Preface 1. First Peoples and First Contacts 2. Furs and Faith: New France 1603-1663 3. Consolidation and Conflict: Canada, 1663-1748 4. The Fall of New France 5. Evolution and Revolution: British North America, 1763-1784 6. A Contest of Identities: British North America, 1784-1815 7. A Developing Colonial Economy, 1815-1836 8. Rebellion 9. A New Union and New Explorations 10. A Turning Point for British North America, 1846-1849 11. Transformation in British North America, 1849-1864 12. Confederation, 1858-1867 Index Sources
Conflict and Compromise is a comprehensive, opinionated, thoughtful, and, ultimately, essential textbook of Canadian history. Its narrative approach is ideal for survey courses, giving students the year-by-year and issue-by-issue historical context with which they can make sense of the nation's past. Always judicious in their assessments, the authors also aren't afraid to take a stand. An ideal introduction to Canada's history. -- Christopher Dummit, Trent University With and engaging style and clear presentation, Conflict and Compromise incorporates the latest research and deftly balances political, social, economic, and cultural histpory in its account of Canada's past. Successes are noted alongside failures, and individual flaws alongside individual aspirations. More than this, it links the past with the present so that students may understand that Canadian history is a dynamic force. Conflict and Compromise justifies the complexity of Canadian history inasmuch as it validates Canada's place in the world. -- Stephanie Bangarth, King's University College, Western University
Raymond B. Blake is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Regina. Jeffrey A. Keshen is Dean of Arts at Mount Royal University. Norman J. Knowles is Professor of History at St. Mary's University in Calgary, Alberta. Barbara J. Messamore is Associate Professor of History at the University of the Fraser Valley.