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A Country Nourished on Self-doubt : Documents in Post-confederation Canadian History - Thomas Thorner

A Country Nourished on Self-doubt

Documents in Post-confederation Canadian History

Paperback Published: 1st November 2003
ISBN: 9781551115481
Number Of Pages: 590

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" For a generation or more there have been few books that brought together in accessible form the raw materials of Canadian history. In many minds the impression has taken root that those materials are uninteresting. Broadview's two-volume anthology of documents in Canadian history, A Few Acres of Snow and A Country Nourished on Self-Doubt, demonstrates the contrary: that these raw materials provide extraordinarily engaging and informative insights into the richness of Canadian history. This new edition of the second volume of the collection presents many new documentary sources on post-Confederation Canadian history, combined with the most compelling passages from the first edition. Each chapter offers a group of source materials on particular themes or events, beginning with consideration of Canada's place in the British Empire and its relations with the United States in works such as Goldwin Smith's 1891 "Canada and the Canadian Question" and ending with significant contemporary debates such as those surrounding multiculturalism and environmentalism. Documents offer the reader insight into what it was like to be present at the trial of Louis Riel or to experience the impact on Canada of the Great War or the Great Depression. Articles deal with residential schools; the Front de Liberation du Quebec and the Quebec independence movement; the Royal Commission on the Status of Women; free trade and peacekeeping. Writings by Nellie McClung, Grey Owl, Rene Levesque and David Suzuki, and reproductions of works by the Group of Seven are numbered amongst the many contributions. As in Volume I, included are document groupings that take into account the history of Canada's various regions; social, cultural, political and intellectual history; and the experiences of women, Native peoples, immigrants and the working class. New to this edition are "Discussion Points" found in each chapter immediately after the introduction. These points help readers focus upon some of the central historical debates surrounding the topics. In order to promote further research and analysis, the new edition also features "Further Readings" at the end of each chapter. These wide-ranging bibliographies provide a quick reference for books and essays on each subject area. Thomas Thorner is a member of the Department of History at Kwantlen University College. This is his fourth book. Thor Frohn-Nielsen, who assisted on this project, also works in the History Department at Kwantlen. Special Combination Price: Please note that a special discount price is available when this book is ordered shrinkwrapped together with A Few Acres of Snow: Documents in Pre-Confederation Canadian History. "

Not Another Editionp. 12
Introductionp. 13
"Our Rightful Place": Continentalism, Imperialism, or Nationalism
Canadian Nationality: A Present-day Pleap. 18
Debates and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotiap. 22
On Imperial Federation
Canada and the Canadian Questionp. 23
Changing Perspectivesp. 27
The French Canadian in the British Empirep. 32
"The Insane Exuberance of Generosity": Anti-Potlatch Legislationp. 41
Sirp. 45
The Evil Potlatchp. 47
Petition of Rightsp. 48
Kwakiutle Chiefp. 50
To the editorp. 50
To the editorp. 52
The Indian Potlatchp. 53
"Two Distinct Personalities": The Question of Riel's Sanityp. 57
Charge to the Juryp. 60
Testimonyp. 61
Address of Defense Counselp. 64
Address of Crown Counselp. 66
Statementp. 69
Report on the Sanity to Louis Rielp. 72
Reportp. 75
Memorandum Respecting the Case of the Queen v. Rielp. 76
A Psycho-Medical History of Louis Rielp. 78
"Unceasing Conflict and Unrelenting Determination": Unions and Industrializationp. 85
The Labour Movementp. 90
Royal Commission on the Relations of Labor and Capital in Canadap. 94
The Conditions of Female Labour in Ontariop. 98
There is a Reason for itp. 99
La Pressep. 101
The Race Question in Canadap. 103
The Glace Bay Strikep. 106
The Bunkhouse Man: A Study of Work and Play in the Camps of Canadap. 108
The Winnipeg Strikep. 110
Western Labour Newsp. 112
"The Unfriendly Reception": Immigrationp. 115
Testimony before the Rayal Commission on Chinese and Japanese Immigrationp. 118
Chinamenp. 124
Western Blacksp. 124
Dr. Sundar Singh in Empire Club of Canadap. 125
The Immigration by Racesp. 127
Beginnings in Canadap. 142
"The Smell of the Good Green Earth": Rural vs. Urban Lifep. 151
In Western Canada Before the Warp. 153
In Times Like Thesep. 155
Letters from Americap. 157
Report of the Standing Committee on Neighbourhood Workp. 163
Farmers in Politicsp. 170
The Farm Woman's Lotp. 174
A Farm Woman's Replyp. 177
"Perfect Justice and Harmony": Votes for Womenp. 181
Womanhood Suffragep. 184
Equal Suffragep. 189
Are Women to Blame?p. 194
Women's Suffrage, Its Effectiveness, Its Legitimacyp. 196
In Times Like Thesep. 199
The Woman Questionp. 204
The Failure of the Suffrage Movement to Bring Freedom to Womenp. 207
"What is Our Duty?": Military Service in World War Ip. 211
123rd Battalion Recruiting Leafletp. 214
Country Recruitsp. 215
Saturday Nightp. 218
An Open Letter from Capt. Talbot Papineau to Mr. Henri Bourassap. 218
Mr. Bourassa's Reply to Capt. Talbot Papineau's Letterp. 225
No More Canadians For Overseas Service. This Young Dominion Has Sacrificed Enoughp. 228
Debatesp. 230
Women's View of Conscriptionp. 232
Canadian Labour and Conscriptionp. 234
An Open Letter on the Duty of the Hourp. 235
"National Art": The Group of Sevenp. 238
Painting in Canadap. 241
Canadian Artp. 243
Canada and her Paint Slingersp. 244
Freak Pictures at Wembleyp. 245
The Group System in Artp. 246
The Group of Sevenp. 248
The Group of Sevenp. 249
"This Is My Last Chance": Depression and Despairp. 251
Sarnia, Ontariop. 254
A Nanaimoitep. 254
Ottawap. 255
Ferguson, N.B.p. 256
Brief Presented by the Unemployed of Edmonton to the Hon. R. B. Bennettp. 258
To Canadian Governmentp. 260
Debden, Saskatchewanp. 261
Hamilton, Ontariop. 263
Blaine Lake, Saskatchewanp. 265
Brechin, Ontariop. 266
Dempster, Saskatchewanp. 268
Whiteway, N.B.p. 269
A Motherp. 270
Experiences of a Depression Hobop. 270
"The Question of Loyalty": Japanese Canadians and World War IIp. 276
The Situation in 1940p. 279
House of Commonsp. 283
This is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadiansp. 291
House of Commonsp. 305
"Cinderella of the Empire": Newfoundland and Confederationp. 310
Joseph Smallwoodp. 312
Major P. J. Cashinp. 317
F. Gordon Bradleyp. 323
G. F. Higginsp. 329
G. Macdonaldp. 330
H. Harringtonp. 331
I. Keoughp. 332
J. Robertsp. 333
"A Glow of Fulfilled Femininity": Women in the 1950s and 1960p. 337
Housewives Are a Sorry Lotp. 340
Housewives Blast Business Girlp. 344
How to Live in a Suburbp. 349
Stop Being Just a Housewifep. 356
How Much are You Worth to Your Husband?p. 363
I Hate Housekeepingp. 366
The Royal Commission on the Status of Women: Will it do any Good?p. 372
"The Very Essence of Canadian Identity": Multiculturalismp. 382
Government of Canada, Appendix to Hansardp. 385
Selling Illusions, the Cult of Multiculturalismp. 388
Multiculturalism Undermines Values Held by Canadiansp. 397
"The Whites Were Terrorists": Residential Schoolsp. 401
Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaustp. 404
Statement of Reconciliationp. 418
Weren't We all Physically Abused in Schools? So When do We Get Our Money for Healingp. 420
Scapegoating the Indian Residential Schools: The Noble Legacy of Hundreds of Christian Missionaries is Sacrificed to Political Correctnessp. 423
Sins of the Fathers: The Legacy of Indian Residential Schools is One of Physical and Emotional Scars, Nasty Lawsuits, A Questionable Medical Study, and Suicidep. 434
"Winter in Our Souls": Quebec and Independencep. 441
Why I am a Separatistp. 445
A Message to the Nationp. 457
Sovereignty the Condition of Salvationp. 460
Quebec Independencep. 464
Preamble, Sovereignty Declarationp. 472
"The Slippery Slope": Free Trade and Canadian Culturep. 477
Leap of Faithp. 481
Keeping things cozy for Canadianismp. 490
Reading Between the Lies: Culture and the Free-Trade Agreementp. 494
Tough Rules Stand Guard Over Canadian Culturep. 506
Canada's Culturep. 510
Massey Commission at 50: The State of the Artsp. 516
"A Cherished Reputation": Peacekeepingp. 523
Peacekeeping, Peacemaking and Peacebuilding: Statement to the House of Commons Standing Committee on External Affairs and International Tradep. 527
To Jane Snailhamp. 531
To Jane Snailhamp. 533
To Jane Snailhamp. 534
To Jane Snailhamp. 535
Canada's Peacekeeping Mythp. 538
Canadian Soldiers Die Foe the UNp. 542
"Our Passion For Survival": The Birth of Environmentalismp. 546
The Men of the Last Frontierp. 550
Measure of the Yearp. 556
To Save a Whale: The Voyages of Greenpeacep. 561
Sea of Slaughterp. 568
Time to Change: Essaysp. 574
Clayoquot and Dissentp. 579
Sourcesp. 585
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ISBN: 9781551115481
ISBN-10: 1551115484
Series: Documents in Pre-Confederation Canadian History Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 590
Published: 1st November 2003
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.5  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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