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The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!
By Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper, Karolyn Smardz Frost. 2022
From Underground Railroad to Rebel Refuge: Canada and the Civil War
By Brian Martin. 2022
A fascinating history of Canada’s role in the American Civil War. Thousands fled north to escape the bloody battles: draft…dodgers, deserters, recruiters, plotters and spies, and those escaping slavery through the Underground Railroad. Martin illuminates how the traffic between countries shaped both.
Red lights on the prairies (Signet books)
By James Henry Gray. 1971
Valley of the birdtail: An indian reserve, a white town, and the road to reconciliation
By Andrew Stobo Sniderman. 2022
A heart-rending true story about racism and reconciliation. Divided by a beautiful valley and 150 years of racism, the town…of Rossburn and the Waywayseecappo Indian reserve have been neighbours nearly as long as Canada has been a country. Their story reflects much of what has gone wrong in relations between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians. It also offers, in the end, an uncommon measure of hope. Valley of the Birdtail is about how two communities became separate and unequal—and what it means for the rest of us. In Rossburn, once settled by Ukrainian immigrants who fled poverty and persecution, family income is near the national average and more than a third of adults have graduated from university. In Waywayseecappo, the average family lives below the national poverty line and less than a third of adults have graduated from high school, with many haunted by their time in residential schools. This book follows multiple generations of two families, one white and one Indigenous, and weaves their lives into the larger story of Canada. It is a story of villains and heroes, irony and idealism, racism and reconciliation. Valley of the Birdtail has the ambition to change the way we think about our past and show a path to a better future. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.
Gold: How gretzky's men ended canada's 50-year olympic hockey drought
By Tim Wharnsby. 2022
"Now after fifty years, it's time for Canada to stand up and cheer. Stand up and cheer everybody! The Olympics…Salt Lake City, 2002, men's ice hockey gold medal: Canada!" -Bob Cole, CBC play-by-play broadcaster There was no iconic Paul Henderson moment, nor a Sidney Crosby golden goal, but Canada's 5-2 victory against the rival United States in the men's 2002 Olympic gold medal game wiped out fifty years of frustration for the nation that invented ice hockey. Canadians from coast to coast were whipped into a frenzy, with impromptu celebrations on streets like Granville in Vancouver, Yonge in Toronto, Ste-Catherine in Montreal, and Portage and Main in Winnipeg. Gold is the definitive chronicle of how the men of Team Canada made history. Marking twenty years since the momentous victory, Tim Wharnsby delivers the inside story of how Gretzky built the team and Pat Quinn got them to the gold medal, featuring exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and personnel
Above the Fold: A Personal History of the Toronto Star
By John Honderich. 2022
A remarkable memoir and journalistic history of the Toronto Star, the newspaper that has shaped and continues to shape the…issues most important to Canadians.Don't let them ruin the newspaper. . . These were the dying words of Beland Honderich to his son, John. The newspaper was the Toronto Star, founded in 1892 by Joseph E. (Holy Joe) Atkinson and, to this day, one of the world’s leading and most respected socially liberal broadsheets. For the second half of its legendary—and sometimes controversial—history, both John and his father, as successive editors, publishers, and family owners, made it into the newspaper we know today. The Star has been, at different times, home base to the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Morley Callaghan, Pierre Berton, June Callwood, Peter C. Newman, Gary Lautens, Robert Fulford, Richard Gwyn, Christie Blatchford, Michele Landsberg, Chantal Hébert, Joey Slinger, and many more. It also brandishes a corporate history unlike any other. In an extraordinary exercise of arbitrary power, the Ontario government held veto power over all of the Star's operations until the paper eventually evolved to the five families of the Torstar Voting Trust, one of which were the Honderichs. And in that process, those families committed in court to observe and promote the intellectual and spiritual basis on which the Star has always operated. Completed just weeks before the author’s untimely death, Above the Fold gives us an on-the-ground account of how the Star, once known primarily for its tabloid sensationalism and screaming headlines, transformed into a bastion of journalistic quality that routinely wins the industry’s highest honours and accolades. Honderich writes about the paper he loved and the challenges it faced over the years, including crippling strikes, boardroom battles, soaring egos, the vicious newspaper wars with various competitors, and, most recently, the shift away from print. He also delves deeply into his relationship with his father, who could be remarkably cold and unfeeling toward his son and others, earning the nickname ”The Beast.” There was great love between the two men but it came at a cost both professionally and, of course, personally. Always worried about accusations of nepotism as he rose to the top job at the paper, John felt he needed to prove himself that much more, which he did—and then some. Honest, frank, generous, and highly informative, Above the Fold is a personal history of one of the most storied and successful newspapers of our time, told through the lives of the father and son who ran it for close to half-a-century.
Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower
By Charlie Angus. 2022
Kinauvit?: What’s Your Name? The Eskimo Disc System and a Daughter’s Search for her Grandmother
By Norma Dunning, Dr Norma Dunning. 2022
From the winner of the 2021 Governor General's Award for literature, a revelatory look into an obscured piece of Canadian…history: what was then called the Eskimo Identification Tag System In 2001, Dr. Norma Dunning applied to the Nunavut Beneficiary program, requesting enrolment to legally solidify her existence as an Inuk woman. But in the process, she was faced with a question she could not answer, tied to a colonial institution retired decades ago: “What was your disc number?” Still haunted by this question years later, Dunning took it upon herself to reach out to Inuit community members who experienced the Eskimo Identification Tag System first-hand, providing vital perspective and nuance to the scant records available on the subject. Written with incisive detail and passion, Dunning provides readers with a comprehensive look into a bureaucracy sustained by the Canadian government for over thirty years, neglected by history books but with lasting echoes revealed in Dunning’s intimate interviews with affected community members. Not one government has taken responsibility or apologized for the E-number system to date — a symbol of the blatant dehumanizing treatment of the smallest Indigenous population in Canada. A necessary and timely offering, Kinauvit? provides a critical record and response to a significant piece of Canadian history, collecting years of research, interviews and personal stories from an important voice in Canadian literature.
Know It All: Finding the Impossible Country (Reflections)
By James H. Marsh. 2022
In Know It All: Finding the Impossible Country, James Marsh tells of his evolution from a troubled childhood to a…career in publishing that culminated in the creation of The Canadian Encyclopedia. Through friendships, curiosity, the insights of a psychiatrist, and the intimate encounters with the authors he met, he championed a diverse and inclusive view of Canada, which was used to draw the great minds of an impossible nation together in a common enterprise.
10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada
By Aaron W. Hughes. 2022
Big Men Fear Me
By Mark Bourrie. 2022
The remarkable true story of the rise and fall of one of North America's most influential media moguls. When George…McCullagh bought The Globe and The Mail and Empire and merged them into the Globe and Mail, the charismatic 31-year-old high school dropout had already made millions on the stock market. It was just the beginning of the meteoric rise of a man widely expected to one day be prime minister of Canada. But the charismatic McCullagh had a dark side. Dogged by the bipolar disorder that destroyed his political ambitions and eventually killed him, he was all but written out of history. It was a loss so significant that journalist Robert Fulford has called McCullagh’s biography "one of the great unwritten books in Canadian history"—until now. In Big Men Fear Me, award-winning historian Mark Bourrie tells the remarkable story of McCullagh’s inspirational rise and devastating fall, and with it sheds new light on the resurgence of populist politics, challenges to collective action, and attacks on the free press that characterize our own tumultuous era.
L.O.L. ranch stories: Part I: goofs on hoofs
By Sr Burle Dan, Dan Burle. 2011
Sources of the river: tracking David Thompson across western North America
By Jack Nisbet. 2007
From 1784 to 1812, Thompson explored western North America, and his field journals provide the earliest written accounts of the…natural history and indigenous cultures of the inland Northwest. Thompson was the first person to chart the entire length of the Columbia River, and his wilderness expeditions have become the stuff of legend. For high school and adult readers
When Montana and I were young: a frontier childhood (Women in the West)
By Mary Clearman Blew, Margaret Bell. 2002
Margaret Bell (1888-1982) was a rancher and horse breaker whose memoir tells the story of a frontier childhood on the…high plains of Montana and Canada. In Margaret's later years she claimed to have been the first white baby born in Great Falls. Some descriptions of violence
Steel Across the Plains (Canada Moves West Ser.)
By Pierre Berton. 1992
A series of accessible, fast-paced non-fiction narratives aimed at pre-teen and young teenage readersThese stories of tremendous determination and hardship…tell of the railway men and pioneers who opened up the vast and inhospitable West and in a very real way, created the country of Canada.
Murder on the Inside: The True Story of the Deadly Riot at Kingston Penitentiary
By Catherine Fogarty. 2021
Shortlisted for The Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book “You have taken our civil rights—we want our human…rights.” On April 14, 1971, a handful of prisoners attacked the guards at Kingston Penitentiary and seized control, making headlines around the world. For four intense days, the prisoners held the guards hostage while their leaders negotiated with a citizens’ committee of journalists and lawyers, drawing attention to the dehumanizing realities of their incarceration, including overcrowding, harsh punishment and extreme isolation. But when another group of convicts turned their pent-up rage towards some of the weakest prisoners, tensions inside the old stone walls erupted, with tragic consequences. As heavily armed soldiers prepared to regain control of the prison through a full military assault, the inmates were finally forced to surrender. Murder on the Inside tells the harrowing story of a prison in crisis against the backdrop of a pivotal moment in the history of human rights. Occurring just months before the uprising at Attica Prison, the Kingston riot has remained largely undocumented, and few have known the details—yet the tense drama chronicled here is more relevant today than ever. A gripping account of the standoff and the efforts for justice and reform it inspired, Murder on the Inside is essential reading for our times. Includes 24 pages of photographs.
How the Blacks Created Canada (We Created Canada Ser.)
By Fil Fraser. 2010
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 this great nation. In the early 1600s, African navigator Mathieu De Costa used his knowledge of Mi'kmaq languages to enable communication between the Europeans and Aboriginals. Arriving in 1605, he was the first Black to come to what would become Canada. Over two centuries later, Sir James Douglas recruited 800 former American slaves and freemen to settle in Victoria, BC, where they staved off the threat from an America that would gobble up land and stretch up the west coast from California to Alaska. Josiah Henson escaped half a lifetime of slavery and came to Dresden, Ontario through the underground railway. He established a highly successful business, met Queen Victoria, had dinner with the prime minister and became friends with the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was also an unofficial ambassador for Canada. And, more currently, Blacks have made great strides in Canadian sports, entertainment and politics, as well as business, academia, the judiciary and a broad range of public service. So take a seat and discover the surprising and satisfying history that is finally making it in the mainstream.
Parkman's seven studies on the interests of England and France in North America are compiled in two volumes, of which…this is the first. Started in 1841, the collection represents thirty years of research and writing. c1983. If you request this book on CD it will be on 2 or more CDs. You must play the first CD to the end before playing the next CD.
Parkman's seven studies on the interests of England and France in North America are compiled in two volumes, of which…this is the second. Started in 1841, the collection represents thirty years of research and writing