About the Book

Canadian History: Post-Confederation – 2nd Edition was written by John Douglas Belshaw. This book is a part of the B.C. Open Textbook Project. This book is the second in a two-part collection by this author; also see Canadian History: Pre-Confederation – 2nd Edition (also in its second edition).

Starting in March 2020, various edits were made to the textbook. These stop well short of an overhaul. This is not a revised edition so much as a corrected edition. The changes are recorded throughout the Pressbooks document and can be provided on request. Possibly the most significant and wide-reaching change recognizes that the term “Indigenous” has superseded “Aboriginal.” I would like to acknowledge the contributions to this process made by Bonnie Huskins, Alan Gordon, Howard Hisdal, Susan Ladner, Christine Mould, Benjamin Vaughan, and Sébastien Ragache.

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About BCcampus

BCcampus Open Education began in 2012 as the B.C. Open Textbook Project with the goal of making post-secondary education in British Columbia more accessible by reducing student costs through the use of openly licensed textbooks and other OER. BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia as they adapt and evolve their teaching and learning practices to enable powerful learning opportunities for the students of B.C. BCcampus Open Education is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, and the Hewlett Foundation.

Open textbooks are open educational resources (OER) created and shared in ways so that more people have access to them. This is a different model than traditionally copyrighted materials. OER are defined as teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.[1] Our open textbooks are openly licensed using a Creative Commons licence and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge, or as printed books that are available at cost. For more information about open education in British Columbia, please visit the BCcampus Open Education website.

  1. "Open Educational Resources," Hewlett Foundation, https://hewlett.org/strategy/open-educational-resources/ (accessed September 27, 2018).


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