History

  • Jude and Diana

    By Sharon Robart-Johnson     Forthcoming March 2021

    A story of two enslaved sisters. A story of brutality. A story of joy. Sharon Robart-Johnson blends archival research with fiction to compel us: Black lives matter enough to remember.

    A Roseway Book
  • A Love Letter to Africville

    By Amanda Carvery-Taylor     Forthcoming February 2021

    This book is a warm hug from Africville!

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    A Roseway Book
  • Identifying as Arab in Canada

    A Century of Immigration History

    By Houda Asal  Translated by Mary Foster     October 2020

    While “Arabs” now attract considerable attention – from media, the state, and sociological studies – their history in Canada remains little known. Identifying as Arab in Canada begins to rectify this invisibilization by exploring the migration from Machrek (the Middle East) to Canada from the late 19th century through the 1970s.

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  • Canada In The World

    Settler Capitalism and the Colonial Imagination

    By Tyler A. Shipley     July 2020

    An accessible and empirically rich introduction to Canada’s engagements in the world since confederation, this introductory textbook charts a unique path by locating Canada’s colonial foundations at the heart of the analysis

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  • Magnificent Fight

    The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

    By Dennis Lewycky     April 2019

    Far from a simple retelling of the General Strike, Magnificent Fight speaks to the power of workers’ solidarity and social organization. The book reveals the length the capitalist class and the state went to in protecting the status quo.

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  • Viola Desmond

    Her Life and Times

    By Graham Reynolds  With Wanda Robson     October 2018

    Accessible, concise and timely, this book tells the incredible, important story of Viola Desmond, considered by many to be Canada’s Rosa Parks.

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    A Roseway Book
  • From Suffragette to Homesteader

    Exploring British and Canadian Colonial Histories and Women’s Politics through Memoir

    Edited by Emily van der Meulen     September 2018

    From Suffragette to Homesteader is a unique story of social justice advocacy, women’s and feminist histories, struggles for gender equality, and the farmworker and homesteader experience, while also being a story of the British Empire, race and class, colonialism and imperialism, and Indigenous/settler relations.

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  • Busted

    An Illustrated History of Drug Prohibition in Canada

    By Susan C. Boyd     December 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.

  • 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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