Paperback / softback
April 1, 2005
9780295984759
English
80 illus.
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.24 Pounds (US)
$30.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Land of the Midnight Sun, second edition

A History of the Yukon

This completely revised edition of Land of the Midnight Sun, first published in 1988, is a comprehensive overview of Yukon history. This book places the Klondike Gold Rush within the broader sweep of the past, giving particular emphasis to the role of First Nations people and Aboriginal-white relations and to the lengthy struggle of Yukoners to find their place in the Canadian confederation. This broader story incorporates the mammoth dredges that scoured the Klondike creeks, the impressive silver mines in the Elsa-Keno Hill area, the sinking of the Princess Sophia, the Yukon's remarkable contributions to the war effort in World War I, and the sweeping transformations associated with the American "occupation" during World War II.

About the Authors

Ken S. Coates is provost and dean of academics at Sea to Sky University in Squamish, British Columbia, and an adjunct professor of political studies at the University of Saskatchewan. William R. Morrison is professor of history at the University of Northern British Columbia. In addition to independent publications, they have published ten books together, including Strange Things Done: A History of Murder in the Yukon.

Reviews

"Sudden miracles, quick turns of fortune, and deeds of endurance and courage and of mind—numbing folly have characterized most of the less—celebrated periods of the Yukon's past. In their carefully researched and well—written Land of the Midnight Sun, Ken Coates and William Morrison have managed to salvage most of the story."—The Globe and Mail
University of Washington Press
second edition

9780295984759 : land-of-the-midnight-sun-2nd-edition-coates-morrison
Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD

Other Titles by Kenneth S. Coates

Parallel Destinies

John M. Findlay, Kenneth S. Coates
Jul 2015 - University of Washington Press
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$95.00 USD - Hardback

An Apostle of the North

H.A. Cody
Nov 2002 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

The Grizzly in the Driveway

Rob Chaney
Jan 2021 - University of Washington Press
$29.95 USD - Hardback

The Great Quake Debate

Susan Hough
Jul 2020 - University of Washington Press
$29.95 USD - Hardback

Alaska, second edition

Stephen W. Haycox
Apr 2020 - University of Washington Press
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$95.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in History of the Americas

Inside the US Navy of 1812–1815

William S. Dudley
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$54.95 USD - Hardback
$54.95 USD - Electronic book text

To Her Credit

Sara T. Damiano
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$55.95 USD - Hardback
$55.95 USD - Electronic book text

Engineering Rules

JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy
Mar 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$64.95 USD - Hardback
$39.95 USD - Electronic book text
$39.95 USD - Paperback / softback