Legacy: How French Canadians Shaped North America

Legacy: How French Canadians Shaped North America

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Traces of the French-Canadians' contribution to North American history can be found in all regions of the continent. More often than not, we are unaware of or indifferent towards these signs. Yet the descendants of the French travelled farther than one would expect, exploring the land and a wide variety of fields of human activity (science, arts, economy, etc.). Through their audacity, their courage and their determination, they shaped Canada -- and, to a smaller but still significant extent -- the United States.

Legacy is the story of thirteen French-Canadian pioneers, from the era of Nouvelle-France up to the twentieth century. Through the lives of these extraordinary persons, the authors reflect on the French-Canadian legacy, convinced that Canada would not be what it is today were it not for these French-speaking Canadians who explored the land, hung on to their culture while respecting that of others, longed for peace, fought bravely, and stood up for a brand of humanism that helped shape the country we live in today.

ISBN: 9780771072406

Published Date: August 20, 2019

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Language: English

Page Count: 346

Size: 8.93" l x 5.97" w x 0.90" h