Canada and the British Empire

Paperback | May 15, 2010

EditorPhillip Buckner

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Canada and the British Empire traces the evolution of Canada, placing it within the wider context of British imperial history. Beginning with a broad chronological narrative, the volume surveys the country's history from the foundation of the first British bases in Canada in the earlyseventeenth century, until the patriation of the Canadian constitution in 1982.Historians approach the subject thematically, analysing subjects such as British migration to Canada, the role played by gender in the construction of imperial identities, and the economic relationship between Canada and Britain. Other important chapters examine the history of Newfoundland, thehistory and legacy of imperial law, and the attitudes of French Canadians and Canada's aboriginal peoples to the imperial relationship.The overall focus of the book is on emphasising the part that Canada played in the British Empire, and on understanding the Canadian response towards imperialism. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, it is essential reading for anyone interested either in the history of Canada orin the history of the British Empire.

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Canada and the British Empire traces the evolution of Canada, placing it within the wider context of British imperial history. Beginning with a broad chronological narrative, the volume surveys the country's history from the foundation of the first British bases in Canada in the earlyseventeenth century, until the patriation of the Can...

Phillip Buckner is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Brunswick, and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199563748

ISBN - 13:9780199563746

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1. Phillip Buckner: Introduction: Canada and the British Empire2. John G. Reid and Elizabeth Mancke: From Global Processes to Continental Strategies: The emergence of British North America to 17833. J. M. Bumsted: The Consolidation of British North America, 1783-604. Phillip Buckner: The Creation of the Dominion of Canada, 1860-19015. John Herd Thompson: Canada and the 'Third British Empire', 1901-396. Phillip Buckner: Canada and the End of Empire, 1939-827. James K. Hiller: Status without Stature: Newfoundland, 1869-19498. Elizabeth Jane Errington: British Migration and British America, 1783-18679. Marjory Harper: Rhetoric and Reality: British Migration to Canada, 1867-196710. Colin M. Coates: French Canadians' Ambivalence toward the British Empire11. Sarah Carter: Aboriginal People of Canada and the British Empire12. Adele Perry: Women, Gender, and Empire13. Douglas McCalla: Economy and Empire: Britain and Canadian Development, 1783-197114. Philip Girard: British Justice: English Law and Canadian Legal Culture