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Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should Read

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.

The Kids Book of Canadian History (2009)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadCanada 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 ?
Author(s): Carlotta Hacker, John Mantha

Canadian History for Dummies (2005)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadThis 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.
Author(s): Will Ferguson

A Hoser’s Guide to Canadian History: A Really Good Attempt To Explain How We Got Here (2016)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadThe 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!
Author(s): Kirt Purdy

A Concise History of Canada (Cambridge Concise Histories) (2012)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadMargaret 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?
Author(s): Margaret Conrad

Canada: Canadian History: From Aboriginals to Modern Society – The People, Places and Events That Shaped The North America (2017)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadCanada 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.
Author(s): William D. Willis

A People’s History of Quebec (2009)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadRevealing a little-known part of North American history, this lively guide tells the fascinating tale of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley.
Author(s): Jacques Lacoursière, Robin Philpot

Canada: An Illustrated History: An Illustrated History, Revised and Expanded (2017)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadFrom 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.
Author(s): Derek Hayes

The Penguin History of Canada (2007)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadCanada 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.
Author(s): Robert Bothwell

The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760 (Histories of the American Frontier) (1983)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadThis 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.
Author(s): W. J. Eccles

Legacy: How French Canadians Shaped North America (2019)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadIn 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.
Author(s): Andre Pratte, Jonathan Kay

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)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadDo 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. .
Author(s): James Weber

National Dreams: Myth, Memory, and Canadian History (2002)

 Best Canadian History Books Everyone Should ReadAs 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.
Author(s): Daniel Francis

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.

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