Themes

Periods

Alphabetical Order

Discover new aspects of the history of Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries through thematic tours.

Divided into five major themes and five time periods, these thematic tours may be accessed three different ways, by: Web tours (documented images, in HTML), movie clips (QuickTime version) and movie clips (Flash version).

Featured Thematic Tour

Confederation: The Creation of Canada

Brian J. Young, McGill University

Confederation has played a large role in every history of Canada. Some have condemned it as a centralizing device that oppresses minorities. However, the majority of Canadians probably view the British North America Act, which instituted Confederation, as a federalist compromise that is unique in North America.


Themes

First Nations

Cartoons

Places

People

Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce

Periods

1840-1867

1867-1896

1896-1919

1919-1945

1945 to now