The Structure of Canadian History
Designed for courses on Pre and Post Confederation History of Canada.
Finlay/Sprague is the only combined Pre/Post Confederation introductory textbook available in the Introductory Canadian History market. As a combined text, it offers a significant price advantage over competing split volumes. This text takes a political and sociological approach to Canadian history, and has been updated to include recent analysis of historical events. Written within in a solid chronological framework, the text provides a clear, comprehensive survey of the subject and good integration between traditional and new approaches to history. This text will prepare students well in the basic chronologies of Canadian history while providing the most up-to-date tools for research through its weblinks.
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Prior to the 1840s , Indians in Upper and Lower Canada were regarded as
separate people , diminishing in number , and ... An 1857 statute for the “ Gradual
Civilization of the Indian Tribes of the Canada ' s ” followed the example of the
In March 1969 , the Minister of Indian Affairs , Jean Chrétien , made public a
White Paper revealing the government ' s intent to repeal the Indian Act , dissolve
the Department of Indian Affairs and distribute its responsibilities to the other
Everyone could agree that the old Indian Act did represent a " vicious mechanism
of social control ” designed for the declared purpose of “ civilizing savages ” in
the mid - 1870s and 1880s , marginally softened in its intended cultural genocide