An Updated Edition of the Canadian Classic
Most of us know bits and pieces of our history but would like to know how it all fits together. The trick is to find a history that is so absorbing you will want to read it from beginning to end. With this expanded, seventh edition of A Short History of Canada, readers need look no further.
Desmond Morton, one of Canada's most highly respected historians, is keenly aware of the ways in which our past informs our present, and in one compact and engrossing volume, he pulls off the remarkable feat of bringing it all together - from the First Nations before the arrival of the Europeans, to Confederation, to the return of the Liberals in the 2015 election. His acute observations on the Diefenbaker era, the effects of the post-war influx of immigrants, the flag debate, the baby boom, the Trudeau years and the constitutional crisis, the Quebec referendum, the rise of the Canadian Alliance, and Stephen Harper's prime ministership, all provide an invaluable background to understanding the way Canada works today and its direction in the years to come.
A Short History of Canada (7th Edition)