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The Canadian Settler's Guide

by Catharine Parr Traill

First published in the 1850's, this an exhaustive description of a settler's life in early Canada. It includes gardening tips, recipes, and directions for cooking using traditional implements.

Masters and Servants

by Scott P. Stephen

With Masters and Servants, Scott P. Stephen has revealed startling truths about the men of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Rather than dedicating themselves body and soul to the Company’s interests, these workers...

The Conquest of Canada (Vol.2)

by George Warburton

-The Conquest of Canada (Vol.2)-“One of the most momentous political questions that has ever yet moved the human race was decided in the Canadian war. When a few English and French emigrants first landed among...

The Conquest of Canada (Vol.1)

by George Warburton

The Conquest and History of Canada. “England and France started in a fair race for the magnificent prize of supremacy in America. The advantages and difficulties of each were much alike, but the systems by...

The White and the Gold: The French Regime in Canada

by Thomas B. Costain

A thorough overview of early Canadian history, told in the matchless style which marks the best of Costain, here is the vast panorama of a mighty land, of its vivid and violent people and of the turbulent centuries...

Sweet Land of Liberty

by Charles Carleton Coffin

"The settlement of our country was the beginning of a new era in human affairs. The people of England, ever since the days of King John, when the barons compelled him to sign the Magna Charta in the meadow of...

Reconsidering Confederation

by Daniel Heidt, Barry Ferguson, Colin Coates & Martin Pâquet et al.

July 1st 1867 is celebrated as Canada's Confederation - the date that Canada became a country. But 1867 was only the beginning. As the country grew from a small dominion to a vast federation encompassing ten...

Bush Runner: The Life and Times of Pierre-Esprit Radisson

by Mark Bourrie

Will appeal to history buffs and fans of quality biography. Race and culture historical issues play a role in the book and make for a very interesting angle, as does the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company,...

Storm of the Sea

by Matthew R. Bahar

Narratives of cultural encounter in colonial North America often contrast traditional Indian coastal-dwellers and intrepid European seafarers. In Storm of the Sea, Matthew R. Bahar instead tells the forgotten...

A Not-So-Savage Land

by Peter Johnson

A richly illustrated exploration of the art, life, and historical impact of artist Frederick Whymper, who documented the landscape of the North American west.

Before the advent of photography, the topography...

Trail North

by Ken Mather

Winner (second prize), 2019 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Historical Writing

A revealing history of the ancient trail that served as a major transportation route between Washington and British...

Claiming the Land

by Daniel Marshall

This trailblazing history of early British Columbia focuses on a single year, 1858, the year of the Fraser River gold rush — the third great massmigration of gold seekers after the Californian and Australian...

The Adventures of  Captain Heman Kenney and Lady Catherine  1833-1917

by Catherine Kenney Wilcoxson, Christopher P. E. Wilcoxson & Paul W Wilcoxson

The Adventures of Captain Heman Godfrey Kenney And Lady Catherine 1833-1917. The call of the sea sets Heman Kenney, a young captain from hunger-starved Ireland, on a journey across the ocean to the new world....

The Methodist Man

by Terrence Rundle West

It’s 1840, and Robert Terrill Rundle—sent from Cornwall, England, to Christianize the "wild" Indians of the Canadian plains—enters a harsh world. The whites cling to their isolated forts, while the Blackfoot...

Let's Move On, Paul Okalik Speaks Out

by Paul Okalik & Louis McComber

Paul Okalik was raised in Pangnirtung, a community that survived starvation, epidemics, eradication of its spiritual heritage, relocation, schooling in a foreign language, and confrontation with the Canadian...


by Barbara Mitchell

As the first inland surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company, Philip Turnor stands tall among the explorers and mapmakers of Canada. Accompanied by Cree guides and his Cree wife, Turnor travelled 15,000 miles by...

Ranching Women in Southern Alberta

by Rachel Herbert

Once dominated by large cattle operations covering thousands of acres, Alberta in the 1880s-1930s saw a shift as small, family-owned ranches began to dot the province's southern plains. While this era of agriculture...


by Bruce Murray & Anne Murray

  • Details the never-before-told story of Pierre Belliveau, known as Piau
  • Biography of an Acadian hero and iconic early Canadian leader, with no similar books on the market
  • Piau’s story is a border-spanning...

French-Canadian Roots

by Lawrence Compagna

The author has traced thousands of his direct ancestors, all the way into the middle ages, and arguably right back into antiquity. Using methods described in this book you can do the same, through your French...

Miss Confederation

by Anne McDonald & Christopher Moore

  • Releasing to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017
  • Works to restore women’s voices in history: researchers have turned to the diary as a valuable and little-known record of women’s...