Muddling Through: The Remarkable Story of the Barr Colonists

Muddling Through: The Remarkable Story of the Barr Colonists

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When two thousand British bank clerks, butchers, housewives, saleswomen, remittance men and ex-Boer War soldiers followed the charismatic but inept Anglican minister, Isaac Barr, to the Canadian prairies in 1903 their rallying cry was “Canada for the British.”

Despite the Canadian government’s expectations and Barr’s assurances, however, very few of the colonists knew anything about farming. As the granddaughter of Barr colonists, Lynne Bowen grew up on stories… (more)

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Publisher: Greystone Books (September 01, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 2.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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