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A People's History of Quebec - Jacques Lacoursiere

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Published: 1st July 2009
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Revealing a little-known part of North American history, this lively guide tells the fascinating tale of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley. It also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who traveled, mapped, and inhabited a very large part of North America, and “embrothered the peoples” they met, as Jack Kerouac wrote.Connecting everyday life to the events that emerged as historical turning points in the life of a people, this book sheds new light on Quebec’s 450-year history––and on the historical forces that lie behind its two recent efforts to gain independence.

"A concise history of Quebec, from the earliest days of colonization to the aftermath of the most recent sovereignty referendum, rendered in an easily read 200 pages. As fascinating as the march of great figures and the mapping of landmark events are the details of how they affected the ordinary life of their times." Montreal Gazette "At a trim 208 pages (including a tidy timeline of Quebec history and a useful index) and in a soft cover, it's the kind of book that's easy to carry on a trip and easy to bring to bed. It's also a good read which offers lots of room for reflection." Quebec Heritage News "[This] is both an excellent history book to refresh the readers memory and a rich introduction to a people who were told they had no history. A great read." Helene De Billy, journalist

Introduction: The Jigsaw Puzzle of the Past; Mainly About the Campbells & the Browns; Mainly About the Harrops; Despair & Hope in Hokitika & Waitaki; Mainly About the Hoggs, the Olivers & the Jefcoates; Mainly About the Valentines & the Maxwells; The Headmaster's Daughter; Choosing Partners; Remembering, Not Forgetting, New Zealand; A Strenuous Pair; Out of Harm's Way; The Last Lap; Afternote.

ISBN: 9781926824147
ISBN-10: 1926824148
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 1st July 2009
Dimensions (cm): 13.9 x 21.5