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Published: 02 December 2021 (Estimated)

680 Pages | 200 photos

ISBN: 9780199035168


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A History of the Canadian Peoples

Sixth Edition

J. M. Bumsted and Michael C. Bumsted

  • A unique chapter introducing the study of history helps students better understand the discipline.
  • Balanced coverage of political, economic, and social history makes this a comprehensive exploration of Canada's past.
  • A lively writing style engages student and provides them with an accessible and appealing narrative.
  • Chapter-opening timelines offer students a quick overview of the events and themes that marked the historical period discussed in each chapter.
  • A stunning art program with over 200 pieces of art, including full-colour maps, photos, and tables.
  • Broad coverage of women in Canada offers a thorough and inclusive treatment of women's roles and contributions to Canadian history.
  • Thematic box program exposes students to more than just major events, people, and places:
  • - Material Culture boxes explore a diverse selection of material symbols and cultural artifacts including the gill net, the Matthew, the Louis Roy Press, and the jingle dress.
  • - Backgrounder boxes provide fascinating perspectives on the experiences of early explorers, settlers, ordinary citizens, and politicians, along with in-depth portraits of leading figures, humanizing the study of history.
  • - Biography boxes of lesser-known figures from throughout Canadian history.
  • - Contemporary Views boxes alert students to the fact that interpretations of historical events evolve over time and apprise them of the current consensus regarding moments in Canadian history.
  • - Document boxes featuring primary source documents with additional context.
  • Coverage of immigration, multiculturalism, and racism, especially in the post-1918 chapters, add depth to the detailed account of key topics while highlighting the change in historical perspectives.

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