Revealing a little-known part of North American history, this lively guide tells the fascinating tale of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley. It also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who traveled, mapped, and inhabited a very large part of North America, and embrothered the peoples” they met, as Jack Kerouac wrote.Connecting everyday life to the events that emerged as historical turning points in the life of a people, this book sheds new light on Quebec’s 450-year historyand on the historical forces that lie behind its two recent efforts to gain independence.read more
When I attended a conference in Montreal this summer, I realized that I knew very little about the history of Quebec. I picked this book up in hopes of remedying that. This book covers the history of Quebec from the mid-1500s to the present. A number of key historical events are described, and I learned more about the unique forces that have shaped Quebec. However, I wish that I had chosen a book that was slightly longer or that focused on a shorter period of time. This book did little more than simply recount the facts.read more
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