“English readers can appreciate Lacoursière’s approach in A People’s History of Quebec, a new book on which he collaborated with author and publisher Robin Philpot. It is a concise history of Quebec, from the earliest days of colonization to the aftermath of the most recent sovereignty referendum, rendered in an easily read 200 pages. As fascinating as the march of great figures and the mapping of landmark events are the details of how they affected the ordinary life of their times.” Hubert Bauch, The Montreal Gazette
“A People’s History of Quebec is both an excellent history book to refresh the reader’s memory and a rich introduction to a people who supposedly had no history. A great read.” Hélène De Billy, journalist, writer, biographer.
“At a trim 208 pages (including a tidy timeline of Quebec history and a useful index) and in a soft cover, it’s the kind of book that’s easy to carry on a trip and easy to bring to bed. It’s also a good read which offers lots of room for reflection.”Nick Fonda, Quebec Heritage News
”The best place to start for an understanding of Quebec politics is to go through Quebec’s long history. Since arriving in Montreal, I’ve been reading A People’s History of Quebec in order to better understand the history of the city where I now play. ... If you want to learn more about Montreal’s history or are considering visiting the “Paris of North America"... read 'A People's History of Quebec'." Andrew Wenger, Professional soccer player with the Montreal Impact and 2011 Hermann Trophy Winner with the Duke University Blue Devils.
About the Author
Jacques Lacoursière is one of Quebec's most notable writers. He is the author of the five-volume Histoire populaire du Québec, which has been a bestseller since the first volume was published in 1995. He lives in Quebec City, Quebec. Robin Philpot is a writer and translator who lives in Montreal, Quebec.