The History of Canada

The History of Canada

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Collects the most up-to-date historical information on Canada and presents it in an engagingly written narrative.
The second largest nation on earth, Canada, with its overarching geography of over one million bodies of water, endless prairies, frozen reaches of the north, and awe-inspiring mountain ranges, holds many stunning lands. Though often portrayed by the American media as a pale reflection of the United States, Canada, as displayed here, has a truly complex and intricate image. The political struggles of the past and present and the clash over issues of ethnicity, race, religion, language, and culture are just some of the details that mark this country's unmatched uniqueness. From the earliest contact between Amerindians and Europeans to the early 21st century, this history draws the reader into the drama that is Canada.

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See (history, U. of Maine) presents this text exploring aspects of Canadian history which he feels are essential for taking an American reader beyond the stereotypical images of Canada generally portrayed in American media. The first chapter provides a brief description of Canada's geography, its current political systems, economy, society and culture. Subsequent chapters trace the historical development from prehistory to contemporary Canada. An appendix provides biographical sketches of Canada's most important figures. Written for students and interested laypeople wanting an up-to-date, concise, and analytical history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

Chronicles the history of the former French colony from the earliest clashes between natives and settlers to the current day.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.
ISBN: 9780313311390
Characteristics: xx, 235 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

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