General History of Canada


In this section of the site we aim to bring you general histories of Canada and the individual Provinces. We also hope to bring you some information on the history of the various ethnic groups in Canada of which there are many.  We are mainly making use of antiquarian resources to tell this story and so should anyone visiting this site have any information to contribute we'd love to hear from you. 

Under each Province we will try to bring you a general history of the Province but as we get the time we'll also try to provide some individual histories of parts of each Province as well.

Some Quick Facts about Canada
A Profile of Canada by the BBC [External Link]
The Canadian Red Book
A Handbook of the Dominion of Canada (pdf)

History of Canada
This is where we've added an abridged history of Canada in one volume. It essentially gives the main highlights of the History of Canada from the earliest days. We will likely bring you a larger history as well but thought this would make a good start.
British North America
This is an account of Canada given as a series of lectures in 1898. Some very prominent people gave these lectures and hence they are of interest in tracing Canadian history. None of them are very long and so this will give you a quick introduction to the old history of the various Provinces of Canada.
A Canadian History for Boys and Girls (pdf)
By Emily P Weaver (1903). I found this book and felt it was an easy book to read with lots of illustrations. Each chapter is quite small and so makes an easy read.  I decided to make this book available as a pdf file to make it easy to print out bits from it.
Canadian Historical Articles
This section is intended to be used to add a variety of historical articles about Canada and Canadians as we find them from various sources.
The Prairie Provinces
A short history of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta by D. M. Duncan, M.A.
A chronology of key events in Canada
A short summary of the major topics from discovery to current day.
Chronicles of Canada
I discovered this excellent collection and have been able to find all but 1 volume. I note that due to the tight binding that the first several pages of each volume have cut out the first or last letter or two of the word so is a touch challenging to read but as you progress the problem mostly goes away.

History of Canadian Provinces

History of Alberta
History of British Columbia
History of Manitoba
History of New Brunswick
History of Newfoundland and Labrador
History of Northwest Territories
History of Nova Scotia
History of Nunavut
History of Ontario
History of Prince Edward Island
History of Quebec
History of Saskatchewan
History of Yukon
and
History of The First Nations

Acadia

Ethnic Histories

Adrienne Clarkson: Becoming Canadian
How have people like Naheed Nenshi and Andy Barrie changed Canada? Adrienne Clarkson says Canada's strength lies in its inclusion of immigrants. She sits down with Steve Paikin to say why there is room for all of us.

Scots in Canada
Dutch in Canada

Italians in Canada
Irish in Canada
The Gael in Canada
The Jews in Canada
The Hindu in Canada
Ukrainians in Canada
Chinese in Canada
Macedonians in Canada
African Canadians
Polish Canadians
Filipinos in Canada
Germans in Canada
Scandinavians in Canada
Vietnamese in Canada
Iranians in Canada
Mennonites and Hutterites in Canada

General Histories

The Intellectual Development of the Canadian People
History of the Orange Order
Road to Canada's Confederation
This a great video that uses both video clips from "Canada: A People's History" as well as summaries directly from multiple Ontario Grade 8 History textbooks. It pertains specifically to the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum. It a great learning resource for both teachers and students! Enjoy!
Colonial Question - Canada
A four part article from Tait's Edinburgh Magazine 1849 (pdf)
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Canada’s TRC is unique from other commissions around the world in that its scope is primarily focussed on the experiences of children. Its focus of research spans more than 150 years, one of the longest durations ever examined. It is also the first court-ordered truth commission to be established. As such, the court plays an ongoing role in the implementation and supervision of the commission. [External Link]
Canadian Archeology
An Essay by William Kingsford (1886) (pdf)
A Pioneer of Imperial Federation in Canada
By Sir Frederick Young, K.C.M.G. (1902) (pdf)
Handbook of Information of the Dominion of Canada (pdf)
Caricature History of Canadian Politics
Events from the Union of 1841, as from "Grip," and various other sources by J. W. Bengough, with an Introduction by Rev. Principal Grant, D.D., of Queen's University, Kingston. (1886)
Sketches of Upper Canada
Domestic, Local, and Characteristic, by John Howison (Third Edition)
Great Lone Land
A Tale of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America by Lieut.-General Sir William Francis Butler G.C.B (1910)
On Stone Implements from Nova Scotia and Canada
By Professor Duns, D.D. (pdf)
The Women's Canadian Historical Society

Canadian Historical Review
Three Years under the Canadian Flag as a Cavalry Soldier
A Peep behind the scenes of Political, Municipal, Military, and Social Life in Canada
Canada
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Other British Provinces in North America with a Plan of National Colonization by James S. Buckingham (pdf)
In Canada's Wonderful Northland
A story of Eight Months of Travel by Canoe, Motorboat, and Dog-Team on the Northern Rivers and along the New Quebec Coast of Hudson Bay by W. Tees Curran and H. A. Calkins, B.Sc. (1917)


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