The History of Canada / Edition 1

The History of Canada / Edition 1

by Scott W. See, John E. Findling, Frank W. Thackeray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313311390

ISBN-13: 9780313311390

Pub. Date: 06/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This beautifully written narrative history paints a magnificent picture of the second largest nation on earth. Canada, with its overarching geography of over one million bodies of water, endless prairies, frozen reaches of the north, and awe-inspiring mountain ranges, holds many stunning lands. Often portrayed by the American media as but a pale reflection of the

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This beautifully written narrative history paints a magnificent picture of the second largest nation on earth. Canada, with its overarching geography of over one million bodies of water, endless prairies, frozen reaches of the north, and awe-inspiring mountain ranges, holds many stunning lands. Often portrayed by the American media as but a pale reflection of the United States, Canada, as displayed here, has a truly complex and intricate image. The political struggles of the past and present and the clash over issues of ethnicity, race, religion, language, and culture are just some of the details that mark this country's unmatched uniqueness. From the earliest contact between Amerindians and Europeans to the current burden of regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity that characterizes Canada in the early 21st century, this history draws the reader into the drama that is Canada.

Since its earliest settlement by the French and the British and its struggle as an arena between those contesting empires, Canada has been a center for disagreement and debate. This work examines the economic, political, and ethnic issues of this century, including Canada's participation in world affairs. Short biographies of notable people in Canadian history, a list of all the Prime Ministers in Canada, a timeline of important events, and a bibliographic essay of recommended books and websites add reference value to this engagingly written history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313311390
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

The Best Country on Earth

Native Peoples, Europeans, and a Clash of Cultures

The Age of New France

British North America

Confederation and National Expansion

Canada's Century

Trial of Nationhood: Depression and the War

Cold War Canada

One Nation or Two?

Modern Canada

Appendixes

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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