Canadian History for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470836563

ISBN-13: 9780470836569

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Will Ferguson

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A wild ride through Canadian history, fully revised and updated! This new edition of Canadian History For Dummies takes readers on a thrilling ride through Canadian history, from indigenous native cultures and early French and British settlements through Paul Martin's shaky minority government. This timely update features all the latest, up-to-the-minute findings in historical and archeological research. In his trademark irreverent style, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey at the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrtien's decision not to participate in the war in Iraq, and dissects the recent sponsorship scandal.
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

About This Book
How This Book Is Organized
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When Worlds Collide
First Nations
Slow Collision
People of the Longhouse
People of the North Woods
People of the Plains
People of the Pacific Northwest
Caught in Between: People of the Plateau
People of the Far North
First Contact
The Vikings
The Diffusionists Are Coming!
The Three Big C's
The Quest for a Northwest Passage
Rule Britannia! An Empire Founded by Fog?
The Beothuk
The Rise of New France (1608-1701)
The Early Years
Life and Times of Samuel Champlain
Black Robes
Meanwhile, Back in Acadia
Life in New France
Of Myth and Men: The Battle of Long Sault
A Royal Province
Feudalism: Canadien style
Church and State
The Fur Wars
A Northern Shortcut
Company of the North
A Tale of Two Travellers
Return of the Iroquois
Phips and Frontenac
Iberville the Swashbuckler
Peace at Last?
The Fall of New France (1701-1766)
The Final Conquest of Acadia
Acadia: The Golden Years
Cold War in Acadia
The Expulsion of the Acadians
The Return of the Acadians
The Conquest
The Shooting Starts
The Fall of Louisbourg
1759: The Battle for Quebec
Canada under British Military Rule
1763: The Treaty of Paris
The Pontiac Rebellion
The Royal Proclamation
Canada under Civil Rule
Canada: The Failed Republic? (1766-1838)
Canada and the American Revolution
The Pot Boils Over
1775: The Invasion of Canada
Nova Scotia: The Fourteenth Colony?
A Tale of Two Islands
The Loyalists
Upper Canada Is Created
Into the Interior
On the Pacific Coast
The War of 1812
The Lead-up to War
The War in Upper Canada
The War in Lower Canada
Along the Seacoast
So Who Won?
Lord Selkirk and the Pemmican Wars
The Rebellions of 1837
NWC + HBC = Monopoly
Lead-up to Rebellion
The Rebellion in Lower Canada
The Rebellion in Upper Canada
So What Was the Point?
The Roads to Confederation (1838-1891)
The Fight for Responsible Government
Lord Durham: Mission Impossible
Triumph of the Moderates
Gold Colony: British Columbia Is Born
The Confederation Waltz
Causes of Confederation
Blueprint for a Nation
Reaction and Resistance
The Fathers of Confederation
From Sea to Sea
Growing Pains
The Return of John A
The North-West Rebellion
John A.'s Last Campaign
The End of "English" Canada (1891-1929)
"Sunny Ways": The Laurier Years
Laurier: Re-Inventing Canada
Klondike Gold
Canada and the Empire
Borden and the Great War
Marching Off to War
The Conscription Crisis
Canada's 100 Days
Canada and the Empire: Revised
On the Homefront
The Labour Movement
The Women's Movement
King the Conciliator
Pier 21
Dark Days (1929-1959)
The Dirty Thirties
The Great Depression
Political Upheaval
World War II
On the Battlefield
On the Homefront
Canada and the Cold War
The Post-War Years
Canada as a Middle Power
Diefenbaker: Renegade in Power
Noisy Evolution (1960-1993)
The Battle for Quebec
The Quiet Revolution
Pearson: Peacemaker as PM
The Philosopher King
A Charter Country
Round Two
The Trudeau Legacy
"Yankee Doodle Dandy": The Mulroney Years
"Canada Is Open for Business!"
On a World Stage
Native Land Claims
The Constitutional Can of Worms
The West Wants In and the East Wants Out
RCAP and the Shoot-out at the Oka Corral
The Voter Revolt of 1993
The Mulroney Legacy
Toward a One-Party Rule (1993-2005)
The Chretien Era
The End of Canada?
NAFTA: From Eaton's to Wal-Mart?
Native Settlements in the 1990s
APEC and the Pepper Spray
Hard Right: The Canadian Alliance
Road Kill: The 2000 Election - and Its Aftermath
September 11 and after
Junior Martin Takes Over
Paul Martin's Coup d'Etat
The Romanow Report - and after
Scary Days
The Right Unites
The Sponsorship Scandal
Minority Report: The 2004 Election
Native Issues
Soviet Canuckistan?
Stayin' Alive
The Part of Tens
Ten Great Canadian Quotations - Pre- and Post-Confederation
Five Important English and French Pairs
Wolfe & Montcalm
Mackenzie & Papineau
Baldwin & LaFontaine
Macdonald & Cartier
Mulroney & Bouchard
Ten Important Aboriginal Leaders
Big Bear
Chief Isaac
Frederick Loft
Elijah Harper
John Amagoalik
Ten Political Firsts for Canadian Women
Emily Murphy
Louise McKinney
Agnes Macphail
Cairine Wilson
Ellen Fairclough
Charlotte Whitton
Jeanne Sauve
Audrey McLaughlin
Rita Johnston
Kim Campbell
The Ten Prime Ministers You Need to Know
John A. Macdonald
Wilfrid Laurier
Robert Borden
William Lyon Mackenzie King
R.B. Bennett
Louis St. Laurent
John Diefenbaker
Lester "Mike" Pearson
Pierre Trudeau
Brian Mulroney
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