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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.
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.
Reds Under the Bed: How Communists Frightened the Canadian Establishment, 1928-32
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
An engaging account of a formative period in Canada's political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy's Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions. This story is an important lesson in human rights, regardless of ideology.
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?
Playing the Indian Card
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 178,030. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Native American
Everything you think you know about Canada's "First Nations" is wrong!
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.
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.
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.
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...
Haida Gwaii
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
They lie on the edge of the province's collective memory like a dream scarce remembered; mythical and elusive, full of meaning and great beauty, yet incomprehensible to the waking mind. Impossible not to marvel at, and revel in, these are the Queen Charlotte Islands, arguably one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world.
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses is about the growth of a church community in rural Newfoundland from the earliest days in the 1830s to 1959. Its the story of how small communities came together and grew together into one larger community, how they unified and erected two churches, schools and endured the Great Depression and World War
Rails & Rooms - A Timeless Canadian Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,660. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » History » North America
From Halifax to Victoria, clear across Canada, Dave Preston rode the rails, exploring what was once the most popular mode of transport in the country. Days and nights spent rollicking across the amazing and diverse geography of Canada were punctuated by stays at some of the country's oldest and most prestigious hotels; those built by the railway companies to entice the most affluent of travellers.
Belize History, and the Early Colony
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,260. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Sonit Education Academy. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Essay » Political
Ancient Mayan Civilization, Slavery in the Settlement, 1794-1838, The Society and Its Environment, Cultural Diversity of Belizean Society, Ethnicity, Economy, Tourism, Government, Politics
Nain-Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1966-67 Remembered
Series: Photo Albums, Book 7 · Historical Photographs Nain-Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada · Volunteering - Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » North America
A unique collection of 50 photographs, letters, magazine articles and children's schoolwork by Patricia Taylor, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) teacher who lived and worked in the Nain-Nunatsiavut community 1966-67.
My Bluewater
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 20,780. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
This is the story of a small village called Bluewater that grew in the shadow of a large industrtial complex. In 1942 Canada was deeply involved in World War II. The Canadian government decided to build a plant to supply synthetic rubber for the war effort. The port city of Sarnia was selected because there was already a large oil refinery there and it offered the option of using the St. Laurence
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
Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Oral History Evidence and Interpretation
Series: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Book 2 · Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Oral History Evidence and Interpretation Series Title: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries Vol 2 by Llewelyn Pritchard Smashwords Edition Copyright 2010 Llewelyn Pritchard Read about the original Oral History interview with Mrs. Kathleen Squire (formerly James) known as “Bunty” or “Bunty James”...
Baptism, Children and Festivals in Nain - Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1965-66
Series: Photo Albums, Book 2 · Historical Photographs Nain-Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada · Volunteering - Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A unique collection of 32 historical photographs (with original captions)about a baptism, children and festivals in Nain - Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada.(Cover photograph: Jo and Sam Dicker)
Canada 1867 – 2017
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,540. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Édition bilingue : français-anglais Bilingual Edition: English-French In compiling, writing, and illustrating the most important event that marked the History of Canada each year since Confederation, the author restricted his choices to history, political, economic, and cultural phenomena.