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Eyewitness Accounts From Canada's Past

Book - 2002
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From two of Canada's foremost historians comes a highly original compilation of eyewitness accounts from our nation's history. Chosen for their immediacy and engaging qualities, these first-hand accounts are broad in scope, including General James Wolfe's victory at Quebec in 1759; the escape of a fugitive slave; the hanging of Metis leader Louis Riel; suffragette Nellie McClung's crusade for women in 1914; the daring World War I exploits of ace pilot Billy Bishop; the Canadian surrender to the Japanese in Hong Kong in 1941; the modern phenomenon of Wayne Gretzky; and Canada's great success at the 2002 Olympic Games.

Drawn from letters, newspapers, reportage, and diaries, these vivid accounts of history in the making cover the range of time from first contact to the present day, providing an exciting and immediate window into Canada's diverse history.

Publisher: Toronto : Thomas Allen, c2002.
ISBN: 9780887621130
Characteristics: 486 pages ;,24 cm.


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