The peoples of Canada: a pre-Confederation history, Volume 1

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Oxford University Press, May 3, 2009 - History - 624 pages
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The Peoples of Canada: A Pre-Confederation History, Expanded 2/e, examines the history of Canada from first contact with the earliest European settlers to 1885. Some of the highlights include pre-contact North American exploration in the 16th and 17th centuries; settlement in the Atlantic provinces, the St. Lawrence Valley and New France; the growth of the political changes that brought about the confederation of the four provinces of British North America into the Dominion of Canada; and the expansion of Canada's domain, society, and economy in the 19th century.

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Distribution of Aboriginal peoples and language areas in the sixteenth century
The country of the Five Nations in the mideighteenth century

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J.M. Bumsted is Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. Before his arrival on the Prairies, he taught at both Simon Fraser University and McMaster University. His research specialties include the history of Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, and cultural history. Professor Bumsted is also the author of The Peoples of Canada: A Post-Confederation History, 3/e, and A History of the Canadian Peoples.

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