Modern Canada: 1945 to Present

Paperback | January 15, 2014

EditorCatherine Briggs

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Featuring both scholarly articles and brand new essays, this engaging collection traces the compelling history of postwar Canada and examines the fundamental changes that have transformed and redefined this nation since 1945. Together, the readings reveal Canada's steady move toward a cultureand national identity based on tolerance, diversity, and social justice.

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Featuring both scholarly articles and brand new essays, this engaging collection traces the compelling history of postwar Canada and examines the fundamental changes that have transformed and redefined this nation since 1945. Together, the readings reveal Canada's steady move toward a cultureand national identity based on tolerance, d...

Catherine Briggs is an instructor in the history department at St Jerome's University, University of Waterloo. She teaches a number of courses on Canadian history, including social and business history, and has published in the area of women's and social history.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.97 inPublished:January 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195432401

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* - Articles commissioned specifically for this volume.IntroductionPart I: National Identity and Nationalism1. Immigration and MulticulturalismAugie Fleras: "Under Repair," "Work in Progress": Trajectories of Canadian Multiculturalism *Stephanie Bangarth: Citizen Activism, Refugees, and the State: Two Case Studies in Canadian Immigration History *2. "Canadian" Identity and CultureMatthew Hayday: Fireworks, Folk-dancing, and Fostering a National IdentityRyan Edwardson: Canadianization: Culture and Nationhood in the Postwar Years *3. Nation within a NationMichael D. Behiels: Mulroney and a Nationalist Quebec: Key to Political Realignment in Canada?David Newhouse: Aboriginal Identities and the New Indian ProblemPart II: Federalism, Liberalism, and Regionalism4. Regional Politics and IdentityAlvin Finkel: Alberta Social Credit and the Second National PolicyCorey Slumkoski: "A narrow provincialism": Regionalism in Atlantic Canada, 1945-1970 *5. The Welfare StateSean Purdy: "It Was Tough on Everybody": Low-Income Families and Housing Hardship in Post-World War II TorontoRaymond Blake: Intergovernmental Relations Trumps Social Policy Change: Trudeau, Constitutionalism, and Family Allowances6. From Postwar Liberalism to Neo-LiberalismMichael Goldfield and Bryan D. Palmer: Canada's Workers Movement: Uneven DevelopmentsBrooke Jeffrey: The Harper Government and Open Federalism *Part III: Canada and the World7. Finding a "Middle-Power" Ground in the Postwar WorldHector Mackenzie: The "Revolution" in Canada's International Policies *Andrew Preston: Balancing War and Peace: Canadian Foreign Policy and the Vietnam War, 1961-19658. Canadians in the Developing WorldDavid Webster: Eyeing the Indies: Canadian Relations with Indonesia, 1945-99 *Ruth Compton Brouwer: When Missions Become Development: Ironies of "ngoization" in Mainstream Canadian Churches in the 1960s9. Canada and the United StatesStephen Azzi: Foreign Investment and the Paradox of Economic NationalismRobert Huebert: The Transformation of Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security: From Myth to Reality *Part IV: The Rights Revolution10. Early Human Rights MovementsCatherine Briggs: The "Social Answer": The Development of Maternity and Child Care Provisions in the 1960s *Carmela Patrias: Socialists, Jews, and the 1947 Saskatchewan Bill of Rights11. Rights in the 1960s and 1970sDominique Clement: Generations and the Transformation of Social Movements in Postwar CanadaMalgorzata Kierylo: The Recognition of Institutional Racism in Ontario: Public and Private Enquiries into Toronto's "Race Crisis," 1975-1982 *12. The Charter RevolutionChance Minnett Watchel and Matthew Hennigar: Righteous Litigation: An Examination of Christian Conservative Interest Group Litigation Before the Appellate Courts of Canada, 1982-2009 *Miriam Smith: Social Movements and Judicial Empowerment: Courts, Public Policy, and Lesbian and Gay Organizing in CanadaPart V: Changing Values and Norms13. The EnvironmentMark Joseph McLaughlin: "As thick as molasses": Water Pollution Regulation in New Brunswick, 1947-1975 *Tina Loo: Disturbing the Peace: Environmental Change and the Scales of Justice on a Northern River14. Youth and ResistanceMatthew Roth: "How to Walk Safely in Immigration's Minefield": The Toronto Anti-Draft Programme and the Changing Needs of American War Resisters in Canada during the Vietnam War *Christabelle Sethna: The University of Toronto Health Service, Oral Contraception, and Student Demand for Birth Control, 1960-7015. Gender, Work, and FamilyBarbara Freeman: Breaking Out of the Glass Cage: Women Newspaper Journalists in Canada, 1945-1975 *Robert Rutherdale: Three Faces of Fatherhood as a Masculine Category: Tyrants, Teachers, and Workaholics as "Responsible Family Men" During Canada's Baby BoomConclusionGlossaryIndex