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A History of Atlantic Canada

A Concise History

by (author) Margaret Conrad & James K. Hiller

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2005
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    Dec 2005
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A History of Atlantic Canada provides students with a concise and up-to-date history of the four Atlantic provinces. It covers Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Arguing that any emphasis on the differencesbetween the provinces and sub-regions of Atlantic Canada obscures essential similarities as it is something more than the artificial geopolitical construct announced in 1949 when Newfoundland joined the Confederation.

About the authors

Margaret Conrad has taught several generations of students at Acadia University and the University of New Brunswick. A longtime advocate of Planter Studies, she has also published several general histories of Canada and Atlantic Canada.

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James Hiller came to Newfoundland as a graduate student in the mid-1960s and became a member of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Department of History in 1972. He retired as a University Research Professor in 2007 and was appointed professor emeritus in 2010. In 2011, Dr. Hiller received the Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society’s Heritage Award. He has been widely recognized for his contributions to the history of both Newfoundland and Labrador.

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