2020ok  Directory of FREE Online Books and FREE eBooks

Free eBooks > History > Americas > Canada > General > A history of Canada

A history of Canada

by Bruchež?si

Download Book
(Respecting the intellectual property of others is utmost important to us, we make every effort to make sure we only link to legitimate sites, such as those sites owned by authors and publishers. If you have any questions about these links, please contact us.)

link 1

About Book

“[H]is eleven page glossary of major Canadian political figures is well done. The book provides an easy and enjoyable read.”–The Canadian Historical Review

“[t]his a pleasure to read and I would not hesitate to recommend it as a good introduction to Canada's history.”–British Journal of Canadian Studies

“[G]oes a considerable distance toward solving the textbook dilemma of U.S. Canadianists. See's book is a well-written, remarkably comprehensive, two hundred-page survey of Canada's history, crafted form an extensive reading of the most up-to-date secondary literature....The History of Canada will no doubt become and excellent classroom tool....[S]tudents will buy and perhaps even read it, because their teachers should assign it to them as a required text....Scott See has done a great service for those of us who earn our living teaching Americans about Canada.”–The American Review of Canandian Studies

“...welcome addition in high schools with strong world history courses as additional help for research paper assignments. Recommended.”–Blanche Woolls & David Loertscher (GaleGroup.com)

“The book can be summed up as factual, complete and correct....contains useful lists of people and dates, and it is well indexed. The bibliographic essay is concise. The book would fit well into a general collection of Canadian history.”–Canadian Library Association/Feliciter

“This title is recommended for school and college libraries.”–American Reference Books Annual

Book Description
This beautifully written narrative history paints a magnificent picture of 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. Often portrayed by the American media as but 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 current burden of regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity that characterizes Canada in the early 21st century, this history draws the reader into the drama that is Canada. Since its earliest settlement by the French and the British and its struggle as an arena between those contesting empires, Canada has been a center for disagreement and debate. This work examines the economic, political, and ethnic issues of this century, including Canada's participation in world affairs. Short biographies of notable people in Canadian history, a list of all the Prime Ministers in Canada, a timeline of important events, and a bibliographic essay of recommended books and websites add reference value to this engagingly written history.

About the Author
SCOTT W. SEE is Libra Professor of History at the University of Maine.



PLEASE READ: All comments must be approved before appearing in the thread; time and space constraints prevent all comments from appearing. We will only approve comments that are directly related to the article, use appropriate language and are not attacking the comments of others.

Message (please, no HTML tags. Web addresses will be hyperlinked):

Related Free eBooks

Related Tags

DIGG This story   Save To Google   Save To Windows Live   Save To Del.icio.us   diigo it   Save To blinklist
Save To Furl   Save To Yahoo! My Web 2.0   Save To Blogmarks   Save To Shadows   Save To stumbleupon   Save To Reddit