Empire To Umpire

Paperback | August 16, 2007

byNorman Hillmer, Jack Granatstein

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Empire to Umpire provides a survey of Canada's foreign policies and varying roles in international affairs, from dutiful member of the British Empire to second-tier power and peacekeeper. Beginning before the turn of the century when Canada took its first faltering steps into nationhood, Norman Hillmer and J.L. Granatstein, two of Canada's leading historians, offer fresh insights into the events, the ideas, and the personalities that have influenced Canada's participation in world affairs. Two competing forces dominate our international persona: the reliance on imperial strength, first British then American, for our security and economic prosperity; and the strong impulse to do what is right in, and for, the world. What happens when the "choirboy at the Concert of Nations" is called upon to sing duets with a dowager aunt or a rich southern uncle? That is the story Hillmer and Granatstein succeed in telling in this richly illustrated history of Canadian foreign policy.

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Empire to Umpire provides a survey of Canada's foreign policies and varying roles in international affairs, from dutiful member of the British Empire to second-tier power and peacekeeper. Beginning before the turn of the century when Canada took its first faltering steps into nationhood, Norman Hillmer and J.L. Granatstein, two of Can...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.13 × 6.13 × 0.87 inPublished:August 16, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176104208

ISBN - 13:9780176104207

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Old Mother Empire, 1896-1914Chapter 2 A Nation That Is Not a Nation, 1914-1921Chapter 3 Doing Good by Stealth, 1921-1930Chapter 4 Alberta, Not Abyssinia, 1930-1939Chapter 5 If Britain and France Go Down, 1939-1945Chapter 6 The World Is Now So Small, 1945-1949Chapter 7 The Golden Age, 1950-1956Chapter 8 A Great National Destiny, 1957-1963Chapter 9 Quiet Diplomacy, and Otherwise, 1963-1968Chapter 10 The Trudeau Pirouette, 1968-1984Chapter 11 From Globalism to Continentalism?, 1984-1993Chapter 12 Into the Twenty-First Century, 1993-2006ConclusionFurther ReadingIndex