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Visions Editors' Choice: Post-Confederation, 2nd Edition

By P.E. Bryden, Maureen Lux, Lynne Marks, Marcel Martel, Daniel Samson, Colin M. Coates

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Soft Cover
576 pages
ISBN-10: 017666940X
ISBN-13: 9780176669409
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 2nd

The editor’s choice Post-Confederation volume of Visions brings together 12 pre-selected modules that tackle topics within Canadian history. This unique collection provides consistency for instructors and students as each module is designed around a consistent framework. A short contextual introduction provides students with an overview of what they will be learning and is followed by a series of both primary and secondary sources, including visual materials. All modules conclude with questions for further discussion and study, along with a bibliography. This collection can be used to compliment a core text or be used on its own, depending on the approach of the course.


  • *NEW* Modules are designed around a common framework so instructors and students get a seamless experience.
  • Integrates primary sources in a useful way
  • Challenges students to think like historians
  • 4 new modules in the second edition

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: As Long as the Sun Shines and the Waters Flow: Treaties and Treaty-Making in the 1870s West
  • Chapter 2: Industrialization and Women?s Work, 1870s-1920s
  • Chapter 3: The Early Canadian Women?s Movement and the Struggle for the Vote, 1870s-1918
  • Chapter 4: The Playing Fields: Sport in Late 19th - Early 20th Century Canada
  • Chapter 5: The Great War: Leaders, Followers, and Record-Keepers
  • Chapter 6: Canada in the 1930s: Surviving Canada?s Great Depression
  • Chapter 7: Eugenics in Canada
  • Chapter 8: World War II and the Internment of Enemy Aliens: Circumscribing Personal Freedoms
  • Chapter 9: A National Crime: Residential Schools in Canada, 1880s to 1960s
  • Chapter 10: Peacekeeping Missions, 1956 to the 1990s: Canada?s Real Contribution to World Affairs?
  • Chapter 11: Reconciling the Two Solitudes? The Debate over Official Languages, 1963-1995
  • Chapter 12: Queering Canada

Author Information

P.E. Bryden

Dr. Bryden received her BA from Trent University, her MA and PhD from York University in Toronto. She works primarily in the area of postwar Canadian political and constitutional history. She is particularly interested in the development of public policies and the negotiation of power within the federal system.

Maureen Lux

Dr. Lux teaches Canadian and Aboriginal history at Brock University. Her research examines the health effects of colonialism on Aboriginal people on the prairies. She is currently at work on a study of twentieth-century hospitalization and health care policy for Canadian Aboriginal people.

Lynne Marks

Dr. Marks received her B.A. from the University of Toronto, my M.A. and Ph.D. at York University in Toronto, and has taught at the University of Victoria since 1992. Her work focuses on primarily the social history of religion, and is particularly interested in issues related to religion and gender history.

Marcel Martel

Dr. Martel is currently the holder of the Avie Bennett Historical Chair in Canadian History. He has done research on the institutional relationship between francophone minority groups and Quebec society, examined the growth of French Canadian nationalism and the emergence of Quebec identity and nationalism. More recently, his research has been around public policy and the use of recreational drugs in Canada in the 1960s.

Daniel Samson

Daniel Samson teaches at Brock University. In addition to the Pre-Confederation survey, he teaches upper-year courses on the history of rural societies, the environment, and politics and culture in colonial Canada. He has written works on rural Nova Scotia, and is currently writing about rural elites in British North America.