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By David Dilks. 2005
Winston Churchill's connection with Canada ("the Great Dominion", as he called it) spanned more than half a century: at Winnipeg… he heard the news of Queen Victoria's death, in Ottawa in the dark days of 1941 he proclaimed his confidence in victory, and in 1952 had to concede that the result of victory had been far less satisfying than he had wished. No other Commonwealth country sparked such detailed knowledge or lifelong interest. 2005.
By Francis Thompson, Lee Selleck. 1997
Two Yellowknife journalists analyze what happened during the strike at the Giant mine, which culminated in an explosion which killed… nine men in 1992. They describe the major players in the drama, the major events, including the trial of Roger Warren, and even raise questions about Warren's guilt. Some strong language. 1997.
By Henry Mietkiewicz, Bob Mackowycz. 1988
Rochdale College was an eighteen-story apartment building near the University of Toronto campus which, between 1968 and 1975, was the… centre of hippie culture in Toronto. Reviled by politicians and police for its anarchy and its flow of drugs, and loved by hippies for the same reasons, the Rochdale culture helped create some of Canada's most gifted artists, actors, musicians, and writers. Some strong language. 1988.
By David Jay Bercuson, J. L Granatstein. 1992
The editors have compiled approximately 1500 entries concerning Canadian military history from the early 17th century to peacekeeping duties in… 1992, with an emphasis on the 20th century. Entries cover military actions, senior military personnel, politicians whose policies affected the military, Victoria and George Cross winners, and entries on security and intelligence topics.
Offers an account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the sixties until today, as seen and interpreted… by leftist scholars and writers. Each chapter reviews a major theme, such as Canada's relationship to the U.S., the development of our health care system, the dynamics of Aboriginal-non-Aboriginal relations and the role of Canadian cultural work in shaping Canadian society. Taken together, the book provides a unique and broad perspective on virtually every significant event and development in recent Canadian history. 2016.
By Jack Boudreau. 1998
A history of the people and the heart of the MacGregor Mountain country of B.C., and the hardships and adventures… of the early pioneers who lived there. Prequel to "Grizzly Bear Mountain" (DC24492). 1998.
By W. M Elofson. 2000
The author, a Canadian historian and rancher, discusses life on the Canadian frontier between 1870 and World War I. Intending… to dispel the myth that the frontier was inhabited by peaceful, law-abiding ranchers, he describes the prostitution, gunfights and cattle rustling that were part of the ordinary life of the cowboys and settlers. 2000.
By Christine F Dickinson, Diane S Smith. 1995
By Ann Walsh. 2001
Fourteen stories about Canadian history, each focussing on a "first" - the first meeting between natives and Europeans; the first… elections in which women were allowed to vote; an account of the first "Home Children" sent to Canada during the nineteenth century, supposedly for a better life, but often to work in slave-labour conditions. Includes additional accounts to provide historical context for each story, which cover the period from the mid-seventeenth century to the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of some of its youngest participants. Grades 4-7. 2001.
Memoirs, anecdotes and tales from all walks of life - from the proud fisherman to the humble academic - which… reflect the way of life peculiar to the Atlantic seaboard. 1979. (Canada's Atlantic Folklore and Folklife series ; 2)
Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and, disturbingly, Canadian politics - the politics of ethnocide - played… in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald's "National Dream." He examines the present disparity in health and economic well-being between First Nations and non-Native populations, and the lingering racism and misunderstanding that permeates the national consciousness to this day. c2013.
By William Beeching. 1989
The author, who was himself a volunteer, retells the story of the Canadians who fought in Spain in defence of… democracy. Memories collected from aging veterans reflect their pride in having served with Canada's Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, which formed part of the 15th International Brigade. Among these young men and women were Canada's first dead in the fight against fascism. The book includes a comprehensive list of Canadian volunteers. 1989.
By George Woodcock. 1990
By Reginald Whitaker. 1991
By Peter C Newman. 1985
Borders, and the limits they impose, have long affected the way Canadians' view themselves. New examines the ways in which… the border metaphor pervades the Canadian consciousness. He moves from examining its affect in a broad, general way to a close examination of two pieces of literature originating in the Pacific Northwest which reflect the border concerns of the cultures they represent.
By Alison Prentice. 1988
An examination of the role which women have played in Canadian history. Beginning with a look at native women and… early European settlers, the authors focus on three major turning points -- the transition to an industrial society in the 19th century; World War I, when the women's movement met its first major successes; and the entry of married women into the work force during World War II. 1988.
By J. M. S Careless. 1991
A brief history of Canada, covering the period from Cartier and Champlain to the arrival of Pierre Elliott Trudeau on… the political scene. It covers the major historical events and the forces which have shaped our country. Originally written in 1953, this is the updated 1970 version. Winner of the 1953 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction.
By Peter B Waite. 1971
Waite surveys the history of Canada from the resignation of John A. Macdonald's Conservative government in 1874 to the election… of the Liberals under Laurier in 1896. The period in between saw the development of the railways, the expansion of the west, and rebellion under Riel. 1988, c1971.