Newfoundland

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Bottoms Up

A History of Alcohol in Newfoundland and Labrador

In 1617, Lord Falkland’s colonists in Newfoundland were instructed to bring, among other things, 20 barrels of caske (ale), 90 bushels of malt, a malt mill, 4500 pounds of hops, 1 firkin of … 272 View

The Beothuk

A history of the Beothuk of Newfoundland. Exciting in its detail, this book gives us a rare picture of a lost people whose culture was destroyed after the arrival of white settlers. This title … 88 View

The Invisibles

A History of the Royal Newfoundland Companies

During the tumultuous and often violent election riots of 1861, members of the Royal Newfoundland Companies opened fire on a crowd of rioters, killing three and wounding several others. In the … 256 View
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Introduction

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In the introduction, Candow provides a brief overview of the involvement of the British military in Newfoundland throughout the 19th century. 5 $0.50 Add
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Introduction

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The introduction provides an overview of the sequence of information that is presented in the book and the author’s goals 1 $0.10 Add
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Preface

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In the preface, the author discusses her reasons for writing the book and how studying the history of alcohol is an effective way to understand many facets of human societies. 3 $0.30 Add
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Chapter 1

The Labyrinth

From: The Invisibles

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In this chapter, Candow explores the complex bureaucratic, financial, and military apparatus that governed the British Empire’s operations overseas. 9 $0.90 Add
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Necessity

Benevolent Booze

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Chapter 1 explores the history of alcohol in maritime societies and how it played an variety of essential roles, as a medicine, a ration for sailors, a social lubricant, and a trading commodity … 15 $1.50 Add
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Prehistory

From: The Beothuk

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This chapter investigates the prehistory of the Beothuk: When and how they first arrived in Newfoundland and the archaeological evidence discovered at numerous sites around the island. 4 $0.40 Add
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Chapter 2

The Rise and Fall of the Royal Newfoundland Companies

From: The Invisibles

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In this chapter, Candow describes the factors that events that led to the formation of the Royal Newfoundland companies, as well as what led to their eventual decline and disbanding. 15 $1.50 Add
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Distribution, Population Size, and Social Organization

From: The Beothuk

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This chapter uses archaeological evidence to describe the distribution of Beothuk communities in Newfoundland pre-Contact. 3 $0.30 Add
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Trade

From Fish to Wine

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Chapter 2 explores the initial arrival and early history of intoxicating beverages in Newfoundland beginning with colonial trade in the 17th century. 25 $2.50 Add