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The Rapids

by Alan Sullivan, edited by Michael Bliss
edition: eBook
tagged: historical, political

For too long the history of Canadian society has been hidden in secondhand bookstores, the dark corners of library stacks, and the privacy of the occasional graduate seminar. Contrary to what often seems the common impression, there is a richness and distinctiveness to our labour history, our urban development, our traditions of regional and cultur …

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Philosophy of railroads and other essays

Railroad promotion and manipulation in the 19th century

by T.C. Keefer, edited by H. V. Nelles
edition: eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), history

T.C. Keefer's Philosophy of Railroads is one of the greatest hymns of praise to the age of iron and steel ever written in North America. Better than any other document it shows why railroads were seen as the arteries of the Canadian nation during the nineteenth century, This volume brings four of Keefer's works together with a brilliant introductio …

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Etudes sur la Geographie du Canada

edited by Fernand Grenier
edition: eBook
tagged: geography, environmental conservation & protection, historical geography

The publication of the series, 'Studies in Canadian Geography,' by the organizers of the 22nd International Geographical Congress, introduces to the international community of geographers a new perspective of the regional entities which form this vast countries. These studies should contribute to a better understanding among scholars, students, and …

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The Prairie Provinces

edited by P.J. Smith
edition: eBook
tagged: regional planning, comparative politics

Geographical works embracing the whole of Canada, few in number until recently, have become more numerous during the last few years. This series is original in its purpose of the re-evaluating the regional geography of Canada. In the hope of discovering the dynamic trends and the processes responsible for them, the editors and authors of these volu …

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Comparative Studies in Republican Latin Imagery

by Elaine Fantham
edition: eBook
tagged: rome, ancient & classical

Of all stylistic devices, imagery has the greatest appeal to the imagination, but is also the most likely to offend, either by staleness or by tasteless excess. This volume establishes some of the limitations which govern figurative language in Latin speech and prose by exploring such questions as these: From what physical or social contexts is Lat …

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Studies in Canadian Geography

Ontario

by R. Louis Gentilcore
edition: eBook
tagged: geography, historical geography

Ontario is the most populous and most prosperous province in Canada. One-third of the nation's population lives here. They produce more than one-half of Canada's manufactured goods, one-quarter of her output from mines and forests, and one-third of the farm income. Accompanying this economic pre-eminence is a majestic primeval geography. Ontario ex …

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The First Falls on Monday

by Arthur L. Murphy
edition: eBook
tagged: drama, 19th century, pre-confederation (to 1867), playwriting

A historical drama about the days immediately before Confederation when Sir John A. Macdonald was trying to form the first Canadian Cabinet.

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Archives

Mirror of Canada Past / Miroir du passé du Canada

by Public Archives of Canada
edition: eBook
tagged: history & theory

The Public Archives of Canada mirrors Canada's past, it is a collective national memory, the base of the country's cultural heritage. This volume provides a unique guide to the unusually wide range of items held in the Archives: documents old and new, sketches and diaries, films, recordings, photographs, private letters and government files, maps, …

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In Times Like These

by Nellie Lillian McClung, introduction by Veronica Strong-Boag
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: feminism & feminist theory, women's studies, social history

Nellie McClung's fourth book, In Times Like These, written in 1915, survives as a classic formulation of a feminist position. With hard-hitting rhetoric it demands women's rights as a logical extension of traditional views of female moral superiority and maternal responsibility.

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