By Edward S. Rogers, Donald B. Smith
Aboriginal Ontario: historic views at the First international locations includes seventeen essays on facets of the heritage of the 1st countries residing in the present-day limitations of Ontario. This quantity overview the adventure of either the Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples in Southern Ontario, in addition to the Algonquians in Northern Ontario. the 1st part describes the weather and landforms of Ontario millions of years in the past. It encompasses a accomplished account of the archaeologists' contributions to our wisdom of the cloth tradition of the 1st international locations sooner than the arriving of the Europeans. The essay sint he moment and 3rd sections glance respectively on the local peoples of Southern Ontario and northerly Ontario, from 1550 to 1945. the ultimate part appears to be like at newer advancements. the amount comprises quite a few illustrations and maps, in addition to an intensive bibliography.
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An 1865 report in the Allgemeine Auswanderungszeitung nicely described what happened after a settler had taken possession of the land: "In the course of a few years an unbelievable transformation takes place. The previous wilderness is transformed into fertile fields. One after another, the tree stumps are uprooted and removed and the plow given free reign. The [primitive] blockhouse is replaced by a more elegant one of stone or wood. A garden is put in which provides vegetables for the family table.
Migration Morphology: Nature and Causes Unlike Canada, Germany suffered no dearth of people in 1850. As noted, the German states had been experiencing the larger European demographic revolution for nearly a century. Although many causes have been suggested to explain this population increase, a declining mortality rate seems to have been the most significant factor for Germany, as elsewhere. In any case, between 1816 and 1865 the population of the German states (Prussia plus the Confederation) grew from about thirty-two million to fifty-two million, an increase of over 60 percent.
As the geographic origin of the emigrants shifted to the north and east, typical immigrant family and marital status changed also. Although statistics from the period 1850-70 are more incomplete than those of later times, enough partial data exist to allow a measure of sex and age determination. The available data indicate that persons under the age of ten made up about 20 percent of the emigrant population between 1850 and 1870. The impli- Migration in the 1850s and 1860s 25 cations of this are clear: families, rather than individuals travelling alone, composed the majority of German emigrants in the first several decades after 1850.
Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations by Edward S. Rogers, Donald B. Smith