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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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Chapter 1

The Labyrinth

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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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Chapter 2

The Rise and Fall of the Royal Newfoundland Companies

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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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Chapter 3

The Scum of the Earth

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In this chapter, Candow describes the lived experiences of enlisted men in the Royal Newfoundland Companies, including their pay, food, living conditions and social lives. 36 $3.60 Add
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Chapter 4

Ballrooms and Battlefields

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In this chapter, Candow describes the often contradictory world of the officers of the Royal Newfoundland companies, and the impact they had on the Newfoundland communities in which they were … 23 $2.30 Add
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Chapter 5

The Coming of the Frost

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In this chapter, Candow describes the events of the Great Fire of June 9, 1846, and the role of the Companies in combatting it. This chapter includes an overview of mid 19th century firefighting … 20 $2.00 Add
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Chapter 6

Civil Commotion

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In this chapter, Candow describes the companies role in policing in Newfoundland in the mid 19th century and the outbreaks of violence that the companies were involved in. 63 $6.30 Add
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Chapter 7

Conclusion

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Candow concludes by exploring the legacy of the Royal Newfoundland Companies and the ways in which they shaped Newfoundland’s history into the 20th century. 10 $1.00 Add