Broken Promises
A History of conscription in Canada

J. L. Granatstein


Conscription might have caused the two gravest crises to Canada’s unity in the Dominion’s first century. This remains the only book on a subject, a story that is genuinely important to understand in how provincial relationships have evolved over time.

Three Athapaskan Ethnographies
Diamond Jenness on the Sekani, Tsuu T'ina and Wet'suwet'en, 1921-1924

Barnett Richling


Available together in a single volume for the first time: Diamond Jenness’ pioneering studies of three Athapaskan nations.
These richly detailed ethnographies are a valuable record of the histories and cultures of indigenous communities, pre-contact.

The Johnson Family Treasury
A Collection of Household and Medicinal Recepits, \
​1741-1848

Nathalie Cooke and Kathryn Harvey


A fascinating glimpse into 18th-century household technology, domestic medicine, and new foods available to the middle classes in an age of expanding colonialism
Accompanied by transcriptions, recipes contain everything from cures for cancer to floating islands.

The Ottawa Men
The Civil Service Mandarins,
​1935-1953

J.L. Granatstein


Granatstein’s classic book remains the only comprehensive account of the formative years of the federal civil service. Drawing on extensive archival research and in-depth interviews with the surviving “Ottawa men” and their colleagues,

  • Higher Education and General Interest titles in Canadian history

  • Books by Canadian historians that include J.L. Granatstein, H.V. Nelles, John English, and Robert Bothwell

  • Histories that important topics from conscription to local history

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The Decline of Politics
The Conservatives and the Party System 1901-1920

John English


John English's classic history of patronage and corruption in Canadian politics.