A History of the Canadian Peoples

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Oxford University Press, 2011 - History - 590 pages
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Now in its fourth edition, A History of the Canadian Peoples continues to be a skilful condensation of the two-volume history by J.M. Bumsted. In a single articulate volume, it covers the whole of Canadian history from pre-contact times to the present, integrating social, cultural, political, and economic history into a coherent overarching narrative.
The fourth edition includes more material on multiculturalism, immigration, and racism, specifically to the post-1918 chapters, as well as material on women and work in the 21st century. Many new historical images have been added to support the already robust photo and image program engaging the reader and drawing them into each time period discussed.

Engrossing, thorough, and timely, J.M. Bumsted's narrative provides a comprehensive picture of Canada then and now.

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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. Prof. Bumsted is also the author of the new editions of The Peoples of Canada.

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