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Charlottetown: Then and Now

Charlottetown: Then and Now

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D. Scott MacDonald's father, W. Blair MacDonald had a keen interest in the changing landscape of Charlottetown, and documented a number of these changes with his slide camera. Instilled with a keen sense of  history at an early age, Scott and his family have always treasured the work that their father did to preserve Charlottetown's history. So, over 50 years later, Scott has nowretraced his father's steps to record how the city has changed over that time. Standing in the exact spot where his fa …

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New Brunswick: An Illustrated History

New Brunswick: An Illustrated History

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Originally the land of the Maliseet, Mi'kmaq, and Passamaquoddy, New Brunswick has a colourful and significant history. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the province was settled by marsh workers and farmers from northwestern France and thousands of Loyalist refugees from a newly independent United States. After a golden age of lumbering, shipbuilding, and overseas trade in the nineteenth century, its economy declined and adjustment to the new continental economy was slow and trying. I …

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A Short History of Halifax

A Short History of Halifax

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Covering the most significant events in the storied history of the city, A Short History of Halifax is a fascinating, accessible record. In a readable, narrative style, author Dan Soucoup offers up a to-the-point history, taking readers from the geography of the harbour and the settlement of the city, through years of conflict between its various inhabitants—Mi’kmaq, British, Acadian.

Encompassing the entire history of the city, from 1749 to present, A Short History of Halifax is the perfect …

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Sable Island

Sable Island

by Bruce Armstrong
illustrated by Zoe Lucas
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Sable Island is the world's most mysterious and notorious sandbar, situated 160 kilometers offshore of southeast Nova Scotia. The island is currently receiving much renewed attention because of proposals to make it a National Park, or a National Wilderness Area. Known for centuries as "The Graveyard of the Atlantic," its forty-kilometre length has claimed over five hundred ships since the earliest adventurers and fishing vessels sailed to North America. Even today Sable presents serious problems …

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Neighbourly War

Neighbourly War

New Brunswick and the War of 1812
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When most people think of the War of 1812, they think of the Niagara frontier, the British burning of the White House, the harrowing tale of Laura Secord, and the much-ballyhooed Battle of New Orleans. But there was more of British North America involved in the war than Upper and Lower Canada. With Great Britain locked in battle with Napoleon's France, the United States pounced on the chance to declare war on Britain. In New Brunswick, the threat of invasion was a very real possibility. Fearing …

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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

The 300-Year Creation of the St. John's Regional Fire Department
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Bridging the Gap is the colourful story of the 300-year creation of the St. John's Regional Fire Department. This extraordinary narrative mirrors the military and political history of a province that lived under the shadow of British rule until 1949. In the intervening years, fire-fighting was as essential as the police and military services in keeping St. John's safe during times of war and peace. Donald C. Rose tells the vivid stories of devastating fires, heroic rescues, and the ingenious way …

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Creating This Place

Creating This Place

Women, Family, and Class in St John's, 1900-1950
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The twentieth century witnessed both the formation of Newfoundland as a self-conscious national entity and the construction of distinct and self-aware middle and upper classes in its capital city. This interdisciplinary collection examines the key roles played by women in the creation of this state and society, and the essential influence that gender, ethnicity, and religion played in class relations. Shifting class relations were formed in the salient political events of the first half of the t …

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Left to Die

Left to Die

The Story of the SS Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

“They didn’t die like flies, you know, like I’ve heard some reporters say over the years. Oh no, it wasn’t like that a’tall. The men who died didn’t just drop like flies. There was nothing quick or easy about it. They had frozen feet, and fingers too numb and cramped with the cold to wipe the tears from their eyes.”?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

 

 

Cecil Mouland, the last living survivor of the SS Newfoundland sealing disaster, told his sto …

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