“How did Canadians reach this point? How did nationalism come to threaten the future of the entire country? Is there a solution?”
These are among the questions tackled by the noted historian Ramsay Cook in this important and timely book about the clash of cultures in Canada. “Canada, Québec and the uses of Nationalism” is in effect a totally new book, since this revised and expanded edition contains eight new chapters. It provides fascinating reading for anyone interested in Canada’s past, its present, or its future. The book’s main focus in on Quebec nationalism, but it also raises the question of Aboriginal nationalism, recounting the relationship between Europeans and the natives of North America over the centuries. And it traces the progress of English Canadian nationalism and its defiant stand against the power of the United States.