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Concise historical atlas of Canada / edited by William G. Dean [and three others] ; cartography by Geoffrey J. Matthews and Byron Moldofsky.

Publication:
Toronto, [Ontario] ; Buffalo, [New York] ; London, [England] : University of Toronto Press, [1998]
Series:
Historical Atlas of Canada
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (201 p.)
Subjects:
Canada -- Historical geography -- Maps.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Concise Historical Atlas of Canada is a beautiful record of Canada's peoples and development. The book combines text and graphic material to create an extraordinarily rich picture of Canada's past, and presents a splendid visual record of the roots of our society and the evolution of the intensely regional, culturally diverse nation we know today. Based on the best-selling three-volume Historical Atlas of Canada, the Concise distills the best and most important plates into a single, comprehensive, thematically organized volume. It represents more than 20 years of collaborative effort between highly accomplished cartographers and a wide range of scholars.The goal of the Concise Historical Atlas of Canada is simple: to summarize Canadian history from prehistory through to the latter part of the twentieth century. To accomplish this goal, the editors selected 67 plates from the nearly 200 plates found in the full set. Each plate is a double-page spread of maps, graphics, legends, and text on a single subject or theme, and is accompanied by a bibliographical note at the end of the volume. Collectively, the plates represent both the crucial events and the continuity of life that made Canada. The editors intend their selection to mirror the social and economic experiences of ordinary people more than the political and military activities associated with individual heroes.While the plates selected from the full three-volume set are used without modification, the Concise Historical Atlas of Canada follows its own organizational structure. Plates have been grouped under three headings: 'National Perspectives,' 'Defining Episodes,' and 'Regional Patterns,' each with a new introductory essay. 'National Perspectives' gives overarching views of the land mass and the process of nation building. Among the topics covered are prehistoric and Native Canada, exploration, the establishment of boundaries, settlement and population patterns, and the development of t
Contents:
Frontmatter
Brief Contents
Contents
Publisher's Note
Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview 1
Prehistoric and Native Canada
Exploration
Territorial Extent
Population
Transport and Urbanization
The Economy
Society
Part Two: Defining Episodes
Overview 2
The East
The West and the North
Notes and Sources
Notes:
"The Concise historical atlas of Canada is based on the three-volume Historical atlas of Canada"--P. [iii].
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Dean, W. G. (William G.), 1921-2009, editor.
Matthews, Geoffrey J., cartographer.
Moldofsky, Byron, 1953- cartographer.
ISBN:
1-282-02570-8
9786612025709
1-4426-7320-6
OCLC:
944178330
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442673205 doi
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