The Structure of Canadian History
Designed for courses on Pre and Post Confederation History of Canada.
Finlay/Sprague is the only combined Pre/Post Confederation introductory textbook available in the Introductory Canadian History market. As a combined text, it offers a significant price advantage over competing split volumes. This text takes a political and sociological approach to Canadian history, and has been updated to include recent analysis of historical events. Written within in a solid chronological framework, the text provides a clear, comprehensive survey of the subject and good integration between traditional and new approaches to history. This text will prepare students well in the basic chronologies of Canadian history while providing the most up-to-date tools for research through its weblinks.
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Thus Mackenzie ' s appeal , the political style that called upon voters to project
their personal frustrations as public problems — such a conspicuous feature of
the American political tradition then and later — the style that the Loyalists
John L. Finlay, Douglas N. Sprague. Others , especially the historians of Upper
Canada , remain more interested in the significance of the events for the
development of political culture over the long term . A pioneering attempt in this
regard is ...
Here was exposed the crass underside of brokerage politics . ... The political
brokerage that was the mere trading of favours , on the other hand , was a
political practice that was usually little more than corrupt rewarding of clients by