A peoples history index prepared by karen simonson and gerald friesen, university of manitoba with the assistance of jacinthe duval and joe friesen and the support of the history department, university of manitoba episode 1 when the world began 15,000 b. The top nonfiction bestseller of fall 2000 was the authoritative and beautiful canada. A people s history doesn t tell us where we are going, but it shows us where we have come from this richly illustrated book, the first of two volumes, tells the epic story of canada from its earliest days to the arrival of the industrial age in the 1870s. Chapter 3 examines the making of the series and its use of language and visuals to present an inevitable story. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. A peoples history season 1 episode 1 when the world began. Facts about canadas geography, history, and politics. The full gem experience is not available outside of canada. Battle for a continent videorecording director, serge turbide. At the beginning of the american revolution in 1775, american rebels invade canada, but despite the efforts of rebel spies to entice quebec to join the revolution, les canadiens refuse to take up arms against british rule, and the invasion ultimately fails. A people s history explore the episodes click on an episode title to learn more about a period in canada s history. Loyalists escaping the american colonies arrive in canada. This guide offers teachers and students opportunities to explore.
A peoples history a question of loyalties episode 5. It is comparable to the pbs ken burns series the civil war but covers the entire history of canada. A peoples history season 1 episode 4 period of a little more than two decades in the mid18th century changes the destiny of north america. A peoples history traces canadas evolving history, from early native populations 12,000 years ago to life at the end of the 20th century as told by the people who lived it. A people s history is a 17episode, 32hour documentary television series on the history of canada. The opening episode of this 17part documentary ranges across the continent, looking back more than 15000 years to recount the varied. A peoples history episodes from season 1,view pictures, get episode information and more.
England and france battle each other in the seven years war, a conflict that begins as a clash between les canadiens and landhungry american settlers in the ohio valley and becomes a world war. The horror, bravery and sacrifice of trench warfare are evoked in canadas great battles. A peoples history was the largest single documentary project ever undertaken by the cbc, and afaik the largest single documentary project in all of canadian broadcasting, cable, or film to date. The season was shot in quatsino territory, located near port hardy, british columbia quatsino is a small hamlet of 91 people located on quatsino sound in northern vancouver island, canada, only accessible by boat or float plane.
Old values are challenged and canada charts a different future. The mass migration of loyalists that follows more than 40,000 people in all creates an englishspeaking canada virtually overnight. With maggie huculak, lorne cardinal, eric peterson, nigel bennett. Even had the series been a total failure in every way, the scale of the production alone would make it entirely deserving of a wikipedia article. The opening episode of this series ranges across the continent, looking back more than 15,000 years to recount the varied history of the first occupants of the territory that would become canada. Why wouldnt mackenzieking help out many of canadas financially troubled. A peoples history episode guide includes recaps for every episode from every season and a full list of where you can watch episodes online instantly. The production was an unusually large project for the national network, especially during budget cutbacks. Using historical reenactments, dazzling photography and digital special effects, canada. The unexpected success of the series actually led to increased government funding for the cbc. A peoples history, the country undergoes a seismic change. On a winters day in 1823, the 22yearold beothuk walked into the newfoundland outport of exploits bay, starving and bearing the scars of. It first aired on cbc television from october 2000.
A peoples history season 1, episode 2 adventurers and mystics 1540 to 1670. Experience the human drama that is canadas journey from past to present, in a stunning two year documentary. Canada a peoples history episode hard times introduction. A people s history a question of loyalties episode 5. The original 17episode peoples history delved into the history of canada from 15,000 bc up to 1990. Origins a history of canada part a struggle for survival duration. A peoples history is a 17episode, 32hour documentary television series on the history of canada. This year the liberals are spending half a billion dollars on celebrating canadas 150th. Parts of this series honestly put a tear in my eye. Because of the long history of conflict between the english and french in canada, a division between the two still exists in the countrys languages today. Renee elise goldsberry on claiming your part of history.
A peoples history explore the episodes click on an episode title to learn more about. The story of us was never intended to be a comprehensive recounting of canadas history, but the selection of only 50 brief stories was viewed by some to be problematic. A peoples history, 19912001, new times new ways, part 1 covers events from the last decade of the 20th century. A dramatized comprehensive survey of the history of canada. A peoples history, 19912015, narrated by maggie huculak, the country undergoes a seismic change.
In quebec the official language at the provincial level is french and there have been several francophone initiatives to ensure that the language remains prominent there. Click on an episode title to learn more about a period in canadas history. Why did the worldwide market for canadian goods dry up as canada entered the 1930s. A peoples history chronicles the human drama that is canadas journey from past to present.
When the world began 15000 bc to 1800 ad yeandle31 history channel. In order to cover such a long period of time, the length of 17 episodes is certainly not too lengthy but there is so much in the series it. What happened to the price of wheat after the crash of 1929. The most important values were human rights and gender equality, and a. In addition, there have been numerous initiatives for secession. A question of loyalties videorecording directorwriter, laine drewery. The opening episode of this 16part documentary ranges across the continent, looking back more than 15,000 years to recount the varied history of the first occupants of the territory that would. The first moments onscreen belong to shawnadithit, or nancy, as the whites called her. Diaries, letters and archival documents tell the stories of those who shaped this country, in their own words.
Canada, a peoples history dvds are not available as dvds but can be accessed through libraries, or through online streaming at curio. Over the next 30 years, the colony continues to develop. It aired in 2000 and 2001, and was both critically acclaimed and a huge hit with viewers. Chapter 4 examines the representation of gender in canada. As is often the case with historical productions, the series received criticism as well as praise.
The main message conveyed in these films is that canadian history is alive and flourishing. The canadian west is opened by the great furtrading empires of the hudsons bay and northwest companies, the native people who were their indispensable allies, and bold explorers and map makers who ventured from the great lakes to the arctic ocean. As a historian, these kind of books make me supremely nervous one of my favourite professors once said that you could tell the current political agenda just by looking at the most fashionable popular history texts. Here is the story of the people who created this vast nation. Explorers crossing in the atlantic and the pacific are discussed. It first aired on cbc television from october 2000 to november 2001. Its nearest neighbour is coal harbour, to the east, about 20 minutes away by boat, and port alice, to the south, about 40 minutes away by boat. The history of canada explained in 10 minutes duration. A peoples history is a 2hour documentary television series spanning the recent history of canada.963 386 365 1091 1051 126 1069 1296 981 1067 776 834 1138 1073 709 254 1080 247 504 49 1422 1265 652 1332 507 985 933 474 84