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Canada: A Very Short Introduction

Donald Wright

July 2020

ISBN: 9780198755241

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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A bilingual, multicultural, and multinational nation, Canada borders the United States, reaches into the Arctic, and stretches across six time zones. Drawing on Canadian history, politics, and literature, Donald Wright explores the Canadian story and identity, from the arrival of the first Indigenous peoples to contemporary climate politics.

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A bilingual, multicultural, and multinational nation, Canada borders the United States, reaches into the Arctic, and stretches across six time zones. Drawing on Canadian history, politics, and literature, Donald Wright explores the Canadian story and identity, from the arrival of the first Indigenous peoples to contemporary climate politics.

  • Draws on history, politics, and literature to introduce the identities and realities of modern Canada
  • Explores how Canada maintains national diversity through bilingualism, multiculturalism, and federalism
  • Discusses the ongoing reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous peoples
  • Considers Canada's historical relationship to Great Britain, and its ongoing relationship with the United States
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Donald Wright, Professor of Political Science, University of New Brunswick

A specialist in Canadian history and politics, Donald Wright teaches at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. His books have included The Professionalization of History in English Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2005), which was shortlisted by the Canadian Historical Association for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for best book in Canadian history, and Donald Creighton: A Life in History (University of Toronto Press, 2015). He was also co-editor for Symbols of Canada (Between the Lines Press, 2018) with Michael Dawson and Catherine Gidney.

Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Introduction
    1:Beginnings
    2:Dispossessions
    3:Nationalisms
    4:Rights
    5:Borders
    6:Norths
    Conclusion
    Further reading
    Index

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