People's History of Quebec, A

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People's History of Quebec, A

This lively guide to Quebec history tells the fascinating story of the settlement of the St. Lawrence River Valley over nearly 500 years. But it also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who travelled, mapped, and inhabited most of North America, and embrothered the peoples they met.

Combining vast research and great story telling, Jacques Lacoursière and Robin Philpot connect everyday life to the events that emerged as historical turning points in the life of a people. They thus shedding new light on Quebec’s 450-year history—and the historical forces that lie behind its two recent efforts to gain independence.

Table des matières

Table des matières
People's History of Quebec, A 1
Contents 7
CHAPTER 1 / Hard Slow Beginnings 9
CHAPTER 2 / A Royal Colony 21
CHAPTER 3 / A New People Is Born 35
CHAPTER 4 / A Conquest Foretold 43
CHAPTER 5 / Former Enemies Forced to Live Together 69
CHAPTER 6 / Heading for Confrontation 83
CHAPTER 7 / A New Constitution in the Offing 103
CHAPTER 8 / A Province Unlike the Others 119
CHAPTER 9 / On All Fronts 139
CHAPTER 10 / A New Society Comes to Life 155
CHAPTER 11 / From One Showdown to Another 181
Timeline 195
Index 201
List of Maps, Illustrations and Photos with Sources 207