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Schedule

Schedule: The following tentative schedule should be used as a guide for the completion of assignments and readings. Assigned readings should be completed by the class date listed in the left column.

Please note that reading assignments include passages from a two-volume work titled Interpreting Canada's Past. In the schedule below, you must take note of the volume number (e.g., 1:223-253 or 2:54-67) and the subtitle, either Pre-Confederation or Post-Confederation, to find the correct reading. The transition point between the first and second volumes is roughly Fall Break. We will use the Pre-Confederation volume primarily before Fall Break and the Post-Confederation volume after the Break.

Students should also note that their assigned readings include the weekly issues of Maclean's. These readings are not listed on the schedule below.


INTRODUCTION

Aug. 24
Introduction: Why Study Canadian History?

  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, xi-xiii


NEW FRANCE
1534-1763

Aug. 26
The European Age of Exploration, French Colonization, and the Canadian Fur Rush

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 1-20, 27-33
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:1-44

Aug. 28
New France and Canada's Indigenous People

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 1:45-107

Aug. 31
The Age of Absolutism and Colbert's New France

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 34-51
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:108-120

Sep. 2
The Development of Seigneurial Society

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 51-55
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:121-171

Sep. 4
The State and the Individual in New France

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 51-55
  • Last Day to pick the subject of Analysis Papers

Sep. 7
No Class-Labor Day Holiday


CANADA IN THE AGE OF IMPERIAL RIVALRIES
1763-1791

Sep. 9
England, France, and The Colonial Wars

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 55-68
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:172-230
  • Current Events paper due

Sep. 11
The Seven Years' War in Canada

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 68-72

Sep. 14
The Conquest, the Proclamation of 1763, the Quebec Act, and the Problem of English Rule of French Canada

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 72-80

Sep. 16
One Revolution, Two New Nations: The American Revolution, Loyalists, and the Growth of English Canada

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 80-92
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:231-289

Sep. 18
One War, Two New Nationalities: The War of 1812 and its Aftermath

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 92-103
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:290-339

Sep. 21
Exam 1
will be given Monday, September 21.


THE PROBLEM OF GOVERNMENT
1791-1864

Sep. 23
The Fur Trade, the Timber Boom, and Economic Development in British North America

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 104-118
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:340-392

Sep. 25
The Constitutional Act of 1791: Conservatism and Oligarchy Enthroned

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 1:393-411, 1:437-460

Sep. 28
Religious Rivalries and Reform in Upper Canada

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 125-137

Sep. 30
Ethnic Rivalries in Lower Canada

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 137-143

Oct. 2
The Canadian Rebellions of 1837-38

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 137-143
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:412-436
  • Current Events paper due

Oct. 5
The Canadian Rebellions of 1837-38

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 137-143
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:412-436

Oct. 7
The Durham Report and the Union of the Canadas

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 137-143

Oct. 9
Responsible Government in Canada: the Birth of the Modern Parliamentary System

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 161-167

Oct. 12
Economic Development and Rivalry with the United States, 1840s-1850s; The Annexation Manifesto of 1849

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 144-160
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:550-563

Oct. 14
Ethnic Rivalries and Legislative Deadlock in the United Canadas, 1840s-1850s

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 161-176
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:461-549

Oct. 16
Ethnic Rivalries and Legislative Deadlock in the United Canadas, 1840s-1850s

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 161-176
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:564-627

Oct. 19
No Class-Fall Break


THE BIRTH OF CONFEDERATION
1864-1896

Oct. 21
Continental Crisis and The Movement Toward Confederation, 1860s

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 176-185
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:628-654, 1:709-728

Oct. 23
John A. Macdonald and the British North America Act of 1867

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 176-185
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Pre-Confederation, 1:655-708
  • Current Events paper due

Oct. 26
Consolidation without Nationalism: the Confederation, 1867-73

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 186-195

Oct. 28
The Liberal Interlude, 1873-78

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 196-198

Oct. 30
Western Expansion and Relations with the Indians

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 186-195, 208-215
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:91-106

Nov. 2
The National Policy and Conservative Rule, 1878-1896

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 196-208
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:1-42

Nov. 4
The Riel Rebellions, Native Peoples, and Francophone Catholics

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 208-215
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:64-74, 2:189-214

Nov. 6
Race, Religion, and Realignment: the Collapse of Macdonaldian Conservatism

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 2:107-188, 2:237-253

Nov. 9
Exam 2
will be given Monday, November 9.


CANADA: THE NATIONAL QUESTION
1896-1945

Nov. 11
Laurier Liberalism and Economic Development: The Wheat Boom, Industrialism, and Immigration, 1890s-1910s

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 221-251
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:254-352

Nov. 13
Canada and the Problem of Imperial Defense in the Boer War and World War I

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 251-256
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:215-236

Nov. 16
Canada and World War I

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 260-265
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:353-394
  • Current Events paper due

Nov. 18
Progressivism and Social Ferment in Early Twentieth-Century Canada

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 256-260, 266-271
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:395-444

Nov. 20
The Great Depression and the Paradox of the Bennett New Deal

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 274-283
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:467-486, 2:513-557

Nov. 23
World War II and the Internment of Japanese-Canadians

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 294-301, 400-406
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:445-466, 2:558-618


CONTEMPORARY CANADA
1945-PRESENT

Nov. 25
The Ties That Bind (or Enslave?): Containment and Consumerism in Postwar Canadian-American Relations

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 302-319, 406-415
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:662-680

Nov. 27
NO CLASS-THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Nov. 30
The Quiet Revolution and the Rise of Québécois Separatism

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 319-323, 351-358
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:619-635

Dec. 2
The Problem of Federal-Provincial Relations

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 323-351, 358-375
  • Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Post-Confederation, 2:43-63, 2:636-661
  • Analysis Papers on Canadian National Identity due-Dec. 2

Dec. 4
Shall Canada Have Its Own Constitution? The Patriation Debate and The Constitution Act of 1982

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 2:681-721

Dec. 7
Canada's Future in Question: Meech Lake, NAFTA, and Beyond

  • Bumsted, A History of the Canadian Peoples, 384-399, 416-430


FINAL EXAM

Dec. 14
Exam 3
will be given Monday, December 14, at 12:00-2:00.


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