Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 : How Canada Helped Save the British Empire and Became a North American Nation. First Edition

By: TENNYSON, Brian Douglas

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TENNYSON, Brian Douglas. Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 : How Canada Helped Save the British Empire and Became a North American Nation. Lanham / Boulder / New York / London : Rowman & Littlefield, (2915). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-233,(1),+ 8 pp plates. 8vo, illustrated red and grey paper-covered boards (hardcover), lettered in red and black. "Canada's Great War, 1914-1918: How Canada Helped Save the British Empire and Became a North American Nation describes the major role Canada played in assisting the BritishEmpire in winning the greatest war in history - which surprisingly resulte d in Canada's closer integration not with the British Empire but with its continental neighbor, the United States. When Great Britain declared war against Germany and Austria-Hungary in August 1914, Canada was automatically committed because of its status as a dominion in the British Empire. Despitenot having a say in the matter, most Canadians enthusiastically embraced t he war effort in order to defend the Empire and its values. In Canada's Great War, 1914-1918, historian Brian Douglas Tennyson argues that Canada's participation in the war weakened its relationship with Great Britain by stimulating a greater sense of Canadian identity and brought it much closer to the United States, especially after the latter entered the war. The wartimecooperation of the two nations strengthened a relationship that had been d elicate and often strained over the course of the nineteenth century. Cooperation in turn led to the further integration of their economies and the greater acceptance in Canada of American cultural products such as books, magazines, radio broadcastis, and movies, all symbolized by the astonishing American response to the Halifax explosion in December 1917. By the end of the war, Canadians were emerging as a North American people, no longer fearing close ties to the United States even as they maintained their connection to the British Commonwealth. Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 will interest not only Canadians unaware of how greatly their nation's participation in World War I reshaped its relationship with Great Britain and the United States, but also Americans unacquainted with the magnitude of Canada's involvement in the war and how that contribution drew the two nations closer together." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. 1. The Summer of 1914. 2. Between Mother England and Uncle Sam. 3. Answering the Call. 4. Preparing for War. 5. Discovering Modern Warfare. 6. Building the Corps. 7. Shock Troops of the Empire. 8. The Home Front. 9. Conscription. 10. Demanding a Voice. 11. Partners in a Common Cause. 12. The War at Sea (pp.131-141). 13. The War inthe Air (pp.143-154). 14. Canada's Hundred Days. 15. The New Reality. 16. North American Nation. Afterword. Notes; Select Bibliography; Index. Very good. 65.00

Title: Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 : How Canada Helped Save the British Empire and Became a North American Nation. First Edition

Author Name: TENNYSON, Brian Douglas

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham / Boulder / New York / London, 2015, ISBN:9780810888593:

Seller ID: 114536

Keywords: CANADA WOPRLD WAR I WW1 WW1 FOREIGN RELATIONS UNITED STATES CANADIAN MILITARY NAVAL NAUTICAL NAVY,