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Re-Creation, Fragmentation, and Resilience

A Brief History of Canada since 1945

by (author) Dimitry Anastakis

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2017
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    Nov 2017
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This text is an engaging survey of post-Second World War Canada, exploring ten themes key to the Canadian experience since 1945. An accessible narrative brings together recent scholarship to show how Canadians first re-created the nation following the Second World War, then experienced the fragmentation of the Canada that had emerged, and ultimately remained committed to Canada as a nation-state and community.

About the author

Dimitry Anastakis teaches history at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. A scholar of postwar Canada, his primary research examines Canada's role in the North American auto industry. He is the author of Auto Pact: Creating a Borderless North American Auto Industry, 1960-1971 (University of Toronto Press, 2005) and edited The Sixties: Passion, Politics and Style (McGill-Queens University Press, 2008. His work has appeared in various academic journals and magazines such as The Walrus.

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Editorial Reviews

"This is a superb book. Throughout the coverage is thorough, balanced, and fair-minded." --David B. Marshall, University of Calgary

"This is an interesting and engaging account of Canada since 1945 organized thematically rather than temporally. It's a good undergraduate text for classes on Modern Canadian history." --Corey Slumkoski, Mount Saint Vincent University

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