Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1852.


§Napoleon III became Emperor of France.
§Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was published in book form on March 20, 1852, the novel soon sold out its complete print run. A number of other editions were soon printed. It was "a sentimental, melodramatic and tendentious account of slavery written by a woman whose personal knowledge of the subject had been gathered during a weekend in Kentucky. It was no more a true picture of the slave-owning South than ... But the book may be ranked with the Bible, the Koran, and Das Kapital in its profound effect on human emotions and actions."
§John Boyd, a school teacher, at Antigonish, brought out a weekly, The Casket. Half of the content was devoted to songs, stories, and editorials written in Gaelic.
§Acadia Iron Mining Incorporated by statute. There were a number of communities throughout Nova Scotia, through the years 1850s and 1860s, in which mining companies were incorporated by acts of the legislature.
§By an act of the legislature Cornwallis Steam Saw Mill and Manufacturing was incorporated
§An act Incorporating the Dartmouth Dry Dock Company
§An act Incorporating the Louisbourg Fishing Company
§Letters Patent granted to Thomas Robson for a "horizontal Windmill"
§Windsor Kerosene Gas Light Co. Incorporated by statute

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