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The Voyageur Canadian History 2-Book Bundle: The Refugee / The Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser, 1806-1808

by Benjamin Drew, W. Kaye Lamb & George E. Clarke Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

This special bundle contains two classic works that provide great insight into crucial, nation-defining events in Canadian history: the exploration of the west in the early nineteenth century, and the arrival...


The Queen's Bush Settlement: Black Pioneers 1839-1865

by Linda Brown-Kubisch Natural Heritage (February 20, 2004)

The Black pioneers who established the Queen's Bush settlement where present-day Waterloo and Wellington counties meet are the focus of this extensively researched book.


James FitzGibbon: Defender of Upper Canada

by Ruth McKenzie Dundurn (August 09, 1996)

James FitzGibbon, Defender of Upper Canada, is the often poignant story of a poor man's rise to authority in the Upper Canada of the 1800s.


Montcalm And Wolfe

by Roch Carrier HarperCollins Publishers (October 28, 2014)

The national bestseller that tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham

In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking a farmer’s...


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

by Gavin K. Watt Dundurn (January 13, 2014)

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...


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

by Lucille H. Campey Natural Heritage (May 15, 2007)

Scots who opted for pioneer life in Prince Edward Island are the subject of this book.


Promise of Glory

by C. X. Moreau Tom Doherty Associates (May 14, 2013)

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...


Handbook of Upper Canadian Chronology: Revised Edition

by Frederick H. Armstrong Dundurn (September 01, 1985)

A revised and greatly expanded edition of this important and long out of print reference book on Upper Canada to 1841. The new edition includes the basic population statistics, a completely revised list of the...


Money and Exchange in Canada to 1900

by A.B. McCullough Dundurn (August 10, 1996)

A clear, concise and intriguing explanation of the various coins and currencies used in Canada between 1600 and 1900.


Canada's Parliament Buildings

by Mark Bourrie Dundurn (November 25, 1996)

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


The War of 1812

by Henry Adams & John R. Elting Cooper Square Press (September 28, 1999)

Thid unsurpassed work illuminates the unpopular, blunder-filled War of 1812.


The Call to Arms: The 1812 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe Dundurn (September 15, 2012)

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...


The Farfarers

by Farley Mowat Skyhorse (April 06, 2011)

In this bestseller, Farley Mowat challenges the conventional notion that the Vikings were the first Europeans to reach North America, offering an unforgettable portrait of the Albans, a race originating from...


Vicksburg

by Samuel W. Mitcham Regnery History (June 04, 2018)

It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war—a siege that drove men, women, and children to seek shelter in caves underground; where shortages of food drove people to eat mules, rats, even pets; where the...


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...


The Methodist Man

by Terrence Rundle West Burnstown Publishing House (November 07, 2017)

It’s 1840, and Robert Terrill Rundle—sent from Cornwall, England, to Christianize the "wild" Indians of the Canadian plains—enters a harsh world. The whites cling to their isolated forts, while the Blackfoot...


The Adventures of  Captain Heman Kenney and Lady Catherine  1833-1917

by Catherine Kenney Wilcoxson, Christopher P. E. Wilcoxson & Paul W Wilcoxson Watt Light Publishing Company (November 28, 2017)

The Adventures of Captain Heman Godfrey Kenney And Lady Catherine 1833-1917. The call of the sea sets Heman Kenney, a young captain from hunger-starved Ireland, on a journey across the ocean to the new world....


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...


French-Canadian Roots

by Lawrence Compagna Candco Corporation (August 10, 2017)

The author has traced thousands of his direct ancestors, all the way into the middle ages, and arguably right back into antiquity. Using methods described in this book you can do the same, through your French...


The Hollyhocks Will Bloom Again

by Maureen Jr. Chadsey eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

A historical novel depicting the struggle of a loyalist woman during and after the revolutionary war, even being forced to leave her home and country. As property of her husband, she contends with him moving...


Fish into Wine

by Peter E. Pope Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

Combining innovative archaeological analysis with historical research, Peter E. Pope examines the way of life that developed in seventeenth-century Newfoundland, where settlement was sustained by seasonal migration...


United States Expansionism and British North America, 1775-1871

by Reginald C. Stuart The University of North Carolina Press (January 21, 2004)

This sweeping study surveys nearly a century of diverse American views on the relationship between the United States and the Canadian provinces, filling out a neglected chapter in the history of aggressive U.S....


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...


Piau

by Bruce Murray & Anne Murray Dundurn (August 26, 2017)

  • Details the never-before-told story of Pierre Belliveau, known as Piau
  • Biography of an Acadian hero and iconic early Canadian leader, with no similar books on the market
  • Piau’s story is a border-spanning...


Miss Confederation

by Anne McDonald & Christopher Moore Dundurn (June 24, 2017)

  • Releasing to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017
  • Works to restore women’s voices in history: researchers have turned to the diary as a valuable and little-known record of women’s...


Fire and Desolation

by Gavin K. Watt Dundurn (June 10, 2017)

How misrule and fraying alliances led to a ferocious campaign that changed the course of the American Revolution.

Following Burgoyne’s disastrous campaign of 1777, the alliance between the Six Nations and the...


The Refugee: Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada

by Benjamin Drew & George E. Clarke Dundurn (June 30, 2008)

The only collection of first-hand interviews of fugitive slaves in Canada ever produced, this is an invaluable record of the early black Canadian experience.


On Common Ground: The Ongoing Story of the Commons in Niagara-on-the-Lake

by Richard D. Merritt Dundurn (May 28, 2012)

A large tract of land in Niagara-on-the-Lake has witnessed an extraordinarily rich military and political history. It was the site of the first parliament in Upper Canada, saw numerous negotiations between First...


Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: Everyday Life in Upper Canada, 1812-1814

by Dorothy Duncan Dundurn (May 07, 2012)

This book explores the web of human relationships that developed in Upper Canada following the American Revolution in the years leading up to the War of 1812 and during the conflict that raged for two years...


Savoir Faire, Savoir Vivre: Rideau Club 1865-2015

by Christopher McCreery & Rachel Martinez Dundurn (December 19, 2014)

A richly illustrated history of The Rideau Club, which was founded 150 years ago by Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George E. Cartier. A highly accessible account of the Club's history and enduring place in the...


Driv'n by Fortune: The Scots' March to Modernity in America, 1745-1812

by Sam Allison Dundurn (November 07, 2015)

The story of the 78th Fraser's Highlanders moves from the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, through the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution, to the War of 1812. When these men were rewarded free land in the...


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

by Lucille H. Campey Natural Heritage (May 16, 2005)

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


Legend of the Paymaster's Gold

by Jo Shawyer Dundurn (February 18, 2012)

Legend has it that a paymaster lost his gold on Commissioners Road during the War of 1812, and Sam, Eadie, and Ben are determined to find it. Even though its been 200 years, the trio makes some progress, only...


Written in the Ruins: Cape Breton Island's Second Pre-Columbian Chinese Settlement

by Paul Chiasson Dundurn (January 23, 2016)

Written in the Ruins investigates the ruins at St. Peters, in the southern part of Cape Breton Island, where amazing evidence supports a wild theory that could answer all the questions raised by the island's...


A Dirty, Trifling Piece of Business: Volume 1: The Revolutionary War as Waged from Canada in 1781

by Gavin K. Watt, James F. Morrison & William A. Smy Dundurn (April 06, 2009)

In 1781, the sixth year of the American rebellion, Canadas governor, Frederick Haldimand, was saddled with the responsibility of defending the Crowns largest colony against the threat of Franco-American invasion....


The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!

by Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper & Karolyn Smardz Frost Dundurn (February 24, 2009)

This richly illustrated book examines Torontos connection to slavery and to the system of secret routes, safe houses, and "conductors."


The Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser, 1806-1808

by W. Kaye Lamb & Michael Gnarowski Dundurn (May 30, 2007)

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


The History of Fort St. Joseph

by Graeme Mount Dundurn (January 05, 2000)

In 1812, Fort St. Joseph's garrison captured American Fort Mackinac, ensuring British control of the Upper Great Lakes for the duration of the War of 1812.


Superior Rendezvous-Place: Fort William in the Canadian Fur Trade

by Jean Morrison Natural Heritage (June 30, 2007)

This lively book encompasses the French predecessors of Fort William, Native Peoples of the time, and the evolution of the fur trade.


Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley: The St. Leger Expedition of 1777

by Gavin K. Watt Dundurn (May 01, 2002)

During the American Revolution, a massive (and ultimately failed) campaign led by Brigadier Barry St. Leger was launched from Canada into New York State.


Toronto Sketches 3: "The Way We Were"

by Mike Filey Dundurn (September 01, 1994)

These are collections of Mike Filey's best work from his popular and long-running Toronto Sun column, "The Way We Were."


The Silver Chief: Lord Selkirk and the Scottish Pioneers of Belfast, Baldoon and Red River

by Lucille H. Campey Natural Heritage (May 20, 2003)

Called "The Silver Chief" by the Native Chiefs with whom he negotiated a land treaty at Red River, the fifth Earl of Selkirk helped Scottish Highlanders relocate in Canada.


200 Years Yonge: A History

by Ralph Magel Natural Heritage (December 10, 1998)

A celebration of Yonge Street, from its beginning as a First Nations Trail to the Yonge Street we know today, extending from Toronto to Innisfil.


Fast Sailing and Copper-Bottomed: Aberdeen Sailing Ships and the Emigrant Scots They Carried to Canada, 1774-1855

by Lucille H. Campey Natural Heritage (May 20, 2002)

Stories of the Aberdeen-built ships that carried emigrant Scots to Canada are documented in this account of early Scottish emigration.


Charles de Salaberry: Soldier of the Empire, Defender of Quebec

by J. Patrick Wohler Dundurn (August 09, 1996)

This book paints a vivid picture of a man whose pride and honour were part of an ancient family tradition, whose accomplishments were unique in the history of Lower Canada.


To Go Upon Discovery: James Cook and Canada, from 1758 to 1779

by Victor Suthren Dundurn (February 01, 2000)

This biography begins with Cook's arrival in Canada in 1758 and ends with his appointment to take the Endeavour to the South Pacific.


King's Men: The Soldier Founders of Ontario

by Mary Beacock Fryer Dundurn (January 01, 1980)

King's Men is the story of the Loyalist regiments who became the soldier founders of the Province of Ontario, the Loyal Colonials who joined the Provincial Corps of the British Army, Canadian Command, during...


Willowdale: Yesterday's Farms, Today's Legacy

by Scott Kennedy Dundurn (November 11, 2013)

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...


Les Écossais: The Pioneer Scots of Lower Canada, 1763-1855

by Lucille H. Campey Natural Heritage (June 05, 2006)

This is the first fully documented account produced in modern times of the migration of Scots to Lower Canada, which began in the late eighteenth century.


A Deep Sense of Wrong: The Treason, Trials and Transportation to New South Wales of Lower Canadian Rebels

by Beverley Boissery Dundurn (January 11, 1995)

Shows the degradation of prison life and the triumph of the human spirit over overwhelming odds.