The Railways

The Railways

by Robert Livesey, A.G. Smith
     
 
Before the railways, Canada was a vast, rugged country with a small, widely spread population. As train tracks were laid from the Atlantic to the Pacific, towns sprang up along the way. Train stations became centres of life and communication. Jobs were created, businesses sprang up, and for the first time, Canadians felt united. By 1867 the Dominion of Canada would

Overview

Before the railways, Canada was a vast, rugged country with a small, widely spread population. As train tracks were laid from the Atlantic to the Pacific, towns sprang up along the way. Train stations became centres of life and communication. Jobs were created, businesses sprang up, and for the first time, Canadians felt united. By 1867 the Dominion of Canada would form, due in no small part to the railways.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - C Dennette
What a $5.95 bargain! It gives visual and factual life to the history of the construction of Canada's railroads-a daunting task, considering that Canada is second in size only to Russia. The Table of Contents describes the players: "The Surveyors, The Politicians, The Opponents, The Businessmen, and The Women." It does not shrink from telling the dark side-imported labor, massive deaths from disease and accidents, etc. There are many activities clearly explained-models, crossword and other puzzles, etc, and excellent maps. The black and white line drawings add power and understanding to the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773759015
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Discovering Canada
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
8.33(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Livesey taught in Ontario secondary schools for 12 years and was a professor of communications in the School of Arts and Animation at Sheridan College for 24 years. He is president of CEO of Little Brick Schoolhouse Inc., which produces textbooks and Canadian history video kits.

A.G. Smith taught printmaking and drawing at Morehead State University in Kentucky and at the University of Windsor. Since 1981, he has worked as an illustrator and paper engineer on more than 100 book projects, including social studies and history books for children and cut-andassemble and colouring books. He is the author/illustrator of What Time Is It? and Where Am I? His art has been exhibited at galleries in Canada and the U.S. A.G. Smith lives in Windsor and Nobel, Ontario.

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