Perhaps because of our growing Hispanic population, Americans have become increasingly aware of the history, politics, and culture of our neighbors to the south, particularly Mexico. But what about Canada? One suspects that even most well-educated Americans are woefully ignorant of the key personalities, events, and trends in Canadian history. Hopefully, this excellent anthology devoted to various aspects of Canadian history will help remedy that situation. Each of the six chapters is written by a different and distinguished historian or geographer. Among the topics covered, the examinations of Native American cultures and of Canada's relations with the U.S. are particularly interesting. The illustrations, both black and white and color, are superb complements to the text, and few of them are familiar to Americans. This is a fine general history of a huge, diverse nation with a rich heritage, and it is certainly in our interest to learn more about it. Jay FreemanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Craig Brown is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Toronto and author of several major works in Canadian history, including Robert Laird Borden, A Biography. He is past President of the Canadian Historical Association, and President of the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada.
The six scholars who contributed to The Illustrated History of Canada are:
Ramsay Cook is a Professor Emeritus of History at York University. He is the author of several books and is one of Canada's best known historians.
Christopher Moore is a Toronto writer whose works include the award-winning Louisbourg Portraits, 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal, the children's history The Story of Canada, and the best-selling photo history, Canada: Our Century.
Desmond Morton writes political, military, and industrial relations history. He is the author of many books including A Short History of Canada and When Your Number's Up: Canadian Soldiers and the First World War.
Arthur Ray is Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of several books including Indians and the Fur Trade.
Peter Waite is Professor Emeritus of History at Dalhousie University. He is the author of many books including The Man From Halifax.
Graeme Wynn is a Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Timber Colony and a contributor to historical and geographical journals and The Historical Atlas of Canada.