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Naming the Laurentians: A History of Place names ‘Up North’

Naming the Laurentians is an anthology of stories about Laurentian places and how they got their names. It covers centuries and involves peoples and nations from far and wide. Choose a name, read about it, and you will be spun into a web of stories that connect us all.rnrnNames from the earliest Algonquin settlements share geography with others that reflect the growth of democracy, the rivalry of the Institut Canadien and the Catholic Church, the role of the British Empire and rising influence of the United States.rnrnEach section is introduced with a map and the book is complemented with over 80 illustrations taken mostly from early postcards. There is a detailed bibliography and an index that locates names, places and ideas.

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