Canadian History: Post-Confederation
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Canadian History: Post-Confederation

By John Douglas Belshaw
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Book Description

This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Much of this text follows thematic lines. Each chapter moves chronologically but with alternative narratives in mind. What Aboriginal accounts must we place in the foreground? Which structures (economic or social) determine the range of choices available to human agents of history? What environmental questions need to be raised to gain a more complete understanding of choices made in the past and their ramifications?

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Table Of Contents
  • About the Book
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Prologue
    • Introduction to Post-Confederation Canada
  • Chapter 1. Confederation and the Peoples of Canada
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Historical Demography of Canada, 1608-1921
    • 1.3 The Age of Federation
    • 1.4 Contributory Factors of Confederation
    • 1.5 Constitutional Crisis
    • 1.6 Summary
  • Chapter 2. Confederation in Conflict
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Nova Scotia's Second Thoughts
    • 2.3 British Columbia and the Terms of Union
    • 2.4 Prince Edward Island
    • 2.5 Canada Captures The West, 1867-70
    • 2.6 Canada and the First Nations of the West
    • 2.7 Rebellion 1885
    • 2.8 Making Sense of 1885
    • 2.9 The Railway
    • 2.10 The North
    • 2.11 The Provincial Rights Movement
    • 2.12 The Judicial System of Post-Confederation Canada
    • 2.13 The Other Dominion
    • 2.14 Summary
  • Chapter 3. Urban, Industrial, and Divided: Socio-Economic Change, 1867-1920
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Industrialization, Labour, and Historians
    • 3.3 The National Policy
    • 3.4 Rise of a Working Class
    • 3.5 Urbanization and Industry
    • 3.6 Craft and Industrial Unions
    • 3.7 Limits of Democracy
    • 3.8 Early Women’s Movement(s) in Canada
    • 3.9 The Great War and the General Strike
    • 3.10 Summary
  • Chapter 4. Politics and Conflict in Victorian and Edwardian Canada
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 John A. Macdonald’s Canada
    • 4.3 Succession Planning
    • 4.4 The Sunny Ways of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
    • 4.5 Imperialism vs. Nationalism
    • 4.6 Canada and Africa
    • 4.7 Edwardian Crises
    • 4.8 Summary
  • Chapter 5. Immigration and the Immigrant Experience
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Immigration and the National Policy
    • 5.3 Immigrants by the Numbers
    • 5.4. The Clifford Sifton Years, 1896-1905
    • 5.5 The Promised Land
    • 5.6 The Ukrainian Westerners
    • 5.7 Culture and Adaptation
    • 5.8 Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
    • 5.9 Immigrants and War
    • 5.10 Female Immigrants and the Canadian State, 1860s through the 20th century
    • 5.11 Post-War Immigration
    • 5.12 The Chinese in Canada
    • 5.13 Summary
  • Chapter 6. The War Years, 1914-45
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Borden vs. Borden
    • 6.3 The Great War
    • 6.4 Assessing Canada’s War
    • 6.5 Suffrage and Prohibition
    • 6.6 The Interwar Years
    • 6.7 The Natural Governing Party: The King Years
    • 6.8 Canadian Fascists
    • 6.9 The Road to WWII
    • 6.10 Canada Goes to War
    • 6.11 Newfoundland Goes to War
    • 6.12 Status Indians and Military Service in the World Wars
    • 6.13 Canada between the UK and the US
    • 6.14 Global War
    • 6.15 The Home Front
    • 6.16 Enlisted Women, Conscription, and the Zombie Army
    • 6.17 Japanese Canadians in the Second World War
    • 6.18 From V-E to V-J
    • 6.19 Summary
  • Chapter 7. Reform Movements from the 1870s to the 1980s
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Social Reform
    • 7.3 Poverty, 1867–1945
    • 7.4 Families and Property Rights in Canada
    • 7.5 Women’s Organizations and Reform
    • 7.6 Social Gospel
    • 7.7 Temperance and Prohibition
    • 7.8 Eugenics
    • 7.9 Reform Politics: 3rd Parties
    • 7.10 The Second Wave of Feminism
    • 7.11 Greenpeace
    • 7.12 Summary
  • Chapter 8. The Economy since 1920
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 The Staples Model
    • 8.3 Capital Markets
    • 8.4 Economic Cycles
    • 8.5 The Great Depression
    • 8.6 The New Economy
    • 8.7 Three Sectors
    • 8.8 The Shipping Industry in Canada, 1867 – 1945
    • 8.9 Canada’s Ocean Fisheries
    • 8.10 Oil and Gas and the New West
    • 8.11 Fashioning a Post-War Economy
    • 8.12 The Postwar Settlement in Canada
    • 8.13 The Atlantic Provinces
    • 8.14 Economic Nationalism
    • 8.15 The Boom Years, the Bust Years
    • 8.16 The New World Economic Order
    • 8.17 Post-Industrial Canada
    • 8.18 Summary
  • Chapter 9. Cold War Canada, 1945-1991
    • 9.1 Introduction
    • 9.2 One Dominion
    • 9.3 The North: Economy and Territory
    • 9.4 The Cold War
    • 9.5 Post-War Leadership and State-making
    • 9.6 Dief is the Chief
    • 9.7 The Pearson Interlude
    • 9.8 Trudeau I
    • 9.9 Cold War Quebec
    • 9.10 The October Crisis
    • 9.11 Quebec and the ROC
    • 9.12 The 1980s
    • 9.13 Cold War Society: Cities and Suburbs
    • 9.14 Rural Canada in an Urban Century
    • 9.15 Cold War Themes
    • 9.16 The 1960s Counterculture
    • 9.17 The Sexual Revolution
    • 9.18 Summary
  • Chapter 10. This is the Modern World
    • 10.1 Introduction
    • 10.2 Defining Modernism
    • 10.3 Antimodernism
    • 10.4 Consumerism
    • 10.5 Secular Canada
    • 10.6 Religion And Irreligion In The Postwar World
    • 10.7 Gendered Roles after the Wars
    • 10.8 Canada Noir
    • 10.9 Historicizing Childhood: The Changing Fortunes of Children and Youth in Canada
    • 10.10 Teenage Rampage
    • 10.11 Historical Experiences of Adolescence at Mid-century
    • 10.12 Youth and Moral Panics
    • 10.13 Modern Culture
    • 10.14 A Culture under Siege?
    • 10.15 The National Pastime(s)
    • 10.16 Sport and Leisure in Post-Confederation Canada
    • 10.17 Commercial Sport and Spectating
    • 10.18 Tourism in 20th Century Canada
    • 10.19 Summary
  • Chapter 11. First Nations from Indian Act to Idle No More
    • 11.1 Introduction
    • 11.2 Environment and Colonialism
    • 11.3 Natives by the Numbers
    • 11.4 Aboriginal – Newcomer Relations before Confederation
    • 11.5 Aboriginal-Newcomer Relations since Confederation
    • 11.6 Living with Treaties
    • 11.7 From Agricultural Training to Residential School
    • 11.8 WWI to 1970
    • 11.9 The Aqueduct and Colonialism
    • 11.10 Canada and the Colonized, 1970-2002
    • 11.11 Residential Schools
    • 11.12 Idle No More
    • 11.13 Summary
  • Chapter 12. Canada at the End of History
    • 12.1 Introduction
    • 12.2 The End of the Cold War
    • 12.3 Postmodern Politics
    • 12.4 Political Recalibrations
    • 12.5 Identity Politics
    • 12.6 Building a National Identity
    • 12.7 Queer and Other Histories
    • 12.8 The Art of War
    • 12.9 The Historical Record in the Born-Digital Age
    • 12.10 Digital Histories
    • 12.11 Oral History: The Stories Our Grandmothers Tell Us and More
    • 12.12 Monuments and Memory
    • 12.13 Summary
  • Appendix: Glossary
  • About the Author and Contributors
  • Other Books by John Douglas Belshaw
  • Versioning History
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