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Readings In Canadian History: Pre-Confederation, 7th Edition

By R. Douglas Francis, Donald B. Smith
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Soft Cover
608 pages
ISBN-10: 017641536X
ISBN-13: 9780176415365
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 7th

In this seventh edition of the two-volume Readings in Canadian History, the focus has been to provide a collection of articles suitable for introductory Canadian history tutorials. Topics were selected in relation to the major issues that are explored in such history courses, and the end result is valuable readings throughout the volume. Articles vary in voice and represent the various regions of the country. Whenever possible they reflect new research interests among Canadian historians. Short introductions to each topic set the readings in a historical context and offer suggestions for further readings. The reader also provides a series of questions at the end of each topic introduction to guide students in their reading of the articles and as a basis for discussion in tutorials.

Features

  • *NEW* 35 articles, including 20 new readings
  • *NEW* The authors have added at least six web links at the end of each topic opener and have also added questions for students within the topic opener
  • *NEW* Several features have been renamed and/or given a new focus such as Topic Two, formerly The Nature and Impact of the Fur Trade is now Women and the Fur Trade. Topic Eight was Women in Upper Canada but now is Upper Canada and the War of 1812.
  • *NEW* Four topics have all new readings

Table of Contents

  • TOPIC ONE, THE FIRST NATIONS AND EUROPEAN CONTACT
  • "Chapter 4. Children of Gluskap.Wabanaki Indians on the Eve of the European Invasion", Harold E.L. Prins
  • The French Presence in Huronia: The Structure of Franco-Huron Relations in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century, Bruce G.. Trigger
  • "To See Ourselves as the Other''s Other: Nlaka''pamux Contact Narratives," Wendy C. Wendy C. Wickwire
  • TOPIC TWO, WOMEN AND THE FUR TRADE
  • "Women in Between": Indian Women in Fur Trade Society in Western Canada, Sylvia Van Kirk
  • "''A Most Important Chain of Connection.'' Marriage in the Hudson''s Bay Company," in From Rupert''s Land to Canada. Essays in Honour of John E. Foster, ed., Theodore Binnema, Gerhard J. Ens and R.C. Macleod (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2001): 81-107., Heather Rollason Driscoll
  • TOPIC THREE, LAW AND SOCIETY IN NEW FRANCE
  • "Native Sovereignty and French Justice in Early Canada," in Essays in the History of Canadian Law, volume 5., John A.Dickinson
  • "Violence, Marriage, and Family Honour: Aspects of the Legal Regulation of Marriage in New France,", Andre Lachance and Sylvie Savoie
  • TOPIC FOUR, ACADIA
  • The Golden Age: Acadian Life, 1713-1748, Naomi Griffiths
  • "Imperial Transitions," , Elizabeth Mancke
  • TOPIC FIVE, DISEASE AS A FACTOR IN IMPERIAL CONFLICT
  • Biological Warfare in Eighteenth-Century North America, Elizabeth A. Fenn
  • "Microbes and Muskets: Smallpox and the Participation of the Amerindian Allies of New France in the Seven Years'' War," , D. Peter MacLeod
  • TOPIC SIX, THE CONQUEST AND ITS AFTERMATH
  • "The Battle of Quebec: A Reappraisal," , W.J. Eccles
  • A Change in Climate: The Conquest and the Marchands of Montreal, Jose Igartua
  • The Fall of New France, Allan Greer
  • TOPIC SEVEN: IMPACT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ON THE MARITIME COLONIES
  • The American Revolution and Nova Scotia Reconsidered, George A. Rawlyk
  • The Family in Exile: Loyalist Social Values after the Revolution, Ann Gorman Condon
  • TOPIC EIGHT, UPPER CANADA AND THE WAR OF 1812
  • "His Majesty''s Indian Allies: Native Peoples, the British Crown and the War of 1812," Robert S. Allen
  • "Reluctant Warriors: British North Americans and the War of 1812," , E. Jane Errington
  • "Of Slender Frame and Delicate Appearance": The Placing of Laura Secord in the Narratives of Canadian Loyalist History", Cecilia Morgan
  • TOPIC NINE: THE REBELLION OF 1837 IN THE CANADAS
  • "From Folklore to Revolution: Charivaris and the Lower Canadian Rebellion of 1837," Allan Greer
  • The Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada. The Canadian Historical Association Historical Booklet No. 46 (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1988). Pages 2-24. Colin Read
  • TOPIC TEN: SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA
  • "The Riddle of Peggy Mountain: Regulation of Irish Women''s Sexuality on the Southern Avalon, 1750-1860," Willeen Keough
  • "Dry Patriotism: The Chiniquy Crusade," Canadian Historical Review, Jan Noel
  • "The Feminization of Teaching in British North America and Canada 1845-1875," Histoire sociale/ Social History, Alison Prentice
  • TOPIC ELEVEN: LABOUR IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA
  • "Unfair Masters and Rascally Servants? Labour Relations Among Bourgeois, Clerks and Voyageurs in the Montreal Fur Trade, 1780-1821," Carolyn Podruchny
  • "Class Conflict on the Canals of Upper Canada in the 1840s," Ruth Bleasdale
  • TOPIC TWELVE: COMMUNITIES IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA
  • Gender Ideology and Black Women as Community-Builders in Ontario, 1850-70, Shirley J.Yee
  • The Orange Order and Social Violence in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Saint John, Scott W. See
  • "Reciprocal Work Bees and the Meaning of Neighbourhood,", Catharine Anne Wilson
  • TOPIC THIRTEEN: RUPERT''S LAND AND THE RED RIVER COLONY
  • The Flock Divided: Factions and Feuds at Red River, Frits Pannekoek
  • The Metis and Mixed Bloods of Rupert''s Land before 1870, Irene M. Spry
  • TOPIC FOURTEEN: PACIFIC COAST
  • Tracing the Fortunes of Five Founding Families of Victoria, Sylvia Van Kirk
  • "Hardy Backwoodsmen, Wholesome Women, and Steady Families: Immigration and the Construction of a White Society in Colonial British Columbia, 1849-1871, Adele Perry
  • TOPIC FIFTEEN: CONFEDERATION
  • Confederation and Quebec, A.I. Silver
  • "Chapter 7. Confederation: The Untold Story," Paul Romney

Author Information

R. Douglas Francis

Douglas Francis teaches Canadian history at the University of Calgary. He has published Frank H. Underhill: Intellectual Provocateur (University of Toronto Press, 1986), which won the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize (1986) for the best book published on a subject of national and international importance, and Images of the West: Changing Perceptions of the Prairies, 1690-1960 (Western Producer Prairie Books, 1989), which was awarded a Regional Award of Merit from the Association for Canadian Studies. Mr. Francis co-authored a two-volume history of Canada: Origins: Canadian History to 1867 and Destinies: Canadian History since 1867, 6th ed (Nelson, 2008), and a one-volume history, Journeys: A History of Canada (Nelson Thomson Learning, 2005). In addition to writing, he has edited a number of books (with Donald B. Smith) including Readings in Canadian History: Pre-Confederation and Readings in Canadian History: Post-Confederation, 7th editions (Nelson Thomson Learning, 2006) He has published numerous articles in Canadian intellectual and Western Canadian history. He was Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies in Japan from 1991 to 1993, and in Dresden, Germany in 2005.

Donald B. Smith

Donald Smith was born in Toronto in l946, and raised in Oakville, Ontario. He prepared both his B.A. and his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, and his M.A. at the Universite Laval in Quebec City. In l974 he began teaching Canadian history at the University of Calgary. Professor Smith's main research field is Native History, an area in which he has published three biographies: Long Land. The True Story of an Impostor (l982): Sacred Feathers. The Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby) and the Mississauga Indians (1987), and From the Land of Shadows. The Making of Grey Oel (l990). Currently he is writing a history of twentieth century Calgary.