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.
Author: Will Ferguson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
It isn't always easy being Canadian, but it can be a lot of fun, according toWill Ferguson, author of the bestselling "Why I Hate Canadians."
Author: Will Ferguson
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Limited
Being Canadian can be a chore, says Will Ferguson, but it can be a lot of fun, too. For this follow-up to his runaway bestseller Why I Hate Canadians, Ferguson, a Canuck himself, recruited his brother Ian to create this ultimate guide to the country's cultural quirks, from diet and sex to sports and politics. The result is a nonstop comic ride through such topics as "Canadian Cuisine—and How to Avoid It," "Regional Harmony (Who to Hate and Why)," and "How to Make Love Like a Canadian."
First published in 1997, this hilarious book launched satirist Will Ferguson's career.
Author: Will Ferguson
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Limited
First published in 1997, this hilarious book launched satirist Will Ferguson's career. Challenging the notion that Canadians are "nice," the book asks, "Do we as Canadians deserve a country so great?" Tackling subjects from Canada's favorite inbred royals to the mighty beaver as national icon, from sex in a canoe to all-Canadian "superhero" Captain Canuck, Ferguson rampages across the cultural landscape. The book also provides a fast-paced, opinionated overview of telling moments in Canadian history, including its run-amok Mounties and "fun-loving days" of the country's (unacknowledged) slave trade.
Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers.
Author: Margaret Conrad
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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. As a social historian, Conrad emphasizes the peoples' history: the relationships between Aboriginal and settler, the French and the English, the Catholic and Protestant, and the rich and poor. She writes of the impact of disease, how women fared in the early colonies, and of the social transformations that took place after the Second World War as Canada began to assert itself as an independent nation. It is this grounded approach which drives the narrative and makes for compelling reading. In the last chapter, the author explains the social, economic, and political upheavals that have transformed the nation over the last three decades. 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.
Author: William Thomas EasterbrookPublish On: 1984
Focusing mainly on the staple theory, this collection of essays clearly shows the impact the great staple trades from cod and fur to newsprint and oil had upon Canadian history.
Author: William Thomas Easterbrook
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Focusing mainly on the staple theory, this collection of essays clearly shows the impact the great staple trades from cod and fur to newsprint and oil had upon Canadian history. Other significant frames of reference-the role of government, the development of commercial agriculture, the climate of enterprise and capital formation-are also represented.
"In these two volumes, which replace the Reader's Guide to Canadian History, experts provide a select and critical guide to historical writing about pre- and post-Confederation Canada, with an emphasis on the most recent scholarship" -- ...
Author: Martin Brook Taylor
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
"In these two volumes, which replace the Reader's Guide to Canadian History, experts provide a select and critical guide to historical writing about pre- and post-Confederation Canada, with an emphasis on the most recent scholarship" -- Cover.
The author has spent the past three years criss-crossing Canada, from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of Olde Victoria.
Author: Will Ferguson
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The author has spent the past three years criss-crossing Canada, from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of Olde Victoria. He weaves his own experiences into those of the larger Canadian narrative. What he discovers along the way is that Canada is not so much a country as a collection of outposts - not only geographically, but culturally and linguistically. Some strong language. Winner of the 2005 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal.
While this text focuses on sport and recreation practices on these lands now claimed by Canada, it is set within a larger historical context of interconnecting social and cultural practices to speak to the sustained tensions, complexities, ...
Author: Carly Adams
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Category: Sports & Recreation
Serving as a foundation for critical discussion about the importance of the past, Sport and Recreation in Canadian History covers the historical events, people, and moments that shape Canadian sport in the present and future. While this text focuses on sport and recreation practices on these lands now claimed by Canada, it is set within a larger historical context of interconnecting social and cultural practices to speak to the sustained tensions, complexities, and contradictions prevalent in Canadian society. The editor, Dr. Carly Adams, and her 17 contributing experts from across Canada bring the latest research in all areas of Canadian sport history to life and present a thorough look at the nation’s past events. The text challenges the dominant narratives and encourages students to think critically about Canadian sport history. It examines how gender, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, class, and other systems of oppression and privilege have shaped sport and recreation practices, with Canadian sporting culture reproducing many of the same oppressive systems that exist on the larger scale. Sport and Recreation in Canadian History separates itself from its competitors by providing an abundance of pedagogical aids. Sidebars highlighting prominent people provide glimpses of figures who made a significant impact on Canadian sport history. Transformative Moment sidebars focus on significant events as they relate to specific themes, such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, or ability. A comprehensive timeline showcases where important events fell in relation to one another, while the text acknowledges the problem of presenting history in a linear way and provides a more nuanced discussion of time. Descriptions of primary source documents—such as newspaper articles, photographs, and historical documents—are accompanied by explanations of how sport historians work with these documents. Sport and Recreation in Canadian History asks readers to think differently about the history of Canadian sport, and it examines how past people, moments, and events continue to shape 21st-century sport.
On one level, Peter Moogk's latest book, La Nouvelle France: The Making of French Canada—A Cultural History, is a candid exploration of the troubled historical relationship that exists between the inhabitants of French- and English- ...
Author: Peter N. Moogk
Publisher: MSU Press
On one level, Peter Moogk's latest book, La Nouvelle France: The Making of French Canada—A Cultural History, is a candid exploration of the troubled historical relationship that exists between the inhabitants of French- and English- speaking Canada. At the same time, it is a long- overdue study of the colonial social institutions, values, and experiences that shaped modern French Canada. Moogk draws on a rich body of evidence—literature; statistical studies; government, legal, and private documents in France, Britain, and North America— and traces the roots of the Anglo-French cultural struggle to the seventeenth century. In so doing, he discovered a New France vastly different from the one portrayed in popular mythology. French relations with Native Peoples, for instance, were strained. The colony of New France was really no single entity, but rather a chain of loosely aligned outposts stretching from Newfoundland in the east to the Illinois Country in the west. Moogk also found that many early immigrants to New France were reluctant exiles from their homeland and that a high percentage returned to Europe. Those who stayed, the Acadians and Canadians, were politically conservative and retained Old Régime values: feudal social hierarchies remained strong; one's individualism tended to be familial, not personal; Roman Catholicism molded attitudes and was as important as language in defining Acadian and Canadian identities. It was, Moogk concludes, the pre-French Revolution Bourbon monarchy and its institutions that shaped modern French Canada, in particular the Province of Quebec, and set its people apart from the rest of the nation.
Author: Edward Jones-ImhotepPublish On: 2019-07-10
The role of science and technology in the history of Canada.
Author: Edward Jones-Imhotep
Publisher: UBC Press
Science and technology have shaped not only economic empires and industrial landscapes, but also the identities, anxieties, and understandings of people living in modern times. Made Modern draws together leading scholars from a wide range of fields who write on topics ranging from exploration and infrastructure to the occult sciences and communications. The contributors use histories of science and technology to enrich our understanding of Canadian history and of Canada's place in a transnational modern world. The first major collection of its kind in thirty years, this book explores the place of science and technology in shaping Canadians' experience of themselves and their place in the modern world.
Revised to cover recent developments and issues of ongoing concern, the third edition is an indispensable introduction to the nation that is Canada today and a perfect companion to celebrations of Canada's 150th anniversary."--pub. desc.
Author: H. V. Nelles
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Lively, compact, and highly readable, this bestselling history offers a fascinating overview of the Canadian landscape and its people. From the earliest human inhabitants of North America who learned to thrive in challenging physical environments to the French and British invaders whoestablished colonies across a vast continent to the influential individuals who have shaped Canada's social and political orders since Confederation, Nelles describes a dynamic country that is constantly changing, adjusting, and redefining itself. Revised to cover recent developments and issues ofongoing concern, the third edition is an indispensable introduction to the nation that is Canada today and a perfect companion to celebrations of Canada's 150th anniversary.
Substantially revised in its 7th Edition, Readings in Canadian History: Post-Confederation is a set of highly readable articles that have been chosen specifically to meet the needs of first and second year students of Canadian history.
Author: R. Douglas Francis
Substantially revised in its 7th Edition, Readings in Canadian History: Post-Confederation is a set of highly readable articles that have been chosen specifically to meet the needs of first and second year students of Canadian history. The variety and quality of the readings ensures stimulating classroom or tutorial discussion. The editors have provided a short introduction to each topic, extensive suggestions for further reading, and a short biography of each article's author.
Open the book and find: The first book and how it came to market Decisions that helped establish the brand The role authors have played in making Dummies successful The evolution of Dummies packaging The brand around the globe Fun Dummies ...
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The history, statistics, and fun facts! Although yellow-and-black For Dummies books are pervasive today — found all over the world and wherever books are sold, covering subjects from Access to Zune — at one time they didn't exist at all. How did this brand come about? What juicy tidbits exist in the Hall of Memories to explain the brand's titling strategy (Dummies? I'm not a dummy!) and its unique elements like cartoons and icons? This special anniversary edition answers these questions and provides insight into how the launch of a single book in 1991 evolved into a global brand phenomenon. Open the book and find: The first book and how it came to market Decisions that helped establish the brand The role authors have played in making Dummies successful The evolution of Dummies packaging The brand around the globe Fun Dummies moments in history Learn about: The first Dummies book and how it came to be The brand's history and milestones Each book series, licensed products, memorable quotes, and more!
The ethnic communities that have been conned by Canada's multiculturalism policy ... they have virtually destroyed history, and especially Canadian history, ...
Author: J. L. Granatstein
Publisher: Harpercollins Canada
Have we lost our past, and, in turn, ourselves? Who is slamming shut our history books -- and why? In an indictment that points damning fingers at our education system, the media and our government's preoccupation with multiculturalism to the exclusion of English Canadian culture, historian J.L. Granatstein offers astonishing evidence of our lack of historical knowledge. He shows not only how "dumbing down" in our education system is contributing to the death of Canadian history, but how a multi-disciplinary social studies approach puts more nails in the coffin. He explains how some teachers think studying the Second World War glorifies violence and may worsen French-English conflicts if conscription is mentioned, And he tells how the pride Canadians should feel over their past has been brushed aside by efforts to create a history that suits the misguided ideas of successive ministers of Canadian heritage and multiculturalism. Finally, he shows that there is hope, and there are steps we must take if we are to renew our past -- and ensure our future. With his intelligent and outspoken "blow the dust off the history books" approach to his subject, J.L. Granatstein has produced a brilliantly argued book that addresses a subject too important to ignore. Published to coincide with the anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9, 1917), and appearing at a time when our education system is coming under ever sharper attack Who Killed Canadian History? is a timely and provocative release. A recent test on Canada given to 100 first-year students at an Ontario university revealed the following statistics: -- 61% did not know that Sir John A. Macdonald was our first English-speaking prime minister -- 55% did not know that Canada was founded in 1867 -- 95% did not know that 1837 was the date of the Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada -- 92% did not know the year of the first Quebec referendum