A Concise History of Canada

Author: Margaret Conrad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052176193X

Category: History

Page: 344

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Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer and teacher of Canadian history, Conrad offers astute answers to these difficult questions. Beginning in Canada's deep past with the arrival of its Aboriginal peoples, she traces its history through the conquest by Europeans, the American Revolutionary War and the industrialization of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to its prosperous present. Despite its successes and its popularity as a destination for immigrants from across the world, Canada remains a curiously reluctant player on the international stage. This intelligent, concise and lucid book explains just why that is.
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A Concise History of Canada's First Nations

Author: Olive Patricia Dickason,William Newbigging

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199008537

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 448

View: 3216

This fully updated edition is a brief but comprehensive overview of the long and vibrant history of Canada's First Nations. From pre-contact and first encounters with Europeans to present struggles for self-determination, this engaging text offers a multifaceted account of Canada's foundingpeoples.
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A Concise History of Canadian Painting

Author: Dennis Reid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195444575

Category:

Page: 528

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For more than 30 years, Dennis Reid's A Concise History of Canadian Painting has been the definitive volume on the art of a nation. This narrative history begins in the late seventeenth century with the European-influenced masters of New France. From there, Reid traces the development ofdistinctive movements, techniques, and subjects that would come to define Canadian art in the twentieth century, and its continuous evolution in form and style in the years beyond.Reid's masterful critical eye, eloquent voice, and unrivalled historical perspective create a wide-ranging account praised by critics and readers alike. The highly anticipated third edition, fully revised throughout, brings the work up to date with a new chapter on significant artists and movementssince 1980. Redesigned in full-colour, with over 220 illustrations, this attractive new edition is an indispensible guide and compelling read.Informative, comprehensive, and beautifully illustrated, A Concise History of Canadian Painting is an essential addition to any art lover's library.
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A Concise History of Business in Canada

Author: Graham D. Taylor,Peter A. Baskerville

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195409789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 491

View: 2639

Drawing on a generation of new scholarship the authors of this book trace the history of business institutions in Canada, and the complex web of trade, investment, technology, and ideas that connect Canadian business development to the evolution of capitalism in Europe and North America over the past 500 years. Within this framework the authors explore the role of entrepreneurs, financial promoters, politicians, government bureaucrats, small businesses, and multinational corporations in shaping a distinctive Canadian business system.
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Diamonds of the North

A Concise History of Baseball in Canada

Author: William Humber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195410396

Category: Baseball

Page: 238

View: 8400

Baseball may not be Canada's national game, but its long history, its diffusion throughout the nation, and its play among widely diverse communities and by all ages of men and women suggests that it is a worthy claimant. Humber uncovers a multitude of previously unpublished reports of baseball-type games across present day Canada, long before the game's formal adoption in New York City in the mid-19th century. He explores baseball's major league quality in 1870s Ontario, why Quebecois came to play the game, how the Gold Rush brought baseball to the west coast, women's baseball in Saskatchewan after World War I, how their baseball teams' success staked Saint John and Halifax a claim to urban status, and the story of Japanese Canadian, black, and native baseball players in Canada.
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A Concise History of Christianity in Canada

Author: Terrence Murphy,Terrence M. Murphy,Roberto Perin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 456

View: 9877

The first survey of its kind to appear in more than two decades, A Concise History of Christianity in Canada is the work of five authors. It draws on recent advances in scholarship to trace the evolution of the major Christian denominations over five centuries, from the earliest days of European exploration to the widespread decline in participation in organized religion of the years around 1960. Organized along linguistic rather than denominational lines, it emphasizes the common experiences of the churches and the profound impact that Christianity has had on both French- and English-Canadian society and culture. Alongside the institutional development for the churches and the work of the clergy, it examines the religious outlook and practices of the laity, and how these have varied with gender, ethnic affiliation, and class; relations between denominations; missionary efforts, especially among the First Nations, and the responses to them; and the complex interactions between church and state. Including a selection of contemporary illustrations, along with six maps, this single-volume history is concise enough to serve as a student textbook, yet broad enough in its scope to be of interest to many general readers.
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A concise history of Canadian architecture

Author: Harold Kalman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 661

View: 2017

As in the original work, Harold Kalman emphasizes social and cultural contexts, bringing to light several distinctive characteristics of Canadian architects and their work. Among them are a respect for nature, natural forms, and local materials; a tendency to absorb ideas from abroad and themsimplify or restrain them; a preference for the middle ground between extreme modernism and extreme traditionalism; and a flair for innovation in response to social needs. Convenience for readers is not the only respect in which this concise edition differs from the original two-volume History of Canadian Architecture. As well, the focus on architecture itself (as opposed to town planning) has been sharpened; the organization of the text has been clarified; and thefinal chapter, on modern architecture, has been expanded to include more than a dozen new buildings.Offering all the authority of the original edition, which was awarded the Sir John A. MacDonald Prize given by the Canadian Historical Association, the Concise History of Canaldian Architecture will appeal to everyone with an interest in Canada's history as well as those fascinated by architecture.Describing Canada's building history in lucid and interesting narrative, this volume is also lavishly illustrated with over 700 black-and-white images, making it the one-volume source on our architectural heritage.
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Atlantic Canada

A Concise History

Author: Margaret Conrad,James Hiller

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195418293

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 904

A History of Atlantic Canada provides students with a concise and up-to-date history of the four Atlantic provinces. It covers Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Arguing that any emphasis on the differences between the provinces and sub-regions of Atlantic Canada obscures essential similarities as it is something more than the artificial geopolitical construct announced in 1949 when Newfoundland joined the Confederation.
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A Brief History of Canada

Author: Roger E. Riendeau

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108222

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 7483

Presents a concise history of Canada, from the time of early exploration by Europeans to the present day.
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A Concise History of Italy

Author: Christopher Duggan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760399

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 2525

Comprehensively updated new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction to the history of Italy.
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Canadian History for Dummies

Author: Will Ferguson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470676787

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6964

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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A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521601016

Category: History

Page: 342

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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness. This revised edition incorporates the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations. It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.
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Indigenous Peoples Within Canada

A Concise History

Author: Olive Patricia Dickason,William Newbigging

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199028481

Category:

Page: 464

View: 7492

The classic text on Indigenous histories, with contemporary updatesCarefully and conscientiously updated, this fourth edition is a brief but comprehensive overview of the long and vibrant history of Indigenous Peoples within what is now Canada. This engaging, chronological text offers a multifaceted account from time immemorial and pre-contact to present-daymovements towards self-determination.
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A Concise History of Portugal

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108424198

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3479

A third edition of this reliable and accessible single-volume history of Portugal, bringing the story up to date by addressing recent changes to Portugal and Europe.
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A Short History of Canada

Sixth Edition

Author: Desmond Morton

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551991429

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1238

Most of us know bits and pieces of our history but would like to be more sure of how it all fits together. The trick is to find a history that is so absorbing you will want to read it from beginning to end. With this book, Desmond Morton, one of Canada’s most noted and highly respected historians, shows how the choices we can make at the dawn of the 21st century have been shaped by history. Morton is keenly aware of the links connecting our present, our past, and our future, 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 the failure of the Charlottetown accord and Jean Chretien’s third term as prime minister. His acute observations on the Diefenbaker era, the effects of the post-war influx of immigrants, the flag debate, the baby boom, the Trudeau years and the constitutional crisis, the Quebec referendum, and the rise of the Canadian Alliance all provide an invaluable background to understanding the way Canada works today.
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A Concise History of Euthanasia

Life, Death, God, and Medicine

Author: Ian Dowbiggin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742531116

Category: History

Page: 163

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Traces the controversial history of euthanasia, examining evolving opinions about what constitutes a good death and taking issue with the right-to-die movement over the question of legalizing assisted suicide.
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A Concise History of Russia

Author: Paul Bushkovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504444

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8049

Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.
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A Concise History of the Caribbean

Author: B. W. Higman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495151

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7169

A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of European colonization, the development of slavery and the slave trade, the extraordinary profits earned by the plantation economy, the great revolution in Haiti, movements toward political independence, the Cuban Revolution, and the diaspora of Caribbean people. Written in a lively and accessible style yet current with the most recent research, the book provides a compelling narrative of Caribbean history essential for students and visitors.
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A Concise History of Hungary

Author: Miklós Molnár

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521667364

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 6784

A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary.
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