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Canadian History for Dummies.

Author: Will Ferguson; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : Wiley, ©2005.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A wild ride through Canadian history, fully revised and updated! This new edition of Canadian History For Dummies takes readers on a thrilling ride through Canadian history, from indigenous native cultures and early French and British settlements through Paul Martin's shaky minority government. This timely update features all the latest, up-to-the-minute findings in historical and archeological research. In his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Electronic books
History
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Ferguson, Will
Canadian History for Dummies
Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Will Ferguson; ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN: 9780470676776 0470676779
OCLC Number: 1058650379
Description: 1 online resource (530 pages).
Contents: Canadian History For Dummies®, 2nd Edition --
Contents at a Glance --
Table of Contents --
Introduction --
About This Book --
How This Book Is Organized --
Icons Used In This Book --
Part I: When Worlds Collide --
Chapter 1: First Nations --
Slow Collision --
People of the Longhouse --
People of the North Woods --
People of the Plains --
People of the Pacific Northwest --
Caught in Between: People of the Plateau --
People of the Far North --
Chapter 2: First Contact --
The Vikings --
The Diffusionists Are Coming! --
The Three Big C's --
The Quest for a Northwest Passage --
Rule Britannia! An Empire Founded by Fog? --
The Beothuk --
Part II: The Rise of New France (1608-1701) --
Chapter 3: The Early Years --
Life and Times of Samuel Champlain --
Black Robes --
Meanwhile, Back in Acadia . . . --
Chapter 4: Life in New France --
Of Myth and Men: The Battle of Long Sault --
A Royal Province --
Feudalism: Canadien style --
Church and State --
Chapter 5: The Fur Wars --
A Northern Shortcut --
Company of the North --
A Tale of Two Travellers --
Return of the Iroquois --
Phips and Frontenac --
Iberville the Swashbuckler --
Peace at Last? --
Part III: The Fall of New France (1701-1766) --
Chapter 6: Acadia --
The Final Conquest of Acadia --
Louisbourg --
Acadia: The Golden Years --
Cold War in Acadia --
The Expulsion of the Acadians --
The Return of the Acadians --
Chapter 7: The Conquest --
The Shooting Starts --
The Fall of Louisbourg --
1759: The Battle for Québec --
Endgame --
Chapter 8: Aftermath --
Canada under British Military Rule --
1763: The Treaty of Paris --
The Pontiac Rebellion --
The Royal Proclamation --
Canada under Civil Rule --
Part IV: Canada: The Failed Republic? (1766-1838) --
Chapter 9: Canada and the American Revolution --
The Pot Boils Over --
1775: The Invasion of Canada --
Nova Scotia: The Fourteenth Colony?. A Tale of Two Islands --
The Loyalists --
Upper Canada Is Created --
Into the Interior --
On the Pacific Coast --
Chapter 10: The War of 1812 --
The Lead-up to War --
The War in Upper Canada --
The War in Lower Canada --
Along the Seacoast --
So Who Won? --
Lord Selkirk and the Pemmican Wars --
Chapter 11: The Rebellions of 1837 --
NWC + HBC = Monopoly --
Lead-up to Rebellion --
The Rebellion in Lower Canada --
The Rebellion in Upper Canada --
So What Was the Point? --
Part V: The Roads to Confederation (1838-1891) --
Chapter 12: The Fight for Responsible Government --
Lord Durham: Mission Impossible --
Triumph of the Moderates --
Gold Colony: British Columbia Is Born --
Chapter 13: The Confederation Waltz --
Causes of Confederation --
Blueprint for a Nation --
Reaction and Resistance --
The Fathers of Confederation --
Chapter 14: From Sea to Sea --
Growing Pains --
The Return of John A. --
The North-West Rebellion --
John A.'s Last Campaign --
Part VI: The End of "English" Canada (1891-1929) --
Chapter 15: "Sunny Ways": The Laurier Years --
Laurier: Re-Inventing Canada --
Klondike Gold --
Canada and the Empire --
Chapter 16: Borden and the Great War --
Marching Off to War --
The Conscription Crisis --
Canada's 100 Days --
Canada and the Empire: Revised --
Chapter 17: On the Homefront --
The Labour Movement --
The Women's Movement --
King the Conciliator --
Pier 21 --
Part VII: Dark Days (1929-1959) --
Chapter 18: The Dirty Thirties --
The Great Depression --
Political Upheaval --
Chapter 19: World War II --
On the Battlefield --
On the Homefront --
Chapter 20: Canada and the Cold War --
The Post-War Years --
Canada as a Middle Power --
Diefenbaker: Renegade in Power --
Part VIII: Noisy Evolution (1960-1993) --
Chapter 21: The Battle for Québec --
The Quiet Revolution --
Pearson: Peacemaker as PM --
The Philosopher King --
The Berger Commission. Chapter 22: A Charter Country --
Round Two --
The Trudeau Legacy --
Chapter 23: "Yankee Doodle Dandy": The Mulroney Years --
"Canada Is Open for Business!" --
On a World Stage --
Native Land Claims --
The Constitutional Can of Worms --
The West Wants In and the East Wants Out --
RCAP and the Shoot-out at the Oka Corral --
The Voter Revolt of 1993 --
The Mulroney Legacy --
Part IX: Toward a One-Party Rule (1993-2005) --
Chapter 24: The Chrétien Era --
The End of Canada? --
NAFTA: From Eaton's to Wal-Mart? --
Native Settlements in the 1990s --
APEC and the Pepper Spray --
Hard Right: The Canadian Alliance --
Road Kill: The 2000 Election --
and Its Aftermath --
September 11 and after --
Chapter 25: Junior Martin Takes Over --
Paul Martin's Coup d'État --
The Romanow Report --
and after --
Scary Days --
The Right Unites --
The Sponsorship Scandal --
Minority Report: The 2004 Election --
Native Issues --
Soviet Canuckistan? --
Stayin' Alive --
Part X: The Part of Tens --
Chapter 26: Ten Great Canadian Quotations --
Pre- and Post-Confederation --
Chapter 27: Five Important English and French Pairs --
Chapter 28: Ten Important Aboriginal Leaders --
Chapter 29: Ten Political Firsts for Canadian Women --
Chapter 30: The Ten Prime Ministers You Need to Know --
Appendix: Online Resources --
Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.

Abstract:

A wild ride through Canadian history, fully revised and updated! This new edition of Canadian History For Dummies takes readers on a thrilling ride through Canadian history, from indigenous native cultures and early French and British settlements through Paul Martin's shaky minority government. This timely update features all the latest, up-to-the-minute findings in historical and archeological research. In his trademark irreverent style, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey at the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien's decision not to participate in the war in Iraq, and dissects the recent sponsorship scandal.

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