330-201-VA, Topics in the History of Canada
O Canada! How can a country so famous for peacekeeping have so many conflicts at home? This course looks at how the different peoples of Canada have gotten along (or not) and the compromises they accepted (or didnít) to make Canada the country that it is. Was Canada really founded on a fashion craze for beaver-fur hats in Europe? What role has fear of the United States played in drawing Canadians together? How have newly arrived Canadians changed this society? How has Canada emerged as the western nation admired throughout the non-Europeanized world? Canada is more than just French and English fighting over language rights and a constitution; itís a vibrant, cosmopolitan nation. Or is it?