By Dimitry Anastakis
Death within the peaceful Kingdom is an clever, cutting edge reaction to the inaccurate assumption that Canadian historical past is dry and uninspiring. utilizing the "hooks" of homicide, execution, assassination, and suicide, Dimitry Anastakis introduces readers to the total scope of post-Confederation Canadian history.
Beginning with the assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Anastakis recounts the deaths of well-known Canadians reminiscent of Louis Riel, Tom Thomson, and Pierre Laporte. He additionally introduces lesser-known occasions resembling the execution of shell-shocked deserter Pte. Harold Carter in the course of the First global conflict and the suicide of suspected communist Herbert Norman in Cairo throughout the chilly warfare. The booklet concludes with fresh Canadian deaths together with the suicides of Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons because of cyberbullying.
Complementing the chapters are brief vignettes—"Murderous Moments" and "Tragic Tales"—that element to broader topics and concerns. The publication additionally encompasses a variety of "Active historical past" workouts equivalent to actions, assignments, and first record analyses. A timeline, 24 photographs, and additional analyzing feedback are included.
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Death in the Peaceable Kingdom: Canadian History since 1867 through Murder, Execution, Assassination, and Suicide by Dimitry Anastakis