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作       者:Charlotte Gray

出  版  社:Simon & Schuster

出版时间:2016-10-18

字       数:66.3万

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What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over 150 years of Canadian history.“Our country owes its success not to some imagined tribal singularity but to the fact that, although its thirty-five million citizens do not look, speak or pray alike, we have learned to share this land and for the most part live in neighbourly sympathy.” —Charlotte Gray, from the Preface of The Promise of CanadaOn the eve of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations comes a richly rewarding new book from acclaimed historian Charlotte Gray about what it means to be Canadian. Readers already know Gray as an award-winning biographer, a writer who has brilliantly captured significant individuals and dramatic moments in our history. Now, in The Promise of Canada, she weaves together masterful portraits of nine influential Canadians, creating a unique history of the country over the past 150 years.What do these people—from George-?tienne Cartier and Emily Carr to Tommy Douglas, Margaret Atwood, and Elijah Harper—have in common? Each, according to Charlotte Gray, has left an indelible mark on our country. Deliberately avoiding a “top down” approach to our history, Gray has chosen people whose ideas have caught her imagination, ideas that over time have become part of our collective conversation. She also highlights many other Canadians, past and present, who have added to the ongoing debate over how we see ourselves, arguing that Canada has constantly reimagined itself in every generation since 1867.Beautifully illustrated with evocative black and white images and colourful artistic visions of our country, The Promise of Canada is a fresh take on our history that offers fascinating insights into how we have matured and yet how—150 years after Confederation and beyond—we are still a people in progress. Charlotte Gray makes history come alive as she opens doors into our past, our present and our future, inspiring and challenging readers to envision the Canada they want to live in.
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Cover

Dedication

A Note on the Illustrations

Preface: How We Got Here from There

Part 1: Laying the Foundations

1. A Tapestry of Peoples: George-Étienne Cartier and the Idea of Federalism

2. Mountie Mythology: Samuel Benfield Steele’s Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

3. Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Emily Carr and Canada’s Vast Canvas

4. Beaver Tales: Harold Innis and the Ties That Bind

Part 2: A Different Kind of Country

5. Caring for Each Other: Tommy Douglas Kick-Starts Medicare

6. Landscaping a Literature: Margaret Atwood and the Geography of the Mind

7. Establishing Our Rights: Bertha Wilson Champions the Charter

Part 3: Straining at the Seams

8. Silent No More: Elijah Harper and the Power of No

9. What Does the West Want?: Preston Manning and Populist Power

10. Secret Handshake: The Power of Now

Timeline

Artistic Visions of Canada

Advertising in Canada

Acknowledgements

About Charlotte Gray

Notes

Sources

Illustration Credits

Index

Copyright

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