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  • Our Union

    Our Union

    The post-war period witnessed dramatic changes in the lives of working-class families. Wages rose, working hours were reduced, pension plans and state social security measures offered greater prote...

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  • How the Polish Created Canada

    How the Polish Created Canada

    For generations, the Polish have been among the top 10 immigrants to Canada. With them has come their rich culture, religious strength and steadfast work ethic, which have all contributed to many o...

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  • Hearts and Minds

    Hearts and Minds

    What was romance like for Canadians a century ago? What qualities did marriageable men and women look for in prospective mates? How did they find suitable partners in difficult circumstances such a...

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  • Promoters, Planters, and Pioneers

    Promoters, Planters, and Pioneers

    Promoters, Planters, and Pioneers: The Course and Context of Belgian Settlement in Western Canada is a comprehensive study of Belgian settlement in western Canada, Cornelius Jaenen shows that Belg...

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  • Happyland

    Happyland

    "Dirty Thirties" is the sobriquet commonly applied to the agricultural crisis in the drylands of southern Saskatchewan in Canada that coincided with the Great Depression, and it is generally assume...

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  • Thirteen Minutes

    Thirteen Minutes

    Thirteen Minutes begins in 1928 and proceeds to tell a half-century long tale of the Burnside Family. Holly, the middle child, grows disenchanted with the clerk position that famed Equal-Persons ...

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  • In the National Interest

    In the National Interest

    Canada's role as world power and its sense of itself in the global landscape has been largely shaped and defined over the past 100 years by the changing policies and personalities in the Department...

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  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    The 1920s were one of the wildest decades in Canada’s history, a time of frivolous fads, shocking crimes, and political and social changes that definitively yanked the country out of the 19th centu...

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  • Through Feminist Eyes

    Through Feminist Eyes

    Through Feminist Eyes gathers in one volume the most incisive and insightful essays written to date by the distinguished Canadian historian Joan Sangster. To the original essays, Sangster has added...

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  • The Duchess Ranch of old John Ware

    The Duchess Ranch of old John Ware

    Freed from slavery after the end of the American Civil War, John Ware rode various cattle drives from the southern United States to the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, where he rose to b...

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  • Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies

    Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies

    “We seemed to have reached that horizon, and the limit of all endurance, to sit with folded hands and listen calmly to the stories of the hills we so longed to see, the hills which had lured and be...

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  • Krishna

    Krishna

    A powerful delineation of the complex relationships in a traditional Indian family, between husband and wife, parents and daughter, brother and sister, and the joys and tragedies that grow within. ...

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  • Where the Clouds Can Go

    Where the Clouds Can Go

    He brought glamour and imagination into the sport of mountaineering as few guides have done before him. Recalling his personality and amusing stories one should not forget that his approach to moun...

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  • The Forgotten Explorer

    The Forgotten Explorer

    North of Jasper, in the Canadian Rockies, is a large, roadless and spectacular wilderness of alpine flower meadows, glaciated peaks, canyons, waterfalls and abundant wildlife. The first to travel t...

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  • Climbs & Exploration In the Canadian Rockies

    Climbs & Exploration In the Canadian Rockies

    First published in 1903, Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies details the mountaineering adventures of Hugh Stutfield and J. Norman Collie while the two were together during various explora...

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  • Champagne and Meatballs

    Champagne and Meatballs

    Active for over forty years with the Communist Party of Canada, Bert Whyte was a journalist, an underground party organizer and soldier during World War II, and a press correspondent in Beijing and...

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  • In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

    In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

    There is a wonderful fascination about mountains. Their massive grandeur, majesty of lofty height, splendour of striking outline crag and pinnacle and precipice seem to appeal both to the intellect...

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  • The Canadian Rockies

    The Canadian Rockies

    Arthur Philemon Coleman was a passionate Canadian and one of the first to truly discover the beauty and majesty of this country''s mountain ranges as an explorer, geologist and mountaineer. In 1884...

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  • The Rockies of Canada

    The Rockies of Canada

    As I paused on a massive ledge far out on the moraine I was nearly overcome with the deathly silence. The power and majesty of mountains stand forth most clearly when accompanied by some great soun...

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  • Alberta's Day Care Controversy

    Alberta's Day Care Controversy

    Day care in Alberta has had a remarkably durable history as a controversial issue. Since the late 1950s, disputes over day care programs, policies, and funding have been a recurring feature of poli...

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  • Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up?

    Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up?

    One little question propels both author and reader on a genre-bending quest to find the elusive essence of a Canadian province built on sturdy stereotypes of oil-spoiled, beef-eating, bible-thumpin...

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  • Roy & Me

    Roy & Me

    Maurice Yacowar challenges genre and form in Roy & Me, a cross between memoir and fiction, truth and distortion. It is the exploration of Yacowar’s relationship with Roy Farran—soldier, politician,...

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  • Canadian Food Lovers' Guide

    Canadian Food Lovers' Guide

    Canada is more than baked beans, maple syrup and pea soup; our food experience is as diverse as our geography and our people. It is a celebration of native survival over the centuries colliding wit...

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  • The West and Beyond

    The West and Beyond

    New Perspectives on an Imagined Region

    The West and Beyond explores the state of Western Canadian history, showcasing the research interests of a new generation of scholars while charting new directions for the future and stimulating fu...

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  • How the Chinese Created Canada

    How the Chinese Created Canada

    How the Chinese Created Canada provides an in-depth look at the triumphs and struggles of one of Canada's most vibrant communities. Chinese culture has permeated the fabric of Canadian society with...

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  • How the Blacks Created Canada

    How the Blacks Created Canada

    Across the country and throughout time, Blacks have played pivotal roles in the unfolding of Canadian history. Woven into the fabric of the country itself, they have made serious contributions to t...

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  • Canada's Arctic Sovereignty

    Canada's Arctic Sovereignty

    Until now, Canada's claim to the frozen expanses of the Arctic has gone largely unchallenged. No longer. Suddenly our great white North is on everyone's radar, and five other countries are all inte...

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  • Bosnia

    Bosnia

    Tensions leading to World War I brewed for years, and were brought to a head by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. But who was the assassin? What was his plan? Not many people know the name o...

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  • Letters from the Lost

    Letters from the Lost

    On March 15, 1939, Helen Waldstein’s father snatched his stamped exit visa from a distracted clerk to escape from Prague with his wife and child. As the Nazis closed in on a war-torn Czechoslovakia...

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  • J.B. Harkin

    J.B. Harkin

    Many of Canada’s superb national parks owe their existence to James Bernard Harkin (1875–1955), the first commissioner of Canada’s new Dominion Parks Branch in 1911. Ted Hart follows Harkin’s caree...

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  • Shrines in Africa

    Shrines in Africa

    In the African context, shrines are cultural signposts that help one understand and read the ethnic, territorial, and social lay of the land. The contributions gathered here by Allan Charles Dawso...

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  • The Frog Lake Reader

    The Frog Lake Reader

    Nonfiction author Myrna Kostash merges the past and the present in The Frog Lake Reader, which offers a multi-layered perspective on the tragic events surrounding the Frog Lake Massacre of 1885. By...

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  • Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor

    Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor

    One of the most prominent Soviet Arctic scientists of the 1920s and 1930s, Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev was a geologist, physicist, and oceanographer. After working in the Arctic for some thirteen...

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  • The Ojibwa of Western Canada 1780-1870

    The Ojibwa of Western Canada 1780-1870

    Among the most dynamic Aboriginal peoples in western Canada today are the Ojibwa, who have played an especially vital role in the development of an Aboriginal political voice at both levels of gove...

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