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  • Hostages to Fortuneby Peter C Newman

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 19.50

    Esteemed Canadian author Peter C. Newman recounts the dramatic journey of the United Empire Loyalists?their exodus from America, their resettlement in the wilds of British North America, and their defense of what would prove to be the social and moral foundation of Canada. In 1776, tensions in the British colonies were reaching a fever pitch. The... more...

  • Ghost Townsby Clint Thomsen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Tombstone, Bodie, St. Elmo, Silver City: these are some of the most famous of the Old West ghost towns and mining camps that dot America's landscape and provide hints to the country's history. But literally thousands more are scattered throughout the West, with some states boasting hundreds of abandoned boomtowns. Attracting thousands of visitors every... more...

  • Explorers of the Maritime Pacific Northwest: Mapping the World through Primary Documentsby William Lang; James Walker

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 108.00

    More than 200 years ago, explorers traveled from Central America, Russia, and even Europe to explore the coastline of the American Pacific Northwest, with goals of developing new trade routes, claiming territory for their home countries, expanding their fur trade, or exploring in the name of scientific discovery. This book will take readers to the... more...

  • Scoundrels, Dreamers & Second Sonsby Mark Zuehlke

    Harbour Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    Remittance man? was meant to be a disparaging term. It reflected the fact that these young men had been sent to the colonies to spare their families continuing embarrassment or shame. At home they had been scoundrels, dreamers, and second sons without future prospects. Perhaps inthe Canadian West they would make something of themselves. If they didn't,... more...

  • Compact, Contract, Covenantby J.R. Miller

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 38.95

    Compact, Contract, Covenant is renowned historian of Native-newcomer relations J.R. Miller?s exploration and explanation of more than four centuries of treating-making. more...

  • Loyalties in Conflictby John Little

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 27.95

    Loyalties in Conflict examines how the allegiance to British authority of the American-origin population within the borders of Lower Canada was tested by the War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837-1838. more...

  • Craft Capitalismby Robert B. Kristofferson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; US$ 34.95

    Craft Capitalism focuses on Hamilton, Ontario, and demonstrates how the preservation of traditional work arrangements, craft mobility networks, and other aspects of craft culture ensured that craftsworkers in that city enjoyed an essentially positive introduction to industrial capitalism. more...

  • Influenza 1918by Esyllt W. Jones

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; US$ 32.95

    Influenza 1918 concludes that social conflict is not an inevitable outcome of epidemics, but rather of inequality and public failure to fully engage all members of the community in the fight against disease. more...

  • Essays in Honour of Michael Blissby Elsbeth A. Heaman; Alison Li; Shelley McKellar

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 79.00

    Going beyond a collection of dedicatory essays, this volume explores the wider subject of writing social and medical history in Canada in the late twentieth century. more...

  • Canadian Contentby Ryan Edwardson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 30.95

    Canadian Content looks at Canada as an ongoing postcolonial process of not one but a series of radically different nationhoods, each with its own valued but tentative set of cultural criteria for orchestrating and implementing a Canadian national experience. more...