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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The Canadian case is complicated because the staple theory of unbalanced
growth seems to apply to some contexts at some periods , but not to every locale
uniformly across each colony ' s colonial period . In New France , for example ,
American data for the period are incomplete , but if the numbers in the records
that do survive are taken as a sample rather than as a complete enumeration , it
is possible to suggest a surge in Canadian migration to that destination as well .
Some specialized works have appeared recently on select aspects of the period .
The biography C . D . Howe ( 1979 ) by Robert Bothwell and William Kilbourn , for
example , provides excellent material on the twilight of the St . Laurent period ...