A Concise History of Canada by Professor Margaret Conrad
(Cambridge Concise Histories)

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Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer and teacher of Canadian history, Conrad offers astute answers to these difficult questions. Beginning in Canada's deep past with the arrival of its Aboriginal peoples, she traces its history through the conquest by Europeans, the American Revolutionary War and the industrialization of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to its prosperous present. Despite its successes and its popularity as a destination for immigrants from across the world, Canada remains a curiously reluctant player on the international stage. This intelligent, concise and lucid book explains just why that is.

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Margaret Conrad is Professor Emerita and Honorary Research Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Her publications include Atlantic Canada: A Concise History with James K. Hiller (2009), Saturday's Child: Memoirs of Canada's First Female Cabinet Minister (1995), History of the Canadian Peoples with Alvin Finkel (1993), No Place Like Home: The Diaries and Letters of Nova Scotia Women, 1771-1938 with Toni Laidlaw and Donna Smyth (1988) and George Nowlan: Maritime Conservative in National Politics (1986).
Published March 22, 2012 by Cambridge University Press. 344 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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