Canada's Odyssey

Canada's Odyssey

A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests

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"150 years after Confederation, Canada is known around the world for its social diversity and its commitment to principles of multiculturalism. But the road to contemporary Canada is a winding one, a story of division and conflict as well as union and accommodation. In Canada's Odyssey, renowned scholar Peter H. Russell provides an expansive, accessible account of Canadian history from the pre-Confederation period to the present day. By focusing on what he calls the "three pillars" of English Canada, French Canada, and Aboriginal Canada, Russell advances an important view of our country as one founded on and informed by "incomplete conquests." It is the very incompleteness of these conquests that have made Canada what it is today, not just a multicultural society but a multinational one. Featuring the scope and vivid characterizations of an epic novel, Canada's Odyssey is a magisterial work by an astute observer of Canadian politics and history, a perfect book to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto :, University of Toronto Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781487502041
Branch Call Number: 971 Rus
Characteristics: viii, 535 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Jun 15, 2017

This book is a very good introduction to anyone who wants to understand the roots of Canada's political structure, government and constitution.

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