A Brief History of Canada

A Brief History of Canada

by Roger Riendeau
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1550415557

ISBN-13: 9781550415551

Pub. Date: 02/15/2000

Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited

This single volume provides a concise, highly readable introduction to the growth and development of a unique land and its people. Veteran historian Roger Riendeau masterfully surveys the origins of Canada from its First peoples through European contact, the rise and fall of the French Empire, English Conquest, the road to nationhood, and the struggles of a complex

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This single volume provides a concise, highly readable introduction to the growth and development of a unique land and its people. Veteran historian Roger Riendeau masterfully surveys the origins of Canada from its First peoples through European contact, the rise and fall of the French Empire, English Conquest, the road to nationhood, and the struggles of a complex society to the end of the second millennium.

Complete with text illustrations, maps, and an exhaustive index, A Brief History of Canada is a readily accessible reference for students and an engaging narrative for anyone who wants to learn more about this diverse and often enigmatic land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550415551
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
02/15/2000
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
1,217,081
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

PREFACE

PART ONE
EXPLORING THE NORTHERN AMERICAN FRONTIER
1 The Natural Domain
2 Accidental Rediscovery

PART TWO
THE FRENCH EMPIRE IN NORTHERN AMERICA, 1608-1760
3 The Colonization of New France
4 Royal Government and a Distinct Society
5 Clashing Empires and Frontiers

PART THREE
THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES, 1760-1867
6 The Challenge of Imperial Rule in British North America
7 The Emergence of Colonial Communities
8 The The Expanding Colonial Economy
9 From Oligarchic Rule to Responsible Government
10 The Road to Confederation

PART FOUR
THE FOUNDATIONS OF CANADIAN NATIONHOOD, 1867-1931
11 Nation-Building Aspirations and Strategies
12 The Clash of Nationalisms and the Resurgence of Regionalism
13 The Wheat Boom and National Expansion
14 The Confirmation of Nationhood
15 A Society Transformed

PART FIVE
AFFLUENCE AND ANXIETY IN THE MODERN ERA
16 The Perils of Depression and War
17 An Expanding Nation in the Age of Affluence
18 The Search for National Unity
19 Conflict and Confrontation in the Age of Anxiety
20 The Illusion of Consensus

Suggestions for Further Reading

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Index

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