J.M. Bumsted's bestselling survey of Canadian social, cultural, political, and economic history in the years before Confederation is now in its fourth edition. Retaining the hallmark features of previous editions, this edition incorporates new scholarship and a fresh approach to studying the patterns of early immigration in pre-Confederation Canada and the development of our nation.
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.