Canadian History for Dummies / Edition 1

Canadian History for Dummies / Edition 1

by Will Ferguson
     
 

More than 250 Web sites included!

Bone up on the essentials of Canada's history.

Full of great Canadian quotes and quips, this book takes you on a tour of dates, events, leaders, and themes that together tell Canada's story. From the Seven Years' War to the Quiet Revolution, this is your complete guide to Canada's rollicking past. Hang on--it's a wild

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More than 250 Web sites included!

Bone up on the essentials of Canada's history.

Full of great Canadian quotes and quips, this book takes you on a tour of dates, events, leaders, and themes that together tell Canada's story. From the Seven Years' War to the Quiet Revolution, this is your complete guide to Canada's rollicking past. Hang on--it's a wild ride!

Discover:

  • Canada's greatest leaders
  • Why Canada opted for evolution over revolution
  • How Canada became a savvy peacekeeping nation
  • Lesser-known characters from Canada's past
  • That Canadian history rocks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894413190
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/20/2002
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.15(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: When Worlds Collide.

Chapter 1: First Nations.

Chapter 2: First Contact.

Part II: The Rise of New France (1608-1701).

Chapter 3: The Early Years.

Chapter 4: Life in New France.

Chapter 5: The Fur Wars.

Part III: The Fall of New France (1701-1766).

Chapter 6: Acadia.

Chapter 7: The Conquest.

Chapter 8: Aftermath.

Part IV: Canada: The Failed Republic? (1766-1838).

Chapter 9: Canada and the American Revolution.

Chapter 10: The War of 1812.

Chapter 11: The Rebellions of 1837.

Part V: The Roads to Confederation (1838-1891).

Chapter 12: The Fight for Responsible Government.

Chapter 13: The Confederation Waltz.

Chapter 14: From Sea to Sea.

Part VI: The End of "English" Canada (1891-1929).

Chapter 16: Borden and the Great War.

Chapter 17: On the Homefront.

Part VII: Dark Days (1929-1959).

Chapter 19: World War II.

Chapter 20: Canada and the Cold War.

Part VIII: Noisy Evolution (1960-2000).

Chapter 21: The Battle for Quebec.

Chapter 22: A Charter Country.

Chapter 23: "Yankee Doodle Dandy": The Mulroney Years.

Chapter 24: Where Do We Go From Here?

Part IX: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Great Canadian Quotations— Pre- andPost-Confederation.

Chapter 26: Five Importand English and French Pairs.

Chapter 27: Ten Important Aboriginal Leaders.

Chapter 28: Ten Political Firsts for Canadian Women.

Chapter 29: The Ten Prime Ministers You Need to Know.

On-Line Resources.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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