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Destinies: Canadian History since Confederation, 8th Edition

  • Robert Wardhaugh
  • Alan MacEachern
  • R. Douglas Francis
  • Richard Jones
  • Donald B. Smith
  • ISBN-10: 017659308X
  • ISBN-13: 9780176593087
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Destinies and its pre-Confederation partner Origins continue their unrivalled ability to tell the story of the history of Canada by balancing different types of history while maintaining a coherent narrative that does not drown the reader in detail. In their new editions, these books have made even greater investment in student engagement, from beautiful production values to a careful integration of social history, with relevant examples that show readers history in the novels and films around them. MindTap™, a fully online learning solution, combines all learning tools—readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments—into a single Learning Path that guides the student through the curriculum and brings history to life!

Features

  • Destinies continues its successful tradition of taking a narrative approach to history, telling the story of Canada from the last Ice Age to Confederation in 1867, while also recognizing changes in Canadian historical scholarship.

  • Structured chronologically, to help students understand how events developed over time, Destinies is divided into large thematic sections, each introduced by a brief overview of topics highlighted in the section’s chapters

  • Each chapter treats a period (or region or theme) and begins with a “Time Line” listing the key events discussed (exceptions occur when some important issues are presented thematically).

  • "Where Historians Disagree" boxes provide a historiographical perspective by highlighting some of the most contentious debates in history, along with highlighting some of the innovative work being done by Canadian historians.

  • Historical Portraits feature both well-known and not-so-well-known people whose lives and experiences reflect important issues and trends.

  • Community Portraits highlight the contributions of selected communities.

About the Author

Robert Wardhaugh

Dr. Wardhaugh is a political and regional historian of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Canada whose research interests include federalism, the Prairie West, rural/small town, and the Métis. Dr. Wardhaugh teaches courses on all aspects of Canadian history. He was nominated for the Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2004 and 2005, and won the award in 2008.

Alan MacEachern

Alan MacEachern teaches and researches Canadian history, with an emphasis on environmental history. Professor MacEachern is director of NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment and editor of the Canadian History and Environment series at the University of Calgary Press.

R. Douglas Francis

Douglas Francis teaches Canadian history at the University of Calgary. He has published Frank H. Underhill: Intellectual Provocateur (University of Toronto Press, 1986), which won the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize (1986) for the best book published on a subject of national and international importance, and Images of the West: Changing Perceptions of the Prairies, 1690-1960 (Western Producer Prairie Books, 1989), which was awarded a Regional Award of Merit from the Association for Canadian Studies. Mr. Francis co-authored a two-volume history of Canada: Origins: Canadian History to 1867 and Destinies: Canadian History since 1867, 6th ed (Nelson, 2008), and a one-volume history, Journeys: A History of Canada (Nelson Thomson Learning, 2005). In addition to writing, he has edited a number of books (with Donald B. Smith) including Readings in Canadian History: Pre-Confederation and Readings in Canadian History: Post-Confederation, 7th editions (Nelson Thomson Learning, 2006) He has published numerous articles in Canadian intellectual and Western Canadian history. He was Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies in Japan from 1991 to 1993, and in Dresden, Germany in 2005.

Richard Jones

Richard Jones was Professor of Canadian History at Université Laval from 1970 to 2000. He is particularly interested in French-English relations, issues relating to language and immigration.

Donald B. Smith

Donald Smith was born in Toronto in l946, and raised in Oakville, Ontario. He prepared both his B.A. and his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, and his M.A. at the Universite Laval in Quebec City. In l974 he began teaching Canadian history at the University of Calgary. Professor Smith's main research field is Native History, an area in which he has published three biographies: Long Land. The True Story of an Impostor (l982): Sacred Feathers. The Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby) and the Mississauga Indians (1987), and From the Land of Shadows. The Making of Grey Oel (l990). Currently he is writing a history of twentieth century Calgary.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Chapter 1: Confederation
Part One: Expanding the New Dominion, 1867–1914
Chapter 2: Three Oceans, One Country: 1867–80
Chapter 3: A “National Policy”?
Chapter 4: The Fragile Union
Chapter 5: Imperialism, Continentalism, and Nationalism
Part Two: Industrial Canada, 1867–1914
Chapter 6: Boomtime: Industrialization at the Turn of the Century
Chapter 7: The Impact of Urban and Industrial Growth
Chapter 8: An Era of Social Reform: 1890–1914
Chapter 9: Culture: 1867–1914
Part Three: War and Depression, 1914–45
Chapter 10: Canada in the Great War
Chapter 11: Canada, 1919–29: A Decade of Adjustment
Chapter 12: Canada in the Great Depression
Chapter 13: Canada in World War II
Part 4: Modern Canada, 1945 to the Present
Chapter 14: Toward a More Affluent Society: 1945–60
Chapter 15: Protest and Reform: The 1960s
Chapter 16: The Making of Modern Quebec
Chapter 17: Immigration and Multiculturalism
Chapter 18: Canada in the 1970s and the 1980s
Chapter 19: Contemporary Canada
Appendix: Canadian Prime Ministers since Confederation
Index

New to this edition

  • MindTap™, a fully online learning solution for Destinies, combines readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments into a single Learning Path that guides students through the curriculum. Each chapter’s Learning Path begins with a short “Setting the Scene” video that summarizes the chapter’s main themes. “Think Like a Historian” activities explore how historians use primary and secondary sources, visual sources, and maps to interpret topics discussed in the chapter. “History in Your Neighbourhood” activities introduce a national historic site relevant to the period and place under discussion. A “Discussion Activity,” has students writing an online post about a historical issue of contemporary concern, and a “Polling Question,” can be used in class to survey students’ opinions on a matter of historical debate. “Check Your Understanding” quizzes allow the student and instructor to ensure that the content and ideas underlying the material are understood.
  • Expanded coverage of Canada’s position in the Atlantic world—tied as it has historically been to Western Europe and the United States—moves readers beyond the nation state toward a more thorough consideration of history in transnational and international terms.
  • In keeping with a greater awareness of the nation’s settler colonial past, the authors have incorporated more history of the First Nations and of Canada’s treatment of them.
  • The authors have expanded coverage of environmental history, recognizing how issues such as oil sands extraction and climate change have grown in prominence.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

MindTap Printed Access Card (6 months) for Wardhaugh's Destinies  (ISBN-10: 0176764569 | ISBN-13: 9780176764562)
MindTap Printed Access Card (12 months) for Wardhaugh's Destinies  (ISBN-10: 0176764577 | ISBN-13: 9780176764579)
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Student Supplements

eBook: Destinies: Canadian History Since Confederation  (ISBN-10: 0176767827 | ISBN-13: 9780176767822)
MindTap Instant Access (6 months) for Wardhaugh's Destinies  (ISBN-10: 0176761675 | ISBN-13: 9780176761677)

MindTap® provides you with the tools you need to manage your time better. You can complete assignments whenever and wherever with course material customized and streamlined for you by your instructor in a proven and easy-to-use interface. Relevant, engaging material keeps you connected to your course and course analytics by providing timely feedback showing you where you stand at all times—both individually and compared with the highest performers in class. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from an interactive eBook to note taking capabilities and flashcards, you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. Please note - A Course Registration URL or Course Key is required from your Instructor to use MindTap.

MindTap Instant Access (12 months) for Wardhaugh's Destinies  (ISBN-10: 0176761683 | ISBN-13: 9780176761684)

MindTap® provides you with the tools you need to manage your time better. You can complete assignments whenever and wherever with course material customized and streamlined for you by your instructor in a proven and easy-to-use interface. Relevant, engaging material keeps you connected to your course and course analytics by providing timely feedback showing you where you stand at all times—both individually and compared with the highest performers in class. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from an interactive eBook to note taking capabilities and flashcards, you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. Please note - A Course Registration URL or Course Key is required from your Instructor to use MindTap.

MindTap Instant Access (24 months) for Wardhaugh's Destinies  (ISBN-10: 0176761691 | ISBN-13: 9780176761691)

MindTap® provides you with the tools you need to manage your time better. You can complete assignments whenever and wherever with course material customized and streamlined for you by your instructor in a proven and easy-to-use interface. Relevant, engaging material keeps you connected to your course and course analytics by providing timely feedback showing you where you stand at all times—both individually and compared with the highest performers in class. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from an interactive eBook to note taking capabilities and flashcards, you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. Please note - A Course Registration URL or Course Key is required from your Instructor to use MindTap.