Canada: 1604 to the Present

History 154

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
Barnes
Location: 
219 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
TuTh 9:30-11
CCN: 
39378
Units: 
Units

A survey of Canadian history from exploration-first settlement to the present. Principal emphases will be upon Canadian political and constitutional development, the emergence of two distinct linguistic societies, immigration and demographic forces, and the Southward Warp (US influence on Canada). Particular attention will be paid to the rare phenomenon among modern nation-states of a fully developed and advanced nation that came into being absent revolution against an external imperial power or against an internal ";old regime,"; which has not required armed conflict, either internecine or with invaders, to forge sentiments of nationhood (such as they are) and to maintain national unity (such as it is). The course can serve to compare/contrast with the American experience which has had much conflict, including revolution and civil war, in the course of its development.

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