SETTING THE STAGE:
the BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT (1867) - divided power between Ottawa (federal) and
a loose amalgamation of "localisms"
National Policy (lands gained / protective tariff / railway construction)
Technology, Culture, & Canada
Seeking a Canadian style ?
Music From Imitation to Inflection ?
[Seeking a Canadian Sound ?]
Background technology shifts
To the USA for music
Imitation of a High Order : 1950s
more technology shifts
toward a Canadian sound
GENDER & ORIENTATION ISSUES
from the Magna Carta to the Charter.
Issues of Gender: Complex "Herstories"
considerable status in First Nations' societies
New France - significant influence
British rule sees far more considerable restra
Technology Shift :
A Glance at Change
New Ways of Doing Things
Remarkable Changes (progress ?) :
(Canadians aware / influenced by) first object in space 1957; man on the moon
(1969); the PILL
Cautionary Note : Not for All
1954 wringer washer $200 / fridge
BABY & ECONOMIC BOOM & MORE
changes occurred not abruptly but gradually and unevenly: though we will focus on change, many
Canadians lived like earlier generations, although all were the first to have to deal with cold war/atomic
Population Shifts : Immigration/Ethnicity &
"RIGHTS" FOR ALL? : THE CANADIAN BLACK EXPERIENCE
a history of long-standing racism
segregated society (from schools to workplace to theatres.)
Canadianism despite Racism
Regional Strains from Coast to Coast to Coast
Special Emphasis on
Regional strains characteristic of Canadian
THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES
term is taken to include Newfoundland; the "Maritimes" is usually seen as including only
QUEBEC SEEKS HER PLACE:
From "Defensive Nationalism" to Referendum
"Je me souviens"
French North Americans - first to call themselves "Canadien" - 400
years of history
Subservient economic roles.
Political / Ethnic / Lang
The First Nations Seek Their Places
B A C K G R O UN D H I S T O R Y : P A R T N ER S
A L L IES
early contact as "creative symbiosis"
First Nations as military and diplomatic allies
treaty-making between Nations