Acts of Occupation

Canada and Arctic Sovereignty, 1918-25

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Janice Cavell (CA), Jeff Noakes (CA)

In Acts of Occupation, historians Cavell and Noakes deliver the engrossing story of Canada’s early days of Arctic policy. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped archival sources, they show how one explorer’s self-serving ambition fueled unfounded paranoia about Denmark’s designs on the north, and ultimately served as the catalyst for Canada’s active administrative occupation of the Arctic. A compelling tale that throws new light on a transformative period in Canadian Arctic policy-making, Acts of Occupation offers much-needed historical context for contemporary debates on northern sovereignty.

UBC Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
12/17/20109780774818674HISTORY / Polar Regions
EnglishHardback6.38 in x 9.28 inC$90.00308