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  • ISBN: 9780771060021
  • ISBN: 0771060025
  • Physical Description: print
    vii, 422 pages : maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Seventh edition.
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : McClelland & Stewart, [2017]

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface -- Part I: Different Histories. New Nation -- First Nations -- Cartier's Quebec -- English Canadians -- United Canadas -- Lower Provinces -- The Great Northwest -- Part II: A Mari Usque Ad Mare. Confederation -- Nation-building -- National Policy -- Political Revolution -- Part III: "The Century of Canada". Flourishing -- Questioning -- National Crisis -- Dead Ends -- The Depression -- Part IV: Middle Age, Middle Power. Mr. King's War -- Prosperity -- Recession -- Confusion -- Part V: A Country Shared. Liberation -- Affirmation -- Individualism -- Paying the Price -- New Choices -- An Ideological Attitude -- Afterword -- Index.
Summary, etc.: 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 expanded, seventh edition of A Short History of Canada, readers need look no further. Desmond Morton, one of Canada's most highly respected historians, is keenly aware of the ways in which our past informs the present, 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 Confederation, to Stephen Harper's prime ministership, to Justin Trudeau's victory in the 2015 election. His acute observations on the Diefenbaker era, the effects of the post-war influx of immigrants, the Trudeau years and the constitutional crisis, the Quebec referendum, the rise of the Canadian Alliance, and Canada under Harper's governance, all provide an invaluable background to understanding the way Canada works today and its direction in years to come.
Subject: Canada History
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