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The middle power project : Canada and the founding of the United Nations

Author: Adam Chapnick
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Middle Power Project describes a defining period of Canadian and international history. During the Second World War, Canada transformed itself from British dominion to self-proclaimed middle power. It became an active, enthusiastic, and idealistic participant in the creation of one of the longest lasting global institutions of recent times - the United Nations. This was, in many historians' opinions, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Chapnick
ISBN: 9780774812474 0774812478
OCLC Number: 60957038
Awards: Short-listed for Dafoe Book Prize, J.W. Dafoe Foundation 2005 (Canada)
Description: xiv, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Two Steps Behind (Beginnings through January 1942) --
Private Failure: Canada and the UNRRA (January 1942-November 1943) --
Public Success: Canada and the New Internationalism (January 1942-November 1943) --
Canada, the British Commonwealth, and the New World Order (February 1943-March 1944) --
Forked Roads (November 1943-July 1944) --
Disappointment at Dumbarton Oaks (April-October 1944) --
Middle Power Politics (October 1944-April 1945) --
The Public Road to San Francisco (October 1944-April 1945) --
Growing Up: Canada at San Francisco (April-June 1945) --
Shaping History (June-October 1945).
Responsibility: Adam Chapnick.
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Based on materials not previously available to Canadian scholars, The Middle Power Project presents a critical reassessment of the traditional and widely accepted account of Canada's role and  Read more...

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Chapnick's is a timely book ... [this] book offers an important critique of Canada's early contributions to the founding of the United Nations. -- Andrew S. Thompson, Centre for International Read more...

 
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