By Peter H. Russell
150 years after Confederation, Canada is understood worldwide for its social variety and its dedication to rules of multiculturalism. however the street to modern Canada is a winding one, a narrative of department and clash in addition to union and accommodation.
In Canada’s Odyssey, popular student Peter H. Russell presents an expansive, obtainable account of Canadian historical past from the pre-Confederation interval to the current day. by way of targeting what he calls the "three pillars" of English Canada, French Canada, and Aboriginal Canada, Russell advances an immense view of our state as one based on and knowledgeable by way of "incomplete conquests". it's the very incompleteness of those conquests that experience made Canada what it truly is this day, not only a multicultural society yet a multinational one.
Featuring the scope and shiny characterizations of an epic novel, Canada’s Odyssey is a magisterial paintings via an astute observer of Canadian politics and historical past, an ideal ebook to commemorate the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Confederation.
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Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests by Peter H. Russell