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Journeys, 2nd Edition

By R. Douglas Francis, Donald B. Smith, Jones
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Soft Cover
672 pages
ISBN-10: 0176442448
ISBN-13: 9780176442446
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 2nd

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.


  • *NEW* References to Aboriginal, not Native.
  • *NEW* Approximately 25 photos picked up from last edition of Destinies and Origins that were not in Journeys 1e.
  • *NEW* New four-colour design.
  • *NEW* Reorganization of post-1945 material: more linear narrative and in keeping with how the course is taught.
  • *NEW* Parts 5 and 6 (1914 to the present): extensively rewritten and incorporating new scholarship.
  • Inclusion of Native People, recent immigrants, women and minority groups along side of English and French Speaking Canadians recognizes how these groups helped shape Canada's rich past.
  • Debate boxes called "When Historians Disagree" make students aware of differing historical interpretations of controversial topics in Canadian history.
  • Community Portraits, that profile unique Canadian historical communities have been incorporated throughout the text.
  • Chapters are grouped into broad thematic sections enabling students to trace themes and key developments in Canadian history.
  • Introduces students to different views of history (social, cultural, political and economic).

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The First Peoples
  • Part One: Early European Settlement to 1760
  • Chapter 2: Early European Settlement and the Beginning of New France
  • Chapter 3: New France and Acadia, 1663-1760
  • Chapter 4: Struggle for a Continent
  • Part Two: The Canadas, 1760-1864
  • Chapter 5: Quebec and Lower Canada, 1760-1840
  • Chapter 6: Upper Canada, 1791-1840
  • Chapter 7: The Union of the Canadas
  • Part Three Beyond the Canadas, to 1864
  • Chapter 8: Atlantic Canada, 1760-1864
  • Chapter 9: The Northwest to the 1860s
  • Chapter 10: The Pacific Coast to the 1860s
  • Part Four Building the New Dominion, 1867-1914
  • Chapter 11: Confederation
  • Chapter 12: Consolidation of Confederation
  • Chapter 13: A "National Policy"?
  • Chapter 14: Conflicting Visions: 1867-1914
  • Chapter 15: Urban and Industrial Canada
  • Chapter 16: Social Reform and Culture: 1867-1914
  • Part Five The Impact of Two World Wars and the Great Depression, 1914-1945
  • Chapter 17: The Great War: The Road to Nationhood
  • Chapter 18: The Interwar Years
  • Chapter 19: Canada in World War II
  • Part Six Modern Canada, 1945 to the Present
  • Chapter 20: Toward a More Affluent Society: 1945-1960
  • Chapter 21: Protest and Reform: The 1960s
  • Chapter 22: Aboriginal Canada: World War II to the Present
  • Chapter 23: The Making of Modern Quebec
  • Chapter 24: Immigration and Multiculturalism
  • Chapter 25: Canada in the 1970s and 1980s: Constitution and Free Trade
  • Chapter 26: Contemporary Canada

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.