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History
Course
History 2201E
Professor
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Semester
Summer

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NEWFOUNDLAND BEFORE THE 1860sIntroductionUntil at least the late 1800s Newfoundland was a place very much apart from the rest of British North America in its historic development patterns as well as its geography quotation from Journeys 192This lecture outlines aspects of Newfoundlands distinctive history before the 1860s when it chose not to join the Dominion of Canada at the time of ConfederationNewfoundland before and after Cabots 1497 voyage of discoverybeforeaboriginal people and a shortlived Viking settlement afterthe lure of cod brings fishers from western European countriesEarly settlementLate settlementBehind the seeming paradoxdesperate wouldbe settlers versus a British imperial government and wealthy and influential fishing merchants uninterested in colonizationCod as
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