A Short History of Canada: Sixth Edition / Edition 6

A Short History of Canada: Sixth Edition / Edition 6

by Desmond Morton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0771064802

ISBN-13: 9780771064807

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.

Most of us know bits and pieces of our history but would like to be more sure of how it all fits together. The trick is to find a history that is so absorbing you will want to read it from beginning to end. With this book, Desmond Morton, one of Canada’s most noted and highly respected historians, shows how the choices we can make at the dawn of the 21st

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Most of us know bits and pieces of our history but would like to be more sure of how it all fits together. The trick is to find a history that is so absorbing you will want to read it from beginning to end. With this book, Desmond Morton, one of Canada’s most noted and highly respected historians, shows how the choices we can make at the dawn of the 21st century have been shaped by history.

Morton is keenly aware of the links connecting our present, our past, and our future, and in one compact and engrossing volume he pulls off the remarkable feat of bringing it all together – from the First Nations before the arrival of the Europeans to the failure of the Charlottetown accord and Jean Chretien’s third term as prime minister. His acute observations on the Diefenbaker era, the effects of the post-war influx of immigrants, the flag debate, the baby boom, the Trudeau years and the constitutional crisis, the Quebec referendum, and the rise of the Canadian Alliance all provide an invaluable background to understanding the way Canada works today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780771064807
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
6TH
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
328,471
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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