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.
ignorant Africanist, given the impact of Canadian events on the ultimate mode of decolonization chosen by the United ... In short, the reason Americans should study Canadian history is to learn more about themselves, about how they ...
Canadian Historical Review, 71,75-6 Canadiana Scrapbook Series, 39-40 Canadian Studies, 24 Careless, J.M.S., 72 Champlain statue, 103-4 Charles R. Bronfman Foundation, 12-13 Chretien, Jean, 147 Citizenship and Immigration Canada, ...
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
2 J.M.S. Careless , " Limited Identities in Canada , " Canadian Historical Review 50 ( 1969 ) : 1-10 . For a similar argument , see also his “ Nationalism , pluralism , and Canadian history , ” Culture 30 ( 1969 ) : 19–26 .
Author: Gregory S. Kealey
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
This collection of twelve essays by Gregory Kealey, will be of great interest to students and scholars of Canadian history, labour history, Marxist and socialist theory and history, and political science.
Waite, Canadian Historical Review Canadian Forum The book they were talking about won the Governor-General's Award in 1977. Now University of Toronto Press is proud to announce a new edition of this classic workin Canadian ...
Includes section: Recent publications relating to Canada.
CANADIAN HISTORY Introduction Those who study Canadian history are presented with two problems. The first problem is that some interesting or enjoyable stories are ignored because those who write the history books do not consider them ...
"Sport and Recreation in Canadian History is a comprehensive textbook which provides an examination of events, documents, and pivotal moments that contributed to the development of sport in Canada.
Author: Carly Adams
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Category: Outdoor recreation
"Sport and Recreation in Canadian History is a comprehensive textbook which provides an examination of events, documents, and pivotal moments that contributed to the development of sport in Canada. Content ranges from indigenous recreation, and the integration of British culture. It moves to the emergence of organized sport and national sport organizations, and their impact on how sport is viewed across the country. Amateur and professional sport is covered in detail and finally the globalization of Canadian sport and its expansion and position on the international stage"--