Canada: A Political Biography

Paperback | September 22, 2016

byP. E. Bryden

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Penny Bryden's Canada: A Political Biography uses interconnected biographies of historical figures to tell the story of Canadian political history from 1791 to the present. Lively in both pace and style, the text offers students a welcome departure from traditional event-driven histories andprovides them with a new lens through which to interpret and understand the past - the lens of the "lived history" of the individual. This new survey of Canada's political history - the only one of its kind - is concise, insightful, and entertaining, and with features like engaging "Beyond the Book"questions and annotated end-of-chapter bibliographies, it is a resource to which students can return for years to come.

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Penny Bryden's Canada: A Political Biography uses interconnected biographies of historical figures to tell the story of Canadian political history from 1791 to the present. Lively in both pace and style, the text offers students a welcome departure from traditional event-driven histories andprovides them with a new lens through which t...

Penny Bryden is associate professor at the University of Victoria. Her experiences in Ontario, the Maritimes, and British Columbia have given her a unique perspective on political culture across the country, and on the different orientations of the federal relationship. With her work, she aims to probe the nature of relationships withi...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:September 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199014213

ISBN - 13:9780199014217

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ContentsForeword to the Living History SeriesPrefaceAcknowledgements1. The Origin of Canadian Politics, 1791-18642. The Emergence of Canada, 1864-18733. An Awkward, but Formative, Adolescence, 1874-18914. Extending a Nation, 1891-19115. The Great War, 1911-19216. The Interwar Years, 1921-19357. The Great Reorganization, 1935-19468. A Junior Partner on the World Stage, 1947-19579. Uncertainty and Crisis, 1957-196810. Insiders and Outsiders in Constitutional Confrontations, 1968-198211. Constitutional Politics and the Shape of Modern Canada, 1982-199812. Transformation of Canadian Politics, 1998-2015ConclusionNotesIndex