North to Alaska

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University of Alaska Press, 1992 - History - 304 pages
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North to Alaska! assesses the impact of the Alaska Highway on the Northwest and the broader political, economic, and social significance of its construction on Canadian-American relations. It is also a compilation of vivid vignettes, the personal accounts of the people who were associated with the highway, all of whom helped give it its special character. Historian Ken Coates recreates a sense of time and place and proves that the Alaska Highway is much more than a road.

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The Invasion of the North

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About the author (1992)

Ken Coates is a well known Canadian historian, specializing in the history of the Yukon and Northern Canada in general. While he was Vice President at the University of Northern British Columbia, he had the opportunity to travel throughout northern BC. "A Traveller's Guide to Northern British Columbia is the result of these travels. It is co-authored by his wife Carin Holroyd, a university Researcher.

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