Books – Titles A-Z

  • A Culture’s Catalyst

    Historical Encounters with Peyote and the Native American Church in Canada

    Fannie Kahan (Author), Erika Dyck (Editor)

    Duncan Blewett, Abram Hoffer, Humphry Osmond, Teodoro Weckowicz.

    Published May 2016 | Indigenous Studies, Medical History, Religion

  • A Great Restlessness

    The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielsen

    Faith Johnston (Author)

    Dorise Nielsen was a pioneering feminist, a radical politician, the first Communist elected to Canada’s House of Commons, and the only woman elected in 1940. But despite her remarkable career, until now little has been known about her.

    Published October 2006 | History, Political Studies, Women’s Studies

  • A History of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth

    Islendinga Saga

    Jon Johannesson (Author)

    The founding of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth in 930 A.D. is one of the most significant events in the history of early Western Europe. This pioneering work of historiography provides a comprehensive history of Iceland from 870 A.D. to the end of the Commonwealth in 1262.

    Published January 2007 | U of M Icelandic Series, Icelandic Studies

  • A Knock on the Door

    The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

    Phil Fontaine (Author), Aimée Craft (Author), The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (Author)

    An essential introduction to one of the most pressing questions Canada faces.

    Published December 2015 | Perceptions on Truth and Reconciliation, History, Human Rights, Indigenous Studies

  • A Land Not Forgotten

    Indigenous Food Security and Land-Based Practices in Northern Ontario

    Michael A. Robidoux (Editor), Courtney W. Mason (Editor)

    Reclaiming food security and community health.

    Published March 2017 | Agriculture & Food, Indigenous Studies

  • A National Crime

    The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986

    John S. Milloy (Author)

    Using previously unreleased government documents, historian John S. Milloy provides a full picture of the history and reality of the residential school system. A National Crime shows that the residential system was chronically underfunded and often mismanaged, and documents in detail and how this affected the health, education, and well-being of entire generations of Aboriginal children.

    Published May 1999 | Critical Studies in Native History, History, Indigenous Studies

  • A National Crime (2017)

    The Canadian Government and the Residential School System

    John S. Milloy (Author)

    The groundbreaking bestseller reissued.

    Published March 2017 | Critical Studies in Native History, History, Indigenous Studies, Social History

  • A Thousand Miles of Prairie

    The Manitoba Historical Society and the History of Western Canada

    Jim Blanchard (Editor)

    A Thousand Miles of Prairie is a fascinating look at Manitoba’s early boom years (1880-1910) through the eyes and words of some of the most interesting personalities of early Winnipeg. This collection brings together fourteen pieces from the first decades of the Manitoba Historical Society, when its lectures were attended by the province’s political and cultural elite.

    Published October 2002 | History

  • A Two-Spirit Journey

    The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder

    Ma-Nee Chacaby (Author), Mary Louisa Plummer (Author)

    A compelling, harrowing, but ultimately uplifting story of resilience and self-discovery.

    Published May 2016 | Critical Studies in Native History, Autobiography, Indigenous Studies

  • A Very Remarkable Sickness

    Epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670 to 1846

    Paul Hackett (Author)

    Although new diseases had first arrived in the New World in the 16th century, by the end of the 17th century shorter transoceanic travel time meant that a far greater number of diseases survived the journey from Europe and were still able to infect new communities. These acute, directly transmitted infectious diseases – including smallpox, influenza, and measles — would be responsible for a monumental loss of life and would forever transform North American Aboriginal communities. Historical geographer Paul Hackett meticulously traces the diffusion of these diseases from Europe through central Canada to the West.

    Published November 2002 | Critical Studies in Native History, History, Indigenous Studies, Medical History