Now in a new fourth edition, this concise volume covers the whole of Canadian history from pre-contact times to the present, integrating social, cultural, political, and economic history into a coherent and compelling narrative. New to the fourth edition is additional coverage of multiculturalism, immigration, and racism, as well as women and work in the twenty-first century. Many new historical images have been added throughout to support the already robust photo and image program, engaging the reader and drawing them into each time period discussed. Engrossing, thorough, and timely, J.M. Bumsted's narrative provides a comprehensive look at this country's fascinating history.
For over 25 years, John M. (Jack) Bumsted taught at the University of Manitoba's department of history. Before his arrival on the Prairies he taught at both Simon Fraser University and McMaster University. His research specialties are many, including the history of Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, and cultural history.
"A History of the Canadian Peoples is an excellent text, providing students of Canadian history with a solid factual understanding of our collective past." --Matthew J. Bellamy, Carleton University