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About 8,000 free history of Canada pdf books at the Internet Archive. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: The History of Canada (many volumes), A Military History of Canada, A Traveller’s History of Canada, The Illustrated History of Canada, An Economic History of Canada, History of the Dominion of Canada, The History of Canada under French Regime, Railways of Canada, 19th century Canadian history books, Chronicle of Canada, Makers of Canada (many volumes), Prime Ministers of Canada, Invasion of Canada 1812-1813, 100 Years of Banking in Canada, many more Canadian History books pdf.

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Free Online Canadian History Books to 1763 – Collection

Free online pdf books on Canada history to 1763 at the Internet Archive. Some books: Scenic Sieges and Battlefields of French Canada, Canadian Types of the Old Regime 1608-1698, Sketches of Canadian Life under the French Regime, France and England in North America (many volumes), White Men Came to the St. Lawrence, Canada’s Romantic Heritage: the story of New France, Intro to New France,Stories of New France, Maids & Matrons of New France, 19th century Canadian history books, The Settling of the North American Continent, many more pdf books on the History of Canada to 1763.

Free Books on Canada Politics and Government since 1980 – Collection

Free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Canada – Politics and Government – 1980-“. Some books: Promise & Illusion in Canadian Politics, Canadian Politics in the 1980s, How are we Governed in the 80s?, Zen and the Art of Post-modern Canada, The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics, Canadian Politics in the 1980s, Reflections on the Management of Government in the ’80s, The Unfinished Country, Lessons from the Past: from Dief to Mulroney, anadian Politics in the 1990s, Why the West Feels Left Out of Canada, Challenges to Canadian Federalism, Perspectives on the West in Canada, many more books on Canada Politics and Government since 1980.

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Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present

Black, Conrad
McClelland & Stewart 2014

Conrad Black takes on sweeping themes and recounts the story of Canada’s development from colony to dominion to country.


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Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

Belshaw, John Douglas
Bccampus 2015

Canadian History: Pre-Confederation is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. Open Access Canada history textbook pdf.


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Canadian History: Post-Confederation

Belshaw, John Douglas
Bccampus 2016

This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Open Access Canada history textbook pdf.


A Traveller’s History of Canada

Bothwell, Robert
Cassell 2001

A Traveller’s History of Canada gives a comprehensive survey of the country’s past from the earliest times right through to the present. It begins with the first immigrants to arrive well over 15,000 years ago who traveled across a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska. These native cultures saw a succession of Westerners from the early, mainly unsuccessful Viking settlements, to the British and French in later centuries attempting to make life possible on what could be an inhospitable landscape. The European powers brought with them not only a thirst for land but also their own quarrels, which resulted in battles and skirmishes with each other, and with America after its independence. The battles continued into the twentieth century – but only on the cultural and language front between the French and English.


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Canada, a Modern History

Brebner, John Bartlet
University of Michigan 1970


The Illustrated History of Canada

Brown, Craig, ed.
Key Porter 2002

Seven of Canada’s leading historians have contributed insightful essays and with hundreds of engravings, lithographs, cartoons, maps, posters, and photographs, The Illustrated History of Canada is a sweeping chronicle of Canada from its earliest times to yesterday’s news.
The Illustrated History of Canada is a book about Canadians — the story of how Canadians have lived and worked, how they have seen themselves, how they have thought about each other.


The Peoples of Canada: a Pre-Confederation History

Bumstead, J.M.
Oxford University 2010

Integrating social, cultural, political, and economic history within a coherent overarching narrative, the first volume of J.M. Bumsted’s acclaimed two-volume history examines the evolution of Canada from contact with the earliest European settlers until 1885. Some of the highlights include pre-contact North American exploration in the 16th and 17th centuries; settlement in the Atlantic provinces; the St. Lawrence Valley and New France; the growth of political changes that brought about confederation of the four provinces of British North America into the Dominion of Canada; and the expansion of Canada’s domain, society, and economy in the 19th century.


Canada: A History

Conrad, Margaret et al
Pearson Education 2013

Canada’s complete history in one volume. Unique in its presentation of Canadian history by making the story of the majority of the people equally important to the story of its leaders, and by demonstrating the ways in which each affected the other. Offering a balanced coverage of economic, political, social, and cultural history, as well as regional versus national history, this text provides a distinctively comprehensive view of Canada and her history. Conrad history of the Canadian peoples.


History of the Canadian Peoples (Vol 2) – Conrad History of the Canadian Peoples Download

Conrad, Margaret Rose

2015 edition. Conrad History of the Canadian Peoples has been one of the most-respected Canadian history texts for many years. The sixth edition builds on established strengths – superior author reputations, social history focus, four-colour design, and student-friendly, vivid writing style – with the addition of some attractive new features. Maps have been re-drawn and augmented; there are more colour illustrations throughout; and many new highlight boxes point out and explain aspects of historiography. Conrad history of the Canadian peoples download.


History of the Canadian Peoples (Vol 2) – Free Conrad History of the Canadian Peoples Download

Conrad, Margaret Rose

Conrad History of the Canadian Peoples pdf. 2009 edition. This text provides an inclusive history of Canada, covering not only the achievements of the rich and powerful, but also the lives of Aboriginal peoples, women, racial and ethnic minorities, and the poor, who also helped create the Canada we know today. The balance of political/economic history with social history is delicately managed.


Documenting Canada: a History of Modern Canada in Documents

De Brou, Dave and Waiser, Bill, eds.
Fifth House 1992

This collection of 212 documents relating to the economic, social, cultural, and political development of Canada is intended to encourage a deeper appreciation and understanding of Canada’s distinct history, and to illustrate how the country has evolved in response to different challenges and events. Documenting Canada reproduces the most significant federal documents in Canadian history from 1867 to 1991, bringing together in a single volume important laws, judicial rulings, agreements, Orders in Council, and treaties that have been essential to the development of our country since Confederation.


Champlain’s Dream

Fischer, David Hackett
Knopf Canada 2009

Acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winner David Hackett Fischer magnificently brings to life the visionary adventurer who has straddled our history for 400 years.


Journeys: a History of Canada

Francis, R.D. et al.
Thomson Nelson 2006

Journeys is a well-written, clearly organized, and richly illustrated text that covers not only Canadian political and economic history, but also social and cultural history in an integrative way. It tells the story of the Native Peoples as well as the coming of several European countries focusing on the English and French and the permanent European settlement that is now Canada. The text emphasizes regional developments and differences within an integrated national history.


The Invention of Canada: Readings in Pre-Confederation History

Gaffield, Chad
Copp Clark Longman 1994


Constructing Modern Canada: Readings in Post-Confederation History

Gaffield, Chad
Copp Clark Longman 1994


Canada: A People’s History, vol 1

Gillmor, Don and Turgeon, Pierre
McClelland & Stewart 2000

Companion to the CBC television documentary of the same name.


A Short History of Indians in Canada: Stories

King, Thomas
HarperPerennial 2006

Acclaimed author Thomas King is in fabulous, fantastical form in this bestselling short story collection. From the surreal migrations of the title story to the misadventures of Coyote in the modern world and the chaos of a baby’s unexpected arrival by airmail, King’s tales are deft, hilarious and provocative. A Short History of Indians in Canada is a comic tour de force.


Western Canada: an Outline History

Lower, J. Arthur
Douglas & McIntyre 1983 Dewey Dec. 971


Canada, an Economic History

Marr, William L. and Paterson, Donald G.
Gage 1980


The Pelican History of Canada

McNaught, Kenneth
Penguin 1982


A Brief History of Canada

Riendeau, Roger E.
Facts on File 2000

This single volume provides a concise, highly readable introduction to the growth and development of a unique land and its people. Veteran historian Roger Riendeau masterfully surveys the origins of Canada from its First peoples through European contact, the rise and fall of the French Empire, English Conquest, the road to nationhood, and the struggles of a complex society to the end of the second millennium.


Canada and the Canadians

Woodcock, George
Oxford University 1970

Newspapers online in Canada & Latin America

Library Research Guide (LibGuide) – History of Canada

This research guide from the librarians at Bowling Green State University has a collection of links to websites related to the history of Canada.

Vintage Books on Canada History

VINTAGE BOOKS – History of Canada

The Prairie Provinces of Canada; Their History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources

Boam, Henry J., comp.
Sells 1914

Chapters on numerous topics by a variety of authors. Heavily illustrated with photos.


Twentieth Century Impressions of Canada; Its History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources

Boam, Henry J., comp.
Sells 1914

Similar to Boam’s The Prairie Provinces of Canada. Chapters by many authors, and numerous photo collages.


Canada Under British Rule 1760-1905

Bourinot, Sir John G.
Cambridge University 1909

A volume in the “Cambridge Historical Series” edited by G. W. Prothero.


Evolution of French Canada

Bracq, Jean Charlemagne
Macmillan 1924

“This is a study of the French in Canada by a Frenchman. The author treats of the theocratic formation of French Canada, of early British rule, the uprising of 1837, of Cartier and Laurier and the Quebec government. He gives an interesting account of the achievements of French Canada and describes present conditions in agriculture, education, literature and art.”
– Review of Reviews
“The description of development, whether political or economic, is so disconnected that it affords little insight into the actual course of history. A wide range of material has been used, though not at all times with sound judgment.”
– American Economic Review
There is a bibliography at the end listing over 300 books.


Self-Government in Canada, and How it was Achieved

The Story of Lord Durham’s Report

Bradshaw, Frederick
King 1903


A Short History of the Canadian People

Bryce, George
Sampson Low, Marston 1914

A comprehensive, brief history of Canada, which includes a summary of the physical aspects of the country and a discussion of its resources, education, literature, art, etc.
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History and Travel (1929).


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Frontiers and the Fur Trade

Greenbie, Sydney
John Day 1929

“First the geographical and then the historical background of fur trading and fishing in America is sketched in, followed by an account of these trapping and fishing interests and their part in American history.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History and Travel (1929).


Trailmakers of the Northwest

Haworth, Paul Leland
Harcourt, Brace 1921

“Interesting account of the exploration and settlement of the Northwest, with a chapter on trappers and prospectors of today. Based on source writers and author’s own travels. Includes map, photographs, and list of books for further reading.”
– NY State Library
“He has produced a fascinating narrative for those who have not the opportunity to consult the original sources, a book far more exciting and more real, it might be remarked, than most of the red-blooded fiction that purports to deal with that part of our continent.” – Literary Review.


The First English Conquest of Canada

With some Account of the Earliest Settlements in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

Kirke, Henry
Sampson Low, Marston 1908


The Conquest of the Great Northwest – Canada History Books PDF

Being the Story of the Adventurers of England known as The Hudson’s Bay Company

Laut, Agnes C.
Moffat, Yard 1914

“Both author and publisher are to be congratulated on a most important and careful work, which is yet alive with human sympathy and full of vivid character drawing.”
– N.Y. Times
Illustrated by photographs, maps and diagrams.


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History of Canada; Part 1: To 1763 (New France) – Canada History Textbooks PDF Download Free

Lucas, Charles Prestwood
Oxford 1901

Scholarly study.


A History of Canada 1763-1812

Lucas, Charles Prestwood
Oxford 1909

Scholarly study.


Old Quebec; The Fortress of New France

Parker, Gilbert and Bryan, Claude G.
Macmillan 1903

“A popularly written, interesting account of the historic events connected with Quebec from the days of discovery to the 20th century.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History and Travel (1929).


Evolution of the Dominion of Canada; Its Government and Its Politics

Porritt, Edward
World Book 1920

One of a series of college textbooks called “Government Handbooks”.
“This work deals informatively with the area, physical features, and population of Canada, the influences which brought about confederation, the distribution of powers between the Dominion and provincial governments, the national policy of the Dominion, and other subjects.”
– Athenaeum
“He is particularly good when dealing, as he does at some length, with the British background of Canadian history, with the imperial significance of Canadian development, and with the influence of the United States on Canada.”
– American Historical Review.


British Columbia; From the Earliest Times to the Present, Vol 1

Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4

Scholefield, E. O. S. and Howay, Frederick William
S. J. Clarke 1914

Volumes 1, 3 and 4 are by Scholefield, and Volume 2 is by Howay. The first two volumes are history, and Volumes 3 and 4 are biographical.


Skelton, Oscar D.
Yale University 1920


Canadian History; A Syllabus and Guide to Reading

Trotter, Reginald George
Macmillan 1926

Many-volume Histories of Canada

Canada and Its Provinces: A History of the Canadian People and Their Institutions by One Hundred Associates, Vol 1 (23 volumes)

Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6

Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10 Volume 11

Volume 12 Volume 13 Volume 14 Volume 15 Volume 16

Volume 17 Volume 18 Volume 19 Volume 20 Volume 21

Volume 22 Volume 23

Shortt, Adam and Doughty, Arthur G., eds.
Toronto: Publishers’ Association of Canada 1913-1917

This series was the most comprehensive study of Canadian historical and political development to appear before 1918. Every volume had several authors, to cover the subject matter within their area of expertise. Volume titles are:

Vol 1. New France Part I
Vol 2. New France 1534-1760 Part II
Vol 3. British Dominion 1760-1840 Part I
Vol 4. British Dominion 1760-1840 Part II
Vol 5. United Canada
Vol 6. The Dominion; Political Evolution Part I
Vol 7. The Dominion; Political Evolution Part II
Vol 8. The Dominion; Political Evolution Part III
Vol 9. The Dominion; Industrial Expansion Part I
Vol 10. The Dominion; Industrial Expansion Part II
Vol 11. The Dominion; Missions; Arts and Letters Part I
Vol 12. The Dominion; Missions; Arts and Letters Part II
Vol 13. The Atlantic Provinces Part I
Vol 14. The Atlantic Provinces Part II
Vol 15. The Province of Quebec Part I
Vol 16. The Province of Quebec Part II
Vol 17. The Province of Ontario Part I
Vol 18. The Province of Ontario Part II
Vol 19. The Prairie Provinces Part I
Vol 20. The Prairie Provinces Part II
Vol 21. The Pacific Province Part I
Vol 22. The Pacific Province Part II
Vol 23. General Index, Manuscript Sources, Bibliography, Chronological Outlines, Historical Tables.

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The Makers of Canada Volume 1 (21 volumes)

Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6

Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10 Volume 11

Volume 12 Volume 13 Volume 14 Volume 15 Volume 16

Volume 17 Volume 18 Volume 19 Volume 20 Volume 21

Scott, Duncan Campbell, and Edgar, O. Pelham, eds.
Toronto: Morang 1903-1911

This series was designed to present a history of Canada through a study of its major figures. Volumes are:

Vol 1. Dionne, N. E., Champlain
Vol 2. Brumath, Adrian Leblond de, Bishop Laval
Vol 3. Le Sueur, William D., Count Frontenac
Vol 4. Casgrain, Abbe Henri Raymond, Wolfe and Montcalm
Vol 5. Bradley, A. G., Lord Dorchester
Vol 6. McIlwraith, Jean N., Sir Frederick Haldimand
Vol 7. Scott, Duncan Campbell, John Graves Simcoe
Vol 8. Bryce, Rev. George, Mackenzie, Selkirk, Simpson
Vol 9. Edgar, Lady, General Brock
Vol 10. DeCelles, Alfred D., Papineau Cartier
Vol 11. Lindsey, Charles, William Lyon Mackenzie
Vol 12. Longley, J. W., Joseph Howe
Vol 13. Burwash, Nathaniel, Egerton Ryerson
Vol 14. Leacock, Stephen, Baldwin, LaFontaine, Hincks; Responsible Government
Vol 15. Shortt, Adam, Lord Sydenham
Vol 16. Bourinot, Sir George, Lord Elgin
Vol 17. Hannay, James, Wilmot and Tilley
Vol 18. Parkin, George R., Sir John A. MacDonald
Vol 19. Lewis, John, George Brown
Vol 20. Coats, Robert Hamilton and Gosnell, R. E., Sir James Douglas
Vol 21. Burbee, Lawrence J. and Doughty, Arthur G., eds., Index and Dictionary of Canadian History.

Images Collection – Photos from U.S. & Canada History

Chronicles of Canada Vol 1 (32 volumes)

Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6

Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10 Volume 11

Volume 12 Volume 13 Volume 14 Volume 15 Volume 16

Volume 17 Volume 18 Volume 19 Volume 20 Volume 21

Volume 22 Volume 23 Volume 24 Volume 25 Volume 26

Volume 27 Volume 28 Volume 29 Volume 30 Volume 31 Volume 32

Volume 1 Audio Volume 2 Audio Volume 3 Audio Volume 4 Audio

Volume 5 Audio Volume 6 Audio Volume 7 Audio Volume 8 Audio

Volume 9 Audio Volume 10 Audio Volume 11 Audio Volume 12 Audio

Volume 13 Audio Volume 14 Audio Volume 15 Audio Volume 16 Audio

Volume 17 Audio Volume 18 Audio Volume 19 Audio Volume 20 Audio

Volume 21 Audio Volume 22 Audio Volume 23 Audio Volume 24 Audio – Not Found

Volume 25 Audio Not Found Volume 26 Audio Volume 27 Audio Volume 28 Audio

Volume 29 Audio Volume 30 Audio Volume 31 Audio Volume 32 Audio

Wrong, George M. & Langton, H.H., eds.
Toronto: Glasgow 1914-1916

The series, The Chronicles of Canada, edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton of the University of Toronto, was described by the publisher as, “A series of thirty-two freshly-written narratives for popular reading, designed to set forth in historic continuity the principal events and movements in Canada to the outbreak of the World War.” The volumes, published between 1914 and 1916, are each about 110-120 pages in length and end with a “Bibliographical Note” and index. Online audio books were also found for most volumes.

Parts, authors and volume titles are:

Part I – The First European Visitors
Vol 1. Leacock, Stephen, The Dawn of Canadian History; A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada
Vol 2. Leacock, Stephen, The Mariner of St. Malo; A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier

Part II – The Rise of New France
Vol 3. Colby, Charles W., The Founder of New France; A Chronicle of Champlain
Vol 4. Marquis, Thomas Guthrie, The Jesuit Missions; A Chronicle of the Cross in the Wilderness
Vol 5. Munro, William Bennett, The Seigneurs of Old Canada; A Chronicle of New World Feudalism
Vol 6. Chapais, Thomas, The Great intendant; A Chronicle of Jean Talon in Canada 1665-1672
Vol 7. Colby, Charles W., The Fighting Governor; A Chronicle of Frontenac

Part III – The English Invasion
Vol 8. Wood, William, The Great Fortress; A Chronicle of Louisbourg 1720-1760
Vol 9. Doughty, Arthur G., The Acadian Exiles; A Chronicle of the Land of Evangeline
Vol 10. Wood, William, The Passing of New France; A Chronicle of Montcalm
Vol 11. Wood, William, The Winning of Canada; A Chronicle of Wolfe

Part IV – The Beginnings of British Canada
Vol 12. Wood, William, The Father of British Canada; A Chronicle of Carleton
Vol 13. Wallace, W. Stewart, The United Empire Loyalists; A Chronicle of the Great Migration
Vol 14. Wood, William, The War with the United States; A Chronicle of 1812

Part V – The Red Man in Canada
Vol 15. Marquis, Thomas Guthrie, The War Chief of the Ottawas; A Chronicle of the Pontiac War
Vol 16. Wood, Louis Aubrey, The War Chief of the Six Nations; A Chronicle of Joseph Brant
Vol 17. Raymond, Ethel T., Tecumseh; A Chronicle of the Last Great Leader of his People

Part VI – Pioneers of the North and West
Vol 18. Laut, Agnes Christina, The ‘Adventurers of England’ on Hudson Bay; A Chronicle of the Fur Trade in the North
Vol 19. Burpee, Lawrence J., Pathfinders of the Great Plains; A Chronicle of La Verendrye and his Sons
Vol. 20. Leacock, Stephen, Adventurers of the Far North; A Chronicle of the Frozen Seas
Vol. 21. Wood, Louis Aubrey, The Red River Colony; A Chronicle of the Beginnings of Manitoba
Vol. 22. Laut, Agnes Christina, Pioneers of the Pacific Coast; A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters
Vol. 23. Laut, Agnes Christina, The Cariboo Trail; A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia

Part VII – The Struggle for Political Freedom
Vol. 24. Wallace, W. Stewart, The Family Compact; A Chronicle of the Rebellion in Upper Canada
Vol. 25. Decelles, Alfred D., The ‘Patriotes’ of ’37; A Chronicle of the Lower Canadian Rebellion
Vol. 26. Grant, William Lawson, The Tribune of Nova Scotia; A Chronicle of Joseph Howe
Vol. 27. Macmechan, Archibald, The Winning of Popular Government; A Chronicle of the Union of 1841

Part VIII – The Growth of Nationality
Vol. 28. Colquhoun, A. H. U., The Fathers of Confederation; A Chronicle of the Birth of the Dominion
Vol. 29. Pope, Sir Joseph, Sir John Macdonald; A Chronicle of the First Prime Minister of the Dominion
Vol. 30. Skelton, Oscar D., The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier; A Chronicle of Our Own Times

Part IX – National Highways
Vol. 31. Wood, William, All Afloat; A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways
Vol. 32. Skelton, Oscar D., The Railway Builders; A Chronicle of Overland Highways

The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 (71 volumes)

Thwaites, Reuben G.
Cleveland: Burrows 1899

These are translations of the original Jesuit records for all of New France. The Introduction in volume 1, by Wisconsin Historical Society President Reuben Gold Thwaites, provides the background on the Jesuit Relations and discusses the many missions established by the Jesuits.

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