The Penguin History of Canada

Kenneth McNaught

Penguin 1988 [1969]
A book review by Danny Yee © 1992
McNaught's book should be titled The Penguin Political History of Canada: apart from a final chapter on Canada's cultural development it concentrates almost exclusively on people, parties, wars, constitutional changes and such-like. This produces a rather unsatisfying overall effect, but on the plus side the old-fashioned chronological narrative does make for easy reading. I felt it needed following up with an economic and social history, but the Penguin History wouldn't be a bad choice if you're primarily interested in politics.

March 1992

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%T The Penguin History of Canada
%A McNaught, Kenneth
%I Penguin
%D 1988 [1969]
%O paperback, maps, further reading, index
%G ISBN 0140149988
%P 434pp