How The Scots Invented Canada

Category: Book
By (author): Mcgoogan, Ken
Subject:  HISTORY / Canada / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Published: October 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.05in
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From The Publisher*

Canadians of Scottish descent, who today total over 4.7 million, have never made up more than 16 per cent of Canada's population. Yet they have supplied thirteen of twenty-two Canadian prime ministers, and have made proportionate contributions in exploration, education, banking, military service, railroading, invention, literature, you name it.

Award-winning author Ken McGoogan has written a vivid, sweeping narrative showcasing more than sixty Scots who have shaped Canada. They include fur traders Alexander Mackenzie and the "Scotch West-Indian" James Douglas, who established national boundaries; politicians John A. Macdonald and Nellie McClung, who created a system of government; and visionaries Tommy Douglas, James Houston, Doris Anderson and Marshall McLuhan, who turned Canada into a complex nation that celebrates diversity. McGoogan toasts Robbie Burns, recalls the first settlers to wade ashore at Pictou, Nova Scotia, and celebrates such hybrid figures as the Cherokee Scot John Norton and Cuthbert Grant, father of the M├ętis nation. In How the Scots Invented Canada, Ken McGoogan uncovers the Scottish history of a nation-building miracle.

Biographical Note

KEN McGOOGAN's quartet of books about Arctic history Fatal Passage, Ancient Mariner, Lady Franklin's Revenge and Race to the Polar Sea have made him one of the most acclaimed popular historians in Canada and a national bestselling author. Visit his website at ...