Thought-provoking and engaging, this acclaimed post-Confederation reader introduces students to the conventions, approaches, and methodologies historians use to understand the past. Organized both chronologically and thematically, the expertly curated readings provide a balance of primary-source documents and scholarly articles that explore the nation's history from Confederation to the early twenty-first century.
Michel Ducharme is an assistant professor of history at the University of British Columbia.
Damein-Claude Belanger is an associate professor of history at the University of Ottawa.
J.M. Bumsted is a retired professor formerly of the University of Manitoba.
"Interpreting Canada's Past: A Post-Confederation Reader is a most rewarding blend of important scholarship and primary sources. . . . Students encountering this reader will come away with a real understanding of the discipline's current concerns and practices." --Richard A. Rajala, University of Victoria
"I like the thematic coherence in each section and how the selection of secondary sources complements the primary documents." --Nancy Janovicek, University of Calgary