Canada in the European Age, 1453-1919 / Edition 2

Canada in the European Age, 1453-1919 / Edition 2

by R.T. Naylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773530916

ISBN-13: 9780773530911

Pub. Date: 07/10/2006

Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press

Young Louis Brennan has a way with words. This talent catches the eye of his dynamic and ambitious boss, Jack Shildrick, editor in chief of a local newspaper in the north of England. Before long they both make their way up in the world of journalism and down to the Beatles-besotted, miniskirted London of 1966, Louis as a writer for the prestigious and trend-setting…  See more details below

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Young Louis Brennan has a way with words. This talent catches the eye of his dynamic and ambitious boss, Jack Shildrick, editor in chief of a local newspaper in the north of England. Before long they both make their way up in the world of journalism and down to the Beatles-besotted, miniskirted London of 1966, Louis as a writer for the prestigious and trend-setting color magazine of the Sunday Dispatch and Shildrick as the editor of its news section. Louis finds himself increasingly torn between his desire for acceptance by his talented but greedy and oversexed magazine colleagues and his admiration for Jack Shildrick, who, he discovers, is bent on ending the magazine's cherished autonomy. Office politics boil over with the arrival of Fran Dyson, a knockout blond "bird," who leads Louis on, steals his copy, and plays hob with his heart as she climbs toward the top. As Louis Brennan comes to terms with his gift for writing and with one private or public shock after another, Philip Norman conjures up swinging London in vibrant detail. And he leads his hero, and the reader, to startling insights about journalism and to a fresh appreciation of the human comedy in which we all play a part.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773530911
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
07/10/2006
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

1The discoveries3
2The foundations of English bullionism20
3The foundations of French bullionism30
4The aftermath of the discoveries40
5The origins of the English plantation system51
6The origins of the French plantation system65
7Competition for empire, 1663-171377
8France in America, 1713-176396
9Competition for empire, 1713-1763108
10The triumph and collapse of British mercantilism120
11The industrial revolution and the colonial system147
12Competition for empire, 1793-1832154
13The Atlantic seaboard : from mercantilism to industrial capitalism167
14The contest for the continental interior, 1763-1821186
15Emigration and colonization, 1763-1841197
16Finance and politics in Canada, 1793-1841212
17The triumph of steam and gold237
18Commercial reorientation and structural change in the economy of United Canada252
19The dawn of the railway age in British North America263
20The railroad to confederation : Canadian expansion280
21The railroad to confederation : the maritime response297
22Reconquest of the northwest314
23The rise of the Pacific economy327
24Fur trade and Pacific empire343
25From company colony to company province354
26Imperialist rivalries, 1873-1914367
27A railway from Europe to China378
28The contest for the continental interior, 1873-1914396
29Canada and the cross of gold417
30Industrial development and continental integration433
31Transcontinental empire450
32Canadian expansion overseas469
33The approach of war488
34The Canadian economy in the Great War503
35The aftermath of war522

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