This book tells the fascinating story of Montreal, Canada, from prehistoric time through the 21st century. From the Iroquoian community of Hochelaga to the bustling economic metropolis that Montreal has become, this account describes the social, economic, political, and cultural forces and trends that have driven the city's development, shedding light on the city's French, British, and American influences. Outlining Montreal's diverse ethnic and cultural origins and its strategic geographical position, this lively account shows how a small missionary colony founded in 1642 developed into a leading economic city and cultural center, the thriving cosmopolitan hub of French-speaking North America.
About the authors
PAUL-ANDRE LINTEAU is a professor of history at the Université du Québec Ã Montréal.
Originally from Ireland, Peter McCambridge holds a BA in modern languages from Cambridge University, England, and has lived in Quebec City since 2003. He runs Québec Reads and QC Fiction. His translations have been World Literature Today Notable Translations, longlisted for Canada Reads, and finalists for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Translation.
Other titles by Paul-André Linteau
Other titles by Peter McCambridge
Rosa's Very Own Personal Revolution
Life in the Court of Matane
Second edition. With a foreword by Heather O'Neill
Songs For The Cold Of Heart
The Closed Door
The History of Montréal
The Story of Great North American City
The Adventures of Radisson
Hell Never Burns