Introductory Canadian History

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Canada's Founding Debates
Canada's Founding Debates
Edited by Janet Ajzenstat, Ian Gentles, Paul Romney, and William D. Gairdner
Canada's Founding Debates offers a fresh and often surprising perspective on Canada's origins, history, and political character.

Previous published by Stoddart Publishing, 1999.

Published May 2017
The Canadian Prairies: A History
The Canadian Prairies: A History
By Gerald Friesen

Drawing upon recent research as well as his own work in social and intellectual movements, Gerald Friesen has created a new, authoritative interpretation of the prairie experience.

Published May 2017
Conflict and Compromise: Post-Confederation Canada
Conflict and Compromise: Post-Confederation Canada
By Raymond B. Blake, Jeffrey Keshen, Norman J. Knowles, and Barbara J. Messamore
Driven by its strong narrative, Conflict and Compromise presents Canadian history chronologically, allowing a better understanding of the interrelationships between events.
Published May 2017
Conflict and Compromise: Pre-Confederation Canada
Conflict and Compromise: Pre-Confederation Canada
By Raymond B. Blake, Jeffrey Keshen, Norman J. Knowles, and Barbara J. Messamore

Driven by its strong narrative, Conflict and Compromise presents Canadian history chronologically, allowing a better understanding of the interrelationships between events.

Published May 2017
Commemorating Canada: History, Heritage, and Memory, 1850s-1990s
Commemorating Canada: History, Heritage, and Memory, 1850s-1990s
By Cecilia Morgan

Commemorating Canada is a concise narrative overview of the development of history and commemoration in Canada, designed for use in courses on public history, historical memory, heritage preservation, and related areas.

Published Feb 2016
A Short History of the State in Canada
A Short History of the State in Canada
By E.A. Heaman

A Short History of the State in Canada is a valuable introduction to the topic for political scientists, historians, and anyone interested in Canada’s past and present.

Published Oct 2015
Death in the Peaceable Kingdom: Canadian History since 1867 through Murder, Execution, Assassination, and Suicide
Death in the Peaceable Kingdom: Canadian History since 1867 through Murder, Execution, Assassination, and Suicide
By Dimitry Anastakis
Death in the Peaceable Kingdom is an intelligent, innovative response to the incorrect assumption that Canadian history is dry and uninspiring.
Published May 2015
Liberal Hearts and Coronets: The Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens
Liberal Hearts and Coronets: The Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens
By Veronica Strong-Boag

Superbly written and informed by decades of research, Liberal Hearts and Coronets is the first biography to treat John Campbell Gordon as seriously as his better-known wife, Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon.

Published Feb 2015
The Sense of Power: Studies in the Ideas of Canadian Imperialism, 1867-1914, Second Edition
The Sense of Power: Studies in the Ideas of Canadian Imperialism, 1867-1914, Second Edition
By Carl Berger
With a New Introduction by Doug Owram

This second edition brings to life the work’s incisive analysis and its important contribution to Canadian intellectual history.

Published May 2013
Revisiting 1759: The Conquest of Canada in Historical Perspective
Revisiting 1759: The Conquest of Canada in Historical Perspective
Edited by Phillip Buckner and John G. Reid

Revisiting 1759 provides a fresh historical reappraisal of the Conquest and its aftermath using new approaches drawn from military, imperial, social, and Aboriginal history.

Published May 2012