A carefully curated collection of primary and secondary source documents that introduces students to the approaches and methodologies historians use to interpret the past.
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.
Amy Shaw is an associate professor in the History Department at the University of Lethbridge.
Corey Slumkoski is an associate professor in the History Department at Mount Saint Vincent University.
The late J.M. Bumsted was a retired professor of the University of Manitoba.
"There have been some excellent additions made to this collection, particularly the chapters on the Great Depression, discrimination during the Second World War, and residential schools." --Barry R. MacKenzie, PhD, St. Francis Xavier University
"Interpreting Canada's Past: A Post-Confederation Reader is a historical reflection of contemporary issues in Canada today. Its primary aim is to address historical events through the lenses of politics, race, and constructions of power and authority." --Rebecca Beausaert, University of Guelph