Canada: A History with MySearchLab (3rd Edition)

 
9780132917872: Canada: A History with MySearchLab (3rd Edition)

Canada : A History offers a flowing story with its infusion of people, including marginalized groups, into its rich narrative.

 

Canada is unique in its presentation of Canadian history by making the story of the majority of the people equally important to the story of its leaders, and by demonstrating the ways in which each affected the other. Offering a balanced coverage of economic, political, social, and cultural history, as well as regional versus national history, this text provides a distinctively comprehensive view of Canada and her history.

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About the Author:

Margaret Conrad is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Studies at the University of New Brunswick. She holds degrees from Acadia (BA Honours History 1967) and the University of Toronto (MA 1968 and PhD 1979). A member of the History Department of Acadia University from 1969 to 2002, Professor Conrad also served as an adjunct Professor of History at Dalhousie from 1992 to 2002. In 1995 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and, from 1996 to 1998, held Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. She is the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

        Professor Conrad was a founding member of the Editorial Board of Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal, of which she was co-editor from 1977 to 1985, and she served as co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review from 1997 to 2000. She is also Past- President of the Canadian Historical Association (2005-07).

 

Alvin Finkel is a Professor in the Department of History at Athabasca University. Professor Finkel is the author of a variety of historical works, ranging from histories of the Social Credit movement in Canada and the welfare state to a co-written study of the collaboration between British conservatives and the Nazis in the 1930s. 

        Professor Finkel studied at the University of Manitoba, where he received his BA and MA, and at the University of Toronto, where he received his PhD in 1976. A former editor of Prairie Forum, he is currently the book review editor for Labour/Le Travail.

 

Donald Fyson, full professor at the Département d'histoire of Université Laval, is a specialist in eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Quebec history, notably its social and socio-political aspects. He is particularly interested in the relationship between state, law and society, especially as seen through the criminal and civil justice system, the police and local administration. His current research projects include the judicial and social effects of the British Conquest of Quebec, penal justice in Quebec City, 1840-1965 and interpersonal violence in Quebec and Lower Canada.

Review:

“I certainly appreciate the efforts to ‘bring Quebec in’ to the national narrative beyond the usual narrow parameters. This is important in getting our students to understand that there is more to Quebec than separatism and that a vibrant francophone presence exists outside of Quebec. The chapter on the economy is very concise, very clear, and explains complicated and dry issues in a relatively animated fashion. It should make these historical issues appear to have more relevancy....In addition, I do appreciate the discussions of changing ways of labour, women’s activism, etcetera, and where a variety of peoples of Canada, including French Canadians, experienced these important shifts”

--Stephanie Bangarth, King’s University College, UWO

 

“I thought these [pedagogical features] were the strongest features in each chapter—these sections really brought the material to life for the students, and they also gave a specific example of what the chapter was trying to accomplish....I think the level of writing is a great balance between making the information accessible to budding historians, yet attempting to provide some difficult historiographical concepts for them as well.”

 

“I thought this chapter [24: Growth at All Costs: The Economy, 1945-1975] was well done given that the economy was explained from a social history perspective, one that tended to link the economy with larger social forces such as labour unions, social welfare policy, economic disparity and particularly economic nationalism.”

--Darren Ferry, Nipissing University

 

“One of the reasons I like this text is the clarity and accessibility of the prose.”

--Eric W Sager, University of Victoria

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