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Author Friesen, Gerald.

Title The Canadian prairies : a history / Gerald Friesen
Edition Student edition
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [1987]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 534 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Native history: an introduction -- The natives' fur trade 1640-1840 -- The Europeans' fur trade 1640-1805 -- Maintaining the old order 1805-44: the Metis, the fur trade, and the Red River settlement -- The metis and the Red River settlement 1844-70 -- Prairie Indians 1840-1900: the end of autonomy -- Canada's empre 1870-1900: the region and the National Policy -- Manitoba 1870-1900: first new province of the dominion -- The North-West Territories 1970-1905: War and politics -- Immigrant communities 1870-1940: the struggle for cultural survival -- Capital and labour 1900-40: cities, resource towns, and frontier camps -- The rural west 1900-30: the farm, the village, and King Wheat -- Politics and culture 1900-29 -- The Depression 1930-40 -- The new west since 1940: political and economic change -- Conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-510) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Prairie Provinces -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442680598 (electronic bk.)
9781442680593 (electronic bk.)