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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
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
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
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
25. The Completion of Confederation, 1867-1873
26. Envisioning the New Nation, 1867-1885
Writing about Confederation