While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Canadian History books.
- A Short History of Canada: Seventh Edition (2017)
- The Kids Book of Canadian History (2009)
- Canadian History for Dummies (2005)
- A Hoser’s Guide to Canadian History: A Really Good Attempt To Explain How We Got Here (2016)
- A Concise History of Canada (Cambridge Concise Histories) (2012)
- Canada: Canadian History: From Aboriginals to Modern Society – The People, Places and Events That Shaped The North America (2017)
- A People’s History of Quebec (2009)
- Canada: An Illustrated History: An Illustrated History, Revised and Expanded (2017)
- The Penguin History of Canada (2007)
- The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760 (Histories of the American Frontier) (1983)
- Legacy: How French Canadians Shaped North America (2019)
- History: Canadian History in 50 Events: From Early Settlement to the Present Day (Canadian History For Dummies, Canada History, History Books) (History in 50 Events Series) (Volume 12) (2016)
- National Dreams: Myth, Memory, and Canadian History (2002)
A Short History of Canada: Seventh Edition (2017)
.Most of us know bits and pieces of our history but would like to be more sure of how it all fits together. The trick is to find a history that is so absorbing you will want to read it from beginning to end.
The Kids Book of Canadian History (2009)
Canada has a rich and fascinating history. In this informative overview, kids will discover the people, places and events that have shaped our country. Featuring fact boxes, mini-profiles, maps, a timeline and more, this title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series offers a comprehensive and engaging look at Canada’s development, change and growth. Kids can read about? the potlatch ceremonies of the west coast Aboriginal people? the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway ?
Canadian History for Dummies (2005)
This new edition of Canadian History For Dummies takes readers on a thrilling ride through Canadian history, from indigenous native cultures and early French and British settlements through Paul Martin’s shaky minority government. This timely update features all the latest, up-to-the-minute findings in historical and archeological research.
A Hoser’s Guide to Canadian History: A Really Good Attempt To Explain How We Got Here (2016)
The great thing about being Canadian is simply this: we don’t take ourselves too seriously, which works out pretty well because no one else on the planet takes us seriously, either. If you’re reading this book, there’s a good chance you’re a Canadian. But what does that mean? There are the stereotypical nods, such as politeness and apologizing, but there’s so much more!
A Concise History of Canada (Cambridge Concise Histories) (2012)
Margaret Conrad’s history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex, and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people?
Canada: Canadian History: From Aboriginals to Modern Society – The People, Places and Events That Shaped The North America (2017)
Canada is known all over the world due to its undying commitment to multiculturalism and its social and ethnic diversity. In a time when these values were unspoken of, Canada was the first country to embrace an official multiculturalism policy. Nevertheless, the path that Canada followed to become the powerful nation it is today was like a labyrinth, filled with challenges and obstacles.
A People’s History of Quebec (2009)
Revealing a little-known part of North American history, this lively guide tells the fascinating tale of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley.
Canada: An Illustrated History: An Illustrated History, Revised and Expanded (2017)
From the early days of exploration and settlement to Canada’s participation in space exploration and the 2015 federal election, this illustrated history conveys the drama and scope of the nation. Through accessible commentary and a wealth of images, both well-known and obscure facets of Canadian history are presented in this splendid compendium.Read about Canada’s first newspaper, the Halifax Gazette, which, in its first iteration, was a single sheet of paper.
The Penguin History of Canada (2007)
Canada is in many ways a country of limits, a paradox for a place that enjoys virtually unlimited space. Most of that space is uninhabited, and much of it is uninhabitable. It is a country with a huge north but with most of its population in the south, hugging the U.S. border.
The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760 (Histories of the American Frontier) (1983)
This account of the French era in Canada is the most original treatment of the subject in over a century. The analysis and ideas in the first edition helped create a whole new school of thought about Canadian history. Over 50,000 copies have been used in classrooms in Canada and the United States in the decade since its publication.
Legacy: How French Canadians Shaped North America (2019)
In 1913, schoolgirls found a heavy metal plaque peeking out of the soil in St-Pierre, South Dakota. On it they saw engraved characters and signs they could not decipher.
History: Canadian History in 50 Events: From Early Settlement to the Present Day (Canadian History For Dummies, Canada History, History Books) (History in 50 Events Series) (Volume 12) (2016)
Do you want to know how Canada became one of the richest nations on Earth? Read about the 50 most important events in Canadian History, from the first Settlement to the Present Day. .
National Dreams: Myth, Memory, and Canadian History (2002)
As Canadians, we remember the stories told to us in high-school history class as condensed images of the past–the glorious Mountie, the fearsome Native, the Last Spike. National Dreams is an incisive study of the most persistent icons and stories in Canadian history, and how they inform our sense of national identity: the fundamental beliefs that we Canadians hold about ourselves.
Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should Read
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Canadian Minor League Baseball - A History Since World War II
Author(s): Jon C. Stott
ID: 3209827, Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Year: 2022, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub
Unsettling the Great White North: Black Canadian History
Author(s): Michele A. Johnson
ID: 3251087, Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
My Family, a Cult, and Trump: Why this Canadian Believes Trump is the Most Important US President in History
Author(s): Michael Peyton
ID: 3416085, Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers, Year: 2022, Size: 790 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.