Table des matières


Tom and Nell Smith
Editor?s Note
P. Whitney Lackenbaue

Introduction: Territorial Sovereignty Before 1879
1. The Transfers of Arctic Territories form Great Britain to Canada
2. Period of Relative Inactivity and Unconcern, 1870–80
3. Organization and Administration of the NWT, 1894–1918
4. Whaling and the Yukon Gold Rush
5. The Alaska Boundary Dispute
6. Foreign Explorers in the Canadian North, 1877–1917
7. Canadian Government Expeditions to Northern Waters, 1897–1918
8. The Sector Principle and the Background of Canada?s Sector Claim
9. Vilhjalmur Stefannson and His Plans for Northern Enterprise after the First World War
10. Danish Sovereignty, Greenland, and the Ellesmere Island Affair of 1919–21
11. The Wrangel Island Affair of the Early 1920s
12. The Question of Sovereignty over the Sverdrup Islands, 1925–30
13. The Easter Greenland Case and Its Implications for the Canadian North
14. American Explorers in the Canadian Arctic and Related Matters, 1918–39
15. The Eastern Arctic Patrol, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Other Government Activities, 1922–39
16. Epilogue: Henry Larsen, the St. Rock, and the Northwest Passage Voyage of 1940–42

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Dr. Gordon W. Smith dedicated much of his life to researching Canada's sovereignty in the Arctic. This first volume of his work provides the most comprehensive documentation yet available on the post-Confederation history of Canadian sovereignty in the north.


I strongly recommend this present volume to all Canadians and others interested in issues of Canadian Sovereignty in the Arctic

-Colonel (Ret’d) Brian K. Wntzell, Canadian Naval Review

“The book is a significant contribution to the field of Arctic studies whether those studies involve history, law, political science or other cognate areas where questions of Canadian sovereignty over the Arctic lands are mooted. It is a critical part of Canadian history and while there have been recent books on some of the contents of the manuscript, none approach the depth of what Smith accomplished. This is a major and brilliant piece of work on a subject of high interest and importance nationally and globally. ”
- Ted L. McDorman, Professor of Law and of Geography, University of Victoria