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Gough, Barry M.

Overview
Works: 102 works in 328 publications in 1 language and 10,927 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Biography  Diaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: F1026, B
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Most widely held works about Barry M Gough
 
Most widely held works by Barry M Gough
Historical dictionary of Canada by Barry M Gough( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than five hundred cross-referenced entries that provide information about the history of Canada, covering people, places, events, and institutions and discussing political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the country
Explorers : from ancient times to the space age by Barry M Gough( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume reference provides research material for middle school readers about the adventure and drama of exploration. Detailed biographies of the diverse men and women who ventured into uncharted territory on land, sea, and into space are arranged alphabetically. Appendices locate individuals by nationality as well as by area of exploration
Distant dominion : Britain and the northwest coast of North America, 1579-1809 by Barry M Gough( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Navy and the northwest coast of North America, 1810-1914 : a study of British maritime ascendancy by Barry M Gough( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First across the continent : Sir Alexander Mackenzie by Barry M Gough( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking the Northwest Passage and the fabled link to Russia, Japan, and Cathay, Alexander Mackenzie drove himself and his men relentlessly, by canoe and portage, across the uncharted rivers, valleys, and mountains of North America. Mackenzie's 1789 journey to the Arctic Ocean and his arduous journey to the Pacific in 1793 predate the Lewis and Clark expedition. By the age of thirty-one, Alexander Mackenzie had become the first man to cross North America from the northwestern hub of the interior trade, Lake Athabasca, to the Pacific Ocean. He had opened the continent to trade and exploration. In his research, Barry Gough traveled from Mackenzie's birthplace to his tomb and from Montreal to both the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific. He takes the reader along with Mackenzie on his hazardous travels and voyages, using contemporary accounts to bring to life the perils faced by the young explorer. First Across the Continent reveals the international impact of Sir Alexander Mackenzie's expeditions and places him among the elite of New World Explorers, illuminating his vital role in the history of the fur trade and the American West
Gunboat frontier : British maritime authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-90 by Barry M Gough( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Gunboat Frontier presents a different interpretation of Indian-white relations in nineteenth-century British Columbia, focusing on the interaction of West Coast Indians with British law and authority. This authority was exercised by officers, seamen, marines, and ships of the Royal Navy on behalf of the colonial governments of Vancouver Island and British Columbia and, after 1871, of Canada. Barry Gough presents new historical evidence provided by the Admiralty Papers, an important source of information about nineteenth-century Northwest Coast Indian life. Drawing on these and other archival and governmental records, he chronicles encounters between the Royal Navy and the Indians over missions, piracies, Native slavery, liquor trafficking, and crimes against persons and property, leading to the final cases of 'gunboat diplomacy' used against local Indians in the late 1880s
To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey : the journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. Blossom, 1825-1828 by George Peard( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Northwest Coast : British navigation, trade, and discoveries to 1812 by Barry M Gough( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Northwest Coast was irrevocably changed the day that Captain James Cook sailed into Nootka Sound in 1778. Cook's discovery of the sea otter population along the coast initiated the maritime fur trade, which in turn led to feverish competition among several nations, especially Britain, Russia, and the United States, as well as the celebrated rivalry between Spain and Britain for control of Nootka. By 1812, a toehold of British empire was established, and the aboriginal way of life was shattered." "The Northwest Coast documents Britain's rise to pre-eminence in this far-flung corner of empire. It shows how the relentless activities of its commercial interests, the adroit use of its naval power, and the steely resolve of its diplomats secured British claims to dominion and rights to trade along the Northwest Coast. Written by a leading maritime scholar and based on fresh research into all known manuscripts and printed works on Pacific trade and exploration, this book incorporates new interpretations on exploration and commercial activity in this area, significantly updating and expanding the author's award-winning book, Distant Dominion. The Northwest Coast documents the interaction, often violent, between British sailors and aboriginal people; depicts many of the rivalries among British mariners; and examines various claims to the discovery of the Northwest Passage. Gough's compelling narrative combined with his extensive use of quotations from the journals and correspondence of explorers and merchant traders provide insights into the motives and attitudes of these early pioneers of empire."--Jacket
Canada by Barry M Gough( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay : the War of 1812 and its aftermath by Barry M Gough( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive, chronological account shows the reader not only the naval and territorial consequences of the era but also the dangers along the way. It is the story of shipbuilding, the limits of sea power, and the men and women who succeeded in traversing unknown water and land. The author details such events as Commo. Arthur Sinclair's disastrous U.S. naval expedition to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in 1814 and describes how British forces captured unsuspecting U.S. naval schooners. Supplemented with excellent maps and abundant illustrations, the text also provides information about hydrographic surveying and the search for useful naval bases. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the age of fighting sail, Native American history, and early American naval pursuits."--Jacket
The Falkland Islands/Malvinas : the contest for empire in the South Atlantic by Barry M Gough( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines the struggle for control of the Falkland Islands / Malvinas since the eighteenth century. It explains the Argentine government's far-sighted development of the islands in the early 19th century; assesses the heavy-handed intervention of the Americans; and explores Britain's reassertion of dominion. The author considers the theory that British colonization was a means of maintaining an empire of trade and commerce and a maritime pre-eminence. This account draws on hitherto unresearched documents relating to international maritime endeavours and is the first to give a balanced treatment of the claims of the British and Argentine governments to sovereignty over those islands known variously as the Falklands or Malvinas."--BOOK JACKET
The journal of Alexander Henry the Younger, 1799-1814 by Alexander Henry( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fur traders from New England : the Boston men in the North Pacific, 1787-1800 : the narratives of William Dane Phelps, William Sturgis, and James Gilchrist Swan by William Dane Phelps( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New dimensions in ethnohistory : papers of the second Laurier Conference on Ethnohistory and Ethnology by Laurier Conference of Ethnohistory and Ethnology( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 13 papers from the second Laurier Conference on Ethnohistory and Ethnology includes papers on the Tlingit of Alaska in relation to Russian orthodox missionaries, and on the Gitskan of northern British Columbia
Fortune's a river : the collision of empires in northwest America by Barry M Gough( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finalist for the Writers' Trust Nereus Non-fiction Award. Finalist for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, BC Book Prize. "Fortune's a River" is the most authoritative and readable account to date of just how British Columbia became British and how Oregon, Washington and Alaska became American. By the closing years of the 18th century, the stage was set for a major international confrontation over the Northwest Coast. Imperial Russia was firmly established in Alaska, Spain was extending its trade routes north from Mexico, Captain James Cook had claimed Northwest America for England and Captain Robert Gray had claimed the Columbia River region for the United States. Open warfare between Spain and England was narrowly averted during the Nootka Sound Controversy of 1789-1794, and again between Britain and the US in the War of 1812, when a British warship seized American property in Oregon. In "Fortune's a River," noted historian Barry Gough re-examines this Imperial struggle for possession of the future British Columbia and fully evokes its peculiar drama. It turned out the great powers were reluctant conquerors in this area. Russia and Spain withdrew of their own accord. Britain was in a position to dominate, but couldn't be bothered. The US vaguely wished to fulfill its manifest destiny by securing the Northwest Coast, but it was not a priority. In the end the battle was carried on by private enterprise and individuals of vision. Alexander Mackenzie established an overland route to the coast and with his partners Simon Fraser and David Thompson, set up a network of fur trading forts south to Oregon. US president Thomas Jefferson countered by sending out the Lewis and Clarkexpedition to strengthen American claims and an American entrepreneur, John Jacob Astor, established a lonely US outpost at Astoria. Gough examines each of the players in this territorial drama, bringing them fully to life and vividly recounting their hardships and struggles. "Fortune's a River" is a major historical work that reads like a wild west adventure. -- Publisher description
Pax Britannica : ruling the waves and keeping the peace before armageddon by Barry M Gough( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When at last peace descended with the end of the Napoleonic War and the War of 1812, British statesmen sought to enhance their new-won world order. They had to seek security under financial restraint. They pared back the Navy. The put their faith in bases as 'anchors of empire' on every ocean and annex. Profit and power were twin pillars of state thinking, to which were added freedom of navigation, the end of the slave trade, the crusade against piracy and above all slavery. In addition, the Navy took up surveying the waters of the world, as an inducement to safe navigation and prosperous trade. This book by world-expert Barry Gough examines the period of "Pax Britannica", in the century before World War I. Following events of those 100 years, the book follows how the British failed to maintain their global hegemony of sea power in the face of continental challenges. How they made accommodations with Japan in order to secure their interests against Imperial Russia, a new Pacific power. How they faced the insurmountable threat of Imperial Germany on the Continent of Europe. And how, apart from the Foreign Office and the Admiralty, the British state was largely unprepared for the war that came in 1914, and the crisis of 1914, which marks the end of "Pax Britannica". The long recessional followed, with the United States forming the new naval power of the twentieth century. From the British to the American naval ascendancy the fate of the world turned
Britain, Canada and the North Pacific : maritime enterprise and dominion, 1778-1914 by Barry M Gough( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through water, ice & fire : schooner Nancy of the War of 1812 by Barry M Gough( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The schooner Nancy, legendary vessel of Great Lakes and Canadian history, lived a thousand lives in a noted career that began in Detroit and ended in a fiery explosion in the Nottawasaga River in the last year of the War of 1812." "This dramatic, soundly researched narrative depicts the reality of the men who sailed her while fighting a gritty war. Carrying the war to the enemy in hazardous ways, they fought against a powerful American foe, using stealth and daring to maintain the besieged Canadian position in the last armed struggle for the heartland of North America. The loss of the Nancy inspired generations to regard her as a symbol of devotion to king and country."--Jacket
Juan de Fuca's Strait : voyages in the waterway of forgotten dreams by Barry M Gough( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale begins in sixteenth-century Venice, when explorer Juan de Fuca encountered English merchant Michael Lok and relayed a fantastic story of a marine passageway that connected the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This tale would be the catalyst for centuries of dreaming, and exacerbate English and Spanish rivalry. The search for the fabled Northwest Passage inspired explorers to seek out fame, adventure, knowledge and riches. Likewise, the empires of Spain and Great Britain were impelled by the hopes of finding a naval trade route that would connect Europe to Asia, thus securing their dominanc
William Robert Broughton's Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific, 1795-1798 by William Robert Broughton( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a complete transcript of the handwritten log kept by William Broughton on his voyage to the North Pacific (1795-98), together with supplementary letters and the journal of Broughton's journey across Mexico
 
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Explorers : from ancient times to the space age
Alternative Names
Barry M. Gough Canadees historicus

Barry M. Gough Canadian naval historian

Gough, Barry

Gough, Barry 1938-

Gough, Barry M.

Gough, Barry M. 1938-

Gough, Barry M. (Barry Morton), 1938-

Gough, Barry Morton

Gough, Barry Morton 1938-

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Explorers : from ancient times to the space ageFirst across the continent : Sir Alexander MackenzieFighting sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay : the War of 1812 and its aftermathFur traders from New England : the Boston men in the North Pacific, 1787-1800 : the narratives of William Dane Phelps, William Sturgis, and James Gilchrist SwanFortune's a river : the collision of empires in northwest AmericaBritain, Canada and the North Pacific : maritime enterprise and dominion, 1778-1914Through water, ice & fire : schooner Nancy of the War of 1812William Robert Broughton's Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific, 1795-1798