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Title Jean Monnet and Canada : early travels and the idea of European unity / Trygve Ugland.
Imprint Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2011 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2011)

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 109 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, digital file.
Series European Union studies series
European Union studies.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-101) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Monnet, Jean, 1888-1979.
Monnet, Jean, 1888-1979 -- Travel -- Canada.
European Union -- History.
Hudson's Bay Company -- Employees -- Biography.
Monnet, Jean, 1888-1979.
European Union.
Hudson's Bay Company.
Statesmen -- Europe -- Biography.
Canada.
Europe.
Genre Biography.
History.
Contents Foreword / Roger Morgan -- Travelling and political inspiration -- A new world in Canada and a new theory for Europe -- Monnet and the Hudson's Bay Company -- Monnet's Canadian scheme in preparation for the Second World War -- Canada as Monnet's early inspiration and lifelong liaison.
Summary "Jean Monnet (1888-1979) is often viewed as the chief architect of the European Coal and Steel Community, which over time evolved into today's European Union. Monnet spent his early years working as an agent for his father, a cognac producer. It was this experience that took him to Scandinavia, England, the United States, and most importantly Canada, where he was exposed to the country's unique form of federalism. Drawing on a wide variety of empirical sources, including unpublished documents, correspondence, and original historical data extracted from archives both in Canada and Europe, Trygve Ugland's Jean Monnet and Canada argues that the extensive period of time Monnet spent in Canada between 1907 and 1914 had a formative influence on the achievements of his later years, particularly on the institutional 'construction of Europe.'"--Publisher description.
Other Title Print version: 1442643102 9781442643109