The Peoples of Canada: A Pre-Confederation History, Volume 1
The Peoples of Canada examines the history of Canada from the First Peoples before contact with the earliest European settlers to Confederation in 1867. The volume examines pre-contact northern North America exploration in the 16th and 17th centuries; settlement in the Atlantic provinces, the St. Lawrence Valley, and New France; the growth the political changes that brought about the confederation of the four provinces of British North America into the Dominion of Canada; and the expansionof Canada's domain, society, and economy in the 19th century.
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