This incisive study traces Canadian history from the seventeenth century fur-trading settlements and European explorations to her present status as a dominion and as an important voice in world
affairs in her own right. It treats each province both as a separate entity and as a part of the dominion. Major issues discussed are the relationship between the French and the English, the history of the labor
movement, the growth of the big cities, the development of foreign policy, and the changes in social, religious, and cultural life.