Organized both chronologically and thematically, this pre-Confederation reader encourages students to explore Canada's history through authentic primary documents and critical academic articles. Each chapter begins with an introduction that offers context for the documents that follow andincludes an extensive list of questions for consideration and related readings. Fully revised and expanded, this fourth edition includes over 35 new primary and secondary documents, as well as an enhanced treatment of visual history with more figures, maps, photographs, and art, offering students acomprehensive view of pre-Confederation Canada. Interpreting Canada's Past: A Pre-Confederation Reader, fourth edition is the first 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 volume text A History ofthe Canadian Peoples. This celebrated collection is an essential resource for students and instructors of Canadian history.