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What is a homesteader and why did they want to move to the prairies? Look inside this book to find out! Immigration and the Founding of New... [Read More]
What is a homesteader and why did they want to move to the prairies? Look inside this book to find out! Immigration and the Founding of New Communities looks at what happened after the 1867 Canadian Confederation agreement. From the gold rush, to the building of the railways, we look at how Canada attracted and employed new immigrants. Books in the Canadian Timelines series teach readers the basics of Canadian history and culture, from how First Nations people arrived to immigration since the 1970s.
The history of pioneer life in Canada.
Canadians have been celebrated participants in numerous conflicts on foreign soil, but most Canadians aren't aware that they've also had to defend... [Read More]
Canadians have been celebrated participants in numerous conflicts on foreign soil, but most Canadians aren't aware that they've also had to defend themselves many times at home. From U.S. General Benedict Arnold's covetous attempts to declare Canada the 14th colony during the American Revolution to the German U-boat battles in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the Second World War, Canada has successfully defended itself against all invaders. Jennifer Crump brings to life the battles fought by Canadians to ensure the country's independence, from the almost ludicrous Pork n' Beans War to the deadly War of 1812. She reveals the complex American and German plans to invade and conquer Canada, including the nearly 100-page blueprint for invading Canada commissioned by the U.S. government in 1935 - a scheme that remains current today!
Theme: War/Children and War
Highlights important people and events that helped to shape Canada between 1880 and 1913.
Award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year tour of Canada's fascinating history highlights a single milestone for every year from the... [Read More]
Award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year tour of Canada's fascinating history highlights a single milestone for every year from the country's founding in 1867 up to its 150th anniversary in 2017. Divided into ten distinct eras, coverage ranges from politics, sports, business and arts and culture, and includes significant events both at home and in world affairs. A few examples: *1881 --- A railway across Canada is begun. *1893 --- The Stanley Cup is first awarded in hockey. *1908 --- Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is published. *1947 --- Oil is discovered in Alberta. *2015 --- Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau is elected prime minister. Along with the featured stories for each of the 150 years, the pages are filled with sidebars --- with content such as short biographies, quotes, important firsts and trivia --- that are linked to that year. There are also 39 capsule biographies of noteworthy Canadians at the back of the book. The topics chosen offer an inclusive historical perspective, incorporating women, Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities into Canada's rich and diverse narrative. Illustrations by awarding-winning artist Sydney Smith bring a contemporary feel to the stories of the past. This book is a perfect fit for lessons on Canadian history and geography. The accessible format also makes it a compelling choice for children to pick up and browse, or to search for a particular year. A table of contents and an index round out this engaging reference.
A fascinating account of Canada's military history and the role Canada's troops have played on foreign soil. In this important new book, Jonathan... [Read More]
A fascinating account of Canada's military history and the role Canada's troops have played on foreign soil. In this important new book, Jonathan Webb gives young Canadians a comprehensive look at Canada's efforts in wars ranging from the Boer War of 1884 up to the war in Afghanistan. Each section provides an overview of the wars themselves, and the circumstances under which Canada and Canadians became involved, whether government-directed or by personal conviction. What emerges is a fascinating story of our growth as an independent nation, along with an ever-evolving definition of the peacekeeping role our country plays on the world stage. Moving accounts of lives saved and lives lost are ultimately what all stories of war are about. Through vivid photographs, memorabilia and staggering statistics about the men and women who have served for our country, young readers are given a fascinating look at an aspect of our country's ongoing history - the aspect that is often the most difficult to address.
Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's... [Read More]
Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's history. The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman whom George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls who kicked ass in history." All Shannen wanted was a decent education. She found an ally in Charlie Angus, who had no idea she was going to change his life and inspire others to change the country. Based on extensive documentation assembled from Freedom of Information requests, Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada--through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect--deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights.
On June 18, 1812, the Americans declared war on Britain and attacked the nearest British target, Canada. Although outnumbered ten to one, Canadian... [Read More]
On June 18, 1812, the Americans declared war on Britain and attacked the nearest British target, Canada. Although outnumbered ten to one, Canadian volunteers in the War of 1812 successfully defended their homes and towns from the skilled American armies. Who were these defenders - the men and women who saved Canada? Where did they fight their battles? What weapons did they use?
The true story, drawn from official documents and hours of personal interviews, of how Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation and became... [Read More]
The true story, drawn from official documents and hours of personal interviews, of how Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation and became Canada's tenth province in 1949. A rich cast of characters--hailing from Britain, America, Canada and Newfoundland--battle it out for the prize of the resource-rich, financially solvent, militarily strategic island. The twists and turns are as dramatic as any spy novel and extremely surprising, since the "official" version of Newfoundland history has held for over fifty years almost without question. Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders will change all that.