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Product Description: Shortlisted for two 2017 BC Book Prizes.In 1842, when explorer James Douglas encountered the rugged natural paradise that would become Vancouver Island, he described it as “a perfect Eden." This book, a compelling history of the earliest explorers to Vancouver Island, gathers the early recorded histories and personal accounts left by Chinese seafarers, Spanish and British naval officers, traders seeking sea otter pelts, colonial surveyors, as well as soldiers, settlers, and other adventurers, starting from many centuries ago up to 1858...read more

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9781771511773 | Touchwood Ed, October 18, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Shortlisted for two 2017 BC Book Prizes.

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Product Description: Newfoundland played a significant role in the defence of Upper Canada during the War of 1812. "Defending the Inland Shores: Newfoundland in the War of 1812" tells this incredible story. The book describes many key battles, including the siege and capture of Fort Detroit, taking of an American naval schooner on Lake Ontario, a surprise attack against Ogdensburg, New York, and desperate defence of a British ship on the Niagara River during an American night assault...read more

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9781772310443 | Bookland Pr Inc, November 15, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Newfoundland played a significant role in the defence of Upper Canada during the War of 1812.

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Product Description: Esteemed Canadian author Peter C. Newman recounts the dramatic journey of the United Empire Loyalists—their exodus from America, their resettlement in the wilds of British North America, and their defense of what would prove to be the social and moral foundation of Canada...read more

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9781451686098 | Touchstone Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Esteemed Canadian author Peter C.

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Product Description: Three political leaders presided over the reshaping of the North American continent during the fiery 1860s. Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln were both born in Kentucky, Davis in June 1808 and Lincoln the following February. John A...read more

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9781770894303 | House of Anansi Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Three political leaders presided over the reshaping of the North American continent during the fiery 1860s.

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Product Description: The first half of the nineteenth century brought two major revolution, the British Industrial Revolution and the French political revolution, which devastatingly heralded the modern world. In Newfoundland, an important strategic outpost island within the powerful British Empire, the period brought the start of religious, educational, and class identifications and divisions, particularly in the capital, St...read more

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9781927099704 | Boulder Pubns, August 30, 2016, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The first half of the nineteenth century brought two major revolution, the British Industrial Revolution and the French political revolution, which devastatingly heralded the modern world.

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Product Description: Canada is a country founded on relationships and agreements between Indigenous people and newcomers. Although recent court cases have strengthened Aboriginal rights, the cooperative spirit of the treaties is being lost as Canadians engage in endless arguments about First Nations "issues...read more

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9780774827546 | Reprint edition (Univ of British Columbia Pr, August 1, 2016), cover price $35.95 | About this edition: Canada is a country founded on relationships and agreements between Indigenous people and newcomers.

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Product Description: Sometime during the summer of 1690, in east-central Saskatchewan, Englishmen Henry Kelsey and his Indian escorts walked out of the boreal forest and into a new world -- the northern great plains of western Canada. It was a landscape never encountered before by another European...read more

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9781927083390 | Fifth House, June 10, 2016, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Sometime during the summer of 1690, in east-central Saskatchewan, Englishmen Henry Kelsey and his Indian escorts walked out of the boreal forest and into a new world -- the northern great plains of western Canada.

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Product Description: Some say that Western Canada began with the railway. In fact, it began with a gold rush.Relive the tumultuous days of gold?s discovery in British Columbia?s Fraser Canyon. Travel back to 1858 and meet some of the tens of thousands of fortune-seeking prospectors who dreamed of astonishing finds ? like the huge Turnagain Nugget...read more

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9780660031415 | Canadian Mus of Civilization, April 7, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Some say that Western Canada began with the railway.

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Product Description: The long rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company for control of the fur trade in Canada's northwest came to an explosive climax on June 19th, 1816, at the so-called Battle of Seven Oaks. Armed buffalo hunters - Indigenous allies of the Nor-Westers - confronted armed colonists of the HBC's Selkirk settlement near the forks of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers in today's Winnipeg...read more

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9781926455532 | Newest Pr, May 15, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The long rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company for control of the fur trade in Canada's northwest came to an explosive climax on June 19th, 1816, at the so-called Battle of Seven Oaks.

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Product Description: Even though they are aware of the Third World in relation to their daily lives, most Canadians know little about the historical foundations and complex nature of their country's entanglements with non-Western societies.Canada and the Third World provides a long overdue introduction to Canada's historical relationship with the Third World...read more
By Scott Rutherford (editor)

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9781442608061 | Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education, March 31, 2016, cover price $88.00 | About this edition: Even though they are aware of the Third World in relation to their daily lives, most Canadians know little about the historical foundations and complex nature of their country's entanglements with non-Western societies.

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9781442606876 | Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education, March 31, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Even though they are aware of the Third World in relation to their daily lives, most Canadians know little about the historical foundations and complex nature of their country's entanglements with non-Western societies.

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Product Description: 2017 Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award ― Shortlisted Paul Chiasson reveals the possibility that early Chinese settlers landed in Cape Breton long before Europeans. From the very beginning of the European Age of Discovery, Cape Breton was considered unusual...read more

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9781459733121 | Dundurn Pr Ltd, February 16, 2016, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: 2017 Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award ― Shortlisted Paul Chiasson reveals the possibility that early Chinese settlers landed in Cape Breton long before Europeans.

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Product Description: Redistributing electoral ridings alters their number, revises their boundaries, or does both at the same time. Ostensibly, the purpose of redistribution is to adjust parliamentary representation for population changes - the growth or decline of population, or shifts in its territorial distribution and social composition...read more

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9780773545830, titled "Principles and Gerrymanders: Parliamentary Redistribution of Ridings in Ontario, 1840-1954" | McGill Queens Univ Pr, February 16, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Redistributing electoral ridings alters their number, revises their boundaries, or does both at the same time.

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Product Description: Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to publications@publicdomain.org.uk This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via DMCA@publicdomain...read more

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9781519447890, titled "The 'adventurers of England' on Hudson Bay" | Createspace Independent Pub, November 23, 2015, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.
9781517575670, titled "The Adventurers of England on Hudson Bay" | Createspace Independent Pub, October 1, 2015, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Thirty or more years ago, one who stood at the foot of Main Street, Winnipeg, in front of the stone gate leading to the inner court of Fort Garry, and looked up across the river flats, would have seen a procession as picturesque as ever graced the streets of old Quebec—the dog brigades of the Hudson's Bay Company coming in from the winter's hunt.
9781514863053, titled "The Adventurers of England on Hudson Bay" | Createspace Independent Pub, July 7, 2015, cover price $5.99
9781502595744 | Createspace Independent Pub, October 17, 2014, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Thirty or more years ago, one who stood at the foot of Main Street, Winnipeg, in front of the stone gate leading to the inner court of Fort Garry, and looked up across the river flats, would have seen a procession as picturesque as ever graced the streets of old Quebec—the dog brigades of the Hudson's Bay Company coming in from the winter's hunt.

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Product Description: Literary Nonfiction. Jim McDowell's new biography of the little-known Spanish explorer José María Narváez, reveals his significant discoveries during the European exploration of what is now Canada's Pacific Northwest Coast. Narváez was the first European to investigate a Russian fur- trading outpost in the Gulf of Alaska in 1788...read more

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9781553804345, titled "Uncharted Waters: The Explorations of Jose Narvaez (1768-1840)" | Ronsdale Pr, October 15, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Literary Nonfiction.

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Product Description: The Constitutions that Shaped Us re-examines from a comparative and critical standpoint the events, key players, and texts which, taken together, help to interpret all Canadian constitutions prior to Confederation. The key constitutional documents that are studied in this book are the Royal Proclamation of 1763, the Quebec Act of 1774, the Constitutional Act of 1791, and the 1840 Act of Union...read more
By Alain G. Gagnon (editor)

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9780773546066 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, November 20, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: The Constitutions that Shaped Us re-examines from a comparative and critical standpoint the events, key players, and texts which, taken together, help to interpret all Canadian constitutions prior to Confederation.

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9780773546073 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, November 20, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Constitutions that Shaped Us re-examines from a comparative and critical standpoint the events, key players, and texts which, taken together, help to interpret all Canadian constitutions prior to Confederation.

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Product Description: Although the 1848 discovery of gold in California was the first bonanza to trigger an invasion of migrants to North Americas Pacific Coast, it was relatively short-lived. Soon, grander findings farther north led to an even greater influx of gold hunters...read more
By Iona Campagnolo (foreword by)

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9781772030778 | Heritage House Pub Co Ltd, September 4, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Although the 1848 discovery of gold in California was the first bonanza to trigger an invasion of migrants to North Americas Pacific Coast, it was relatively short-lived.

The sources of the Canadian Dominion must be sought in the period immediately following the American Revolution. In 1783 the Treaty of Paris granted independence to the Thirteen Colonies. Their vast territories, rich resources, and hardy population were lost to the British crown. From the ruins of the Empire, so it seemed for the moment, the young Republic rose.

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9780470213933, titled "Intelligent Robotics" | Halsted Pr, September 1, 1989, cover price $129.95 | also contains Intelligent Robotics

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9781505464092 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 24, 2015, cover price $9.99
9781508547235 | Createspace Independent Pub, February 19, 2015, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: The sources of the Canadian Dominion must be sought in the period immediately following the American Revolution.

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Product Description: In the summer of 1764, Sir William Johnson (Superintendent of Indian Affairs) and over two thousand chiefs representing twenty-four First Nations met on the shores of the Niagara River to negotiate the Treaty of Niagara ― an agreement between the British Crown and the Indigenous peoples...read more

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9781459730663 | Dundurn Pr Ltd, July 14, 2015, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: In the summer of 1764, Sir William Johnson (Superintendent of Indian Affairs) and over two thousand chiefs representing twenty-four First Nations met on the shores of the Niagara River to negotiate the Treaty of Niagara ― an agreement between the British Crown and the Indigenous peoples.

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Product Description: In 1858, reports of gold found on the Fraser River spurred tens of thousands of people -- mostly men --t o rush into the territory we now call British Columbia. They came with visions of fortune in their eyes. The lucky ones struck it rich, but most left penniless or died trying for the motherlode...read more
By Kathryn Bridge (editor)

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9780772668547 | Royal British Columbia Museum, June 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In 1858, reports of gold found on the Fraser River spurred tens of thousands of people -- mostly men --t o rush into the territory we now call British Columbia.

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Product Description: 2016 Heritage Toronto Book Award ― Nominated Buried beneath Toronto’s streets is a centuries-old trail that was once the road to wealth, adventure, or violent death for thousands of travellers. Now its route lies hidden and forgotten under sidewalks and farmland, though its influence can still be seen...read more

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9781459730465 | Dundurn Pr Ltd, June 16, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: 2016 Heritage Toronto Book Award ― Nominated Buried beneath Toronto’s streets is a centuries-old trail that was once the road to wealth, adventure, or violent death for thousands of travellers.

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Product Description: During a time of significant demographic, geographic, and social transition, many women in early nineteenth-century Montreal turned to prostitution and brothel-keeping to feed, clothe, protect, and house themselves and their families...read more

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9780773545335 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, July 10, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: During a time of significant demographic, geographic, and social transition, many women in early nineteenth-century Montreal turned to prostitution and brothel-keeping to feed, clothe, protect, and house themselves and their families.

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9780773545342 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, July 10, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: During a time of significant demographic, geographic, and social transition, many women in early nineteenth-century Montreal turned to prostitution and brothel-keeping to feed, clothe, protect, and house themselves and their families.

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Product Description: The choice to industrialize has changed the world more than any other decision in human history. And yet the three prevailing explanations - the technical (new energy sources), the Marxist (new social relations), and the neo-liberal (people became more industrious) - are inadequate in making sense of this fundamental change...read more

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9780773545373, titled "Why Did We Choose to Industrialize?: Montreal, 1819-1849" | McGill Queens Univ Pr, July 10, 2015, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The choice to industrialize has changed the world more than any other decision in human history.

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9780773545380 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, July 10, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The choice to industrialize has changed the world more than any other decision in human history.

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Product Description: Canada is a country founded on relationships and treaties between Indigenous people and newcomers. Although recent court cases have strengthened Aboriginal rights, the cooperative spirit of the treaties is being lost as Canadians engage in endless arguments about First Nations "issues...read more

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9780774830874 | Univ of British Columbia Pr, October 23, 2015, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Canada is a country founded on relationships and treaties between Indigenous people and newcomers.
9780774827539 | Univ of British Columbia Pr, August 11, 2015, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Canada is a country founded on relationships and agreements between Indigenous people and newcomers.

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Product Description: Inhabited by a diverse population of First Nations peoples, Métis, Scots, Upper and Lower Canadians, and Americans, and dominated by the commercial and governmental activities of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Red River – now Winnipeg – was a challenging settlement to oversee...read more

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9780773545632 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, November 3, 2015, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Inhabited by a diverse population of First Nations peoples, Métis, Scots, Upper and Lower Canadians, and Americans, and dominated by the commercial and governmental activities of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Red River – now Winnipeg – was a challenging settlement to oversee.

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