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The Call to Arms: The 1812 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe

While the War of 1812 saw battles and combat take place in vastly separated locations of the United States and British North America, nowhere was the fighting more intense than in Upper Canada, specifically...


Scugog Carrying Place: A Frontier Pathway

by Grant Karcich

The story of the Scugog Carrying Place is a multifaceted one, but at the core of the story is the mystery of a forgotten cabin in the woods, the story of which has not been completely told until now. Included...


End of the Line: The 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge

by Don McIver

In 1857 a Toronto-to-Hamilton train crashed on the Desjardins Canal bridge. 60 people died, making it one of the worst railway disasters in North America. These are the stories of those associated with its construction...


Saving Monticello: The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House that Jefferson Built

by Marc Leepson

When Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July 1826 -- the nation's fiftieth birthday -- he was more than $100,000 in debt. Forced to sell thousands of acres of his lands and nearly all of his furniture and...


Poisoned by Lies and Hypocrisy: America's First Attempt to Bring Liberty to Canada,1775-1776

by Gavin K. Watt

In 1775, Americans made their first attempt to invade Canada. When the rebels attacked Quebec City, Carleton's motley army of militia, American loyalists, British regulars, and First Nations successfully managed...


The Eastern Door

by Dave More

Immigrating from 18th century rural Ireland, Billy Smithyman builds a new life in the New York frontier, where Billy's honesty stands out in the corrupt fur trade, and where he earns the trust of formidable...


Willowdale: Yesterday's Farms, Today's Legacy

by Scott Kennedy

In 1855, Willowdale post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today it is a bustling urban environment. Scott Kennedy recounts the notable stories of what happened in between and who was there...


The American Invasion of Canada: The War of 1812's First Year

by Pierre Berton

How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling British colony of 300,000? In this remarkable account of the war’s first year, Pierre Burton transforms history into an engrossing narrative...


Deportation of the Prince Edward Island Acadians

by Earle Lockerby

When the fortress of Louisbourg fell to the British in 1758, the Acadians of Prince Edward Island (then known as Île Saint-Jean) were doomed to a horrible fate-deportation from their homes to an unknown land...


A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland

by John Mack Faragher

"Altogether superb; a worthy memorial to the victims of two and a half centuries past."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review In 1755, New England troops embarked on a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking...


A Very Fine Class of Immigrants: Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers, 1770-1850

by Lucille H. Campey

P.E.I. was the first Canadian area to acquire Scottish pioneers. Its colonization by Scots occurred when the process of immigration and settlement was in its infancy.


Snake Hill: An Investigation of a Military Cemetery from the War of 1812

by Susan Pfeiffer & Ronald F. Williamson

Snake Hill provides a detailed account of a recently discovered military cemetery dating to the War of 1812, providing a rare glimpse at life and death during the War of 1812. This book contributes significantly...


Promise of Glory

by C. X. Moreau

On September 13, 1862, a Union private found--wrapped around some cigars left behind by fleeing Confederate soldiers--a piece of paper. On that paper was Special Orders No. 191, a message from Lee to his generals...


The Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser, 1806-1808

by W. Kaye Lamb

Librarian W. Kaye Lamb provides an illuminating introduction and annotations to the journals of Simon Fraser, "founder of British Columbia."


The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855: Glengarry and Beyond

by Lucille H. Campey

Scots, some of Upper Canada's earliest pioneers, influenced its early development. This book charts the progress of Scottish settlement throughout the province.


Handbook of Upper Canadian Chronology: Revised Edition

by Frederick H. Armstrong

A revised and greatly expanded edition of this important and long out of print reference book on Upper Canada to 1841. Similar in format to a A Handbood of British Chronology, this work is a listing of all legislative...


Money and Exchange in Canada to 1900

by A.B. McCullough

Of special interest to coin and bill collecters, as well as history buffs and students, is this clear, concise and intriguing explanation of the various coins and currencies used in Canada between 1600 and 1900....


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...


After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852

by Lucille H. Campey

The arrival of the Hector in 1773 sparked a huge influx of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. This extensively documented book is a must for historians and genealogists.


Canada's Parliament Buildings

by Mark Bourrie

Behind the scenes of Parliament Hill: examining the architecture, heraldry, and history of the buildings.