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  • Hostages to Fortuneby Peter C Newman

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 20.50

    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...

  • Travel On Southern Antebellum Railroads, 1828?1860by Eugene Alvarez

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    The matter-of-fact descriptive title of this interesting little volume on railroading in the pre?Civil War South does not do justice to Alvarez?s coverage of the subject. Along with his full account of trains and train accommodations, he manages to encompass a number of social, political, and even ideological subjects. more...

  • Along a Riverby Jan Noel

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 34.95

    Exploring how the daughters and granddaughters of the filles du roi adapted to their terrain, turned their hands to trade, and even acquired surprising influence at the French court, Along a River is an innovative and engagingly written history. more...

  • A Gentlewoman in Upper Canadaby Barbara Williams

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 61.00

    . First published in 1950, A Gentlewoman in Upper Canada is a classic work of early pioneering literature. This new, significantly expanded edition includes many of Langton's original illustrations and reveals Langton's views on writing, art, and women's social and familial roles in nineteenth-century Europe and Canada. more...

  • Pick One Intelligent Girlby Jennifer Anne Stephen

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

    This engaging study not only adds to the debates about the gendered origins of Canada's welfare state, it also makes an important contribution to Canadian social history, labour and gender studies, sociology, and political science. more...

  • Toronto Sprawlsby Lawrence Solomon

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; US$ 26.95

    An illuminating read, Toronto Sprawls makes a convincing case that urban sprawl in Toronto was caused not by market forces, but rather by policies and programs designed to disperse Toronto's urban population. more...

  • 'Union is Strength'by Albert Schrauwers

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 75.00

    Nineteenth-century Canada experienced two other revolutions apart from those of W.L. Mackenzie and Louis Riel: the transition to capitalism, and to responsible government. more...