Cape Breton at 200: Historical Essays in Honor of the Island’s Bicentennial 1785 – 1985

The Bicentennial of Cape Breton aroused public interests in the past and spurred considerable historical writing. The essays in this collection represent some of the most recent historical scholarship on Cape Breton. While there are differences of emphasis and interpretation among contributors, collectively the papers offer an insight into the social and economical development of Cape Breton from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day.