10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada

Category: Book
By (author): W. Hughes, Aaron
Subject:  HISTORY / Social History
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Canadian
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Published: September 2022
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.70in
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What events, issues, and personalities have shaped modern Canada? Which days stand out in the timeline of our country? Revisiting ten notable days from recent history, Aaron W. Hughes invites readers to think about the tensions, achievements, and people that make Canada distinctive. These indelible dates interweave to offer an account of the political, social, cultural, and demographic forces that have shaped the modern nation. Diverse episodes include the enactment of the War Measures Act, hockey's Summit Series, the patriation of the Constitution, the Multiculturalism Act, the École Polytechnique Massacre, victories for gay rights, Quebec's second referendum on secession, The Tragically Hip's farewell concert, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and ongoing Black equality struggles. Each day represents a window on contemporary Canada, jumpstarting reflection and conversation about who we are as a nation and how we got here. Ten Days That Shaped Modern Canada is the perfect guide for all those curious about the forces that shape our country and about how we understand our place in the world.

From The Publisher*A perfect guide for those curious about recent forces and events that have shaped modern Canada.
From The Publisher*What events, issues, and personalities have shaped modern Canada? Which days stand out in the timeline of our country? Revisiting ten notable days from recent history, Aaron W. Hughes invites readers to think about the tensions, achievements, and people that make contemporary Canada distinctive. Diverse episodes, from the War Measures Act and hockey's Summit Series, to victories for gay rights, the TRC, and Black equality struggles act as windows on contemporary Canada, jumpstarting reflection and conversation about who we are as a nation and how we got here. Ten Days That Shaped Modern Canada is the perfect guide for all those curious about the forces that shape our country and about how we understand our place in the world.
Biographical NoteAaron W. Hughes is a Canadian scholar of Religion at the University of Rochester where he is the Dean's Professor of the Humanities, in addition to being the Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Religious Studies.