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Les premiers pas de l'Acadie, 1604-1713

Enfin un ouvrage emballant qui met de côté les malheurs de l’Acadie pour mieux démontrer à quel point les pionnières et les pionniers du 17e siècle faisaient preuve de créativité, d’industrie ...

I Will Live for Both of Us

Born at a traditional Inuit camp in what is now Nunavut, Joan Scottie has spent decades protecting the Inuit hunting way of life, most famously with her long battle against the uranium mining industry. ...

Sex and the Married Girl

Sex – who was having it, who shouldn’t have it, and who was supposed to be having it but wasn’t – was a major concern to social authorities in the immediate postwar era. Though they are often ...

Our Long Struggle for Home

Most Canadians know only a tiny part of the Ipperwash story – the 1995 police shooting of Dudley George. Our Long Struggle for Home recounts the history as told by George’s sister, cousins, and others ...

Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge Volume II

Presented in English and Mi’kmaq, the latest chapter in this ambitious series presents a remarkable and respectful collaboration between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous artist, deepening and diversifying ...

Heroin

By (author) Susan C.  Boyd
Designed by David Lester
Categories: Social and cultural history

Heroin is an illustrated history of Canadian heroin regulation over two centuries. Susan Boyd points to our failure to address the overdose death epidemic caused by criminalizing drug users and to the ...

Fire That Time

In 1969, in one of the most significant Black student protests in North American history, Caribbean students called out discriminatory pedagogical practices at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia ...

Okanagan Women’s Voices

An anthology of literary non-fiction featuring women’s historical narratives from the early settlement period of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. The writing and relations between Syilx women ...

From Sojourners to Citizens

From Sojourners to Citizens: Alberta’s Italian History brings to life the untold story of Italian immigrants in Alberta from the 1880s to the present. It places them in the narrative of province building ...