A History of the Canadian Peoples (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780199014910

J. M. Bumsted; Michael C. Bumsted
624 Pages
203 x 254 mm
Pub date
Mar 2016
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Now in its fifth edition, A History of the Canadian Peoples covers our nation's history from pre-contact to present day in one concise volume. Political, cultural, social, and economic histories are woven together in a seamless narrative to present a fascinating and comprehensive look at how Canada has been shaped over centuries. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and offers a more balanced coverage of pre- and post-Confederation periods. A new thematic box program, featuring new Material Culture boxes, provides context, additional background, biographies, and unique perspectives on lesser known people and events. All-new end-of-chapter historiography essays have been contributed by historians from across the country, highlighting on-going research and scholarship.


List of Maps
Introduction: Understanding History
1 The Beginnings
2 Europe Settles In: Newfoundland, Acadia, New France
3 Struggling for a Continent, 1627-1763
4 Becoming and Remaining British, 1759-1815
5 Relying on Resources, 1815-1840
6 Becoming a Nation, 1840-1885
7 Becoming Modern, 1885-1915
8 Two Wars and a Depression, 1914-1945
9 Prospering Together, 1945-1960
10 Edging towards the Abyss, 1958-1972
11 Coming Apart, 1972-1992
12 Freefalling into the Twenty-First Century, 1992-2001
13 Into the New Millennium
Epilogue: The Speed and Balance of Canadian History

About the author: 

J. M. Bumsted, Fellow, Royal Society of Canada.

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