The Best Laid Schemes: A Biography of Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk by J.M. Bumsted

Page Updated:
Book Views: 18

Author
J.M. Bumsted
Publisher
Michigan State University Press
Date of release
Pages
517
ISBN
9780870138539
Binding
Hardcover
Illustrations
Format
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
3
27

Book review

Thomas Douglas, the Fifth Earl of Selkirk (1770–1820), was a complex man of his times, whose passions left an indelible mark on North American history.
     As Earl, Selkirk became involved in local politics and developed a fascination with Scottish emigration to the New World. His first settlement was in Prince Edward Island, Canada; but his most famous plan, the Red River settlement, became his greatest passion and his ultimate demise.
     The settlement quickly became the focus of an intense rivalry between the two giants of the fur trade, North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company. When this rivalry spilled over into violence at Red River, Selkirk was transformed from a politician to a soldier and a man of action.
     The product of three decades of research, this is the definitive biography of Lord Selkirk. Bumsted's passionate prose and thoughtful analysis illuminate not only the man but also the social contexts in which he lived.


Advertising

Get eBOOK
The Best Laid Schemes: A Biography of Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk

Find and Download Book

Click one of share button to proceed download:
Choose server for download:
Download
Get It!
File size:1 mb
Estimated time:4 min
If not downloading or you getting an error:
  • Try another server.
  • Try to reload page — press F5 on keyboard.
  • Clear browser cache.
  • Clear browser cookies.
  • Try other browser.
  • If you still getting an error — please contact us and we will fix this error ASAP.
Sorry for inconvenience!
For authors or copyright holders
Amazon Affiliate

Go to Removal form

Leave a comment


Readers reviews