History, Canada, Pre-Confederation (To 1867)
Tales From the Hollow
The Story of Hogg's Hollow and York Mills by Scott Kennedy
This story begins some 13,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, before travelling thousands of years ahead to the early pioneers and the farms they established, and right up to the present day. Readers will learn how the local St. John’s ...
Patrick and Elizabeth Long
A Pioneer Family in the Long Point Settlement by Mae Long Pagdin
Inspired by a short article on her family background and a deep passion for history, author Mae Long Pagdin spends thirty-five years haunting pioneer cemeteries, library archives, municipal records offices, and locales in Ireland, Pennsylvania, and ...
British Columbia's First Legislative Buildings 1859-1957 by Robert Ratcliffe Taylor
Revealing a little-known chapter in the history of Victoria, British Columbia, The Birdcages, the province’s first legislative buildings, were built 1859-1864, the formative, tumultuous time of the Gold Rushes. Constructed on the site of the present ...
A Village In The Shadows
The Remarkable Story of St Davids, Ontario by Dorothy Walker
A Village in the Shadows is about survivors from the American Revolution who remained loyal to King George III. At the start of the revolution in 1776, families began to lose their homes, farms and businesses. They wanted to continue their old way ...
First We Were Soldiers
The Long March To Perth by Ron W. Shaw
Between 1816 and 1819, more than 1,200 discharged British soldiers, from over 80 regiments of infantry, cavalry and artillery, the Royal Navy and miscellaneous support units were compensated for services to the Crown with settlement tickets for ...
The Fenian Season
A Canadian Historical Thriller by Jaroslav (Jerry) Petryshyn
This fast paced historical thriller takes place against the background of a rising Fenian movement in the United States and the overt hostility of Washington toward the ‘Canadas’ immediately after the American Civil War. The Fenian Brotherhood was ...
Five Ages of Canada
A History From Our First Peoples to Confederation by Graham Gibbs
Five Ages of Canada tells the comprehensive tale of the nation’s origins and formation. Graham’s First Age introduces Canada’s First Inhabitants: the Palaeo-Indians from Northern Asia, their descendants, and the First Nations, Inuit and Métis ...
Marie Françoise Huc
Love and Danger in the Time of North America's Wars by Ian Bruce Robertson
Marie Françoise Huc was born in 1765 in Boucherville, Quebec. At the age of fifteen she married the surgeon Herman Melchior Eberts, a member of an Austrian regiment brought to Quebec by the British to help them quell the American Revolution. They ...
Governing Toronto: Bringing back the city that worked
by Alan Redway
In stark contrast to the dysfunctional megacity of today, The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was a city that worked. Some refer to this period from 1954 to 1998 as Toronto’s “Golden Age”. This book traces the growth and governance of the city ...
A Bastion of Empire
A Story of Fort St. Joseph and the War of 1812 by David B. Clark
In the late summer of 1809, Louis Cloutier, 18, is aboard the "Nancy," a schooner of the North West Fur Company, sailing from Fort Amherstburg on a journey of 400 miles, and heading for Fort St. Joseph, the furthest northern British outpost. This ...