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QUEBEC, Birthplace of New France

by David Mendel & Luc-Antoine Couturier Éditions Sylvain Harvey (April 03, 2012)

Quebec, founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, became the capital of New France in 1663. This fortress city and inland seaport served as a crucial control point, linking the Atlantic World with the vast network...


Opium

by Donald Wigal Parkstone International (February 15, 2014)

Opium, once used for ritual purposes, is a substance which dulls pain and offers access to an artificial world, and has long been idealized by artists and markets. Baudelaire, Picasso, and Dickens were all inspired...


Illuminated Manuscripts

by Tamara Woronowa & Andrej Sterligow Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Those who have had the chance to hold a medieval manuscript in their hands cannot fail to have been impressed by the feeling of being in touch with a long-passed epoch. Back when a book was a true handicraft...


Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

by Robin Philpot Baraka Books (November 27, 2013)

The book comprises three parts. The first part addresses the little-discussed but crucial events preceding the assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali...


Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers

by Jim Dann, Tracy Sugarman & John Harris Baraka Books (August 30, 2013)

In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi,...


Dying to Live

by Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga, Casey Roberts & Phil Taylor Baraka Books (May 15, 2013)

Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga was a history teacher in Kigali when he was forced to flee to the neighbouring Congo (Zaïre) with his wife and three children. Thus began a harrowing five-year voyage of 9781926824789...


The History of Montréal

by Paul-André Linteau & Peter McCambridge Baraka Books (March 25, 2013)

Professor Paul-André Linteau tells the fascinating story of Montreal from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century, from the Iroquoian community of Hochelaga to the bustling economic metropolis that Montreal...


Through the Mill

by Gail Cuthbert Brandt Baraka Books (October 29, 2018)

Girls and women were essential to industrialization in Canada, particularly in the cotton textile industry, which was concentrated in Quebec. In 1891, for example, more than 2000 girls and women toiled in Quebec’s...


A Distinct Alien Race

by David Vermette Baraka Books (September 27, 2018)

Americans don’t think of Canada as a source of potential terrorists—speaking a foreign tongue, serving a foreign religion, and invading their country. But when a million French-Canadians crossed the border...


L’art de vivre selon Joe Beef

by Frederic Morin Parfum d’encre (October 09, 2018)

Le restaurant Joe Beef, dont la réputation n’est plus à faire, est au centre de la scène culinaire montréalaise et a contribué à faire rayonner la gastronomie de la ville à l’international depuis...


CHARLEVOIX, A Tradition of Hospitality

Let's Move On, Paul Okalik Speaks Out

by Paul Okalik & Louis McComber Baraka Books (March 27, 2018)

Paul Okalik was raised in Pangnirtung, a community that survived starvation, epidemics, eradication of its spiritual heritage, relocation, schooling in a foreign language, and confrontation with the Canadian...


Patriots, Traitors and Empires

by Stephen Gowans Baraka Books (March 27, 2018)

Patriots, Traitors and Empires is an account of modern Korean history, written from the point of view of those who fought to free Korea from the domination of foreign empires. It traces the history of Korea’s...


The Einstein File - New Updated Edition

by Fred Jerome, David Suzuki & Ajamu Baraka Baraka Books (March 23, 2018)

Einstein arrived in the United States in 1933, the year the Nazis rose to power in Germany. From that moment until he died in 1955, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI—with other agencies—feverishly collected “derogatory...


Richmond, Now & Then

by Nick Fonda Baraka Books (September 11, 2017)

Some liken formal histories to four-lane highways. Nick Fonda answers with a meandering country road, quietly charming, with a human face. If all politics is local, so all history is local… and anecdotal....


Montreal, City of Secrets

by Barry Sheehy & Cindy Wallace Baraka Books (October 01, 2017)

Montreal hosted the Confederacy’s largest foreign secret service base during the Civil War. Montreal banks and other Canadian financial institutions held a million dollars or more in hard currency or gold...


Inuit and Whalers on Baffin Island Through German Eyes

by Ludwig Müller-Wille, Bernd Gieseking & William Barr Baraka Books (February 15, 2012)

Wilhelm Weike, a 23-year old handyman from Minden/Germany, accidentally found himself spending the year of 1883-84 among Inuit and wintering with whalers on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. The fledgling...


People's History of Quebec, A

by Jacques Lacoursière & Robin Philpot Baraka Books (October 24, 2011)

This lively guide to Quebec history tells the fascinating story of the settlement of the St. Lawrence River Valley over nearly 500 years. But it also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders...


You Could Lose an Eye

by David Reich Baraka Books (October 24, 2011)

“You Could Lose an Eye” is the expression David Reich’s mother often used for those she loved. It is the story of a family’s transition from the wretched oppression they left behind when they arrived...


Riot that Never Was, The

by James Jackson Baraka Books (October 24, 2011)

A fascinating, methodical investigation into a little-known tragedy shows that truth can prevail even 180 years after the fact.In this “whodunit,” James Jackson is a one-man investigative commission. He...


Independent Quebec, An

by Jacques Parizeau & Robin Philpot Baraka Books (October 24, 2011)

For the first time, Jacques Parizeau shares his views on Quebec's recent history and its future. As chief economics advisor to Quebec premiers in the 1960s, Jacques Parizeau was instrumental in bringing about...


Soldiers for Sale

by Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy, Virginia Easley DeMarce & Marcel Trudel Baraka Books (February 16, 2012)

The British Army that fought the American Revolutionaries was in fact an Anglo-German army. The British Crown had doubts about the willingness of English soldiers to fight against other English-speaking people...


The Prophetic Anti-Gallic Letters

by François Deschamps Baraka Books (October 26, 2016)

The Anti-Gallic Letters by Adam Thom were published in book form in 1836. They are based on Thom’s editorials in the Montreal Herald written under the nom de plume “Camillus” between September 1835 and...


Songs Upon the Rivers

by Robert Foxcurran, Michel Bouchard & Sébastien Malette Baraka Books (October 05, 2016)

Long before the Davie Crockets, the Daniel Boones and Jim Bridgers, the French had pushed far west and north establishing trade and kin networks across the continent. They founded settlements that would become...