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Readership: Upper Canada: The Formative Years, 1784-1841 is written with a sophisticated scholarship that will appeal to the more academically inclined, however, its narrative sensibilities will also attract the general reader.
Teachers, students, and enthusiasts of Canadian history should find this book informative and engaging.
(deceased) Gerald M. Craig and Introduction by Jeffrey L. McNairn, Associate Professor, Department of History, Queen's University
Gerald M. Craig (1916-1988) was a professor of history at the University of Toronto. He studied at the University of Toronto and the University of Minnesota, where he earned his Ph.D. after serving in the Second World War. He is the author of The United States and Canada (1968) and Discontent in Upper Canada (1974), and the editor of the abridged Lord Durham's Report (1963). The Wynford edition is introduced by Jeffrey L. McNairn, associate professor of
history at Queen's University.
Introduction to the Wynford Edition
Preface: Upper Canada: The Formative Years
1. Loyalists Make a New Province
2. The Simcoe Years
3. A Frontier Province, 1796-1812
4. Invasion Repulsed, 1812-1815
5. A Briton Banished and a Union Averted
6. The Family Compact and the Alien Question
7. Settlement and Land Policy in the 1820's
8. Economic Growth in the 1820's and 1830's
9. Religion and Education in the 1820's and 1830's
10. The Rise of the Reform Movement
11. Mackenzie and the Grievances of Upper Canada
12. Conservatives and Rebels, 1836-37
13. An End and a Beginning, 1838-1841
The Crown and Clergy Reserves
Upper Canada about 1800
Upper Canada during the War of 1812
Upper Canada about 1841