By Malcolm MacLeod
This collection of essays is best categorized as social history. A great deal of politics is also mixed in, as well as economic considerations. The contents range over an extremely wide range of topics. There are familiar subjects like the sinking of the ferry Caribou and little known subjects like the Adventist physician who was Newfoundland’s first female doctor. Despite the variety, one single strong theme runs through the book: connections that demonstrate many aspects of Newfoundland life and the relationship these connections had with Canada.