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 History of Canada and its Canadian Heritage
Canada the New France: Canada was probably visited by the Norsemen about the year 1000, and John Cabot, sailing for the English Crown, landed somewhere on the coast in 1497.
Those in Lower Canada resented the power of the British authorities and expanding influence of English and Scotch financiers and industrialists in their territory; those in Upper Canada opposed the privileges, which the Crown granted to the landed gentry, to banks and wealthy corporations, and to the Anglican clergy.
Canada is a place that you would be proud to display your Canadian genealogy, family coat of arms or surname history.
www.thetreemaker.com /last-name-meaning/history-of-canada.html   (2290 words)

  
 CANADA - Information Pages dealing with our history
This voyage led to the rediscovery of the eastern shores of Canada.
In the meantime Canada was swelling with settlers, and the foundations of a British province on the west coast were being laid.
The building of new settlements went on in the Maritime Provinces and in the Canadas, and early in the century Cape Breton Island was settled by Gaelic-speaking farmers from the Scottish Highlands.
users.efni.com /~duenorth/canada/history.html   (13218 words)

  
 History of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada is sometimes considered to be the country hardest hit by the interwar Great Depression.
Canada's economy grew in the aftermath of the Second World War, and its policies increasingly turned to social welfare, including hospital insurance, old-age pensions, and veterans' pensions.
At the same time, Canada's foreign policy during in the Cold War was deeply connected to that of its neighbour to the south, demonstrated by the establishment an air defence system with the United States, NORAD.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Canada   (2848 words)

  
 Official History in Canada
Colonel Stacey's sketch history, The Canadian Army 1939-1945: An Official Historical Summary, was published in 1948, and was given the Governor General's award for non-fiction.
One reason for this was that the official British history of the war in the air had been largely completed under the eyes of a major participant and by the 1960s very different conceptions of the history of air power had begun to emerge.
The intention of the new RCAF history was, after all, to provide, as one of the prime functions of official history, a new framework for further research into the major branches of Canadian history.
www.warchronicle.com /canada/official_history.htm   (5260 words)

  
 History of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Canada, which has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples, known in Canada as the First Nations, for about 10,000 years, was first visited by Europeans around 1000, when the Vikings briefly settled at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland.
The former Province (colony) of Canada formed two provinces of the new Dominion of Canada, being partitioned into Quebec and Ontario along the old boundary between Lower and Upper Canada.
Though the Liberal Party won a third victory in the November 2000 general elections, increasing its majority in Parliament to 172 of the 301 Parliamentary seats, the newly formed Conservative Party of Canada, led by Stephen Harper, made significant gains in the June 28 election leaving the liberal Party with a minority government.
www.historyofnations.net /northamerica/canada.html   (695 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Canada
Canada's relationship with Israel began in 1947, when Canada was represented on the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP).
Canada and 32 other countries voted in favor of a Jewish state, thus beginning a longstanding relationship with Israel based on a shared commitment to democratic values, understanding, and mutual respect.
Canada delayed granting de facto recognition to Israel until December 1948, and finally gave full de jure recognition to the new nation on May 11, 1949, only after it was admitted into the UN.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/canada.html   (2368 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library Labour History: Canada
The primary focus of the collection is Communism in Canada during the period 1919 to the mid-seventies.
Canada's Unique Social History Educational website on the history of social welfare and social work.
Cradle of Collective Bargaining: History of Labour and Technology in Hamilton and District A visual history of the rise of trade unionism in Hamilton and the changing conditions of work in the city from the early decades of the century through to the 1950s.
www.iisg.nl /~w3vl/canada.html   (635 words)

  
 Canada Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Purported to be Canada's oldest museum, this entertaining and educational institution exhibits artefacts relating to French settlement and culture in...
Those expecting Canada to be a blander version of the USA should check their assumptions at the door.
Canada's wild northern frontier, which has etched itself into the national psyche, and its distinct patchwork of peoples have created a country that is decidedly different from its brash neighbour.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/north-america/canada   (332 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Canada: A People's History (Volume 1): Books: Don Gillmor,Pierre Turgeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This ambitious production was designed to present a definitive take on Canadian history for the new millennium and, at the same time, bolster the cash-strapped CBC with video sales to schools and other lucrative spin-offs.
Despite the claim of the title, this is not a "people's history." The details may be vivid, as in the Macdonald anecdote above, but they remain focused on the "great men" who have been history's traditional subject.
This is the story of Canada for the new millennium, one that draws on solid scholarship and presents the human drama and excitement of days gone by, one that makes past times memorable.
www.amazon.ca /Canada-Peoples-History-Don-Gillmor/dp/0771033400   (1028 words)

  
 History of Canada Day
On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.
Another highlight was Canada's Centennial in 1967 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended the celebrations with Parliament Hill again being the backdrop for a large scale official ceremony.
Up until 1975, the focus of the celebrations, under the name "Festival Canada", was held in the National Capital Region during the whole month of July and involved numerous cultural, artistic and sport activities, as well as municipalities and voluntary organizations.
www.razzledazzlerecipes.com /canada/history.htm   (394 words)

  
 Canada, An Early History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The presence of the ice, which for a time virtually covered Canada, makes it reasonable to assume that the southern reaches of North America were settled before Canada, and that the Inuit (Eskimo) who live in Canada's Arctic regions today were the last of the aboriginal peoples to reach Canada.
Although there are no written records detailing the history of American Indian society prior to the first contact with Europeans, archaeological evidence and oral traditions give a reasonably complete picture of the pre-contact period.
The one characteristic virtually all the groups in precontact Canada shared was that they were self-governing and politically independent.
www.history-world.org /canada.htm   (1815 words)

  
 World History Compass, Canadian History
History of the Scots in New Scotland (Nova Scotia)
An outstanding teaching tool by Ruth Sandwell a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia and John Lutz an Assistant Professor in the History Department at the University of Victoria.
In accordance with the mandate to study the "Transformation of Canada," the collection of the Canada Science and Technology Museum encompasses a broad cross-section of Canadian scientific and technological heritage.
www.worldhistorycompass.com /canada.htm   (1323 words)

  
 Cañada College History Department
In history classes, students improve their knowledge of the past while learning writing and research skills.
History majors commonly become lawyers, teachers, professors, museum professionals, journalists, and archeologists.
History also provides a solid foundation for those wishing to work in business, politics and public policy.
www.canadacollege.edu /academics/history/index.htm   (176 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A Short History of Canada - Revised: Books: Desmond Morton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A Short History Of Canada is an excellent choice for one who wishes to gain knowledge of both Anglo and Franco Canadian history.
Overall, A Short History of Canada will give readers many good reasons to want to explore the dynamic story of our country in more depth when they have more time.
Desmond Morton seems to be attempting to tell the history of Canada as a single narrative, but it's simply too long and multifaceted to be coherent.
www.amazon.com /Short-History-Canada-Revised/dp/0771065167   (1326 words)

  
 Black History Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That so much has survived is testament to the care taken by descendants of the original settlers and their recognition of the importance of the Elgin Settlement as the most completely realized of the several attempts at planned, utopian communities of UGGRR refugees.
The early history of Nova Scotia's Black communities, such as Birchtown, is almost without exception incomplete and is usually based on written records of the time.
This project on the presence of the Black community in Qu?bec and Canada had its genesis in a request by a class of young secondary school students who were studying Black History at the Da Costa Hall summer school in July 1993.
blackhistorypages.com /Canada   (424 words)

  
 History : Home Page
Ancestors in the Attic is an irreverent, fast-paced new series that takes viewers on a road trip across Canada and on a worldwide search for their ancestors.
The show reveals to Canadians, in an intimate and dramatic way, not only their roots, but also the diverse stories that make up the history of our country.
Help History Television create an exciting new series that will help you unravel a personal family mystery.
www.history.ca   (286 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A Little History of Canada: Books: H. V. Nelles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A Little History of Canada offers an opinionated, concise history of Canada to be enjoyed by Canadians in search of a brief history of their country, travellers visiting Canada, newcomers to Canada who decide to stay, and anyone else interested in the history of this country.
A Little History of Canada provides an essential understanding of the main themes in Canada's transformation from a land of indigenous nations to the multicultural mosaic of today.
For anyone who is interested in knowing how Canada developed into the nation it is today, this introduction is indispensable.
www.amazon.com /Little-History-Canada-H-Nelles/dp/0195418379   (640 words)

  
 CBC.CA - Canada: A People's History
Canada: A People's History calls upon the expertise of dozens of historians, archivists and specialists.
From tracking down diaries and letters, to identifying old photographs, to confirming the details of a specific event in Canadian history, the production teams consulted with experts and organizations across the country -- in addition to having a researcher dedicated to the series working on-site at
Over 200 re-enactors and other individuals helped bring history to life in Canada: A People's History.
www.cbc.ca /history/hist_org.html   (119 words)

  
 Black History Canada
Black history refers to the stories, experiences, and accomplishments of people of African origin.
Black history did not begin in recent times in Canada, but in ancient times in Africa.
People connected by their common African history and ancestry have created Black history here.
blackhistorycanada.ca   (99 words)

  
 History of Canada
The waves of immigration from other parts of the world happened at different times and under different circumstances, hence Canadians of today can trace their lineage back to other parts of the world.
This historical timeline is by no means a complete record of Canadian history, but it includes many of the events, people and places that created the Canada of today.
Written history of Canada was recorded by early European travelers and settlers to North America, but there also exists a wealth of oral history passed from generation to generation by the first peoples of Canada.
www.nriol.com /welcome2canada/history-of-canada.asp   (317 words)

  
 Canada: History (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
This first phase presents persons who died between the years 1000 and 1920 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.
Canadian history site organized by subject and including links to full-text documents, digitized maps, and other resources.
Website, available in English and French, of the national Canadian organization dedicated to historical research and scholarship in all fields of history.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/main/canada/history.html   (174 words)

  
 Canadian History and Studies
Canada at Scale [exhibition on historical maps of Canada] (National Archives of Canada)
Directorate of History and Heritage (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces)
Canada (Land Forces of Britain, the Empire, and Commonwealth)
www.tntech.edu /history/canada.html   (1082 words)

  
 WWW-VL History Index - Canada
Canadian Military History: A Bibliography of Regimental Histories in the University of Calgary Library
Kith and Kin: social and genealogical history in Canada
The National Sample of the 1901 Census of Canada: A new source for the study of the working class
vlib.iue.it /history/CANADA/canada1.html   (442 words)

  
 Punk History Canada :: Home of Canada's Old Scene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This site is dedicated to honor the years of 1977-1987, which in our opinion were the formative years of punk rock in Canada.
Punk History Canada presents Only in Canada Eh (77-81)...
Mention of Punk History Canada in Thunderbay's Spot (The rebirth of The Negatives (Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006))
www.punkhistorycanada.ca   (389 words)

  
 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Canada
Memoir for the Marquis de Seignelay Regarding the Dangers That Threaten Canada and the Means to Remedy Them, January 1687 [At American Revolution]
The act by which the British Parliament assented to the independence, within the British Commonwealth, of what were called the "White Dominions".
Benjamin Drew: The Refugee: Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada [At American Revolution]
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook30.html   (283 words)

  
 LGB History in Canada
Public attitudes about homosexuality gradually improved as more Canadians came out of the closet to demand acceptance and equality under the law.
This story includes many photographs as well as a section devoted to my favourite sayings and antidotes on gay life and the many travels and vacations taken with Ron.
The aims of the Quebec Gay Archives (Archives Gaies du Qu├ębec) are to acquire, conserve and maintain all types of documents, including manuscripts, printed materials, visual, audio and others which relate to the history of the lesbian and gay community in Quebec.
www.pcbg.com /HistoryCanada.html   (269 words)

  
 More Topics - Library and Archives Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
New Wave Canada: Coach House Press and the Small Press Movement in English Canada in the 1960s
Checklist of Indexes to Canadian Newspapers Held by the National Library of Canada
Tools to help locate and use materials at Library and Archives Canada, such as guides, finding aids, catalogues, bibliographies and reference works.
www.collectionscanada.ca /history/index-e.html   (301 words)

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