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The New Penguin History of Canada by Robert Bothwell
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Feb 05, 2015

did not like it
bookshelves: o-canada, history, nonfiction
Read in September, 2009

The only thing that got me through this book was the fact that I went on a long trip for which I had to pack very light, and this was the only book I took with me. I found it poorly organized and confusing, jumping back and forth in time without warning, sometimes over the course of a paragraph. It was also strikingly white-centric, with the native populations reduced to occasional parenthetical statements (literally in at least one instance). I often had to look up events in other places to get any kind of feel for what was going on. Not really the best intro to Canadian history.

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