North America

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A Neighbourly War

By Robert L. Dallison

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 ... Read more

Aroostook War of 1839

By W.E. (Gary) Campbell

A little-known episode in North America's history, the 1839 Aroostook War was an undeclared war with no actual fighting. It had its roots in the 1793 Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War but left the border of Maine (then part of Massachusetts) and British ... Read more

Hope's Last Home

By Tony Rees

South of Lethbridge, Alberta, Highway 62 climbs from the floor of an ancient glacial lake to the crest of a low ridge, crosses a continental divide and drops to meet the Milk River arching up from Montana.

The austere, dry land within this great three-hundred-mile ellipse is ... Read more

Imaginary Line

By Jacques Poitras

Shortlisted, Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

Once, a single francophone settlement shared both sides of the Saint John River, until a political trade-off between countries split it down the middle. From ... Read more

Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg

By Gidigaa Migizi

In this deeply engaging oral history, Gidigaa Migizi (Doug Williams), Anishinaabe elder, teacher and mentor to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, recounts the history of the Michi Saagiig Nisnaabeg, tracing through personal and historical events, and presenting what manifests as a ... Read more

Songs Upon the Rivers

By Michel Bouchard, Robert Foxcurran, and Sébastien Malette

Before the Davie Crockets, the Daniel Boones and Jim Bridgers, the French had pushed far west and north establishing trade and kin networks across the continent. They founded settlements that would become great cities such as Detroit, Saint Louis, and New Orleans, but their ... Read more

The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812

By John R. Grodzinski

A long-awaited history of this important Canadian regiment, The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812 looks at this military unit from its beginnings in the early days of the 19th century to its disbanding in 1817. Best known for its perilous Winter March ... Read more

The Prophetic Anti-Gallic Letters

By François Deschamps & Adam Thom

The Anti-Gallic Letters by Adam Thom was published in 1836 based on Thom’s editorials in Montreal Herald written under the pseudonym “Camillus” in the previous two years. They were never reprinted, despite their importance and above all for the people for whom Thom was ... Read more

Turning Back the Fenians

By Robert L. Dallison

In the early 1860s, Irish immigrants in the United States were eager to help the Fenian brotherhood overthrow the British in Ireland. The American Fenians' mission: to invade British North America and hold it hostage. New Brunswick, with its large Irish population and undefended ... Read more