Conflicts, Changes, and Confederation, 1770-1867

Conflicts, Changes, and Confederation, 1770-1867

by Sheila Nelson
     
 
During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the Canadian colonies faced great changes and upheaval. The United States tried to invade and conquer Canada during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Loyalists fleeing the United States after the American Revolution flooded into Canada, bringing an influx of conservative British settlers who would

Overview

During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the Canadian colonies faced great changes and upheaval. The United States tried to invade and conquer Canada during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Loyalists fleeing the United States after the American Revolution flooded into Canada, bringing an influx of conservative British settlers who would influence the growth of Canada throughout history.

In this book you will read how Canada changed from a few sparsely populated colonies to a country in its own right. You will learn how explorers discovered the Pacific Coast of North America, and how a gold rush would lead to a population explosion on the West Coast. You will read about the struggles of the Canadian people for self-rule, and how they finally were able to draw the British North American colonies together in a confederation to form the new country of Canada.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
This ten-volume series sets out to explain what has shaped Canada, describing its historical, geographical, and political development as a nation, as well as what sets it apart from the United States. Conflicts, Changes, and Confederation examines a tumultuous period in Canadian history and explores the effects of America's growing pains on its closest neighbor. The book moves logically and chronologically, taking the reader through the American Revolution and the War of 1812 to Canada's Confederation in 1867. Obviously the coverage of each topic is not in-depth by any means but is merely an overview of the history and is therefore definitely suited for the younger reader. Teens in high school will not find enough detail or commentary to use these as sources. Nine out of the ten series books were written by the same author, keeping the tone and format consistent throughout the series. The writing is simple and clear, and photographs, illustrations, and fact boxes break up the text nicely. Each book is organized into short chapters that are easy to digest, and includes a time line and guides for Web sites. Among the other titles in the series are Redefining Canada: A Developing Identity, 1960-1984, Before Canada: First Nations and First Contacts, Prehistory-1523, The Settlement of New France and Acadia, 1524-1701, Britain's Canada 1613-1770, and From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Canadian Expansion 1867-1909. These attractive books will be excellent resources for homework projects for young teens or Americans wanting to learn about the history and culture of their neighbors to the north. (How Canada Became Canada). VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P M J (Better thanmost, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2006, Mason Crest, 88p.; Index. Illus. Photos. Further reading. Chronology., PLB . Ages 11 to 15.
—Julie Roberts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422200049
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
How Canada Became Canada Series
Pages:
87
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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