Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (February 1, 2015)
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Canada's 4 easternmost provinces, whereas richly various in personality and historical past, percentage many parts in their political and financial adventure inside Confederation. during this quantity 13 prime historians discover the transferring tides of Atlantic Canada's background, starting with the union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with Ontario and Quebec to shape the kingdom in 1867. carrying on with on via Prince Edward Island's access into Confederation six years later and Newfoundland's in 1949, they take the tale of Atlantic Canada as much as the 1980s.Collectively their paintings sheds mild at the advanced political dynamic among the sector and Ottawa and divulges the roots of present social and fiscal realities. Fragmentation as opposed to integration, lots as opposed to shortage, centre as opposed to outer edge, and different types tell their analysis.The improvement of neighborhood disparity, and responses to it, shape a big subject. The culture of local protest by means of Maritimers, and later Atlantic Canadians, runs deep; so does their dedication to the assumption of an built-in Canadian country. Protests, over the many years, have essentially been expressions of frustration at perceived exclusion from the entire merits of nationwide union. The construction of nationwide markets for labour, capital, and items frequently operated to their detriment, and political judgements on the nationwide point usually strengthened instead of alleviated the nearby predicament.More than an account of the rich and robust, this ebook usually areas traditional women and men on the centre of the tale. mainly, it finds the resilience of Atlantic Canadians as they've got struggled to beat their difficulties and to proportion within the merits of lifestyles within the Canadian neighborhood.