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Sep 15, 2019 - 13:48 PM By Ken McGoogan

No matter where you enter the history of Canada through exploration, politics, business, education or literature you find that the Scots and their descendants have played a leading role Today, almost five million Canadians identify themselves as Scottish, and their influence is felt throughout the land Starting with his own deep roots in Scotland and early Canada, KNo matter where you enter the history of Canada through exploration, politics, business, education or literature you find that the Scots and their descendants have played a leading role Today, almost five million Canadians identify themselves as Scottish, and their influence is felt throughout the land Starting with his own deep roots in Scotland and early Canada, Ken McGoogan has created a lively, entertaining narrative that focuses on than sixty Scots who have led the way in shaping this country Early arrivals included explorers Alexander Mackenzie, Simon Fraser and the Scotch West Indian, James Douglas Later, Scots such as Lord Selkirk and John Galt encouraged thousands to immigrate Nation builders followed, among them John A Macdonald, James McGill and the reformer Nellie McClung Then came the visionaries, Scottish Canadians such as Tommy Douglas, Doris Anderson and Marshall McLuhan, who have turned Canada into a nation that revels in diversity McGoogan commemorates the first settlers to land at Pictou, Nova Scotia, and celebrates such hybrid Canadians as the Cherokee Scot John Norton, Th r se MacDonald Casgrain and the kilt loving John George Diefenbaker He honours the war contributions of Scottish Canadian regiments, and he toasts Sir Walter Scott and the beloved Robbie Burns Beautifully illustrated and handsomely packaged,How the Scots Invented Canada is an exuberant celebration of the building of a nation.
  • Title: How The Scots Invented Canada
  • Author: Ken McGoogan
  • ISBN: 9781554682331
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Hardcover

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James Edgar Sep 15, 2019 - 13:48 PM
This is a good read for anyone who wants to know when and how the Canadian West was explored and settled. But, more than that, it's a testament to the Scottish education system and the fruits of those labours.
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Shonna Froebel Sep 15, 2019 - 13:48 PM
This is a wonderful book, a history of Canada in so many ways: politically, economically, culturally. I couldn't believe I hadn't read it earlier.Ken takes a look at the accomplishments and contributions of Scots and Scottish Canadians over our country's history. From explorers to politicians, inventors to writers, community leaders to iconoclasts, this book takes a wide look at how Scots and people with Scottish ancestry have added to our country's rich heritage. Once I started reading, I could [...]
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Dwight Davis Sep 15, 2019 - 13:48 PM
This is the worst kind of book: a book that sounds fascinating and has a great premise but doesn't deliver it's promises and is weighed down by absolutely awful writing. Instead of actually proving the Scottish heritage of Canada, McGoogan writes a book about why Christians are stupid and why Canada is better and more postmodern than America is. As an aside, McGoogan argues that Canada is postmodern because it's diverse. This is a terrible line of reasoning. By his logic, ancient Israel at the t [...]
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Thebruce1314 Sep 15, 2019 - 13:48 PM
I was expecting more of a cohesive argument for the thesis that the Scots invented Canada, but what I got was probably more enjoyable. Rather than being an academic tome of researched material, this is more of a compendium of brief biographies and tales about those with Scottish blood who helped to shape Canada. Some of the connections seemed a bit contentious, and the repetition of how amazing Scottish people are got to be a bit nauseating (despite my agreement!). While I found some of the chap [...]
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Andrew Sep 15, 2019 - 13:48 PM
Not bad. I think he would have been better served to pick 10 or 12 Scottish Canadians and devote a chapter to each. As it is some figures get 3 or 4 pages others a dozen maybe a couple a longer piece. The people left out could have been in an Appendix entitled "Other Prominent Scottish Canadians".The book drags in the middle but there are some interesting figures in the latter third. I think some more culling of the herd could have been done thus freeing up space to devote to 'favourites'.
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Cheryl Sep 15, 2019 - 13:48 PM
I loved the profiles. I learned so much more about Canadian History. I felt he repeated himself sometimes, some people were in more than one section but that's one of the downsides with dividing it by subjects instead of by time or specific people.
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Stephanie Bryant Sep 15, 2019 - 13:48 PM
I was amazed at how far back he was prepared to go to get a Scottish connection. So this is where that darn work ethic came from. I have to go back two generations for a Scottish connection myself.
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How The Scots Invented Canada By Ken McGoogan No matter where you enter the history of Canada through exploration, politics, business, education or literature you find that the Scots and their descendants have played a leading role Today, almost five million Canadians identify themselves as Scottish, and their influence is felt throughout the land Starting with his own deep roots in Scotland and early Canada, KNo matter where you enter the history of Canada through exploration, politics, business, education or literature you find that the Scots and their descendants have played a leading role Today, almost five million Canadians identify themselves as Scottish, and their influence is felt throughout the land Starting with his own deep roots in Scotland and early Canada, Ken McGoogan has created a lively, entertaining narrative that focuses on than sixty Scots who have led the way in shaping this country Early arrivals included explorers Alexander Mackenzie, Simon Fraser and the Scotch West Indian, James Douglas Later, Scots such as Lord Selkirk and John Galt encouraged thousands to immigrate Nation builders followed, among them John A Macdonald, James McGill and the reformer Nellie McClung Then came the visionaries, Scottish Canadians such as Tommy Douglas, Doris Anderson and Marshall McLuhan, who have turned Canada into a nation that revels in diversity McGoogan commemorates the first settlers to land at Pictou, Nova Scotia, and celebrates such hybrid Canadians as the Cherokee Scot John Norton, Th r se MacDonald Casgrain and the kilt loving John George Diefenbaker He honours the war contributions of Scottish Canadian regiments, and he toasts Sir Walter Scott and the beloved Robbie Burns Beautifully illustrated and handsomely packaged,How the Scots Invented Canada is an exuberant celebration of the building of a nation.

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