Canada 1900-1945

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1990 - History - 427 pages
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Through war, depression, and social upheaval, the first half of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented turbulence in Canada. In this lively and contentious survey, Robert Bothwell, lan Drummond, and John English explore the political and economic forces that shaped this era of change.

As in their earlier work, the highly acclaimed Canada since 1945, the authors focus on the political context of events. Beginning at the turn of the century, they consider the status of Canada in the empire and the world, the burgeoning growth of its economy, and the development of social and labour problems, up to the eruption of 1914. They discuss the political currents running through Canada during two wars, the interwar economic boom and depression, and the plans for post-war reconstruction, and assess the impact of these and other events on Canada's political, economic, social, and cultural institutions.

  

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Contents

Canadians in their Setting
1
A Nation and its Parts
25
Politics and Political Culture
37
The Great Boom of 190013
55
Drink Labour Public Ownership and Corruption 190014
85
Canada the World and the Empire
107
The Politics of War
119
Canadas Army
139
The Economy in the 1920s
211
Defining Canada and her New Empire 191731
229
The Social and Economic Impact of the Depression
245
Politics and Policy in the Great Depression
259
Culture and Communications 191939
279
The Dominion and the Dictators
295
The Politics of War 193945
317
Fighting the War
337

The War at Home
153
Slump and Boom and Slump Again 191322
169
Literacy Literature and Education
187
The Politics of the 1920s
199
The Second World War at Home
375
Planning for Reconstruction
389
INDEX
411
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About the author (1990)

Robert Bothwell is a professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto.

Ian Drummond is professor of Economics and former vice-dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto.

John English is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo.

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