Now in its fifth edition, A History of the Canadian Peoples covers our nation's history from pre-contact to present day in one concise volume. Political, cultural, social, and economic histories are woven together in a seamless narrative to present a fascinating and comprehensive look at how Canada has been shaped over centuries. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and offers a more balanced coverage of pre- and post-Confederation periods. A new thematic box program, featuring new Material Culture boxes, provides context, additional background, biographies, and unique perspectives on lesser known people and events. All-new end-of-chapter historiography essays have been contributed by historians from across the country, highlighting on-going research and scholarship.