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The Agrarian Revolt In Western Canada: A Survey Showing American Parallels


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ISBN 10: 0889771065 / ISBN 13: 9780889771062
Published by University of Regina Press, 1997
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Title: The Agrarian Revolt In Western Canada: A ...

Publisher: University of Regina Press

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition:Good

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This landmark study meticulously traces the evolution of the farmers' movement on the prairies, which led to the birth of the co-operative movement and such populist political movements as the Progressive Party, the Social Credit, and the CCF/NDP. Out of print for almost 30 years, "The Agrarian Revolt" has remained a primary resource for scholars studying the history of this region. The trends which Sharp identified and examined continue to be crucial for an understanding of prairie politics today, for the Reform Party (now the Canadian Alliance Party) is a direct ideological descendant of the earlier populist movements considered in "The Agrarian Revolt." The new introductions to this 1997 reprint provide an American perspective from William Pratt (University of Nebraska - Omaha) and a Canadian perspective from Lorne Brown (University of Regina).

About the Author:

Paul F. Sharp is a native of Missouri and has earned degrees from Philips University and the University of Minnesota. In his career, Sharp has acted as a Fulbright lecturer in Sydney and Melbourne, and served as an educational specialist with the U.S. State Department.

Sharp's area of interest is the Canadian-American West. His book "Whoop-Up Country: The Canadian-American West" earned him the Award of Merit and the Silver Spur Award for best Western non-fiction in 1955.

Paul Sharp is currently a Regents professor of history and higher education at the University of Oklahoma.

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