Oxford Companion To Canadian History

Oxford Companion To Canadian History

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Blackwell North Amer
Here, in a single volume, is the essential reference book for all those interested in Canadian history. From the Norse to Nunavut, The Oxford Companion to Canadian History provides an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the significant events, issues, institutions, places, and people that have shaped Canada from earliest times to the present.
Drawing on the latest scholarship, over 500 contributors describe and analyze events in political, military, social, economic, and cultural history. Gambling, potlatches, hockey, capital punishment, jackatars, and shipwrecks find a place alongside more traditional entries such as prime ministers and suffragists, exploration and the fur trade, railways and responsible government. Politicians, soldiers, scientists, athletes, entrepreneurs, social activists, and religious leaders all make an appearance.
The 1654 entries are arranged from A to Z, with cross-references and a complete index to guide readers to related topics. Ten maps complement the text. Designed to appeal to scholars and students as well as the general public.

Oxford University Press
This indispensable new guide to Canadian history is comprehensive, authoritative, and--above all-- companionable. It the essential guide to the significant events, issues, institutions, people, and places that have shaped Canadian life from earliest times to the late twentieth century.

In more than 1,700 entries, the country's leading historians describe and analyze events in political, military, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual history, drawing on the latest scholarship. Topics such as gambling, potlatches, abortion, hockey, capital punishment, jackatars, and shipwrecks find a place alongside more traditional entries like prime ministers and suffragists, exploration and fur trade, railways and responsible government. Politicians, soldiers, scientists and industrialists, feminists, social activists and religious leaders, all make an appearance. Vikings and Basque whalers, Jesuits and filles du roi, the Huron Feast of the Dead, privateers, charivaris, the Acadian grand derangement, the Metis buffalo hunt, rebellions, the On-to-Ottawa trek, bunkhouse men and bush pilots, the battle at Vimy Ridge, gold rushes, Spanish influenza, Frontier College, corvettes, trade unions, midwives, Automatistes, the Mad Trapper, La Bolduc, free trade and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, all contribute to the fascinating story which is Canada's history.

Entries are arranged from A-Z and fully cross-referenced, with a complete index to guide readers to related topics. This new companion provides learned, accessible, and up-to-date studies of the key subjects and personalities in Canadian history.

Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2004
ISBN: 9780195415599
0195415590
Characteristics: 748

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