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This guide is intended to help students in HIST 110 find resources for their research.

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Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

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Interpreting Canada's past

This pre-Confederation reader encourages students to explore Canada's history through authentic primary documents and critical academic articles.

Skyscrapers hide the heavens

J.R. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship between white settlers and Native Canadians from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to present times.

French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

Jean Barman rewrites the history of the Pacific Northwest from the perspective of the French Canadians involved in the fur economy, the Indigenous women whose presence in their lives encouraged them to stay, and their descendants.

A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland

  • John Mack Faragher draws on original research to weave 150 years of history into a gripping narrative of both the civilization of Acadia and the British plot to destroy it.

Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812

  • James Laxer brings to life two major contests of this war: the native peoples’ Endless War to establish nationhood and sovereignty on their traditional territories and the American campaign to settle its grievances with Britain through the conquest of Canada.

The Acadian Diaspora

The Acadian Diaspora presents the eighteenth-century Atlantic world from a new angle, challenging old assumptions about uprooted peoples and the very nature of early modern empire.