The Peoples of Canada: A Pre-Confederation History
Integrating social, cultural, political, and economic history within a coherent overarching narrative, the first volume of J.M. Bumsted's two-volume history examines the evolution of Canada from contact with the earliest European settlers until 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 political changes that brought about 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. This expanded second edition includes an outstanding new companion CD-ROM that contains maps and photographs, biographies, tips on writing and research, and further material on Aboriginal history. The Peoples of Canada: A Pre-Confederation History is ideal for a single-semester course in Pre-Confederation Canadian history, or the first half of a full-year survey course in Canadian History.
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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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Aboriginal Acadians activity agricultural arrived assembly Atlantic became began Britain British Columbia British government British North America Brunswick Canada West Canadian Cartier Catholic Champlain church coast colonies Confederation continued Crown culture early economic elite emigration England English ernment established European expedition farm fish France French fur trade fur-trading governor Halifax historians Hudson's Bay Company Huron immigrants imperial important Indian inhabitants Iroquois Jesuits Kingston labour Lake land later legislation Louisbourg Lower Canada Loyalists mainly major ment merchants Mi'kmaq military missionaries Montreal Nations Native Newfoundland nineteenth century Nova Scotia officers Ontario Ottawa party period political population Port-Royal Prince Edward Island Protestant province Quebec Quoted rebellion Red River region Riel Royal sailed Saint John seigneurial settled settlement settlers ships society St Lawrence territory timber tion Toronto Treaty union United Upper Canada Vancouver vessels voyage William women York