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Penguin History of Canada

Penguin History of Canada

  • Author: Bob Bothwell
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143181262
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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Canada is in many ways a country of limits, a paradox for a place that enjoys virtually unlimited space. Most of that space is uninhabited, and much of it is uninhabitable. It is a country with a huge north but with most of its population in the south, hugging the U.S. border. An uneasy and difficult country, Canada has nevertheless defied the odds: it remains, in the 21st century, a haven of peace and a beacon of prosperity. Erudite yet accessible and marked by narrative flair, The Penguin History of Canada paints an expansive portrait of a dynamic and complex country.

A Short History of Canada

A Short History of Canada

Sixth Edition

  • Author: Desmond Morton
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 9781551991429
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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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.

The Penguin History of Canada

The Penguin History of Canada

  • Author: Kenneth McNaught,Kenneth William Kirkpatrick McNaught
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 9780140149982
  • Category: History
  • Page: 434
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A fully updated and revised overview, this "general introduction to Canadian history...one of the best available."-History Today.

A Concise History of Canada

A Concise History of Canada

  • Author: Margaret Conrad
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052176193X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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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.

A History of Canada in Ten Maps

A History of Canada in Ten Maps

Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land

  • Author: Adam Shoalts
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 9780143193982
  • Category:
  • Page: 352
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Longlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize The sweeping, epic story of the mysterious land that came to be called "Canada" like it's never been told before. Every map tells a story. And every map has a purpose--it invites us to go somewhere we've never been. It's an account of what we know, but also a trace of what we long for. Ten Maps conjures the world as it appeared to those who were called upon to map it. What would the new world look like to wandering Vikings, who thought they had drifted into a land of mythical creatures, or Samuel de Champlain, who had no idea of the vastness of the landmass just beyond the treeline? Adam Shoalts, one of Canada's foremost explorers, tells the stories behind these centuries old maps, and how they came to shape what became "Canada." It's a story that will surprise readers, and reveal the Canada we never knew was hidden. It brings to life the characters and the bloody disputes that forged our history, by showing us what the world looked like before it entered the history books. Combining storytelling, cartography, geography, archaeology and of course history, this book shows us Canada in a way we've never seen it before.

Illustrated History of Canada

Illustrated History of Canada

  • Author: Craig Brown
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 077354089X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 632
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More than ever, The Illustrated History of Canada is a must-have reference guide for all Canadians interested in the history - and the future - of our country."--Pub. desc.

Your Country, My Country

Your Country, My Country

A Unified History of the United States and Canada

  • Author: Robert Bothwell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195448804
  • Category: History
  • Page: 420
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Read The Wall Street Journal's review of Your Country, My Country a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/we-stand-on-guard-for-thee-1451429887"here/a. Canada: land of hockey, wintery weather, unfailing politeness - at least, as far as many Americans are aware. For Canadians, the United States is often seen as a land of extremes, both in terms of its policies and its values. Could two countries so seemingly different really have anything in common?Yes indeed, according to historian Robert Bothwell. In this witty and accessible book, Bothwell argues that the history of the United States and Canada reveals more about each country than most would suspect. Your Country, My Country takes readers back to the seventeenth century, when a sharedBritish colonial heritage set the two lands on paths that would remain intertwined to the present day. Tracing Canadian-American relations, common values, and differences through the centuries, Bothwell suggests that Canadians and Americans are not quite as different as we have been led to believe.He brings this contention down to the present day by examining Canadian and American differences over such questions as universal health care and the war in Iraq. Bothwell finds that what happens in one country is often reflected in the other. This innovative volume contends that Canada's storyilluminates America's - and vice-versa.

The Beaverton Presents Glorious and/or Free

The Beaverton Presents Glorious and/or Free

The True History of Canada

  • Author: Luke Gordon Field,Alex Huntley
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735233306
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 288
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A hilarious tour through Canada's history, from the nation's most trusted news source: The Beaverton. There is a new media empire in Canada--and unlike others, it is honest about being "fake news." Its satirical headlines have been misinforming Canadians across the country and the world, using parody to shine a light on the nation. What started as an immensely popular online newspaper led to a hit TV show delivering biting commentary on Canadian culture, politics, and the biggest news stories. Now, in its first book, The Beaverton looks back over Canada's past to show how we became the ridiculous nation we are today. Through the lens of the venerable Beaverton, one of Canada's oldest and proudest newspaper, the editors share the headlines and articles that defined the times. From the challenging days of colonization ("Angry New France mother calls son by using all of his 329 middle and family names") to the earliest days of nationhood ("Paternity test confirms John A. actual father of Confederation"), from war heritage ("Vimy Ridge: Canada becomes a nation after killing Germans for Britain on French soil") right up to the twenty-first century ("Harper government offers apology to victims of first long-form census")--this is Canada like you've never seen it. Part mock-history, part fake scrapbook, and fully illustrated with original art and historical images,* The Beaverton Presents Glorious and/or Free is a hilarious and ruthless stab at our national myths and legends. And, like all great satire, it's funny because it's true. *Some "images" adjusted to increase historical "accuracy"

A Military History of Canada

A Military History of Canada

  • Author: Desmond Morton
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 1551991403
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
  • View: 1909
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Updated to 2007, including Canada’s war on terrorism. Is Canada really “a peaceable kingdom” with “an unmilitary people”? Nonsense, says Desmond Morton. This is a country that has been shaped, divided, and transformed by war — there is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote. From the shrewd tactics of Canada’s First Nations to our troubled involvement in Somalia, from the Plains of Abraham to the deserts of Afghanistan, Morton examines our centuries-old relationship to war and its consequences. This updated edition also includes a new chapter on Canada’s place in the war on terrorism. A Military History of Canada is an engaging and informative chronicle of Canada at war, from one of the country’s finest historians. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Little History of Canada

A Little History of Canada

  • Author: H. V. Nelles
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199028771
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Lively, compact, and highly readable, this bestselling history offers a fascinating overview of the Canadian landscape and its people. From the earliest human inhabitants of North America who learned to thrive in challenging physical environments to the French and British invaders whoestablished colonies across a vast continent to the influential individuals who have shaped Canada's social and political orders since Confederation, Nelles describes a dynamic country that is constantly changing, adjusting, and redefining itself. Revised to cover recent developments and issues ofongoing concern, the third edition is an indispensable introduction to the nation that is Canada today and a perfect companion to celebrations of Canada's 150th anniversary.

A social history of Canada

A social history of Canada

  • Author: George Woodcock
  • Publisher: Penguin Books, 1989
  • ISBN: 9780140105360
  • Category: History
  • Page: 423
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Canada and the British Empire

Canada and the British Empire

  • Author: Phillip Alfred Buckner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199271641
  • Category: History
  • Page: 294
  • View: 544
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Canada and the British Empire traces the evolution of Canada, placing it within the wider context of British imperial history. Beginning with a broad chronological narrative, the volume surveys the country's history from the foundation of the first British bases in Canada in the early seventeenth century, until the patriation of the Canadian constitution in 1982. Historians approach the subject thematically, analysing subjects such as British migration to Canada, the role played by gender in the construction of imperial identities, and the economic relationship between Canada and Britain. Other important chapters examine the history of Newfoundland, the history and legacy of imperial law, and the attitudes of French Canadians and Canada's aboriginal peoples to the imperial relationship. The overall focus of the book is on emphasising the part that Canada played in the British Empire, and on understanding the Canadian response towards imperialism. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, it is essential reading for anyone interested either in the history of Canada or in the history of the British Empire.

Canadian History for Dummies

Canadian History for Dummies

  • Author: Will Ferguson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470676787
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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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 Chrétien's decision not to participate in the war in Iraq, and dissects the recent sponsorship scandal.

A Brief History of Canada

A Brief History of Canada

  • Author: Roger E. Riendeau
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438108222
  • Category: History
  • Page: 444
  • View: 8730
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Presents a concise history of Canada, from the time of early exploration by Europeans to the present day.

Canada 1900-1945

Canada 1900-1945

  • Author: Robert Bothwell,Ian Drummond,John English
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442657847
  • Category: History
  • Page: 427
  • View: 2192
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Through war, depression, and social upheaval, the first half of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented turbulence in Canada. In this lively and contentious survey, Robert Bothwell, lan Drummond, and John English explore the political and economic forces that shaped this era of change. As in their earlier work, the highly acclaimed Canada since 1945, the authors focus on the political context of events. Beginning at the turn of the century, they consider the status of Canada in the empire and the world, the burgeoning growth of its economy, and the development of social and labour problems, up to the eruption of 1914. They discuss the political currents running through Canada during two wars, the interwar economic boom and depression, and the plans for post-war reconstruction, and assess the impact of these and other events on Canada's political, economic, social, and cultural institutions. Electronic Format Disclaimer: Images removed at the request of the rights holder.

The Secret History of Soldiers

The Secret History of Soldiers

How Canadians Survived the Great War

  • Author: Tim Cook
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735235279
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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There have been thousands of books on the Great War, but most have focused on commanders, battles, strategy, and tactics. Less attention has been paid to the daily lives of the combatants, how they endured the unimaginable conditions of industrial warfare: the rain of shells, bullets, and chemical agents. In The Secret History of Soldiers, Tim Cook, Canada's foremost military historian, examines how those who survived trench warfare on the Western Front found entertainment, solace, relief, and distraction from the relentless slaughter. These tales come from the soldiers themselves, mined from the letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral accounts of more than five hundred combatants. Rare examples of trench art, postcards, and even song sheets offer insight into a hidden society that was often irreverent, raunchy, and anti-authoritarian. Believing in supernatural stories was another way soldiers shielded themselves from the horror. While novels and poetry often depict the soldiers of the Great War as mere victims, this new history shows how the soldiers pushed back against the grim war, refusing to be broken in the mincing machine of the Western Front. The violence of war is always present, but Cook reveals the gallows humour the soldiers employed to get through it. Over the years, both writers and historians have overlooked this aspect of the men's lives. The fighting at the front was devastating, but behind the battle lines, another layer of life existed, one that included songs, skits, art, and soldier-produced newspapers. With his trademark narrative abilities and an unerring eye for the telling human detail, Cook has created another landmark history of Canadian military life as he reveals the secrets of how soldiers survived the carnage of the Western Front.

The Penguin History of the United States of America

The Penguin History of the United States of America

  • Author: Hugh Brogan
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937459
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
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This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features of 'the American character' - both the good and the bad. He provides a masterly synthesis of all the latest research illustrating America's rapid growth from humble beginnings to global dominance.

DEATH OR VICTORY

DEATH OR VICTORY

  • Author: DAN SNOW
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007292686
  • Category:
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The Canadian Constitution

The Canadian Constitution

  • Author: Adam Dodek
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459735056
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016 A new, expanded edition of the first-ever primer on Canada’s Constitution — for anyone who wants to understand the supreme law of the land. The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers. It includes the complete text of the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982 accompanied by an explanation of what each section means, along with a glossary of key terms, a short history of the Constitution, and a timeline of important constitutional events. The Canadian Constitution explains how the Supreme Court of Canada works, and describes the people and issues involved in leading constitutional cases. Author Adam Dodek, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, provides the only index so far to the Canadian Constitution, as well as fascinating background on the Supreme Court and the Constitution. This revised and expanded edition is a great primer for those coming to Canada’s Constitution for the first time, and a useful reference work for students and scholars.

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

  • Author: J M Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928492
  • Category: History
  • Page: 928
  • View: 3848
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This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is powerful, international and definitive.