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Title:
A history of the Canadian peoples
Author:
Bumsted, J. M.
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Publication Information:
Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
ix, 470 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
General Note:
Abridged ed. of: The peoples of Canada. 1992.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780195412000
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This book provides an overview of the Canadian economy, society, family life, and culture, as well as confronting political and constitutional issues. Included within the text are sidebars, many of which are first-person accounts of the experiences of early explorers, settlers, ordinary citizens, and politicians, which offer fascinating perspectives on key moments in the development of Canada as a nation.


Table of Contents

Maps
Tables
Acknowledgements
1 The Beginning
2 Struggling for a Continent, 1627-1758
3 Becoming and Remaining British, 1759-1815
4 Relying on Resources, 1815-1840
5 Becoming a Nation
6 Expanding the Nation, 1867-1885
7 Becoming Modern, 1885-1918
8 Deferring Expectation, 1919-1945
9 Prospering Together, 1945-1959
10 Edging Towards the Abyss, 1958-1972
11 Coming Apart, 1972-1992
12 Facing the World
13 Freefalling Towards the Twenty-first Century
Suggestions for Further Reading
References
Index