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Royal Spring: The Royal Tour of 1939 and the Queen Mother in Canada

by Arthur Bousfield

A beautiful and nostalgic look at the royal tour that captured a generation - the first visit of a reigning monarch to Canada. This six week visit from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back again (with a short...


Ontario Book of Days

by Robbins Elliot

A light-hearted and whimsical chronicle of some of the most interesting events in Ontario's history whether they took place two centuries or two years ago.


Nation Builders: Barnardo Children in Canada

by Gail H. Corbett

A history of the tens of thousands of children who emigrated from Britain, from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, to become home children in Canada.


Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations

by Edward S. Rogers & Donald B. Smith

Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations contains seventeen essays on aspects of the history of the First Nations living within the present-day boundaries of Ontario.


Old Ontario: Essays in Honour of J M S Careless

by David Keane

In ten original studies, former students and colleagues of Maurice Careless, one of Canada's most distinguished historians, explore both traditional and hitherto neglected topics in the development of nineteenth-century...


Toronto Sketches: The Way We Were

by Mike Filey

These are collections of Mike Fileys best work from his popular and long-running Toronto Sun column, "The Way We Were."


A Handbook for History Teachers

by James A. Duthie

History is not a mere chronicle of facts, but a dialogue between competing interpretations of the past; it should be taught as such. The book includes the rationale for the study of history, the specific thinking...


High Minds

by Simon Heffer

Simon Heffer's new book forms an ambitious exploration of the making of the Victorian age and the Victorian mind.

Britain in the 1840s was a country wracked by poverty, unrest and uncertainty, where there were...


Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

by Cheryl Reitan, Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner & John Dittmer

The world's eyes were on Mississippi during the summer of 1964, when civil rights activists launched an ambitious African American voter registration project and were met with violent resistance from white supremacists....


Humber Light Reconnaissance Car 1941-45

by Richard Doherty & Henry Morshead

The iconic vehicle of the British Army's Reconnaissance Corps during World War II, the Humber Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC) saw service in several theatres of war between 1941 and 1945. The Humber LRC gave...


The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

by Helena Simonett

An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable "one-man-orchestra" capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass all at...


A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945

by Nancy C. Carnevale

An examination of Italian immigrants and their children in the early twentieth century, A New Language, A New World is the first full-length historical case study of one immigrant group's experience with language...


Bridal Fashion 1900-1950

by Kathleen York

From homespun to haute couture, the dresses worn by American brides in the first half of the twentieth century had myriad influences. In Bridal Fashion 1900–1950, living-history expert Kathleen York takes...


Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition

by Aaron Sachs

Perhaps America's best environmental idea was not the national park but the garden cemetery, a use of space that quickly gained popularity in the mid-nineteenth century. Such spaces of repose brought key elements...


Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present

by Beth Holmgren & Choi Chatterjee

Americans Experience Russia analyzes how American scholars, journalists, and artists envisioned, experienced, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the last century. While many histories of diplomatic,...


The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist

by O'Connell Deirdre

The true story of a black musical savant in the era of slavery.

Born into slavery in Georgia, Tom Wiggins died an international celebrity in New York in 1908. His life was one of the most bizarre and moving...


Gravestones, Tombs & Memorials

by Trevor Yorke

If you explore our churchyards and cemeteries, you will be astonished at how much you can discover, not only about the people who are buried there and their standing in the local community but also about the...


The A to Z of Slovakia

by Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

The A to Z of Slovakia offers an up to date series of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Slovak political, social, and economic development since the creation of the second Slovak Republic in 1993 until...


A History of History

by Alun Munslow

In a provocative analysis of European and American historical thinking and practice since the early 18th century, A History of History confronts several basic assumptions about the nature of history. Among these...


The Woman of the Eighteenth Century: Her Life, from Birth to Death, Her Love and Her Philosophy in the Worlds of Salon, Shop and Street

by Edmond de Goncourt & Jules de Goncourt

This translation of the French Femme au dix-huitiéme siécle from 1862, first published in English in 1928, traces the life of the Eighteenth Century woman in an historical account. Through discussion of evidence...