History

  • Busted

    An Illustrated History of Drug Prohibition in Canada

    By Susan C. Boyd     October 2017

    Visually engaging and approachably written, Busted is a timely examination of Canada’s history of drug control and movements against that control. Susan Boyd argues that in order to chart the future, it is worthwhile for us as Canadians to know our history of prohibition.

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  • Bearing Witness

    Journalists, Record Keepers and the 1917 Halifax Explosion

    By Michael Dupuis  Foreword by Alan Ruffman     April 2017

    “A compelling read, and a tribute to the courage and determination of those reporters who had to confront scenes of terrible misery, at considerable risk and with compassion.”

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  • Flying Fish in the Great White North

    The Autonomous Migration of Black Barbadians

    By Christopher Stuart Taylor     September 2016

    As recently as the 1960s, the Canadian government enforced discriminatory, anti-Black immigration policies, designed to restrict and prohibit the entry of Black Barbadians and Black West Indians.

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  • Writing the Roma

    Histories, Policies and Communities in Canada

    By Cynthia Levine-Rasky     September 2016

    Writing the Roma is the first book to provide an overview of the identities, origins, history and treatment of Roma refugees.

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  • On Building a Social Movement

    The North American Campaign for South African Liberation

    By John Saul     June 2016

    “In his characteristically engaging conversational style, combining intimate first-hand knowledge and lightly-worn scholarship with strong opinions, John Saul takes the reader vividly into the heart of the Canadian and American movements that supported the anti-apartheid and liberation struggles in southern Africa.” — Colin Leys, co-editor, The Socialist Register

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  • Viola Desmond’s Canada

    A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land

    By Graham Reynolds  Foreword by George Elliott Clarke  With Wanda Robson     January 2016

    Viola Desmond’s Canada is groundbreaking book aimed at providing both general readers and students of Canadian history with a concise overview of the narrative of the Black experience in Canada.

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  • Nta’tugwaqanminen

    Our Story: Evolution of the Gespe’gewa’gi Mi’gmaq

    By Gespe’gewa’gi Mi’gmawei Mawiomi  Foreword by Satsan (Herb George)     January 2016

    Nta’tugwaqanminen provides evidence that the Mi’gmaq of the Gespe’gewa’gi (Northern New Brunswick and the Gaspé Peninsula) have occupied their territory since time immemorial.

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  • About Canada: Women’s Rights

    By Penni Mitchell     July 2015

    A foundational look at Canada’s history of women’s rights and the contributions and accomplishments women have made in Canada.

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  • An Act of Genocide

    Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women

    By Karen Stote     April 2015

    An in-depth investigation of the forced sterilization of Aboriginal women carried out by the Canadian government.

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  • Girl Trouble

    Panic and Progress in the Lives of Young Women

    By Carol Dyhouse     September 2014

    In this witty and wonderful book, eminent historian Carol Dyhouse shows that for over a century now, where there’s a horrific headline, a scandal or a wave of moral outrage you can bet a girl’s to blame.

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