Destinies: Canadian History Since Confederation, 8th Edition
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Destinies and its pre-Confederation partner Origins continue their unrivalled ability to tell the story of the history of Canada by balancing different types of history while maintaining a coherent narrative that does not drown the reader in detail. In their new editions, these books have made even greater investment in student engagement, from beautiful production values to a careful integration of social history, with relevant examples that show readers history in the novels and films around them.
- *NEW* The authors have expanded coverage of environmental history, recognizing how issues such as oil sands extraction and climate change have grown in prominence.
- *NEW* Expanded coverage of Canada's position in the Atlantic world—tied as it has historically been to Western Europe and the United States—moves readers beyond the nation state toward a more thorough consideration of history in transnational and international terms.
- *NEW* In keeping with a greater awareness of the nation's settler colonial past, the authors have incorporated more history of the First Nations and of Canada's treatment of them.
- Destinies continues its successful tradition of taking a narrative approach to history, telling the story of Canada from the last Ice Age to Confederation in 1867, while also recognizing changes in Canadian historical scholarship.
- Structured chronologically, to help students understand how events developed over time, Destinies is divided into large thematic sections, each introduced by a brief overview of topics highlighted in the section's chapters
- Each chapter treats a period (or region or theme) and begins with a "Time Line" listing the key events discussed (exceptions occur when some important issues are presented thematically).
- "Where Historians Disagree" boxes provide a historiographical perspective by highlighting some of the most contentious debates in history, along with highlighting some of the innovative work being done by Canadian historians.
- Historical Portraits feature both well-known and not-so-well-known people whose lives and experiences reflect important issues and trends.
- Community Portraits highlight the contributions of selected communities.
Table of Contents
- List of Maps
- Chapter 1: Confederation
- Part One: Expanding the New Dominion, 1867?1914
- Chapter 2: Three Oceans, One Country: 1867?80
- Chapter 3: A ?National Policy??
- Chapter 4: The Fragile Union
- Chapter 5: Imperialism, Continentalism, and Nationalism
- Part Two: Industrial Canada, 1867?1914
- Chapter 6: Boomtime: Industrialization at the Turn of the Century
- Chapter 7: The Impact of Urban and Industrial Growth
- Chapter 8: An Era of Social Reform: 1890?1914
- Chapter 9: Culture: 1867?1914
- Part Three: War and Depression, 1914?45
- Chapter 10: Canada in the Great War
- Chapter 11: Canada, 1919?29: A Decade of Adjustment
- Chapter 12: Canada in the Great Depression
- Chapter 13: Canada in World War II
- Part 4: Modern Canada, 1945 to the Present
- Chapter 14: Toward a More Affluent Society: 1945?60
- Chapter 15: Protest and Reform: The 1960s
- Chapter 16: The Making of Modern Quebec
- Chapter 17: Immigration and Multiculturalism
- Chapter 18: Canada in the 1970s and the 1980s
- Chapter 19: Contemporary Canada
- Appendix: Canadian Prime Ministers since Confederation