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The Penguin history of Canada

Author: Robert Bothwell
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Canada, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An uneasy and difficult country, most of Canada's space is uninhabited, and much uninhabitable. It is a country with a huge North but with most of its population in the South, hugging the American border. This book paints an expansive portrait of a dynamic and complex country.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bothwell
ISBN: 9780143050322 014305032X
OCLC Number: 298553450
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xii, 596 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Native land. First peoples ; First encounters --
Land for the taking. Huronia and the Iroquois Wars ; The survival of New France ; Royal government --
Expansion and consolidation. Europe in the making of America ; Indian diplomacy ; The settlement of New France ; Acadia ; Expansion and the fur trade ; The scent of empire --
The wars for America (1). Queen Anne's War ; An interval of peace ; The British challenge ; Neither war nor peace ; The Seven Years' War ; Making peace --
The wars for America (2). Accounting for empire, 1763-1774 ; The progress of the rebellion ; Peace, the Americans, and the Loyalists ; Consequences of war --
The wars for America (3). The politics of empire ; Government, land, and the Indian question ; Land and loyalty ; Constituting British North America ; War and the health of the colonies ; Upper Canada ; Lower Canada ; The War of 1812 --
Transformations and connections, 1815-1840. Defining and defending the border ; The political economy of stalemate ; The Canadas ; Lower Canada ; Upper Canada ; Lord Durham and the union of the Canadas --
Colonies into provinces. Reinventing the empire ; Responsible government in an irresponsible empire ; The uses of government ; Politics and development ; The American Civil War ; Confederation --
Expansion and disappointment, 1867-1896. Riel and railways ; Settling and pacifying the west ; Railways and national policy ; The Americans again--trade and reciprocity ; Religion and patriotism --
Boom ad bust, 1896-1914. Developing politics ; Railways and overdevelopment ; The economic boom ; Organizing reform ; Imperial politics ; Cleaning the slate ; Our Lady of the Snows ; Depression and war --
Breaking the mould, 1914-1930. War and division ; Politics, money, and munitions ; Strategy and casualties ; Accident and precedent : Canada and the British Empire ; The results of the war ; Politics and the economy in the twenties ; Diplomacy, internal and external --
Unfriendly worlds, 1930-1945. Old nostrums, new failures ; King and chaos ; The complicated politics of appeasement ; The Second World War begins ; The curse of conscription ; The third largest army --
A time of gifts, 1945-1963. The baby boom ; Reconstruction and reconversion ; Monsters to destroy ; Canada and the end of empire ; Energy policy ; Nationalism and anti-Americanism ; The Diefenbaker phenomenon ; Culture and society at the end of the fifties ; Ambivalent Quebec ; Diefenbaker's downfall --
Affluence and its discontents, 1960-1980. The politics of security ; The terms of trade ; The shadow of Vietnam ; Times out of joint ; Changing Canada ; Federal-provincial horrors ; Freezing in the dark --
Two nationalisms. Expo 67 and after ; The October crisis and after ; Bourassa and the PQ ; Le combat des chefs : Trudeau and Lévesque ; Trudeau's constitution ; What did Trudeau accomplish? --
Bust and boom in the Eighties. Mulroney, politics, and trade, 1984-1993 ; Toxic federalism ; The end of Mulroney --
A new millennium and a new world. Multiculturalism ; Unrest in Quebec ; Extreme politics ; Liberal diplomacy ; Old leader, new issues, new century ; The eternal border ; Divided politics.
Responsibility: Robert Bothwell.

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