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W A Douglas Jackson
HSTAA 414
Seattle Campus

The Canadian West, 1670-1990

Examines the history of colonization and settlement of Canada's four westernmost provinces with emphasis on their economic, social, and Native history.

Class description

From waterways to railways, from the fur trade to agricultural settlement, the History of the Canadian West offers students an understanding of how the Canadians gained possession of the vast land west of Hudson Bay, until the home of aboriginal peoples. The history of the Canadian West sets a stage of epic dimensions, which ultimately reaches the Pacific and the northern ocean. It rolls along the 49th parellel ever mindful of expansive American forces to the south. It creates a proud new people in search of a just and fair society.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Moran Tompkins
Date: 10/17/2002