Through war, depression, and social upheaval, the first half of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented turbulence in Canada. In this lively and contentious survey, Robert Bothwell, lan Drummond, and John English explore the political and economic forces that shaped this era of change.
As in their earlier work, the highly acclaimed Canada since 1945, the authors focus on the political context of events. Beginning at the turn of the century, they consider the status of Canada in the empire and the world, the burgeoning growth of its economy, and the development of social and labour problems, up to the eruption of 1914. They discuss the political currents running through Canada during two wars, the interwar economic boom and depression, and the plans for post-war reconstruction, and assess the impact of these and other events on Canada's political, economic, social, and cultural institutions.
- Series: Heritage
- World Rights
- Page Count: 427 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 8.9in
'The research is good, the writing is excellent, the judgements are sound. Canada 1900-1945 is a first-rate survey. It deserves a broad and appreciative readership.'
'An elegant synthesis of a great deal of work on Canadian history.'
'A very readable book: insightful and fluent of style and sometimes sardonic and pungent in expression.'
Winnipeg Free Press
'A masterful handling of the complexities of trade, population shifts, and social tastes.'
Robert Bothwell is a professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto.
Ian M. Drummond (1933-1994) was a professor emeritus of economics and a former vice-dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto. He is co-author, with Robert Bothwell and John English, of Canada since 1945 and Canada 1900-1945.
John English is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo.
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