The Canadian Prairies: A History

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1987 - History - 534 pages

Native leaders, immigrant farm families, Alberta oil barons, and political reformers all have prominent roles in this live and comprehensive history of the prairie west. Drawing upon recent research- hundreds of books, articles, and government reports- in native, labour, and urban history, as well as his own work in social and intellectual movements, Gerald Friesen has created a new, authoritative interpretation of the prairie experience.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
An introduction
10
The natives fur trade 16401840
22
The Europeans fur trade 16401805
45
The metis and the Red River settlement 184470
91
The end of autonomy
129
First new province of the dominion
195
War and politics
220
Ricciarda by Giovanni Gherardi da Prato 19
555
Ricciarda 25
561
Scopone by Gentile Sermini 39
575
THREE
600
Bianco Alfani by Piero Veneziano 95
631
Bianco Alfani 117
653
Giacoppo by Lorenzo de Medici 141
677
Giacoppo 153
689

Politics and culture 190029
339
The Depression 193040
382
Political and economic change
418
Conclusion
461
Acknowledgements 8
544
Bibliographic Commentary 243
779
Bibliography 259
Index 273
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GERALD FRIESEN is a professor in the department of history at the University of Manitoba.

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