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University of Alberta
Department of History and Classics
HIST 261 B-1
History of Post-Confederation Canada
Instructor: Eva Kater
Office: T 2 100
Office Hours: TBA or by appointment
Course Times: MTWRF 10:30 am to 11:40 am
Lecture Room: T B-5
The policy about course outlines can be found in § 23.4(2) of the University Calendar.
This course is a survey of the leading developments and themes in Canadian history from the
Confederation in 1867 to the 1990s. It will treat the various individuals and cultures which have
contributed to building the Post-Confederation society and their role in shaping the present.
The course serves as a foundation for the study of Canadian history at a more advanced level. It
will provide students with the basic knowledge of the subject and introduce them to different
interpretations of key events and processes in the nation’s past. Through writing assignments and
occasional in-class discussions, students will develop their ability to critically evaluate primary
and secondary sources and enhance their research and creative writing skills.
J.M. Bumstead, The Peoples of Canada: A Post-Confederation History (Oxford University Press)
The Internet is an excellent source of information on Canadian history. However, you need to pay
attention to the quality of the website you’re looking at. Some sites provide detailed and reliable
information, while others can be less accurate or even misleading.
Here are some recommended Internet resources:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ (an online version of Canadian Encyclopedia; good as
a starting point)
http://www.biographi.ca/index2.html (Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online – provides bios
of all noteworthy characters in Canadian history)
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/topics/index-e.html (Library and Archives Canada site, which
has a large selection of digitised documents, virtual exhibitions and research aids on various
topics in Canadian history)
www.canadiana.org (a large collection of early Canadian primary documents but somewhat
unwieldy to use)
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/index.html (The Atlas of Canada)
http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/ (a collection of material relating to Alberta History, including
scanned images of early Alberta newspapers)
ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADE DISTRIBUTION
Students must submit original assignments and keep photocopies of all submitted work for
themselves. Assignments can be handed in to the instructor in class or submitted to the drop-box
in the main office of the Department of History and Classics, North Power Plant Building before
4:00 pm. NO PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY E-MAIL
Students will write a 2,500-word research essay (approximately 9-10 pages of double-spaced 12pt text excluding footnotes and bibliography). The essay should be double-spaced, paginated,
have a title page and adequate margins. It should be properly footnoted using the Chicago
Humanities Style, with a full bibliography attached at the end. The bibliography should include a
minimum of 5 secondary sources (books and/or scholarly articles).
For help on writing a history essay, consult The Essay Writing Guide, available from the
Department of History and Classics in hard copy and online at
Secondary sources are works created by historians, normally after the events in question have
occurred. You should only use specialized studies (books and articles) written by professional
historians on the subject of your paper. Many academic articles in Canadian history can be found
through the America: History and Life database.
Textbooks, general histories of Canada, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, book reviews, audiovisual resources and magazine articles are not considered acceptable secondary sources for
the purposes of this assignment. For useful selections of secondary sources on various topics
covered in this course, check suggested readings at the end of each chapter in your textbook. If
unsure about your selection of sources, contact the instructor. While Internet sites (such as
Wikipedia, Canadian Encyclopedia Online or any others) may be consulted as starting points in
your research, they do not qualify as secondary sources and should not appear in your notes or
Your essay will be graded on your ability to formulate a research argument and support it with
evidence presented in a well-organized and logical form. Writing style is important for history
papers. Your paper should be written in coherent English, use correct grammar and punctuation
throughout, and avoid colloquial or journalistic expressions.
Statement on Plagiarism
The University of Alberta is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and
honesty. Students are expected to be familiar with these standards regarding academic honesty
and to uphold the policies of the University in this respect. Students are particularly urged to
familiarize themselves with the provisions of the Code of Student Behaviour (online at
www.ualberta.ca/secretariat/appeals.htm) and avoid any behaviour which could potentially result
in suspicions of cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation of facts and/or participation in an
offence. Academic dishonesty is a serious offence and can result in suspension or expulsion from
the University.” (GFC 29 SEP 2003)
The format of the mid-term (30%) and final (40%) exams will be discussed in detail later in the
Final grades will be computed as follows. Each student’s raw scores will be added together to
form a total number of points out of a maximum of 100 (see chart below). The final grade will
then be assigned with due attention to individual performance, placement in comparison with
other students, and the verbal descriptors in the University Calendar (Section 23.4).
This is a tentative schedule. Generally, the lecture material follows textbook chapters, although
some topics may be covered in a different order. Students are expected to familiarize themselves
with relevant text chapters before the class. You may read ahead of schedule if you like.
Introduction. Canada in 1867. The Beginning of the Confederation Project.
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 1-2
Louis Riel, the Red River Uprising, and the Northwest Rebellion
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 3-4
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 5
The National Policy. A Decade of Uncertainty
Some Regional Threads
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 6-7
Towards an Industrial Society
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 6-7
Social Reform and Culture
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 8-9
The Long Nineteenth Century and the Great War
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 10
Post-War Blues and the Uneven Twenties
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 11
The Great Depression
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 12
Early Welfare State and World War II
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 13
Post-War Canada (1945-1960s)
The Peoples of Canada, Chapter 14-15
The Crisis of Canadian Federalism (1970s-90s)
The Peoples of Canada, Chap. 17, 19-20 (selected sections)
August 10 – Last day of classes
Suggested Essay Topics
1. Was Louis Riel an asset or a liability to the Metis movement in 1885?
2. Explain the causes of the anti-Confederation movement in the Maritimes between 1867
3. John A. Macdonald’s “National Policy” served the interests of central Canada at the
expense of the West. Do you agree?
4. Compare the lives of urban and rural women in the late nineteenth century.
5. How did the experiences of urban immigrants in pre-1914 Canada differ from those of
immigrant farmers on the Prairies during the same period?
6. Describe the factors at issue in the Manitoba Schools Question, and explain why it was so
significant to the entire nation?
7. Was imperialism a realistic political platform in late nineteenth- and early twentiethcentury Canada?
8. Was conscription a more divisive issue in World War I than it was in World War II?
9. Assess the popularity and legacy of the Prohibition Movement in Canada.
10. Was William Lyon Mackenzie King an example of strong national leadership or simple a
combination of “ambiguity, ingenuity, inactivity and political longevity”?
11. Did the success of Social Credit in Alberta owe more to the impact of the Great
Depression, the character of Alberta society, or the personal qualities of William
12. Did the experience of Prairie Natives during the Great Depression differ from the rest of
13. Describe Canada’s involvement in the Dieppe Raid OR in the Allied strategic bombing
campaign during World War II. Were the gains worth the sacrifices?
14. Did Canada simply follow the United States during the Cold War era or did it develop its
own identity in international affairs?
15. Why did Newfoundland enter Confederation in 1949?
16. Discuss the efforts of post-1945 Canadian governments to protect Canadian cultural
industries from “Americanization”. Have these efforts succeeded?
17. Quebec’s “Quiet Revolution” was neither quiet nor revolutionary. Do you agree?
18. Describe the federal government’s 1969 White Paper, and explain how it affected
relations between First Nations peoples and the federal government.
19. Construct a defence OR a critique of the Trudeau government’s reaction to the FLQ crisis
20. What has the policy of multiculturalism achieved and what has it failed to achieve?
21. What caused the rise of Canadian economic and cultural nationalism in the late 1960s and
22. What was the impact of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism on
Canadian society and politics?
23. What was the impact of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women?
24. Discuss the significance of the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series. Was it about more
than just hockey?
25. Did the policies of Pierre Elliot Trudeau unify or divide the nation?
A topic of your choice (Please contact the instructor prior to writing).
HIST 261: Post-Confederation Canada
Midterm Study Questions
Short Answer Questions:
1. Why did workers want the “family wage”?
2. Detail the differences between the Pre-Industrial,
Proto-Industrial and Industrial ages.
3. What was the heterosocial project?
4. What was the role of the Northwest Mounted
5. Describe the differences between equal rights
feminists and maternal feminists.
6. What were the “Outside Promises”?
7. How did English-Canadian nationalism differ
from French-Canadian nationalism?
8. How did Charles Darwin’s theories affect
Long Answer Question:
Detail the ways in which railways were central to the
creation of Canada.
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