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Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States by John C. Hudson

By John C. Hudson

In keeping with a long time of analysis and written in transparent, concise prose by means of one of many superior geographers in North the US, John C. Hudson's throughout This Land is a accomplished local geography of the North American continent.Clearly prepared, the e-book divides the whole usa and Canada into six significant areas, then additional subdivides them into twelve smaller parts. Hudson emphasizes every one quarter or area's distinguishing place-specific attributes, including—to a bigger measure than past local geographies—political concerns. during this manner, the booklet tells the tale of every quarter, counting on a brisk narrative that unearths the dynamic approaches in their specified features. the 1st broad local geography of the North American continent in over seventy-five years, Hudson's throughout This Land turns into the normal textual content in geography classes facing Canada and the U.S. in addition to a favored reference paintings for students, scholars, and lay readers.

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There would be no new French settlements made after that date in the territory that would become the United States, but the vibrant French society of Quebec survived. In fact it was not until the early th century that French-speakers finally were outnumbered by English-speakers in Canada as a whole. At the time of the conquest in , more than , people of French descent lived in Quebec. Of this total, some , lived at Quebec City, , at Montreal, and  at Trois-Rivières. The remaining majority, some , people, lived in seigneuries bordering the St.

Gaspé’s remote fishing villages date from the end of the French period, when British and American settlers took over the seigneuries and established a commercial fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A credit system was imposed, similar to that in Newfoundland, whereby merchants equipped fishermen with provisions in exchange for their annual catch of cod. Gaspé’s merchants sold their product in European markets, creating stronger economic ties with London than with the rest of Quebec. Francophone migration from the St.

During the s the Quebec government and the church created new, inland communities on Gaspé’s farming-forestry frontier, . . The traditional Quebec folk house with its bell-cast roof. Image not available. but most were short-lived, and the population thereby retained was small in comparison to the flow of migrants out of the region. Overfishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and economic problems in the fishing industry eventually led to population loss in coastal areas as still more people left the region in search of work.

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