How the Scots Created Canada

How the Scots Created Canada

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The Scots in Canada made their mark as explorers, fur traders, soldiers, business leaders, prime ministers and more. Ex-pat Paul Cowan marks their journey from his native land to the New World.

Publisher: [Edmonton] : Dragon Hill, c2006
Description: 239 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781896124100
Branch Call Number: 305.89163 Cow


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Nov 07, 2009

Paul also worked on another book available from the library - With Wellington in the Peninsula.
Feel free to check it out.

"Cowan's retelling of the Scottish experience in Canada does an excellent job of giving an overview of the complex and compelling history of the country. Anyone who still clings to the old notion that Canada's history is boring (particularly in comparison to the Revolutionary beginnings and Wild West mythology of our southern neighbour) would have their eyes opened by reading Cowan's book." - Suite 101

“entertaining and playful” - Celtic Connection magazine

“Paul Cowan provides wonderful accounts of the explorers, settlers, rogues, politicians and charlatans who were Canada’s Scots.” - The Daily Gleaner

“well written and informative” - Andrew Hinson, University of Guelph

“This journalistic venture into Canadian history is a great success. Well written and humorous, it introduces the reader to well known and lesser known figures who, indeed, were the makers of Canada. Sir John A MacDonald, Colonel James F Macleod, Alexander MacKenzie and many more are well depicted in this fine book” - Alberta History

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