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Canada and the British Empire

Phillip Buckner


This book provides an overview of Canada's history in the context of the British Empire. It traces the evolution of Canada as a country, placing it within the wider context of British imperial history — from the foundation of the first British bases in Canada in the early 17th century, up until the patriation of the Canadian constitution in 1982. The subject is approached thematically, including specialised topics such as British migration to Canada, the role played by gender in the construction of imperial identities, and the economic relationship between Canada and Britain. Other important c ... More

Keywords: Canada, British Empire, economic relationships, French Canadians, imperialism, migration, gender, imperial law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199563746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phillip Buckner, editor
Professor Emeritus, University of New Brunswick, and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London

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