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Genealogy & History




BOOK - A Short History of Saskatchewan
By Dr. Ed Whitcomb.

This history provides the general reader with an accurate summary of the province's development from prehistoric to modern times, including the broad outline of major developments such as exploration, settlement, economic growth, and social and political development. Relations with the federal government are explained from the province's point of view. The book has been checked for accuracy, balance and readability by over half a dozen professional Canadian historians, editors, analysts and general readers.

A Short History of Saskatchewan mentions in particular the North-West Rebellion, the achievement and limitations on provincial status in 1905, the way government handled successfully the problems facing a one-crop economy, the devastation of the Depression, the achievements of Canada's first socialist government, the introduction of Medicare, and the struggle to diversify the economy.

Table of Contents includes:
  • Preface
  • The Saskatchewan of Native Peoples to 1860
  • From British to Canadian Colony 1860-1870
  • Government, Land, Railways 1870-1884
  • The North-West Rebellion 1884-1896
  • The Great Boom 1896-1905
  • Provincial Status 1905-1910
  • Liberal Saskatchewan 1910-1918
  • The Troubled Twenties 1918-1930
  • Depression and War 1930-1944
  • The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 1944-1964
  • The Sixties and the Seventies 1964-1982
  • Index
66 pages
6 X 9"
Softcover - perfect-bound
index
map
ISBN 0-9694667-3-0

Softcover......$8.95
(Canadian Dollars)
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