PUBLISHER'S PREFACE ; INTRODUCTION: UNDERSTANDING HISTORY ; CHAPTER 1: THE BEGINNINGS ; CHAPTER 2: STRUGGLING FOR A CONTINENT, 1627-1758 ; CHAPTER 3: BECOMING AND REMAINING BRITISH, 1759-1815 ; CHAPTER 4: RELYING ON RESOURCES, 1815-1840 ; CHAPTER 5: BECOMING A NATION, 1840-1867 ; CHAPTER 6: EXPANDING THE NATION, 1867-1885 ; CHAPTER 7: BECOMING MODERN, 1885-1914 ; CHAPTER 8: TWO WARS AND A DEPRESSION ; CHAPTER 9: PROSPERING TOGETHER, 1945-1960 ; CHAPTER 10: EDGING TOWARDS THE ABYSS, 1958-1972 ; CHAPTER 11: COMING APART, 1972-1992 ; CHAPTER 12: FREEFALLING INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, 1992-2001 ; CHAPTER 13: FROM 9/11 TO G20 ; EPILOGUE ; REFERENCES ; INDEX
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. Prof. Bumsted is also the author of the new editions of The Peoples of Canada.