Books tagged: Social History

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The Literary Storefront: The Glory Years

By Trevor Carolan
Foreword by Jean Barman

Founded by poet Mona Fertig and inspired by Shakespeare and Company in Paris, The Literary Storefront was Canada’s first non-profit literary centre and flourished in Vancouver’s colourful Gastown district from 1978-85. A pivotal time in west coast history when feminist, ... Read more

The Lost Wilderness

By Nicholas Guitard

Shortlisted, New Brunswick Book Award for Non-Fiction

Every summer between 1882 and 1929, naturalist William Francis Ganong travelled through the wilderness of New Brunswick, systematically mapping previously uncharted territories, taking photographs, and documenting observations ... Read more

The Murders That Made Us

By Bob Calhoun


The 170-year history of the San Francisco Bay Area told through its crimes and how they intertwine with the city’s art, music, and politics

In The Murders That Made Us, the story of the San Francisco Bay Area unfolds through its most violent and depraved acts. From its earliest ... Read more

The Orillia Spirit

By Randy Richmond
Foreword by James A. "Pete" McGarvey

2017 Orillia Museum of Art & History Award, Historical Publications and/or Research — Winner
The history of Orillia, told through the stories of its people, bringing to life the community’s heritage and significance.
The Orillia Spirit:

  • Muddling through Canada’s first, ... Read more

The River

By Helen Humphreys

A breathtaking mix of observation, prose, natural history, and art

We tend to look at landscape in relation to what it can do for us. Does it move us with its beauty? Can we make a living from it? But what if we examined a landscape on its own terms, freed from our expectations ... Read more

The Steppes Are the Colour of Sepia

By Connie Braun

The Steppes Are the Colour of Sepia: A Mennonite Memoir invites the reader to embark on a journey that traces the paths of ancestral memory over the steppes of the Russian empire to the valleys of Canada’s Fraser River. Connie Braun’s narrative continues where Sandra Birdsell’s ... Read more

The Toronto Book of Love

By Adam Bunch

Exploring Toronto’s history through tantalizing true tales of romance, marriage, and lust.

Toronto’s past is filled with passion and heartache. The Toronto Book of Love brings the history of the city to life with fascinating true tales of romance, marriage, and lust: from ... Read more

Till the Boys Come Home

By Curtis Mainville

A century after the beginning of the Great War, the contributions of the Maritimes to the formation of the Canadian Expeditionary force remain relatively unexplored. Till the Boys Come Home examines the conduct of the war through the eyes of one particular agricultural and coal-mining ... Read more