Canada has become a leader among the modern nations of the world. It has emerged as a modern industrial nation, and as a key player in the resource, commodities, and financial institutions that make up today’s world. This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Canada contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. It includes over 700 cross-referenced entries on a wide range of topics, covering the broad sweep of Canadian history from long before European contact until present day. Topics include Indigenous peoples, women, religion, regions, politics, international affairs, arts and culture, the environment, the economy, language, and war. This is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Canada. It introduces readers to the successes and failures, the conflicts and accommodations, the events and trends that have shaped Canadian history.
Stephen Azzi is director of the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University, where he is associate professor of political management, history, and political science. He is author of Walter Gordon and the Rise of Canadian Nationalism (1999) and Reconcilable Differences: A History of Canada–US Relations (2015), as well as several articles on Canadian, American, and Italian history.
Barry M. Gough is professor emeritus of Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, and adjunct professor of history at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario. His Canada (1975) was published in the Modern Nations in Historical Perspective Series (Prentice Hall), edited by Robin W. Winks. He’s the author of several books First across the Continent: Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1997), Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay: The War of 1812 and Its Aftermath (2002), and Fortune’s a River: Collision of Empires in Northwest America (2007).
Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix: Governors General, Prime Ministers, and Colonial Governors of Canada
About the Authors