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Canada, a people's history. Volume 4 [videorecording] /
[Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada].
edition
Widescreen letterbox version.
imprint
[Toronto] : Canadian Broadcasting Corp. : Distributed exclusively in Canada by Morningstar Entertainment, c2001.
description
2 videodiscs (approx. 240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1552590909 (set: v.4-6), 1552590917
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Toronto] : Canadian Broadcasting Corp. : Distributed exclusively in Canada by Morningstar Entertainment, c2001.
isbn
1552590909 (set: v.4-6)
1552590917
publisher #
CPD853031
CPH853031
contents note
disc 1. Pathfinders -- disc 2. Rebellion & reform.
general note
"Series 2."
Based on: Canada: a people's history / Don Gillmor and Pierre Turgeon.
Special DVD features: Canadian History Trivia Quiz; Making history documentary on the making of the series; additional contemporary documentary footage; web site links; interactive menu; chapter indexing.
Title from disc label.
abstract
The first episode covers 1670 to 1850. It was an age of great daring and enterprise; of fur traders and trailblazers who opened up a continent. Flamboyant Pierre Esprit Radisson defies a governor to take New France's fur trade into the interior and later founds an English trading empire; tough Dene chief Matonabbee leads Samuel Hearne on a monumental trek into the Barren Lands; Alexander Mackenzie's dash to the Pacific makes him one of the most celebrated men of his age; and David Thompson, who comes to the forbidding shores of Hudson Bay as a 14-year-old apprentice, eventually unlocks the secrets of the West more than any other man.
The second episode covers 1815 to 1850. Fired with a passion for justice and liberty, Canadian reformers take on their colonial masters. Through their partisan newspapers, three charismatic reformers lead the charge. Joseph Howe in Nova Scotia, Louis-Joseph Papineau in Lower Canada and William Lyon Mackenzie in Upper Canada openly mock the privileged and become magnets for the disgruntled. The rising discontent leads to bloody rebellion and disastrous defeat for the rebels, but in 10 short years, the long and arduous struggle for self-government is achieved.
language note
Closed-captioned.
catalogue key
5494915
technical details
DVD; Dolby digital stereo.

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