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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 7621

A Concise History of Canada's First Nations is a concise version of the bestselling history of Canada's original inhabitants, Indians, Inuit, and Metis. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines the techniques from history, anthropology, and archaeology, Dickason and Calder trace the history of the more than 50 First Nations in the territory that is now Canada, beginning with the arrival of people in North America across the Bering Strait many thousands of years ago.
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A concise history of Canadian painting

Author: Dennis Reid

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195406634

Category: Art

Page: 418

View: 1874

This edition studies Canadian painting to 1980 in a new chapter that treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. It turned out, however, that this was far from true, and Reiddiscusses the established artists who produced steadily throughout the period as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian painters.
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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

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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 painting

Author: Dennis R. Reid

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 418

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First published in 1973, this book quickly became an indispensable short history of Canadian painting. This new edition has been extensively revised and expanded to reflect new information and new interpretations. The first edition studied Canadian painting through 1965, masterfully combining visual description, anecdotes, and aesthetic evaluation with full accounts of the careers of most of the leading Canadian painters, beginning in the French colonial period. The second edition covers events through 1980, with a new long chapter covering the crucial intervening fifteen years that saw developing in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms, and an apparent waning of interest in painting. Reid contends that this was not so, and traces the contributions of established artists who produced steadily in the period as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 illustrations, 36 of them in color, this edition is simply the most wide-ranging and authoritative handbook on its subject available and will be of interest to anyone involved in art and art history.
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A Concise History of Canada's First Nations

Author: Olive Patricia Dickason,William Newbigging

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195432428

Category: History

Page: 420

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A fully updated, streamlined edition of the award-winning Canada's First Nations, this brief but comprehensive history of Canada's founding nations traces the past of more than fifty First Nations. The new second edition documents the history and contributions of Canada's original inhabitants from pre-contact and first encounters with Europeans to present struggles for self-determination, offering the most complete account possible of the individual nations that are now recognized as Canada's founding peoples.
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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

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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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Sites of Power

A Concise History of Ontario

Author: Peter A. Baskerville

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195418927

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 7655

A concise history of Ontario from the beginnings to the present day. The text will be a revised and expanded version of Ontario: Image, Identity, and Power--part of the Illustrated History of Canada series.
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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: 5051

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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Chronicles of Canada

Or A Concise History of the Leading Events in the Old Provinces of the New Dominion

Author: Henry Beaumont Small

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: 220

View: 3176

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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature

Author: Richard J. Lane

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136816348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 952

The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines: the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, and the Canadian immigrant experience critical themes such as landscape, ethnicity, orality, textuality, war and nationhood contemporary debate on the canon, feminism, postcoloniality, queer theory, and cultural and ethnic diversity the work of canonical and lesser-known writers from Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie to Robert Service, Maria Campbell and Douglas Coupland. Written in an engaging and accessible style and offering a glossary, maps and further reading sections, this guidebook is a crucial resource for students working in the field of Canadian Literature.
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A Brief History of Canada

Author: Roger E. Riendeau

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108222

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 6763

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 Portugal

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521536868

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 4961

This concise, illustrated history of Portugal, first published in 2003, offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. The book studies the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and turned north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. Researched during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this book has become the standard single-volume work. The second edition brings the story up to date and discusses the state of historical writing on Portugal at the turn of the millennium.
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Ocean of Destiny

A Concise History of the North Pacific, 1500-1978

Author: Arthur Lower

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774843527

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 452

Rivalry and confrontation were part of this epic. From the sixteenth to the nineteenth century European powers contested for the riches of the East and the West, the wealth of the ocean, and territory to sate colonial ambitions. Since that time full-blooded conflicts developed between Asian states and between Asia and the Western powers. As a major trading power in the Pacifc with no tradition of territorial expansion, and as a respected peacekeeper, Canada is in a unique position to view the history of the Pacific impartially. This survey is doubly valuable, not only as the first history of the North Pacific dealing with the concurrent events in the East and West, but also as a history reflecting Canada's international outlook.
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A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521625777

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9052

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 describes how they 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. Now, with the realization that colonization began with invasion, present-day Australians are more than ever before coming to terms with their past and recognizing the need to redefine and reposition Australia in a changing world. This is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available.
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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

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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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Atlantic Canada

A Concise History

Author: Margaret Conrad,James Hiller

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195418293

Category: History

Page: 250

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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 Concise history of sport in Canada

Author: Don Morrow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 393

View: 4328

In this, the first generalized history of sport in Canada, the authors draw on their own research to discuss such topics as sport in nineteenth century Montreal; sport as a diversion for the elite in nineteenth century Toronto; three early sport celebrities--Louis Rubenstein, Ned Hanlan, and Louis Cyr; sport and physical education in schools and universities and the several leaders in these fields who had great influence on organized sport; sport between the wars; sport and technological change; women in sports; sports journalism; Canada at the Olympic Games; and the federal government's involvement in sport. Intended as a core text for physical education students, this engrossing survey will also reveal a rich background of activity and accomplishment, the knowledge of which will enhance the enjoyment of sport enthusiasts.
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