The Peoples of Canada: A Pre-Confederation History

Paperback | February 13, 2014

byJ. M. Bumsted

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J.M. Bumsted's bestselling survey of Canadian social, cultural, political, and economic history in the years before Confederation is now in its fourth edition. Retaining the hallmark features of previous editions, this edition incorporates new scholarship and a fresh approach to studying thepatterns of early immigration in pre-Confederation Canada and the development of our nation.

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J.M. Bumsted's bestselling survey of Canadian social, cultural, political, and economic history in the years before Confederation is now in its fourth edition. Retaining the hallmark features of previous editions, this edition incorporates new scholarship and a fresh approach to studying thepatterns of early immigration in pre-Confeder...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:648 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.8 inPublished:February 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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MapsTablesBoxesIntroduction: Understanding HistoryPart One: To 1760Introduction1. The Peoples of Early North America2. Contacts and Encounters3. Early European Approaches4. The Atlantic Region to 16705. Canada to 16636. Canada 1663-1763: Government, Military, Economy7. Canada 1663-1763: Population, Society, Culture8. The Peripheries of the Empires, 1670-17609. A Century of Conflict, 1660-1760Writing about Aboriginal Peoples' HistoryPart Two: 1760-1840Introduction10. The Expansion and Contraction of British North America, 1760-178211. Loyalties and Loyalists, 1775-179112. Colonial Politics, War, and Rebellion, 1791-184013. The New Immigrants and Settlements: Peopling British North America, 1791-186014. The Colonial Economy, 1791-184015. Colonial Society, 1791-184016. Colonial Culture, 1791-1840Writing about Women's HistoryPart Three: 1840-1870Introduction17. Political and Administrative Reform, 1840-186018. Reorientation: British North America and the Empire after 184019. Reorientation: British North America and the Continent after 184020. The West and the North, 1820-186821. Early Victorian Society, 1840-187022. Early Victorian Culture, 1840-187023. Industrialization, 1850-187024. Unification, 1862-1867Writing about the Canadian Fur Trade NEW!Part Four: 1867-1885Introduction25. The Completion of Confederation, 1867-187326. Envisioning the New Nation, 1867-1885Writing about Confederation NEW!NotesIndex