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Canada and the British Empire

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Description

Canada and the British Empire traces the evolution of Canada, placing it within the wider context of British imperial history. Beginning with a broad chronological narrative, the volume surveys the country's history from the foundation of the first British bases in Canada in the early seventeenth century, until the patriation of the Canadian constitution in 1982. Historians approach the subject thematically, analysing subjects such as British migration to Canada, the role played by gender in the construction of imperial identities, and the economic relationship between Canada and Britain. Other important chapters examine the history of Newfoundland, the history and legacy of imperial law, and the attitudes of French Canadians and Canada's aboriginal peoples to the imperial relationship. The overall focus of the book is on emphasising the part that Canada played in the British Empire, and on understanding the Canadian response towards imperialism. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, it is essential reading for anyone interested either in the history of Canada or in the history of the British Empire.

Author Biography

Phillip Buckner is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Brunswick, and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Phillip A. Buckner
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
5 maps
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
312
Dimensions
156x233x18
ISBN-13
9780199563746
Product ID
4018156

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