Pre-Confederation Canada: The Structure of Canadian History to 1867, 1st edition

  • John L. Finlay

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Written by two well-known historians, this text presents a detailed chronological account of Canadian history from the country's earliest beginnings as a wilderness frontier to its emergence as an independent nation. The story unfolds from a power and politics perspective and picks up the themes of social and economic history. It incorporates recent research and historical debates, and reflects current interpretations of native peoples.

Table of contents

 1. The Invention of America.

 2. Interest Revived.

 3. Aboriginal Peoples.

 4. The Fur Rush.

 5. Religious Frontier.

 6. Trading Post to Royal Colony.

 7. The Style of New France.

 8. Impending Imperial Rivalries.

 9. A Mid-Eighteenth Century Balance Sheet.

10. The Conquest of Canada.

11. Canada Becomes Quebec.

12. Imperial Realignment.

13. A New British Empire.

14. An Embattled Empire.

15. An Age of Reform.

16. Lord Durham's Mission.

17. A Modest Prosperity.

18. Federal Union.

General Bibliographical Note.

Published by Pearson Canada (January 1st 1990) - Copyright © 1990