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Contemporary Quebec And The United States, 1960-1985
Contemporary Quebec And The United States, 1960-1985
By Alfred O. Hero, Jr., and Louis Balthazar
Center for International Affairs/University Press of America, 1988, 532 pp.

A professor at Laval University and one of the leading American authorities on Quebec join forces to produce a major work on the modern history and uncertain future of that province. They delight in upsetting stereotypes, usually with the aid of substantial factual material. They think that "Quebec nationalism in its fundamentals is not in long-term decline." Its needs may well be satisfied within a changing Canadian federation, but they allow for the possibility of separation if devolution does not work well enough.