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La Confédération, 1964-1999

nouvelles perspectives

edited by Daniel Hedit, contributions by Robert Wardhaugh; Marcel Martel; Maxime Gohier; J.R. Miller; Colin Coates; Martin Paquet; Barry Ferguson; Phillip Buckner; Patricia Roy; P. Whitney Lackenbauer; Ken S. Coates; Bill Waiser; Raymond B. Blake; Andre Legare, translated by Kim Poti; Philippe Thompson & Daniel Poitras, edited and translated by Colin M. Coates
edition: Paperback
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867)

Plusieurs croient que le 1er juillet 1867 représente la date de la Confédération canadienne, le jour de la création du nouveau pays. Mais le processus ne faisait que s'amorcer en 1867. Du petit dominion aux frontières restreintes, le pays est devenu une fédération beaucoup plus grande, avec dix provinces, trois territoires, et des centaines …

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Halifax Confronts Race

The extraordinary story of the public Encounter sessions of 1970

by Robert Ashe
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: discrimination & race relations, city planning & urban development

Amid simmering social unrest in the late 1960s, Halifax invited twelve outside urban planning experts and community activists to take part in a remarkable social experiment: a week of events examining and critiquing the city's management, decisions, policies, and personnel. Each day was spent in secret meeting with local and provincial civil servan …

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Throwing Stones

by Al Rae
edition: Hardcover
tagged: winter sports, history

Rolling Stones is comedian Al Rae's foray into the sport and subculture of curling. This is Word Freak with a Canadian twist: destined to be a favourite of those who think curling is great, those who think curling is funny--and especially to both.

A social history of curling with plenty of good jokes. A valentine to the small town, with some specul …

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Canada Transformed

The Speeches of Sir John A. Macdonald

edited by Sarah Gibson & Arthur Milnes
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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To coincide with the bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth, this is the first-ever selected collection of his most important and defining speeches. Published in collaboration with The Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission, and endorsed by all of our living Prime Ministers, this is a beautifully produced book that deserves to be in …

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Fighting Decline

by Gwynne Dyer
edition: Paperback
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The third of Dyer’s bestselling series on the new world order.

Gwynne Dyer’s provocative argument in Fighting Decline is that, since 2001, American foreign and defence policies have been run by people whose entire approach is shaped by an idea of the United States now being the world’s sole superpower. The invasion of Iraq, Dyer argues, was as …

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Africa in the Atlantic World

Slave Ship Revolts and African Agency in the Early Modern Era

by Stephen Behrendt; David Eltis & David Richardson
edition: Hardcover
tagged: americas
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Missing: Presumed Dead

by David O'Keefe
edition: eBook
tagged: canada, intelligence & espionage, world war ii
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The North-West Is Our Mother

The Story of Louis Riel's People, the Métis Nation

by Jean Teillet
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
tagged: native american, social history

There is a missing chapter in the narrative of Canada’s Indigenous peoples—the story of the Métis Nation, a new Indigenous people descended from both First Nations and Europeans

Their story begins in the last decade of the eighteenth century in the Canadian North-West. Within twenty years the Métis proclaimed themselves a nation and won their …

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Mining Country

A people's history of Canada's mines and miners

by John Sandlos & Arn Keeling
edition: Paperback
tagged: natural resources, native american, natural resource extraction, social history

Mining has a significant presence in every part of Canada — from east to west coasts to the far north. This book tells the stories of the people and companies who pushed mining into new territories, created new towns and generated jobs by the thousands. It highlights the experiences of those who lived and worked in mining towns across the country …

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Reliving the Trenches

Memory Plays by Veterans of the Great War

edited by Alan Filewod
edition: Hardcover
tagged: drama, world war i, veterans

In Reliving the Trenches, three plays written by returned soldiers who served in the Great War with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium appear in print for the first time. With a critical introduction that references the authors' service files to establish the plays as memoirs, these plays are an important addition to Canadian li …