Canada and the British Empire
Phillip Alfred Buckner
Oxford University Press, 2008 - History - 294 pages
Canada and the British Empiretraces the evolution of Canada, placing it within the wider context of British imperial history. Beginning with a broad chronological narrative, the volume surveys the country's history from the foundation of the first British bases in Canada in the early seventeenth century, until the patriation of the Canadian constitution in 1982.
Historians approach the subject thematically, analysing subjects such as British migration to Canada, the role played by gender in the construction of imperial identities, and the economic relationship between Canada and Britain. Other important chapters examine the history of Newfoundland, the history and legacy of imperial law, and the attitudes of French Canadians and Canada's aboriginal peoples to the imperial relationship.
The overall focus of the book is on emphasising the part that Canada played in the British Empire, and on understanding the Canadian response towards imperialism. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, it is essential reading for anyone interested either in the history of Canada or in the history of the British Empire.
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The Emergence of British North America to 1783
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4 The Creation of the Dominion of Canada 18601901
5 Canada and the Third British Empire 19011939
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8 British Migration and British America 17831867
British Migration to Canada 18671967
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