A Nation in Conflict

A Nation in Conflict

Canada and the Two World Wars

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Univ of Toronto Pr

The First and Second World Wars were two of the most momentous events of the twentieth century. In Canada, they claimed 110,000 lives and altered both the country’s domestic life and its international position. A Nation in Conflict is a concise, comparative overview of the Canadian national experience in the two world wars that transformed the nation and its people.

With each chapter, military historians Jeffrey A. Keshen and Andrew Iarocci address Canada’s contribution to the war and its consequences. Integrating the latest research in military, social, political, and gender history, they examine everything from the front lines to the home front. Was conscription necessary? Did the conflicts change the status of Canadian women? Was Canada’s commitment worth the cost?

Written both for classroom use and for the general reader, A Nation in Conflict is an accessible introduction to the complexities of Canada’s involvement in the twentieth century’s most important conflicts.


Written both for classroom use and for the general reader, A Nation in Conflict is an accessible introduction to the complexities of Canada’s involvement in the twentieth century’s most important conflicts.



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Iarocci and Keshen offer a comparative overview of the Canadian experience in the First and Second World Wars, drawing on older and newer historical studies as frames of reference. They explore the fighting on land, at sea, and in the skies, as well as the impact of the two conflicts at home--in social, political, economic, and cultural terms. They also introduce contemporary debates such as whether conscription was necessary in each war, whether the conflicts changed the status of Canadian women, whether Canada's role in the strategic bombing of Germany was worth the cost. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, c2015
ISBN: 9780802095701
Branch Call Number: 940.371 IAR
Characteristics: 254 p. :,ill., maps ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Keshen, Jeff 1962-

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