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21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 41,320. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
The essential guide to understanding the Indian Act and its repercussion on generations of Indigenous peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer. Bob Joseph dissects the complex issues and clearly demonstrates why learning about the Indian Act’s cruel, enduring legacy is essential for moving toward true reconciliation.
1916 -- A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 Part 3
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » North America
Canada participates in the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history and the battle that introduces the tank, yet papers back home are preoccupied elsewhere. In the United States, the presidential election of 1916 brings out opposing viewpoints. Will the populous re-elect President Woodrow Wilson who kept the nation out of the war?
The Blight
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.
The Swastika and the Maple leaf
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Fascism was not a mass movement in Canada in the 1930s, but it threatened the country’s health. In his review, Mordecai Richler wrote, “Dr. Betcherman has written a lively, readable history, the stronger for being detached and allowing the embarrassing facts to speak for themselves….It is strong , evocative stuff, a necessary reminder of how things were. I recommend it highly.”
Oak Island Theories: Pirates
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016 by Discovery Docx. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders, Nonfiction » History » North America
Exploring the possibilities of the Money Pit on Oak Island being the work of pirates. Is this a viable theory?
There Is No Difference: An Argument for the Abolition of the Indian Reserve System and Special Race-based Laws and Entitlements for Canada's Indians.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 198,780. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2018 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A compelling solution to ending the tragically high degree of poverty and social dysfunction among Canada's First Nations peoples: legal equality! For decades Canada's indigenous and non-indigenous elites have been mindlessly doubling down on the apartheid-like, "separate but equal" dysfunctional status quo that has so harmed the vast majority...
The Valencia's Last Ride
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,160. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
On Vancouver Island's west coast in 1906 unfolded a story of incompetence, cowardice and betrayal that remains the most shameful incident in Canadian maritime history. The Valencia's Last Ride paints a vivid and touching picture of the last hours on the ship.
Canadian Bushwacker: A Lifetime in the Wilderness
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,200. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
I was lucky to have spent my early years in the bush at a time when the old-timers were still there. There were many of them bunked up in little cabins up and down the line: old men, many crippled by accidents, arthritis or age, fellows just waiting for the end. Yet they were still strong of spirit, content and pleased to share their story. They were all men with amplified personalities, ....
Tombstone
Series: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Book 14 Vol 5c · Mysteries · Volunteering - Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development, Nonfiction » History » North America
Tombstone [The British Government’s Cover-Up] Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada [Part 3/3] Series Title: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries [Vol 5c] Copyright 2012 by Llewelyn Pritchard Smashwords Edition What was really going on behind the scenes? For the first time, declassified official British Government papers shine new light on amongst other things, Government mismanagement...
Canadian Encounters of a Human Kind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,030. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 25, 2018 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A Canadian is essentially a citizen of the world and the Canadian spirit is a sense of connection that makes the world work. Beyond that, nobody can define what it means to be Canadian because it's always changing. The moment we think we've got it, we find we've left something out.
Western Cycles: Canada
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
Canadian transformations become palpable after the Second World War. Western Cycles: Canada describes these changes, dividing several historical periods within the actions carried out during the administrations of the respective prime ministers from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Stephen Harper. It also presents graphic information related to the behavior of various economic indicators.
Rising: Stories of the 2013 Alberta Flood
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Examining one of the largest natural disasters in Canadian history as never before—through the eyes of the people it directly affected—Taylor Lambert's literary journalism book Rising puts a human face on a catastrophe while exploring the history of Calgary and southern Alberta. One quarter of the author's proceeds benefit The Calgary Foundation's Flood Rebuilding Fund.
Alexandre Vachon: the Scholars' Cleric and the Clerics' Scholar
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 161,930. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016 by Petra Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
Archbishop of Ottawa and Chancellor of the University 1940 to 1953; Laval University: First Dean of the Science Faculty, and Rector, 1939-1940 “…rich chronicle of one of the greatest leaders of this diocese.” —Marcel André Gervais, Archbishop Emeritus of Ottawa “…the opportunity to get to know a great figure of the Canadian Episcopate.” —Luigi Ventura, former Apostolic Nuncio to Canada.
Island Sojourn - Those Carefree Years on Barnston Island (1930-1940)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Rod Butler grew up on Barnston Island in the 1930s. Island Sojourn is a series of short stories about his childhood.
At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn pioneer family
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Family history
"This book was born from the stories my father told me and my adventure of growing up in a freer time. I realized from a young age how fortunate I had been to have exposure to such a varied experience and I wanted my children to know these people when my dad and I were gone. Cast your memory back and enjoy." ~ Janet Clarkson
The Story of Butchart Gardens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » History » North America
How did Jenny Butchart turn an ugly, disused limestone quarry into the world’s most famous private garden? Over 100 years later, Butchart Gardens still attracts almost a million visitors from around the globe, to enjoy a world created by an unrivalled green-thumb visionary. Filled with myth, legend, and love, this is a cheerfully told story, as colourful and unique as the gardens themselves.
Seal Hunting Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1965 – 66
Series: Photo Albums, Book 3 · Historical Photographs Nain-Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada · Volunteering - Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 270. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » North America
(Cover Photograph: David Harris shoots & Albert Ford at tiller) A unique photo album of historical photographs (with original captions) about seal hunting in the Nain – Nunatsiavut Labrador wilderness, Newfoundland and Labrador Province of Canada 1965-66.
Friends across the Miles: VSOs - an important part of Labrador Education History Voluntary Service Overseas
Series: Volunteering - Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO, Book 4 · Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
Friends across the Miles: VSOs - an important part of Labrador Education History Voluntary Service Overseas Series Title: Voluntary Service Overseas Vol. 2 By Llewelyn Pritchard Copyright 2010 Llewelyn Pritchard Smashwords Edition (Cover photograph: Scout hike across the ice from Nain by John Penny VSO teacher 1966)
An Uncommon Road: How Canadian Sikhs Struggled out of the Fringes and into the Mainstream
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 74,950. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A riveting, incisive account of some of the most complex politics in modern Canada, from the founder of the World Sikh Organization of Canada. An Uncommon Road is the celebration of an extraordinarily resilient people and a moving roadmap for how individuals, and a community, can fight for their own social justice and gain justice for all.
48th Highlanders of Canada 1891-1928
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 196,040. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2018 by 48th Highlanders Trusts. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » War
. The book is well written by historian Kim Beattie who served as an officer in the 15th Battalion and writes from personal experience. He brings to life the men who fought and died in a barren and tragic landscape 100 years ago and brings colour to an otherwise colourless world with his with stories of courage and sacrifice.