Hardscrabble: The High Cost of Free Land
Donna E. Williams (Author) and J. Patrick Boyer (Introduction author)
Page count: 208 pages
File size: 1.9 MB
A tale of deception and adversity, Hardscrabble tells how unscrupulous politicians, emigration agents, and philanthropists lured impoverished emigrants to farm the Muskoka backwoods in the 1870s. What these new settlers weren’t told was that their land was situated on the rocky Canadian Shield.