October 3, 2016

Canadian history - one year at a time

Canada Year by Year
by Elizabeth MacLeod
pictures by Sydney Smith

Take a trip through Canadian history in Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year compendium of key Canadian milestones. 

Some interesting examples: 

  • 1881 - A railway across Canada is begun.
  • 1893 - The first Stanley Cup is awarded in hockey. 
  • 1918 - Most women are granted the vote.  
  • 1932 - Superman is born (created by Toronto-born Joe Shuster). 
  • 1946 - Viola Desmond of Nova Scotia takes a stand against discrimination.
  • 1947 - Oil is discovered in Alberta. 
  • 1977 - Willie Adams becomes the first Inuk senator. 
  • 1999 - Nunavut becomes Canada's newest territory.

From the start of Confederation in 1867 to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, the book encompasses nearly everything that occurred in politics, sports, business, arts, and culture. Sidebars include important firsts, biographies, and lesser-known facts that shine a light on all that is wonderful and diverse about our amazing country.

With conversational text and contemporary drawings, the book makes Canadian history fun and accessible.

Highly recommended.

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