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. The material is pursued in a largely chronological manner to the early 19th century, at which point social, economic, and political change are dissected. Canadian History: Pre-Confederation provides a reconnaissance of historical methodology and debates in the field, exercises for students, Key Terms and a Glossary, and section-by-section Key Points.
Chapter 1. When Was Canada?
Chapter 2. Aboriginal Canada before Contact
Chapter 4. New France
Chapter 5. Aboriginal Canada in the Era of Contact
Chapter 6. Intercolonial Rivalries, Imperial Ambitions, and the Conquest
Chapter 7. British North America at Peace and at War (1763-1818)
Chapter 8. Rupert's Land and the Northern Plains, 1690-1870
Chapter 9. Economic Transformation and Continuity, 1818-1860s
Chapter 10. Societies of British North America to 1860
Chapter 11. Politics to 1860
Chapter 12. Children and Childhood
Chapter 13. The Farthest West
Chapter 14. The 1860s: Confederation and Its Discontents