Our Lives: Canada after 1945

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by Alvin Finkel

Historian Alvin Finkel discusses the major events and social changes experienced by Canadians since World War II and places them within the context of the political and economic forces of each period.
Canada has undergone many changes in the decades following World War II. From post-war prosperity and grrowing nationalism to corporate downsizing and globalization, the events of this six-decade period have been some of the most radical in the country's history.

Author Alvin Finkel looks at the people, forces, and events that have shaped post-war Canada. All the major themes in our history are discussed: the evolution of the welfare state, our economic domination by the United States, our halcyon days as a Middle Power, the Quiet Revolution, the First Nations' quest for autonomy, the flowering of English-Canadian nationalism, the rise of western alienation, the women's movement, Quebec nationalism, neo-conservatism, and globalization.

Extensively illustrated, Our Lives: Canada after 1945 is the first book for general readers to look in detail at Canada from the mid-forties through the mid-nineties. Successfully marrying the new social history with politics and economics, it is more than simply informative, provoking readers into a reconsideration of the key events that have shaped the country.

About the Author

ALVIN FINKEL is a professor of history at Athabasca University. He is the author of Business and Social Reform in the Thirties, The Social Credit Phenomenon in Alberta, and A History of Canadian Peoples.

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