Canadian History & Culture

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 #2458 The Battle of Quebec: 1759
 #4951 Canada and the U.S.: Understanding Our Differences
 #8532 The Battle of Quebec

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#2458 Canadian History & Culture - The Battle of Quebec: 1759 (Run time 32 min.) DVD $89.95

The End of the French and Indian WarThe battle between England and France which was decided in Quebec determined the future of Canada, and of the United States as well. This program describes the founding of Quebec in 1608, and of the French colony, Canada. A hundred and fifty years later, in 1759, it was officially named New France-a small colony of some 60,000 living along the banks of the St. Lawrence; Montreal had been founded; and French explorers had explored, and claimed in the name of their king, territories from the frozen North down to the Gulf of Mexico. Seeking to restrain the English colonists, who outnumbered the French perhaps 20 to 1, the French built a series of forts, Ft. Duquesne and Ft. Niagara among them. The program analyzes the causes for the French and Indian War, the strategies and feints, and shows the siege of Quebec and the final bitter battle on the Plains of Abraham in which both Wolfe and Montcalm perished. Three days later Quebec fell to the British-the end of Quebec as a province of France but not, as we have come to understand, as a French province. (32 minutes)English


#4951 Canadian History & Culture - Canada and the U.S.: Understanding Our Differences (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95

Northrop FryeCrossing the border from the U.S. into Canada is a pretty easy affair, says Northrop Frye, one of the world's foremost literary critics; there are no walls, no barbed-wire fences, no lookout towers. But if our borders are open to each other, our minds can sometimes be less so. There's a lot we North Americans don't know about each other, and a lot we have to learn. In this program with Bill Moyers, Frye speaks about our common and uncommon mythologies. He discusses our cultural differences and Canada's struggle to establish a separate identity beyond being America's neighbor. (30 minutes)


#8532 Canadian History & Culture - The Battle of Quebec (Run time 31 min.) DVD $89.95

As the North American colonies of France and Great Britain continued to spread, friction and outright violence between New France and New England became inevitable. Placing the French and Indian War in its larger political context, this program traces the war's progress to the Battle of Quebec. In a bold stroke, the British deployed on the Plains of Abraham under cover of darkness-and a mere fifteen minutes of combat spelled the beginning of the end of 150 years of French colonial rule. (31 minutes)




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