GOSSAGE, Peter, and J. I. LITTLE LITTLE, J. I.
Title: Illustrated History of Quebec : Tradition & Modernity. First Printing in dustjacket
Publisher:  Oxford University Press, Don Mills, Ontario, 2012, ISBN:9780199002351
Seller ID: 111159
GOSSAGE, Peter, and J. I. LITTLE. An Illustrated History of Quebec : Tradition & Modernity. (Don Mills, Ontario) : Oxford University Press, (2012). First Printing. Pp (3),[iv]-xix,(1),-369,(3),+ 4 pp of colour plates. Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. "By 1000BCE the Iroquois of the St. Lawrence Valley were making pottery and cultiv ating crops, with evidence of trade as far as the Gulf of Mexico. Of course, European contact changed this world forever, from the introduction of metal to the dissemination of Christianity. Early French settlements eventually became a militarized colony; after Wolte defeated Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham, control of thje colony's commerce slipped into tne hands of English-speaking merchants, setting the stage for political conflict in the early nineteenth century. At the same time, the Industrial Revolution broughtincreased tension between tradition and modernity two forces that can be difficult to reconcile. Quebec, in its often uneasy union with the rest of Canada, continues to evolve continues to evolve as its population becomes ever more diverse. This thoroughly illustrated history also includes detailed chapters on modern Quebec that evaluate the political turmoil of recent years: constitutional wrangling, the Oka crisis, and debates about sovereignty and cultural accommodation. Quebec remains a "curious and fascinating political space," a beacon of French-language culture in North America, and an extraordinary nation witnin a nation." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The Fur Trade Colony. 2. The Settlement Colony. 3. The Military Colony. 4. Political Conflict and Rebellion. 5. The Liberal State. 6. The Nationalist Reaction. 7. An Industrial Revolution. 8. Cities and Towns. 9. Nationalists andLiberals. 10. A Great Darkness? 11. Le DeŽbut d'un Temps Nouveau. 12. Sove reignty in Question. 13. Contemporary Quebec. Penned name, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00