Journeys: A History of Canada

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Cengage Learning, Jan 28, 2009 - Canada - 641 pages
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Journeys is a well-written, clearly organized, and richly illustrated text that covers not only Canadian political and economic history, but also social and cultural history in an integrative way. It tells the story of the Native Peoples as well as the coming of several European countries focusing on the English and French and the permanent European settlement that is now Canada. The text emphasizes regional developments and differences within an integrated national history. Journeys incorporates the latest research, and presents a balanced approach of political, economic, social and cultural history. Incorporated are historiographical debate boxes entitled "Where Historians Disagree", as well as individual and community portraits, time lines, introductory overviews at the beginning of each section, up-to-date bibliographies at the end of each chapter, plus references to relevant websites, and a comprehensive index.
 

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what an awesome book, it lets you know all about what happened in canada before.

Contents

The First Peoples
2
Canada between approximately 80 000 and 20 000 years ago
4
Civilizations of the Americas
5
Notes
18
Early European Settlement and the Beginning of New France
24
Part of Mercators Map 1569
29
The Rise of the Fur Trade
32
The Contributions of the French Religious Orders
38
Protest in Atlantic Canada
304
NEL CONTENTS
307
Rising FrenchCanadian Nationalism
310
The South African War
316
Bibliography
322
Urban and Industrial Canada
324
Economic Development in the East and West
329
Urbanization
335

European beachheads in America 1650
40
The Fall of Huronia and Its Impact on the French Colony
45
New France and Acadia 16631760
50
Colberts Administrative Reforms
56
Education and Social Welfare
62
Acadia in the mideighteenth century
65
The Destruction of Acadian Society
68
Struggle for a Continent
74
European knowledge of northeastern North America in 1670
76
The Second Round of Conflict with the English Colonies 17441760
80
English and French fortifications 17131758
85
New Frances Final Year 17591760
87
Beyond the Book
91
Quebec and Lower Canada 17601840
96
Pontiacs Resistance and the Proclamation of 1763
97
The American invasion of Canada 17751776
101
Loyalist Immigration
105
The Professional Elite
111
Lower Canada during the Rebellions of 18371838
114
Upper Canada 17911840
118
Upper Canada about 1800
124
The Growth of Settlement
125
Women in Upper Canada
133
The Union of the Canadas
142
Canadian railways and canals before Confederation
152
Introduction
167
Atlantic Canada 17601864
168
NEL CONTENTS
170
Loyalist Communities in the Maritimes
176
Prince Edward Islands proprietors
178
Saint John and Halifax
185
The Northwest to the 1860s
194
Rivalry between the North West Company and the Hudsons Bay Company
199
The Pacific Coast to the 1860s
214
The Union of the Two Colonies
228
Introduction
235
Confederation
236
Opposition to Confederation in Atlantic Canada
243
Urbanization
249
Notes
258
Consolidation of Confederation
262
The Canadian Acquisition of Ruperts Land
264
British Columbia Enters Confederation
271
Notes
277
A National Policy?
280
The Dominions Strategy for the North West
290
Note
298
18671914
302
Note
343
18671914
346
The Prohibition Movement
355
Popular Culture
361
Related Readings
367
PART FIVE The Impact of Two World Wars and the Great Depression 19141945
371
Canada in the Great War
372
Canada Joins the War Effort
373
Invite Us to Your Councils
380
Demobilization
386
Notes
388
The Interwar Years
392
New Postwar Political Leaders
397
Popular Culture
403
Women in the 1930s
409
Bibliography
415
Canada in World War II
418
The Wartime Economy
422
Introduction
443
19451960
444
Prosperity and Trade
449
Labour Relations in Prosperous Times
455
Notes
463
The 1960s
466
A Cultural Renaissance
474
A Changing Economy
482
Notes
488
World War II to the Present
492
The Aboriginal Peoples in Wartime
494
The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
500
The Métis the Inuit and the Federal Government
507
The Making of Modern Quebec
514
A Polarized Quebec
520
Constitutional Impasse
526
The Environment
532
Immigration and Multiculturalism
536
Constitution and Free Trade
558
The Progressive Conservatives in Power
565
The Changing Role of Women
571
Notes
579
Contemporary Canada
582
The Chrétien Government
585
Population
591
Women in the Workforce
594
Canadian Prime Ministers since Confederation
607
Index
609
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Richard Jones is the author of several books of poems, including THE CORRECT SPELLING AND EXACT MEANING (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), APROPOS OF NOTHING (Copper Canyon Press, 2006), THE STONE IT LIVES ON (Adastra Press, 2000), A PERFECT TIME (Copper Canyon Press, 1994), and AT LAST WE ENTER PARADISE (Copper Canyon Press, 1991). Anthologized in Garrison Keillor's Good Poems and Billy Collins's Poetry 180, his poems have been featured on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, and The Writer's Almanac. He is a professor of English and the director of Creative Writing at DePaul University and the founding editor of the literary magazine Poetry East.

Donald Burnet Smith is the author of ten previous volumes of poetry. His most recent book is The Killed (Wolsak & Wynn). He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award and has won numerous prizes for his writing, including The Malahat Review's Long Poem Prize. Currently he divides his time between Paris, France, and Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where he teaches at St. Francis Xavier University.

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