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9780521744430

A Concise History of Canada

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521744430

  • ISBN10:

    0521744431

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-28
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: a cautious country
Since time immemorial
Natives and newcomers, 1000âÇô1661
New France, 1661âÇô1763
A revolutionary age, 1763âÇô1821
Transatlantic communities, 1815âÇô1849
Coming together, 1850âÇô1885
Making progress, 1885âÇô1914
Hanging on, 1914âÇô1945
Liberalism triumphant, 1945âÇô1984
Interesting times, 1984âÇô2010
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