Concise History of Canada

ISBN-10: 0521744431
ISBN-13: 9780521744430
Edition: 2011
Authors: Margaret Conrad
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex, and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer, and teacher of Canadian history, Conrad offers astute answers to these difficult questions. Beginning in Canada's deep past with the arrival of its Aboriginal peoples, she traces its history through the conquest by Europeans, the American Revolutionary War, and the industrialization of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to its prosperous present. Despite its successes and its popularity as a destination for immigrants from across the world, Canada remains a curiously reluctant player on the international stage. This intelligent, concise, and lucid book explains just why that is.

Introduction: a cautious country
Since time immemorial
Natives and newcomers, 1000���1661
New France, 1661���1763
A revolutionary age, 1763���1821
Transatlantic communities, 1815���1849
Coming together, 1850���1885
Making progress, 1885���1914
Hanging on, 1914���1945
Liberalism triumphant, 1945���1984
Interesting times, 1984���2010

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