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A Concise History of Canada.

Author: Margaret Conrad
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge concise histories.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces Canada's history from the arrival of the Aboriginal peoples, through European conquest, to its prosperous present.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Conrad, Margaret.
A Concise History of Canada.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Conrad
ISBN: 9781139376570 1139376578 9781139032407 1139032402
OCLC Number: 797919777
Notes: Where Are We Now?
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages).
Contents: Cover; A Concise History of Canada; Cambridge Concise Histories; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Since Time Immemorial; The Ancient History of Northern North America; Aboriginal Peoples in the Age of Contact; Aboriginal Lifeworlds; Conclusion; 2 Natives and Newcomers, 1000-1661; The Context of Contact; Europe in the Age of Expansion; Discovering Another World; Commercial Initiatives; Tentative Approaches; Acadia; Newfoundland; Canada; Taking Root in the Atlantic Region; Laurentian Initiatives; Trouble in the Interior; Conclusion. 3 New France, 1661-1763Foundations of an Empire; Colonial Administration; Seigneurialism; The Colonial Economy; Two Decades of War; Consolidating New France; The Atlantic Borderlands; Canadian Society; War of the Austrian Succession, 1744-1748; The Uneasy Peace, 1749-1755; The Acadian Deportation; The Seven Years' War, 1756-1763; Conclusion; 4 A Revolutionary Age, 1763-1821; Making Adjustments; The Atlantic Colonies in Transition; The American Revolutionary War; The Loyalists; Wars and Rumours of Wars; The War of 1812; Fur Trade Rivalries in the West; The Métis; Conclusion. 5 Transatlantic Communities, 1815-1849Postwar Immigration; The Commercial Economy; Small Worlds; Evolving Political Cultures; Rebellions in the Canadas; Responsible Government; Variations on a Theme; Conclusion; 6 Coming Together, 1849-1885; Responsible Government in Action; Seizing the Moment; The Great Transformation; The Rage for Reform; Imagining a Transcontinental Nation; Coming Together; The Rocky Road to Confederation, 1864-1867; Holding It Together; Annexing the Northwest; Rounding Out Confederation; The Mackenzie Interlude; Macdonald's National Policy; Taming the Northwest. Conclusion7 Making Progress, 1885-1914; Cultural Conflict; Canada in Question; Laurier's Liberalism; Nation and Immigration; The Economy on a Roll; Labour Woes; The Age of Reform; Women in Public; Canadian Society and Culture; Aboriginal Peoples in the Age of Progress; Laurier's Challenges; The Borden Administration, 1911-1914; Conclusion; 8 Hanging On, 1914-1945; Descent into the Abyss; On the Front; The Indignities of War; Winning the Peace; Politics Transformed?; The Economic Roller-Coaster; The Politics of Chaos; Bennett's New Deal; Society in Transition; Storm Clouds on the Horizon. Canada's WarPeace and Prosperity; Conclusion; 9 Liberalism Triumphant, 1945-1984; The Rights Revolution; Liberalism in Cold War Canada; The Economy on a Roll; Rogue Tory; Canada's American Problem; Quebec in Question; Society in Transition; Just Watch Me; Reaping the Whirlwind; Progress on the Ropes; Conclusion; 10 Interesting Times, 1984-2011; The Market Welfare State; Constitutional Conundrums; The Liberal Party Redux; Harper at the Helm; The Knowledge Economy; Swinging in the Economic Winds; The Environment in Question; A Warrior Nation; Society in Transition; Aboriginal Empowerment.
Series Title: Cambridge concise histories.

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