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A Brief History of Canada

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Book News Annotation:

Explains forces that have driven Canada's development over the last 400 years, in an attempt to motivate Canadian and non-Canadian readers to become more interested in Canada and to appreciate its complexities and subtleties. Material is organized in five chronological sections, from the pre-settlement era to the present. Includes some 20 b&w photos and eight maps. The author is a senior lecturer at Innis College, University of Toronto, and a member of the university's Center for Urban and Community Studies.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

Table of Contents

Exploring the North American frontier. the natural domain ; Accidental rediscovery — The French empire in northern America, 1608-1760. The colonization of New France ; Royal government and a distinct society ; Clashing empires and frontiers — The British North American colonies, 1760-1867. The challenge of imperial rule in British North America ; The emergence of colonial communities ; The expanding colonial economy ; From oligarchic rule to responsible government ; The road to confederation — The foundations of Canadian nationhood, 1867-1931. Nation-building aspirations and strategies ; The clash of nationalisms and the resurgence of regionalism ; The wheat boom and national expansion ; The confirmation of nationhood ; A society transformed — Affluence and anxiety in the modern era. The perils of depression and war ; An expanding nation in the age of affluence ; The search for national unity ; Conflict and confrontation in the age of anxiety ; The illusion of consensus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816031573
Author:
Riendeau, Roger E.
Publisher:
Facts on File
Author:
Riendeau, Roger E.
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
History
Subject:
Canada - General
Copyright:
Series:
Brief History
Series Volume:
500-239
Publication Date:
December 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.27x6.19x1.07 in. 1.40 lbs.

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