Your papers are ready for pick-up at the History Department.  You can pick them up anytime this week (in envelopes by name) in front of my office: 147 Seraphin Marion, Room 250.

HIS 1101 Course Schedule

Date Title/Description Materials
Jan. 9 The 1660s I: First Peoples
After taking time for a course introduction, the first class includes examinable lecture material.  We will survey the various cultures of First Nations in Canada in the 1660s, and then spend more focused attention on one case study: the decade of experience among the Five Nations or Iroquois Confederacy.
Jan. 16 The 1660s II: New France
We begin with the workshop (in which we examine Father Chauchetiere's account of Kateri Tekakwitha ), and then move into lectures.  The lecture topic is New France in the 1660s: the establishment of the Royal Colony; colonial governance; the military; les filles du roi; the colonial clergy; and aspects of colonial social life.
Jan. 23 The 1760s I: Acadia/Nova Scotia
Tutorial: Identifying Scholarly Secondary Sources
In the lecture tonight, we focus on French, British, and First Nations experience in the Maritimes. Our study includes background, bringing us forward to the 1760s from 1713. We will finish with an examination of the Acadian Deportation (1755-1763), and Alexander Cluny's description of Nova Scotia (1769).

N.B.  The assigned reading for this week (Cluny) is found here .  I have pared down the number of assigned pages to eight. For your part, you must read and print these pages, and bring them to class, to fully participate in tonight's workshop.
Jan. 30 The 1760s II: Quebec
We examine the French and Indian War (Seven Years' War), and the beginning of the British North American regime at Quebec.  We finish by discussing the various readings on the period that students have selected to bring to class.

N.B.  Apply the skills from last week's tutorial!  Tonight's assigned reading is a 10+ page scholarly article of your choice on any topic re: Canada in the 1760s.  To participate in tonight's workshop, you must find, read and be able to discuss an article.  Also you must bring the first page of your article to class to hand in, to receive full workshop marks.
Feb. 6 The 1760s III: The Great Lakes Region
Annotated Bibliography Due
Tutorial: Writing a Successful Exam Essay
The class today focuses on the 1760s in the Great Lakes region: French/British/First Nations relations; Pontiac's Rebellion; the Proclamation of 1763; and the early years of the British Regime.
Feb. 13 Midterm Exam
Study Week
Feb. 27 The 1860s I: State and Society
Tutorial: Writing a Successful History Paper
Today's class begins consideration of the 1860s with a focus on two colonies: British Columbia and Prince Edward Island.  We will break early (9pm), to give students time to do a one hour take-home workshop exploring the history of the underground railroad. (Students can do their workshop at home and return it next week, but must be in class tonight in order to be eligible to pick up/hand in the assignment.)

The workshop distributed tonight will ask students to assess the Canada's portrayal as a "Promised Land" in relation to the history of the underground railroad. It will require review of this website , and this primary source .
Mar. 5 The 1860s II: Politics and Confederation
Today's lecture and workshop focus on Confederation: the differences and shared interests among the eastern British North American colonies; causes of Confederation; the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences, 1864; the 72 Resolutions ; the debates, 1864-1867; the British North America Act ; the Nova Scotia Repeal movement; and the terms on which PEI entered confederation in 1873.

Due to inclement weather, I have added an extra workshop students can opt to do, to make up for a missed class.
Mar. 12 The 1860s III: The West
Tutorial: Using the Web for your History Paper
After the opening tutorial, we will look briefly at B.C.'s entry into Confederation (1871) and then turn fuller attention to the Prairie West.  The focus is Red River (Winnipeg) from 1868 to 1871: acquisition by the Dominion of Canada; the Red River Rebellion; The Manitoba Act ; and Treaty No. 1.

Mar. 19 Canada during the First World War
Guest Lecturer:  Nicholas Clarke
We examine various aspects of wartime Canada through a variety of sources and perspectives.  We begin, for the workshop, with the attestation papers plus an analysis of war recruitment posters. This is followed by a guest lecture by Nicholas Clarke profiling the experience of one particular person who served: Herrick Duggan of Montreal.  We take time to review the contents and perspective of a Halifax newspaper from April 1917.  The professor then closes with a lecture about the December 1917 federal election, waged over wartime issues including conscription.

Mar. 26 The 1960s I: Prime Ministers and Politics
Course Evaluation
Tutorial: Citing Sources in your History Paper
Guest Lecturer: Christopher Adams
After a number of other special events, including a guest lecture by Christopher Adams about post-war immigration, the lecture turns to an introduction of 1960s federal politics.  We focus on Diefenbaker, Pearson and Trudeau and the major issues of their governments.  The class will close with a workshop focused on ethics and privacy in relation to the release of personal papers of public figures (specifically, the Mackenzie King Diaries ).

Apr. 2 The 1960s II: Politics of the '60s (continued)
Guest Lecturer: Prof. Adam Green
Class opens with a guest lecture by Professor Green about Can-Am relations in the 1960s.  We then finish the lecture from last week, and close with a short section on Aboriginal politics in the '60s.  Class breaks at 9:15 to allow time for small-group discussions about the papers and their progress (this is the workshop for this week). Come prepared to discuss your paper-in-progress, and bring any questions you may want to ask about the assignment.

Apr. 9 The 1960s III: Quebec, Quiet Revolution to FLQ Crisis
The final class focuses on the 1960s in Quebec, including the sweeping political, social, cultural, intellectual and economic changes of the era.  We will close with discussion of the FLQ or October Crisis, including viewing two historic CBC TV clips ( 1 2 ).  Tonight's workshop is a review exercise, with which we will end of the class.

Welcome to HIS 1101D!

This site is to support you in: "The Making of Canada," University of Ottawa, Winter 2008.

Please let me know other suggested tools or information for the site. I will not post my lecture notes, however, since the site is intended as a support rather than a substitute for missed classes. Attending the lectures is mandatory.

I will try to post the overhead slides in advance each week. You may find that bringing the printed slides helps you to follow along and take notes in class.

See you Wednesday!


"Defining Primary and Secondary Sources" (LAC)
Chicago Manual of Style

Scholarly secondary source ideas
uOttawa Library
Theses Canada
Dictionary of Cdn Biography

University of Ottawa
Department of History
Public History
Library and Archives Canada
Early Canadiana Online
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Further to a student's question about the Thomas Scott trial, please find a contemporary newspaper account from the perspective of one of the trial's critics here .

Eric's presentation about properly citing sources is here .