Canadian History: Pre-Colonization to 1867 REA’s Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. Canadian History: Pre-Colonization to 1867 covers the history of Canada up to the Confederation. Topics include: aboriginal peoples, evangelical missions, colonization, royal government, mercantilism, imperialism and Colonial Wars, the early British regime, reform and rebellions, forming a union, colonial societies, and Confederation.