“Proud of Two Languages" -- Canadian Parents for French

This 7 page report discusses Canadian Parents for French, a nationwide network of volunteers which believes that French is an essential component of the history and culture of Canada. The group is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French second language learning opportunities for young Canadians. It is the largest group of its kind and its members believe: “It should be the right of every Canadian child to have a quality bilingual education.” Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Canada and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

A 10 page contention that while the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis composed the first real threat to North American territory since the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II, the reaction of the two countries most threatened by this crisis was considerably different. The U.S. reaction was swift yet perhaps somewhat premature. Canadian reaction was considerably slower. Concludes that while many criticize Canada's reaction to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the U.S. request for Canadian alert, her caution was actually prudent given the threat of all-out nuclear world war as a result of U.S. actions and the concerns for Canadian sovereignty in regard to the control of her military. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

African Canadians: Nova Scotia

A 10 page paper which discusses the history and influence of the African Canadians in Nova Scotia. For several hundred years there have been Africans in Nova Scotia. Many of them went to Nova Scotia because they were promised land and freedom, when the reality was that they were put into the same lifestyle, the lifestyle of slavery, that they experienced in the United States. The history of African Canadians in Nova Scotia has been very similar to that experienced by African Americans in the United States. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Native Indians & Canada

Approximately 15 pages in length. Paper discusses the 'social genocide' caused by relevant issues in human services/education for members of Canada's 'First Nation' (Native Indians). Excellent for those studying sociology, education, Canadian socio-politics, or Native Indians. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Gordon/Jacques Cartier

A 4 page article critique on an essay by Alan Gordon, which describes the shifting perception of Jacques Cartier in Canadian history and the role that this has played. No additional sources cited.

The Canadian Nation, the Boer War and the Conscription Crisis

This 6 page paper discusses two major political events in Canadian history: the nation's participation in the Boer War; and the "Conscription Crisis" that convulsed it when it introduced the draft in 1917. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Michael Ondaatje’s “The English Patient” and Why Almasy Paints Katherine’s Face in the Cave of Swimmers

This 5 page report discusses Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje’s 1992 novel “The English Patient.” It is a passionate story of war, love and memory was both mysterious and disturbing. But the incident in which Almasy paints Katherine’s face in the cave of swimmers carries a number of deeper meanings than simple grief over her death. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Canadian Working Class - Pre 1860

This 3 page paper uses four articles to examine what life was really like for Canada's poor and working class in the early 1800s. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Comparison of Two Writings on the Seven Years’ War by Canadian Historians

This is an 8 page paper comparing two different articles by Canadian historians on the Seven Years’ War. Two articles by Canadian historians Peter MacLeod (The University of Ottawa) and Ian Steele (The University of Western Ontario) give two different perspectives on the Seven Years’ War in United States and Canada between the years 1756-1763. MacLeod gives an in depth narrative of the influence of the Catholic Church on the Canadian Iroquois and the Amerindians along the St. Lawrence River near Montreal. Although many people are aware that a strong alliance existed between the Iroquois and the French, MacLeod explains how deeply this connection is related to their ties through Catholicism. Steele’s article is an examination along with four other critics to the recently released Fred Anderson book on the Seven Years’ War. Although the critics admit that the book has made available information about the Seven Years’ War to a larger audience than was available before, they were “shocked” to discover that Anderson only used English sources for his narrative. After reading MacLeod’s history on the Iroquois in New France, it is easy to see how Steele is justified in condemning Anderson in his obvious exclusion of more personal and French accounts of the Seven Years’ War. In combination, both sources give the reader an idea what range of material is available on the Seven Year’s War and in many ways complement each other when taken together. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Pros and Cons of the entrenching the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms within the Canadian Constitution

This 4 page argument and analysis argues against entrenchment of the Civil Rights Charter within the Constitution as it stands as a legal precedent within the rule of law. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

O Canada/The Canadian National Anthem

A 3 page research paper that contrasts and compares the English and French versions of Canada's national anthem, "O Canada." Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Canadian Reform 1900-1921

A 16 page paper that discusses the reform movements in western Canada between 1900-1921. This paper explores the origins and impacts of the agrarian revolt, suffrage, prohibition, labor and trade union reform and the interconnection between all of these. The major contention presented in this paper is that all of these reform movements were impacted by both religion and the war. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Hitsman/Incredible War of 1812

A 4 page book review on The Incredible War of 1812 (1965) by J. Mackay Hitsman, a classic text on this subject. Hitsman's scholarship is detailed as he accessed an extensive list of primary sources in Canada, Great Britain and the US. He offers historical fact within the cultural context of the era, offering insight into the causes of the conflict, as well as the strategic thinking on both sides. In 1812, a state of war existed between Great Britain and the United States, which thirty years previously had concluded its war for independence. But while it was the US and Great Britain that were at war, it was Canada that became the inadvertent battleground. This review focuses on the role of Canadian general Sir George Prevost. No additional sources cited.

The European Impact on Eastern North America in the 16th and 17th Centuries: A View of Canadian History

This 9 page paper considers the issue of the introduction of European influences in Canada in the 16th and 17th centuries. This paper attempts to determine if contact with the indigenous communities during this period produced a significant cultural conflict or if attempts were made to achieve a kind of mutual co-existence. Bibliography lists 7 sources.