Interpreting Canadas Past: A Post-Confederation Reader

Paperback | October 4, 2011

EditorJ.M. Bumsted, Len Kuffert, Michel Ducharme

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In this revised and streamlined fourth edition of Interpreting Canada's Past: A Post-Confederation Reader, authentic primary documents and critical academic articles allow students to delve into this nation's fascinating history. Organized both chronologically and thematically, each chapterbegins with an introduction that offers context for the documents that follow and includes an extensive list of questions for consideration and related readings. The fourth edition includes over 35 new primary and secondary documents, a new chapter on 'marketing the nation', and an enhancedtreatment of visual history with examples from popular consumer culture and fine art throughout. This celebrated post-Confederation reader is the second volume of a two-volume set of readers that has been created to accompany J.M. Bumsted's two-volume text The Peoples of Canada and his single volumetext A History of the Canadian Peoples.

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In this revised and streamlined fourth edition of Interpreting Canada's Past: A Post-Confederation Reader, authentic primary documents and critical academic articles allow students to delve into this nation's fascinating history. Organized both chronologically and thematically, each chapterbegins with an introduction that offers contex...

For over 25 years, John M. (Jack) Bumsted taught at the University of Manitoba's department of history. Before his arrival on the Prairies he taught at both Simon Fraser University and McMaster University. His research specialties are many, including the history of Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, and cultural history. Len Kuffert is a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.72 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Debating ConfederationPrimary DocumentsMartin Isaac Wilkins: Document 1: 'Attorney General's Speech,' Nova Scotia, House of Assembly, 'Debate on Resolutions Relative to Repeal of the "British North America Act" in the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia; Session 1868'Lieut.-Col. Coffin: Document 2: 'Our New Provinces: British Columbia'Historical InterpretationsReading 1: Forrest Pass, from 'Agrarian Commonwealth or Entrepot of the Orient? Competing Conceptions of Canada and the B.C. Terms of Union Debate of 1871'Reading 2: Peter Russell, from 'Provincial Rights'2. Establishing a New OrderPrimary DocumentsDocument 1: 'An Act Respecting the Administration of Justice, and for the Establishment of a Police Force in the North West Territories', Acts of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada ... first session of the second Parliament, begun and holden at Ottawa, on the fifth day of March, and closed byprorogation on the thirteenth day of August, 1873Document 2: Articles of a Treaty Made and Concluded near Carlton (Treaty No. 6) (1876) *Historical InterpretationsKeith D. Smith: Reading 1: 'Churches, Police Forces, and the Department of Indian Affairs'Sarah A. Carter: Reading 2: 'Creating "Semi-Widows" and "Supernumerary Wives": Prohibiting Polygamy in Prairie Canada's Aboriginal Communities to 1900'3. Resisting the New OrderPrimary DocumentsJ.S. Dennis: Document 1: 'Memorandum of Facts and Circumstances Connected with the Active Opposition by the French Half-breeds in this Settlement to the Prosecution of the Government Surveys'Theresa Delaney and Theresa Gowanlock: Document 2: Two Months in the Camp of Big BearHistorical InterpretationsTom Flanagan: Reading 1: 'Aboriginal Title' *4. Britishness at the MarginsPrimary DocumentsMargaret G. Yarker: Document 1: 'A Nation's Welcome'Goldwin Smith *: Document 2: Canada and the Canadian QuestionHistorical InterpretationsKurt Korneski: Reading 1: 'Britishness, Canadianness, Class, and Race: Winnipeg and the British World, 1880s-1910s'Sheila Andrew: Reading 2: 'More than a Flag of Convenience: Acadian Attitudes to Britain and the British around the Time of Queen Victoria's 1887 Jubilee'5. Canadians at WorkPrimary DocumentsStephen Leacock *: Document 1: The Unsolved Riddle of Social JusticeJean Thomson Scott *: Document 2: The Conditions of Female Labour in OntarioHistorical InterpretationsCraig Heron: Reading 1: 'The Boys and Their Booze: Masculinities and Public Drinking in Working-class Hamilton, 1890-1946'Melissa Turkstra: Reading 2: 'Constructing a Labour Gospel: Labour and Religion in Early 20th-Century Ontario'6. The First World WarPrimary DocumentsHenri Bourassa *: Document 1: 'The Duty of Canada at the Present Hour: An Address Meant to be Delivered at Ottawa in November and December 1914, but Twice Suppressed in the Name of "Loyalty and Patriotism'"Robert Laird Borden *: Document 2: 'Canada Will Answer the Call: Sir Robert Borden's Inspiring War-Message to the Canadian People: Speech Delivered at Toronto, Dec. 5th, 1914'Historical InterpretationsTim Cook: Reading 1: '"He was Determined To Go": Underage Soldiers in the Canadian Expeditionary Force'Tarah Brookfield: Reading 2: 'Divided by the Ballot Box: The Montreal Council of Women and the 1917 Election'7. Marketing the Nation (NEW!)Primary DocumentsJ.E.H. MacDonald: Document 1: Exhibition of Pictures Given by Canadian Artists in Aid of the Patriotic Fund, (1914)Arthur Wardle: Document 2: The Empire needs Men! (...) Enlist Now, (1914-18)Tom Thomson: Document 3: Jack Pine (1916-1917)Anonymous: Document 4: Canadian Information, (c. 1920)G.Y. Kaufmann: Document 5: Trans-Canada Limited, (1924)Arthur Lismer: Document 6: Little Haven, Nova Scotia, (1930)Historical InterpretationsPaula Hastings: Reading 1: 'Branding Canada: Consumer Culture and the Development of Popular Nationalism in the Early Twentieth Century'Lynda Jessup: Reading 2: 'The Group of Seven and the Tourist Landscape in Western Canada, or The More Things Change ...'8. Racism in CanadaPrimary DocumentsEmily Murphy *: Document 1: The Black CandleDocument 2: An Act Respecting Chinese Immigration, CanadaHistorical InterpretationsDavid Goutor: Reading 1: 'Drawing Different Lines of Color: The Mainstream English Canadian Labour Movement's Approach to Blacks and the Chinese, 1880-1914'Catherine Carstairs: Reading 2: 'Deporting Ah Sin to Save the White Race: Moral Panic, Racialization, and the Extension of Canadian Drug Laws in the 1920s'9. Fighting from HomePrimary DocumentsMattie Rotenberg *: Document 1: 'It's a Woman's War'Anne Frances: Document 2: 'Now Is the Time for Volunteer Workers to Chart the Future'Historical InterpretationsMagda Fahrni: Reading 1: 'Counting the Costs of Living: Gender, Citizenship, and a Politics of Prices in 1940s Montreal' *Serge Durflinger: Reading 2: From Fighting from Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec10. The Welfare StatePrimary DocumentsLeonard Marsh: Document 1: From Report on Social Security for Canada 1943Charlotte Whitton *: Document 2: From The Dawn of Ampler LifeHistorical InterpretationsShirley Tillotson: Reading 1: Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-1966Alvin Finkel: Reading 2: 'The Medicare Debate, 1945-80'11. The Quiet RevolutionsPrimary DocumentsJean-Paul Desbiens: Document 1: Les insolences du Frere Untel [The Impertinences of Brother Anonymous]Rene Levesque: Document 2: An Option for QuebecHistorical InterpretationsDavid Seljak: Reading 1: 'Why the Quiet Revolution Was "Quiet": The Catholic Church's Reaction to the Secularization of Nationalism in Quebec after 1960' *Eric Bedard: Reading 2: 'The Intellectual Origins of the October Crisis'12. Immigration and MulticulturalismPrimary DocumentsW.M. Haugan: Document 1: 'Cultural Democracy'Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Robert L. Stanfield, David Lewis, Real Caouette: Document 2: 'Announcement of Implementation of Policy of Multiculturalism Within Bilingual Framework' House of Commons Debates, October 8, 1971Historical InterpretationsStephanie D. Bangarth: Reading 1: '"We Are Not Asking You to Open Wide the Gates for Chinese Immigration": The Committee for the Repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act and Early Human Rights Activism in Canada'Julie Lalande: Reading 2: 'The Roots of Multiculturalism: Ukrainian-Canadian Involvement in the Multiculturalism Discussion of the 1960s as an Example of the Position of the "Third Force"'13. First Nations - Contemporary IssuesPrimary DocumentsDocument 1: Government of Canada, 'Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy 1969' *The Indian Chiefs of Alberta: Document 2: 'Citizens Plus' *Historical InterpretationsHeidi Bohaker and Franca Iacovetta: Reading 1: 'Making Aboriginal People "Immigrants Too": A Comparison of Citizenship Programs for Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples in Postwar Canada, 1940s-1960s'Evelyn Peters: Reading 2: '"Our City Indians": Negotiating the Meaning of First Nations Urbanization in Canada, 1945-1975'14. Canada in a Globalizing WorldPrimary DocumentsMaude Barlow: Document 1: 'The Free Trade Agreement Fails Canada' *David Crane: Document 2: 'Myopia Could Wreck Global Trade Dream'Historical InterpretationsDimitry Anastakis: Reading 1: 'Building a New Nova Scotia: State Intervention. The Auto Industry and the Case of Volvo in Halifax, 1963-1998'Diane Pacom: Reading 2: 'Being French in North America: Quebec Culture and Globalization' ** Retained from the previous edition (All other documents are new to the fourth edition)

Editorial Reviews

"There is keen attention to race, class, gender, but with important updates such as looking at 'masculinity' or social history of war." --Sharon Jaeger, Wilfrid Laurier University