Place Names of Atlantic Canada

Place Names of Atlantic Canada

by William B. Hamilton


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Place Names of Atlantic Canada by William B. Hamilton

In this book, William B. Hamilton provides a wide-ranging overview of the origin and meaning of hundreds of regional place names to reveal the colourful history of the area. An ideal reference book with more than 2,000 entries arranged alphabetically by province and aided by five maps, Place Names of Atlantic Canada will appeal to anyone interested in place naming in general and in the culture and social history of Atlantic Canada.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802004710
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 09/17/1996
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.63(d)

About the Author

William B. Hamilton is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Mount Allison University. A former chair of the Toponymic Research Committee of the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, he has written extensively on place names. His books include Local History in Atlantic Canada and The Macmillan Book of Canadian Place Names.

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