History of the Canadian Peoples: Beginnings to 1867, Vol. 1 (5th Edition)

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9780321524300: History of the Canadian Peoples: Beginnings to 1867, Vol. 1 (5th Edition)

  • History of the Canadian Peoples Vol 1 has long been a respected core text for Pre-Confederation  courses.  
  • The authors, both scholars with stellar reputations whose writing style is accessible and graceful, weave together the rich tapestry of Canada’s social, political, and economic story.  
  • Highly-praised characteristics - excellent treatment of Historiography, the attractive four-colour design;  and the Source Documents CD-ROM provided with every book.

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Margaret Conrad and Alvin Finkel weave a rich tapestry of Canada’s social, cultural, political, and economic history. Their graceful and accessible writing style is complemented by a revitalized full-colour interior design, plentiful illustrations and 23 beautifully rendered new maps. 


“I chose this book because it offers the best balance between a ‘bottom up’ approach to the real peoples, cultures and societies of the past and the political and economic regimes that they helped create.”  

                                       Robert Rutherdale, Algoma University College



Primary Documents CD-ROM included inside every text

contains 80 original sources such as newspaper articles, essays, Acts of Parliament and pictures, organized by chapter.



There are excellent study aids on the open access companion website for the fifth edition. It offers self-grading multiple choice quizzes, short-answer and essay questions, interactive maps, and weblinks for every chapter.

About the Author:

Professor Margaret Conrad holds degrees from Acadia (BA Honours History 1967) and the University of Toronto (MA 1968 and PhD 1979). A member of the History Department of Acadia University from 1969 to 2002, Professor Conrad was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Studies at the University of New Brunswick in 2002. She also served as an adjunct Professor of History at Dalhousie from 1992 to 2002. In 1995 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and, from 1996 to 1998, held Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. She is the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

            Professor Conrad was a founding member of the Editorial Board of Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal, of which she was co-editor from 1977 to 1985, and she served as co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review from 1997 to 2000. She is also Past- President of the Canadian Historical Association (2005-07).


Professor Alvin Finkel is the author of a variety of historical works, ranging from histories of the Social Credit movement in Canada and the welfare state to a co-written study of the collaboration between British conservatives and the Nazis in the 1930s. 

            Professor Finkel studied at the University of Manitoba, where he received his B.A. and M.A., and at the University of Toronto, where he received his PhD in 1976. Since 1978 he has been a professor of Canadian history at Athabasca University. A former editor of Prairie Forum, he is currently the book review editor for Labour/Le Travail.

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Margaret Conrad; Alvin Finkel
Published by Pearson Education Canada (2008)
ISBN 10: 0321524306 ISBN 13: 9780321524300
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