wh [...]

    3. A book that has moved me to tears time and again. (I suspect because I'm descended from some of the peoples described in this book and my hometown of Brandon is featured prominently.) This is Burton's epic of immigration, what would become one of the great defining characteristics of Canada. The seeds of our multicultural nation are explored, as is the start of what we think of as Western Canadian culture. We follow the stories of several people through the era, from impoverished immigrants to p [...]

    4. This is the last book the Berton's series dealing with the birth and expansion of the Canadian West. A very interesting read if you were born or lived in one of the Prairie Provinces. One has to wonder what happened to the dream that was to make the Megatropolis of Winnipeg.

    5. This book is a very well written account of the settlement of the canadian west 1896-1914.It is entertaining and gives relevance to how the west has developedi really enjoyed this book

    6. Interesting to compare the initial expansion of the west with what is happening today with the oil sands, potash etc.

    7. Not one of my favourites of his but that said it is still a good read about the immigration push to papulate the prairies at the turn of the last century. Interesting.

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