Subject: History
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 1.5 Lecture hours and 1.5 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: History


This course is an introduction to the history of the fur trade in North America prior to the merger of the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company in 1821. The lectures, readings and discussions will examine the major events, issues, and themes surrounding the fur trade. Fur trade history intersects with numerous other histories, allowing for a wide assortment of topics including native-newcomer relations, commodities and historical economic conditions, the evolution of gender relations, imperial/colonial societies and conquest, labour, transportation, and changing concepts of modernity.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units HIST at the 200-level

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