Interpreting Canada's Past: A Pre-Confederation Reader by Michel DucharmeInterpreting Canada's Past: A Pre-Confederation Reader by Michel Ducharme

Interpreting Canada's Past: A Pre-Confederation Reader

EditorMichel Ducharme, Damien-Claude Belanger, J. M. Bumsted

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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 carefully selected primarysources and critical academic articles that follow, as well as questions for consideration and related readings.
Michel Ducharme is an assistant professor of history at the University of British Columbia. Damien-Claude Belanger is an associate professor of history at the University of Ottawa. J.M. Bumsted is a retired professor formerly of the University of Manitoba.
Title:Interpreting Canada's Past: A Pre-Confederation ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.66 inPublished:March 2, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Note: Chapters include an introduction, questions for consideration, and suggestions for further reading.* New to this editionPrefaceIntroduction to Primary and Secondary Sources NEW1. Origins and ContactPrimary Documents1. From "Where the First People Came From," in Cree Legends from the West Coast of James Bay, C. Douglas Ellis, ed.2. Artefact: St. Lawrence Iroquoian pot *3. Artefact: pinched face effigy pipe *4. Artefact: fragment of a slate gorget bearing two incised Thunderbird images *5. Artefact: moose antler comb from Teiaiagon *6. Artefact: drawing of a pictograph at Agawa Bay depicting Mishipizhiw and a serpent *Historical Interpretations7. From "The Collapse of the Beothuk World" by Ralph Pastore *8. From "Red Ochre, Vermilion, and the Transatlantic Cosmetic Encounter" in The Materiality of Color: The Production, Circulation, and Application of Dyes and Pigments, 1400-1800 by Jean-Francois Lozier *2. Missionaries and Indigenous PeoplePrimary Documents1. From The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 by Reuben Gold Thwaites, ed.2. From Word from New France: The Selected Letters of Marie de I'Incarnation by Joyce Marshall, ed.Historical Interpretations3. From Harvest of Souls: The Jesuit Missions and Colonialism in North America, 1632-1650 by Carole Blackburn4. From Bitter Feast: Amerindians and Europeans in Northeastern North America, 1600-1664 by Denys Delage3. The Seigneurial Regime in New FrancePrimary Documents1. From "Memoir of Jacques Raudot, Intendant, to M. de Pontchartrain, Minister of Marine, on the Growth of Seigneurial Abuses in Canada, November 10, 1707," by Jacques Raudot: D.C. Belanger, trans. and ed. *2. From Travels into North America: Containing its Natural History and a Circumstantial Account of its Plantations and Agriculture in General... by Peter KalmHistorical Interpretations3. From "Seigneurial Landscapes," in The Metamorphoses of Landscape and Community in Early Quebec by Colin M. Coates4. From "The Feudal Burden," in Peasant, Lord and Merchant: Rural Society in Three Quebec Parishes 1740-1840 by Allan Greer4. Expulsion of the AcadiansPrimary Documents1. From "1755 Council Minutes," in Acadia and Nova Scotia: Documents Relating to the Acadian French and the First British Colonization of the Province, 1714-1758 by Thomas B. Akins, ed.2. From "Extracts from Col. John Winslow's Journal" in Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905Historical Interpretations3. From "Ile Royale, New England, Scotland, and Nova Scotia, 1744-1748," in An Unsettled Conquest: The British Campaign Against the Peoples of Acadia by Geoffrey Plank4. From "The Decision to Deport," in From Migrant to Acadian: A North American Border People, 1604-1755 by N.E.S. Griffiths5. Integrating the Province of Quebec in the British Empire: 1756-1774 (NEW)Primary Documents1. From "Governor Murray to the Lords of Trade, Quebec 29th Octr 1764," and "Petition of the Quebec Traders" in Documents Relating to the Constitutional History of Canada 1790-1791 by James Murray *2. From The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke *Historical Interpretations3. From "The Conquered and the Conqueror: The Mutual Adaptation of the Canadiens and the British in Quebec, 1759-1775," in Revisiting 1759: The Conquest of Canada in Historical Perspective by Donald Fyson *4. From "'Taken on the Spot': The Visual Appropriation of New France for the Global British Landscape" by John E. Crowley6. LoyalistsPrimary Documents1. From "The Diary of Sarah Frost, 1783," in Kingston and the Loyalists of the 'Spring Fleet' of 1783 by Walter Bates, ed.2. "The Petition of 55 Loyalists," 22 July 1783 and "A Memorial of Samuel Hakes and 600 Others," 15 August 1783 in Vindication of Governor Parr and His CouncilHistorical Interpretations3. From "Patriarchy and Paternalism: The Case of the Eastern Ontario Loyalist Women" by Janice Potter4. From "Freedom Denied," in The Black Loyalists: The Search for a Promised Land in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone 1783-1870 by James W. St. G. Walker *7. The Fur Trade in the NorthwestPrimary Documents1. From Narrative of the Captivity and Adventures of John Tanner by John Tanner *2. From A Sketch of the British Fur Trade (1815), in The Collected Writings of Lord Selkirk 1810-1820 by Lord SelkirkHistorical Interpretations3. From "The Woman Who Married a Beaver: Trade Patterns and Gender Roles in the Ojibwa Fur Trade" by Bruce M. White *4. From Making the Voyageur World: Travelers and Traders in the North American Fur Trade by Carolyn Podruchny8. Immigration in the Early to Mid-Nineteenth CenturyPrimary Documents1. From "Testimony of Alexander Buchanan," in Third Report of then Select Committee on Emigration from the United Kingdom2. From Statistical Sketches of Upper Canada, for the Use of Emigrants: by a Backwoodsman by William DunlopHistorical Interpretations3. From "Transatlantic Webs of Kin and Community," in Emigrant Worlds and Transatlantic Communities: Migration to Upper Canada in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century by Elizabeth Jane Errington4. From "'An unprecedented influx': Nativism and Irish Famine Migration to Canada" by Scott See *9. Rebellions in Lower and Upper CanadaPrimary Documents1. From Ninety-Two Resolutions, in Journals of the House of Assembly of Lower Canada, 4th session of the 14th Provincial Parliament (7 January - 8 March 1834)2. From "The Seventh Report on Grievances (April 18, 1835)," in Appendix of the Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada *Historical Interpretations3. From "Closing the Last Chapter of the Atlantic Revolution: The 1837-1838 Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada" by Michel Ducharme *4. From "From Folklore to Revolution: Charivaris and the Lower Canadian Rebellion of 1837" by Allan Greer *10. Women in British North AmericaPrimary Documents1. "To the Electors of Quebec County," Le Canadien, 21 May 18082. From The Proper Sphere and Influence of Woman in Christian Society: Being a Lecture Delivered by Rev. Robert Sedgewick before the Young Men's Christian Association, Halifax, N.S., November 1856 by Robert SedgewickHistorical Interpretations3. "Women and the Escheat Movement," in Separate Spheres: Women's Worlds in the 19th-Century Maritimes by Rusty Bittermann *4. From "Women's Agency in Upper Canada: Prescott's Board of Police Record, 1834-1850" by Katherine McKenna *11. Indigenous People in British North AmericaPrimary Documents1. From "Report on the Affairs of the Indians in Canada," (1842-44) in Appendix to the Fourth Volume of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada 1844-452. "The Robinson-Superior Treaty" in The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories, Including the Negotiations on which They Were Based, and Other Information Relating Thereto by Alexander MorrisHistorical Interpretations3. From "Empire, the Maritime Colonies, and the Supplanting of Mi'kma'ki/Wulstukwik, 1780-1820" by John G. Reid4. From "'An Equitable Right to be Compensated': The Dispossession of the Aboriginal Peoples of Quebec and the Emergence of a New Legal Rationale (1760-1860)" by Alain Beaulieu *12. "Rushing" the Empire WestwardIntroductionPrimary Documents1. "Letter of Charles Major, 20 September 1859," in Daily Globe, Toronto, 2 January 18602. From Journals, Detailed Reports and Observations Relative to the Exploration, by Captain Palliser by John PalliserHistorical Interpretations3. From "Hardy Backwoodsmen, Wholesome Women, and Steady Families: Immigration and the Construction of a White Society in Colonial British Columbia, 1849-1871" by Adele Perry *4. From "'A Delicate Game': The Meaning of Law on Grouse Creek" by Tina Loo13. The Emergence of Metis IdentityPrimary Documents1. From "J. Halkett to Earl Bathurst, 3 June 1818," in Correspondence in the Years 1817, 1818, and 1819, between Earl Bathurst and J. Halkett, Esq. on the Subject of Lord Selkirk's Settlement at the Red River, in North America2. From "Declaration of the People of Rupert's Land and the North West," Fort Garry, December 8, 1869, in The Collected Writings of Louis Riel, vol. 1 by Raymond Huel, ed. *Historical Interpretations3. From "Scuttling along a Spider's Web: Mobility and Kinship in Metis Ethnogenesis," by Nicole St-Onge and Carolyn Podruchny *4. From "Prologue to the Red River Resistance: Pre-liminal Politics and the Triumph of Riel" by Gerhard Ens14. Confederation and Anti-ConfederationPrimary Documents1. From Parliamentary Debates on the Subject of the Confederation of the British North American Provinces by George Brown *2. From Parliamentary Debates on the Subject of the Confederation of the British North American Provinces by A. A. DorionHistorical Interpretations3. From "The Case Against Canadian Confederation," in The Causes of Confederation by Ged Martin4. From "The 1895 Newfoundland-Canada Confederation Negotiations: A Re-consideration" by James K. Hiller *

Editorial Reviews

From previous edition: "Many of us who teach history want to introduce our students as early as possible to two essential skills of the discipline: interpreting primary sources and identifying and analyzing historiographical arguments. . . [This] reader, which would engage students with current historiographical debatesand encourage them to seek their own interpretations of sources from the past, promises to be a very effective aid in helping students develop these skills." --Willeen Keough, Simon Fraser University