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p. 61. Beginningslocked

  • Donald Wright


‘Beginnings’ traces Canada’s history of colonization by the French and then the British. During the establishment of New France, disease and death cut a swathe through the Indigenous population. After a final short battle, Britain’s victory over the French in the Seven Years War led to further remaking of the land by Great Britain and the formation of a Confederation, which is still contentious. Despite the risks of emigration and the challenges of working the land, Canada’s population swelled with thousands of settlers from France and the Anglo-Celtic diaspora, and then from other parts of the world.

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