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Montreal 2003 paperback New 23cm, 431p, This text was first published by Copp, Clark, Pitman in 1993. The revised second edition was published by McGill-Queen's University ... Press in 2000. This present 3rd edition (2003) updates this highly-readable text further with new tables and bibliography, chronology and illustrations, as well as an additional 42 pages of text on more recent issues. Read more Show Less

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In a new chapter on contemporary Quebec, the book examines the 1995 referendum, discusses the ideological shifts and societal changes in Quebec under the Bouchard government, and considers Quebec's place in North America in the wake of NAFTA. A Short History of Quebec offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the province from the pre-contact native period to the death of Pierre Trudeau in 2001. The authors provide an insightful perspective on the history of Quebec, focusing on the social, economic, and political development of the region and its peoples. Engagingly written, this expanded and updated third edition is an ideal starting place to learn about Quebec.
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Praise for the earlier editions of A Short History of Quebec: "The best book currently available in English on the history of Quebec." Julian Gwyn, Ottawa Citizen "Up-to-date, comprehensive ... and innovative ... It will serve as a model for those writing other Canadian texts and stand the test of time." J.I. Little, Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française "This book should be read by anyone who would like to have a general and very good introduction to Quebec history." Eric Darier, British Journal of Canadian Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773524507
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Tables
Figures
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
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 377
Chronology 415
Index 419
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