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A Story of Challenge

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107675810

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  • 'A surprised and measured satisfaction that so much has been accomplished in the face of such grave difficulties.' This is the theme of Professor Careless's history of Canada, which was originally published in 1953 and first published as this second edition in 1963. It is an account of the emergence of the Canadian nation from the long and enduring efforts to build a community in the North American continent, separate from the United States. The pressures and promises of Canadian geography, the influences stemming from Britain and France, the inter-relations of the French- and English-speaking community, are main forces that have shaped Canada's history. The author put forward this book for Canadian readers, and, not less, for readers in the other countries of the Commonwealth wishing to know how Canada achieved its status in the world.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107675810
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Background:
    1. Geography sets the stage
    2. The actors appear
    Part II. New France:
    3. The building of New France, 1534–1663
    4. Royal government and expansion, 1663–1702
    5. The life of New France, 1663–1760
    6. The struggle of empires, 1702–60
    Part III. The British North American Colonies:
    7. The age of the American Revolution, 1760–91
    8. The shaping of British North America, 1791–1821
    9. Immigration, development and the pioneer age, 1815–37
    10. The demand for reform, 1815–37
    11. Self-government within the Empire, 1837–50
    12. The question of union, 1846–60
    13. The path to confederation, 1860–7
    Part IV. The Canadian Nation:
    14. The new dominion, 1867–78
    15. Macdonald, nationalism and sectional discontent, 1878–96
    16. Lautner and Canada's century, 1896–1914
    17. The achievement of nationhood, 1914–39
    18. Canada between two world wars, 1919–39
    19. The maturing nation, 1939–50
    20. Canada in the latest age

  • Author

    J. M. S. Careless

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