This up-to-date book is a brief history of Quebec and the idea of a Quebec nation from 1740 to the present day.
The story is told through conversations between journalist Gilles Gougeon and seven noted Quebec historians. The informal, lively tone of their discussions makes this a spirited and interesting presentation. A bestseller in Quebec, this book has successfully explained the history of Quebec nationalism and its champions to Quebec readers. At a time when many Quebec nationalists believe they are close to achieving the goal of sovereignty that they have sought for more than two centuries, English Canadians can see for themselves how Quebec historians view their own history.