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Author MacMillan, Margaret, 1943- author.

Title The lion's cub : Canada and the Great War / Margaret MacMillan, 2018 recipient of the Symons Medal = Le lionceau : le Canada et la Grande Guerre / Margaret MacMillan, lauréate de la médaille Symons en 2018
Published Charlottetown, PEI : Confederation Centre of the Arts ; Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (69, 76 pages)
Series The Symons Medal series = Collection de la médaille Symons
Summary "In The Lion's Cub, her 2018 Symons Medal address, eminent Canadian historian Margaret MacMillan examines the impact of the First War World on Canadian Confederation. With her characteristic flair and gift for telling detail, Margaret MacMillan shows the paradox of Canada's experience in the First World War. On the one hand, the Great War, as it was originally known, brought Canada closer to nationhood and gave many Canadians a greater sense of identity. On the other hand, the Great War also marked a time when Confederation was shaken and very nearly came apart. Its divisive impact continued to be felt throughout the twentieth century. And can still be felt today, in Canada's national political life, and in the relationship between Quebec and the rest of the country. Yet Canada survived, and continues to survive. And Margaret MacMillan concludes that this is the great strength of Confederation. The Lion's Cub suggests Canada's endurance should be recognized for the achievement it is. In a world where political boundaries are often as artificial as Canada's, the ability of our "improbable country" to survive and prosper may be an example of hope for a wider world. The Symons Medal is one of Canada's most prestigious honours. It is presented annually by the Confederation Centre of the Arts to honour persons who have made an exceptional contribution to Canadian life."-- Provided by publisher
Notes Text in English and French
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 17, 2020)
Subject Group identity -- Canada
Nationalism -- Canada.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Canada
World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada.
Group identity.
HISTORY / Canada / General
Social aspects.
Canada -- History -- 20th century
Genre/Form Discours.
Form Electronic book
Author MacMillan, Margaret, 1943- Lion's cub
MacMillan, Margaret, 1943- Lion's cub. French
Confederation Centre of the Arts, issuing body.
ISBN 0776631330
Other Titles Lionceau