J-M Bumsted

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  • Paru le : 01/01/1998
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A History of the Canadian Peoples is an abridged edition of the much-lauded two-volume work, The Peoples of Canada. Like its predecessor, this book provides an overview of the economy, society, the family, and culture, as well as political and constitutional issues. Sidebars offer fascinating perspectives on the experiences of early explorers, settlers, ordinary citizens, and politicians, as well as more in-depth portraits of leading figures. This book, a skilful condensation by the author of the two-volume version, describes the Native peoples before contact with early European visitors; exploration, settlement, and the development of British North America; the federation of the provinces of British North America in the Dominion of Canada; industrialization and urbanization; and social and political developments that conclude with a look at Canadian culture in the 1990s. The highly readable text, sidebars, suggestions for further reading, and illustrations offer an insightful look at Canadian history.
    • The Beginning
    • Struggling for a Continent, 1627-1758
    • Becoming and Remaining British, 1759-1815
    • Relying on Resources, 1815-1840
    • Becoming a Nation
    • Expanding the Nation, 1867-1885
    • Becoming Modern, 1885-1918
    • Deferring Expectations, 1919-1945
    • Prospering Together, 1945-1959
    • Edging Towards the Abyss, 1958-1972
    • Coming Apart, 1972-1992
    • Facing the World
    • Freefalling Towards the Twenty-first Century.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/1998
  • Editeur : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN : 0-19-541200-1
  • EAN : 9780195412000
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 470 pages
  • Poids : 0.65 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,2 cm × 22,9 cm × 2,2 cm

Biographie de J-M Bumsted

J.M. BUMSTED received his Ph.D. in 1965 from Brown University. He has taught at McMaster University (1967-9) and was a charter faculty member of Simon Fraser University in 1965-7 and 1969-80, when he joined the staff of St John's College, University of Manitoba, as professor of history. Among his books are The People's Clearance: Scottish Emigration to British North America 1770-1815 (1982), Land Settlement and in 18th Century PEI (1987), and The Peoples of Canada (2 vols, 1992). He also edited The Collected Writings of Lord Selkirk (2 vols, 1984, 1988) and Interpreting Canada's Past (2 vols, 1986), a book of readings.

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