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Thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate new scholarship and fresh approaches, The Peoples of Canada: A Pre-Confederation History, fourth edition, traces the patterns of early immigration over the Bering Strait and across the Atlantic, while highlighting landmark political, economic, cultural, and social developments in the years before 1867. The first part of a two-volume set, the text now extends its coverage past Confederation to the milestone year of 1885, when the completion of the CPR united the nation, and the hanging of Louis Riel deepened the divisions between its French, English, and Aboriginal peoples.
Bringing all the hallmarks of previous editions together with significant new material and indispensable pedagogical tools, The Peoples of Canada, fourth edition, is the definitive introduction to pre-Confederation Canadian history.
For over 25 years, John M. Bumsted taught history at the University of Manitoba. He is now enjoying retirement.
Table of Contents
List of maps, tables, primary source documents, and biographies Introduction: Understanding History PART I: To 1760 Introduction 1. The Peoples of Early North America 2. Contacts and Encounters 3. Early European Approaches 4. The Atlantic Region to 1670 5. Canada to 1663 6. Canada 1663-1763: Government, Military, Economy 7. Canada 1663-1763: Population, Society, Culture 8. The Peripheries of the Empires, 1670-1760 9. A Century of Conflict, 1660-1760 Writing about Aboriginal Peoples' History PART II: 1760-1840 Introduction 10. The Expansion and Contraction of British North America, 1760-1782 11. Loyalties and Loyalists, 1775-1791 12. Colonial Politics, War, and Rebellion, 1791-1840 13. The New Immigrants and Settlements: Peopling British North America, 1791-1860 14. The Colonial Economy, 1791-1840 15. Colonial Society, 1791-1840 16. Colonial Culture, 1791-1840 Writing about Women's History PART III: 1840-1870 Introduction 17. Political and Administrative Reform, 1840-1860 18. Reorientation: British North America and the Empire after 1840 19. Reorientation: British North America and the Continent after 1840 20. The West and the North, 1821-1868 21. Early Victorian Society, 1840-1870 22. Early Victorian Culture, 1840-1870 23. Industrialization, 1850-1870 24. Unification, 1862-1867 Writing about the Canadian Fur Trade PART IV: 1867-1885 Introduction 25. The Completion of Confederation, 1867-1873 26. Envisioning the New Nation, 1867-1885 Writing about Confederation Notes Index