Canada: A Story of Challenge

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 26, 2012 - History - 492 pages
'A surprised and measured satisfaction that so much has been accomplished in the face of such grave difficulties.' This is the theme of Professor Careless's history of Canada, which was originally published in 1953 and first published as this second edition in 1963. It is an account of the emergence of the Canadian nation from the long and enduring efforts to build a community in the North American continent, separate from the United States. The pressures and promises of Canadian geography, the influences stemming from Britain and France, the inter-relations of the French- and English-speaking community, are main forces that have shaped Canada's history. The author put forward this book for Canadian readers, and, not less, for readers in the other countries of the Commonwealth wishing to know how Canada achieved its status in the world.
 

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Contents

GEOGRAPHY SETS THE STAGE
3
THE ACTORS APPEAR
17
NEW FRANCE
31
TIIE BUILDING or NEW FRANCE 15341663
37
Onw
44
THE LIFE OF NEW FRANCE 16631766
59
THE STRUGGLE or EMPIRES 170260
60
The Rivals for America
73
THE QUESTION or Umou 18466o
207
THE PATH TO CONFEDERATION 18607
230
THE NEW Dommron 186778
253
MACDONALD NATIONALISM AND SECTIONAL DISCON
276
The Development of the West
283
LAURIER AND CANADAs CENTURY 18961914
301
i The First Seven Provinces 1873
307
THE ACHIEVEMENT or NATIONHOOD 191431
327

THE AGE or THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 176091
97
T1IE SHAPING o1 BRITISH NORTH AMERICA 1791 1821
114
Y1?wN
145
THE DEMAND FOR REFORM 181537
164
SELFGOVERNMENT WITHIN THE EMPIRE 1837so
188
Chapter 18
351
THE MATURING NATION 193950
378
CANADA IN THE LATEST
406
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