A Short History of Quebec: Fourth Edition / Edition 4

A Short History of Quebec: Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by John A. Dickinson, Brian Young, Brian J. Young
     
 

John A. Dickinson and Brian Young bring a refreshing perspective to the history of Quebec, focusing on the social and economic development of the region as well as the identity issues of its diverse peoples. This revised fourth edition covers Quebec's recent political history and includes an updated bibliography and chronology and new illustrations. A Canadian classic… See more details below

Overview

John A. Dickinson and Brian Young bring a refreshing perspective to the history of Quebec, focusing on the social and economic development of the region as well as the identity issues of its diverse peoples. This revised fourth edition covers Quebec's recent political history and includes an updated bibliography and chronology and new illustrations. A Canadian classic, A Short History of Quebec now takes into account such issues as the 1995 referendum, recent ideological shifts and societal changes, considers Quebec's place in North America in the light of NAFTA, and offers reflections on the Gérard Bouchard-Charles Taylor Commission on Accommodation and Cultural Differences in 2008.

Engagingly written, this expanded and updated fourth edition is an ideal place to learn about the dynamic history of Quebec.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773534407
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
436
Sales rank:
1,303,360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Illustrations

Tables

Figures

1 The Native People and the Beginnings of New France 3

2 Preindustrial Quebec, 1650s-1810s 28

3 Preindustrial Society and Economy 65

4 Economy and Society in Transition, 1810s-1880s 106

5 Politics and Institutions in Transition, 1810s-1880s 154

6 Industrial Capitalism, 1890s-1930s 198

7 Church, State, and Women in Capitalist Society, 1890s-1930s 238

8 From Depression to Quiet Revolution 271

9 The Quiet Revolution 305

10 Contemporary Quebec: A Distinct Society 345

Bibliography 379

Chronology 419

Index 423

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