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Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

Author: John Douglas Belshaw
Subject: History
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: BCcampus
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Canadian History: Pre-Confederation is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Aboriginal and European agendas and narratives/ explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates/ and engages with emergent issues in the field. The material is pursued in a largely chronological manner to the early 19th century/ at which point social/ economic/ and political change are dissected. Canadian History: Pre-Confederation provides/ as well/ a reconnaissance of historical methodology and debates in the field/ exercises for students/ Key Terms and a Glossary/ and section-by-section Key Points. Although this text can be modified/ expanded/ reduced/ and reorganized to suit the needs of the instructor/ it is organized so as to support learning/ to broaden (and sometimes provoke) debate/ and to engage students in thinking like historians. Written and reviewed by subject experts drawn from colleges and universities/ this is the first open textbook on the topic of Canadian history.

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