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Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights Paperback – May 2 2015

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn (May 2 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1459731123
  • ISBN-13: 978-1459731127
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1 x 21.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Secondary school and public libraries across Canada should add Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada to their collections. Librarians and booksellers will want to recommend this volume to history buffs and civics teachers alike. (Canadian Materials)

Lavishly illustrated throughout, Dr. Harris gives a well-rounded history of the document and its creation and guiding principles. She explains the impact of the document right through to seeing it as a basis of the United Nations’ Universal declaration of Human Rights. Of particular interest to students may be the importance of the Magna Carta in Canada’s history through to the present day. As well, Dr. Harris looks at the impact of it on the American and French Revolution. (Resource Links)

The book is divided into interesting chapters and is written in accessible language that will transport readers to an era when democracy was just starting to come of age. (Montrealfamilies.ca)

An easy read and brief introduction for those who are interested in the main historical developments relating to Magna Carta over the last eight hundred years. (Saskatchewan Law Review)

About the Author

Carolyn Harris teaches history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She received her PhD in European history from Queen's University in 2012. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazine, and the BBC News Magazine, and she is a frequent guest on television and radio. She lives in Toronto.

Carolyn Harris enseigne l’histoire à l’École d’éducation permanente de l’Université de Toronto. Elle a reçu son doctorat en histoire de l’Europe de l’Université Queen’s en 2012. Ses écrits ont été publiés dans plusieurs publications, dont le Globe and Mail, le Ottawa Citizen, la revue Smithsonian et le BBC News Magazine. Elle est souvent invitée à des émissions de télévision et de radio. Elle habite à Toronto.

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