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Seeing the “Big Picture” in Canadian History

Journal Article
Seeing the “Big Picture” in Canadian History
Stéphane Lévesque
The sesquicentennial celebrations of Canadian Confederation in 2017 provide a unique opportunity to reflect on the history of the country, to look at where Canadians have been and where they are headed.[1] All things considered, do Canadians think that things have improved over the last 150 years? There is no consensus amongst the population. Part of the challenge rests on how we, as historical beings, evaluate progress – that is to say, our judgement on the direction of change. As with the notion of civilization recently discussed by Peter Seixas, the concept of “progress” is a contested one.[2]
Public History Weekly
6
8
2018
10.1515/phw-2018-11329
2197-6376
https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/?p=11329

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