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A short history of Canada

Author: Desmond Morton
Publisher: Toronto : McCelland & Stewart, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Desmond Morton, one of Canada's most highly respected historians, is keenly aware of the ways in which our past informs our 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 victory in the 2006 election.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Morton
ISBN: 0771064802 9780771064807
OCLC Number: 67860345
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 406 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Different histories --
New nation --
First nations --
Cartier's Quebec --
English Canadians --
United Canadas --
Lower provinces --
The great Northwest --
pt. 2. A mari usque ad Mare --
Confederation --
Nation-building --
National policy --
Political revolution --
pt. 3. "The century of Canada" --
Flourishing --
Questioning --
National crisis --
Dead ends --
The Depression --
pt. 4. Middle age, middle power --
Mr. King's war --
Prosperity --
Recession --
Confusion --
pt. 5. A country shared --
Liberation --
Affirmation --
Individualism --
Paying the price --
New choices.
Responsibility: Desmond Morton.
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Desmond Morton, one of Canada's most highly respected historians, is keenly aware of the ways in which our past informs our 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 victory in the 2006 election.

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