Could a horde of American miners have delivered British Columbia into the hands of the United States in 1859? In "McGowan's War," Donald J. Hauka argues that the new colony was a rifle shot away from war and annexation during the fateful winter of 1859, when the British Crown could barely control 30,000 politically divided American miners camped the length and breadth of the Fraser River. Enter Ned McGowan, a San Francisco judge with a questionable past and his own plans to take over the territory. "McGowan's War" is a ...

McGowan's War 2003, New Star Books, Vancouver, BC

ISBN-13: 9781554200016

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