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A Short History of Canada

By Desmond Morton
  • ISBN Code: : 155199142X
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
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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.

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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1550021893
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : History
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: more-battlefields-of-canada.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A continuation of Fryer's thorough and lively examination of Canada's military history.-Fryer encompasses 300 years of history highlighting 16 of the most significant Canadian battles, including Batoche, Louisbourg, and the Plains of Abraham.

Life in Ontario

By G.P, deT. Glazebrook
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1487597614
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : History
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: life-in-ontario.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is Ontario's story, a collective biography of her people, a history of her development as a province. Illustrated by Adrian Dingle, this refreshing study, with its emphasis on the personal, offers an enduring portrait of a province.

The Story of Toronto

By G.P. deT. Glazebrook
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1487597606
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : History
  • Members : 781
  • Pdf File: the-story-of-toronto.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the story of a town dropped by the hand of government into the midst of a virgin forest. It is the story of Toronto from its earliest days to the present, and of the generations who worked to bring it from clearing to town, from town to city, from city to metropolis. George Glazebrook has drawn on unpublished papers and correspondence, as well as old newspapers, books, and pamphlets, to recount in vivid detail the evolution of the city, describing its characteristics at each stage of growth, and telling how it changed, and why. The story opens at the very beginning of Toronto's urban history, and goes on to present a fresh and graphic picture of life in the town through the years. Fifty-nine black-and-white photographs illustrate the city's ever-changing environment. Torontonians young and old will enjoy this presentation of their history, and Canadians everywhere will find much of interest in the story of one of the major cities of our country.

A Short History of Quebec

By John A. Dickinson,Brian J. Young
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0773570330
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : History
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: a-short-history-of-quebec.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a new chapter on contemporary Quebec, the book examines the 1995 referendum, discusses the ideological shifts and societal changes in Quebec under the Bouchard government, and considers Quebec's place in North America in the wake of NAFTA. A Short History of Quebec offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the province from the pre-contact native period to the death of Pierre Trudeau in 2001. The authors provide an insightful perspective on the history of Quebec, focusing on the social, economic, and political development of the region and its peoples. Engagingly written, this expanded and updated third edition is an ideal starting place to learn about Quebec.

Alberta Labour

By Warren Caragata
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Book Code : 9780888622648
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: alberta-labour.pdf

Book Short Summary:

History has traditionally taken the working man for granted, ignoring the fact that without his labour there would be no history. As this book shows, the history of working people in Canada is colourful, exciting and filled with many dramatic characters and events well worth discovering. Alberta Labour traces the growth of union organizations in Alberta like the Knights of Labour in the 1880s, the legendary Wobblies, the abortive One Big Union and finally the Alberta Federation of Labour, founded in 1912, which today represents and fights for the labouring men and women of the province. This history, the first of its kind, has been compiled from interviews with union members, original letters and documents, and contemporary newspapers and magazines. The text is illustrated with over 90 full-page photographs, most of them never published before, depicting labour at work in Alberta from its origins to the present day.

The Closer You Get To Canada, The More Things Will Eat Your Horses

By Thomas King
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443419583
  • Total of Pages : 50
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: the-closer-you-get-to-canada-the-more-things-will-eat-your-horses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mason Walthers has been at Fernhill Senior Game Preserve for seventeen years. Life is good, except during the six-week season when seniors are hunted as prey. A Short History of Indians in Canada, Thomas King’s bestselling collection of twenty tales, is a comic tour de force, showcasing the author at his hilarious and provocative best. With his razor-sharp observations and mystical characters, including the ever-present and ever-changing Coyote, King pokes a sharp stick into the gears of the Native myth-making machine, exposing the underbelly of both historical and contemporary Native-White relationships. Through the laughter, these stories shimmer brightly with the universal truths that unite us. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Waken, Lords and Ladies Gay

By Desmond Pacey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Book Code : 0776608924
  • Total of Pages : 117
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 663
  • Pdf File: waken-lords-and-ladies-gay.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the Canadian Short Story Library, twelve stories from Desmond Pacey, a major figure in Canadian Literature and criticism. The twelve stories are typical of Pacey's story-telling technique and what emerges from them is a distinctive, even powerful optimism, charity, tolerance and deep understanding of human nature. The sombre side of life is honestly portrayed and juxtaposed against the importance of love as a unifying force. These stories, presented in a simple straightforward manner, reveal man as he is: fragile, vulnerable, capable of crude, selfish and irrational behaviour, subject to defeat and despair; but also, heroic, enlightened, capable of strength, wisdom, hope and joy.