Canadian History: Pre-Confederation
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Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

By John Douglas Belshaw
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Book Description

Canadian History: Pre-Confederation is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Aboriginal and European agendas and narratives, explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates, and engages with emergent issues in the field.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table Of Contents
  • Dedication
  • About the Book
  • Acknowledgments
  • Author's Notes
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. When Was Canada?
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 The Writing of History
    • 1.3 Making Histories
    • 1.4 The Current State of Historical Writing in Canada
    • 1.5 Summary
  • Chapter 2. Aboriginal Canada before Contact
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 History without Archives
    • 2.3 The Aboriginal Americas
    • 2.4 The Millennia before Contact
    • 2.5 Languages, Cultures, Economies
    • 2.6 Summary
  • Chapter 3. The Transatlantic Age
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Beginnings of Globalism
    • 3.3 The Seafaring World of the 15th and 16th Centuries
    • 3.4 England and France in the Age of Discovery
    • 3.5 The Columbian Age
    • 3.6 France in the Americas
    • 3.7 Summary
  • Chapter 4. New France
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Acadia
    • 4.3 Canada, 1608-1663
    • 4.4 Wendake/Huronia and the Fur Trade
    • 4.5 The Heroic Age of New France
    • 4.6 Canada, 1663-1763
    • 4.7 Canada and Catholicism
    • 4.8 Louisiana and the Pays d'en Haut
    • 4.9 War in the Pays d'en Haut
    • 4.10 Summary
  • Chapter 5. Aboriginal Canada in the Era of Contact
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 The Columbian Exchange
    • 5.3 The Widowed Land
    • 5.4 Strategic Encounters
    • 5.5 Strategic Alliances
    • 5.6 Belief and Culture: The Wendat Experience
    • 5.7 The Five Nations: War, Population, and Diplomacy
    • 5.8 Summary
  • Chapter 6. Intercolonial Rivalries, Imperial Ambitions, and the Conquest
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 The British Colonies, ca.1600-1700
    • 6.3 Competing Mercantile Economies
    • 6.4 International Fisheries
    • 6.5 The Plantation Colonies
    • 6.6 Contrasting Farming Frontiers
    • 6.7 Triangular Trade
    • 6.8 The Fur Trade in Global Perspective
    • 6.9 Colonial Conflict to 1713
    • 6.10 Acadia 1713-1755
    • 6.11 The Seven Years' War
    • 6.12 Summary
  • Chapter 7. British North America at Peace and at War (1763-1818)
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Pyrrhic Victories
    • 7.3 Government
    • 7.4 Revolutionary British America
    • 7.5 Interwar Years: The Atlantic Colonies
    • 7.6 Interwar Years: The Canadas
    • 7.7 Slavery
    • 7.8 The War of 1812
    • 7.9 Summary
  • Chapter 8. Rupert's Land and the Northern Plains, 1690-1870
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Northerners
    • 8.3 Intrusions during the 17th Century
    • 8.4 Commerce, Collusion, and Conflict in the 18th Century
    • 8.5 The Montrealers versus the HBC
    • 8.6 Fur Trade Wars
    • 8.7 Cultural Change on the Plains
    • 8.8 Fur Trade Society and the Métis
    • 8.9 Community and Crisis at Red River
    • 8.10 The New HBC and the New Nation to 1860
    • 8.11 Environmental Apocaplyse
    • 8.12 Summary
  • Chapter 9. Economic Transformation and Continuity, 1818-1860s
    • 9.1 Introduction
    • 9.2 The Dismal Science
    • 9.3 British North America between the Wars
    • 9.4 The Lower Canadian Economy
    • 9.5 Building the Wheat Economy in Upper Canada
    • 9.6 The Atlantic Colonies
    • 9.7 The Canal Era
    • 9.8 Economic and Social Change
    • 9.9 Manufacturing, Railways, and Industry: Early Days
    • 9.10 Reciprocity and Free Trade
    • 9.11 Summary
  • Chapter 10. Societies of British North America to 1860
    • 10.1 Introduction
    • 10.2 Demographics
    • 10.3 Immigration
    • 10.4 Country Life
    • 10.5 City Life
    • 10.6 Social Classes
    • 10.7 Gender Roles
    • 10.8 Race and Racism
    • 10.9 Education
    • 10.10 Leisure and Recreation
    • 10.11 Summary
  • Chapter 11. Politics to 1860
    • 11.1 Introduction
    • 11.2 Politics 1818-1860
    • 11.3 Upper and Lower Canada
    • 11.4 The Tory Oligarchy
    • 11.5 Ultramontanism and Secularism
    • 11.6 Republicanism in Canada
    • 11.7 The Press
    • 11.8 Labour and Its Discontents
    • 11.9 Early Reformism and Reformers
    • 11.10 Rebellions, 1837-38
    • 11.11 Durham and Union
    • 11.12 Responsible Government
    • 11.13 Seats of Government
    • 11.14 The 1850s
    • 11.15 Aboriginal Politics at Mid-Century
    • 11.16 Summary
  • Chapter 12. Children and Childhood
    • 12.1 Introduction
    • 12.2 Childhood in a Dangerous Time
    • 12.3 Childhood in New France and Lower Canada
    • 12.4 Childhood in the West
    • 12.5 Children at Work
    • 12.6 Childhood under Attack
    • 12.7 Children as Historic Actors
    • 12.8 Summary
  • Chapter 13. The Farthest West
    • 13.1 Introduction
    • 13.2 Aboriginal Societies in the 18th Century
    • 13.3 Fur Trade and Empires
    • 13.4 The Canadian Cordillera
    • 13.5 Aboriginal Traders
    • 13.6 Boundary Disputes and Manifest Destiny
    • 13.7 Identity Crisis
    • 13.8 The Island Colony
    • 13.9 The Gold Colony
    • 13.10 A Shrinking Aboriginal Landscape in the 1860s
    • 13.11 Summary
  • Chapter 14. The 1860s: Confederation and Its Discontents
    • 14.1 Introduction
    • 14.2 Considering Confederation
    • 14.3 Confederation as a Cure-All
    • 14.4 Crafting a Constitution
    • 14.5 Atlantic Canada and Confederation
    • 14.6 Canada and the West
    • 14.7 On the Brink of Industrialization
    • 14.8 Summary
  • Appendix
  • Appendix - Glossary
  • About the Author and Contributors
  • Versioning History
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