Books – History

  • From the Inside Out

    The Rural Worlds of Mennonite Diarists

    Royden Loewen (Author)

    Historian Royden Loewen has brought together selections from diaries kept by 21 Mennonites in Canada between 1863 and 1929, some translated from German for the first time. By skillfully comparing and contrasting a wide cross-section of lives, Loewen shows how these diaries often turn the hidden contours of household and community “inside out.”

    Published October 1999 | Ethnic Studies, History

  • 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

  • The Organ in Manitoba

    A History of the Instruments, the Builders, and the Players

    James B. Hartman (Author)

    Pipe organs were once a central (and sometimes hotly debated) part of Manitoba’s cultural life. The Organ in Manitoba portrays that history — the instruments, builders, players and critics — from the date of the earliest known installations to the 1990s, and includes information on musical organizations such as the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

    Published December 1997 | History

  • River Road

    Essays on Manitoba and Prairie History

    Gerald Friesen (Author)

    The prairies are a focal point for momentous events in Canadian history, a place where two visions of Canada have often clashed: Louis Riel, the Manitoba School Question, French language rights, the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, and the dramatic collapse of the Meech Lake Accord when MLA Elijah Harper voted “No.” In River Road, historian Gerald Friesen considers new viewpoints of the prairie past, using the perspectives of ethnic and cultural history, women’s history, regional history, and labour history to raise questions of interpretation and context. The time frame considered is equally wide-ranging, from the Aboriginal and Red River society to the political arena of current constitutional debates.

    Published December 1996 | History

  • The Iron Rose

    The Extraordinary Life of Charlotte Ross, MD

    (Author)

    Charlotte Ross (1843-1916) belonged to the first generation of women to practice medicine in Canada and was Manitoba’s first qualified woman doctor.

    Published January 1992 | Gender Studies, History, Medical History, Women’s Studies

  • Tell the Driver

    A Biography of Elinor F.E. Black, MD

    Julie Vandervoort (Author)

    A biography of Dr. Elinor Black (1905-1982), the first Canadian woman to gain membership in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London.

    Published January 1992 | Gender Studies, History, Medical History, Women’s Studies

  • Aboriginal Resource Use in Canada

    Historical and Legal Aspects

    Kerry Abel (Editor), Jean Friesen (Editor)

    Addresses a wide range of topics related to Aboriginal resource use, ranging from the pre-contact period to the present.

    Published January 1991 | Critical Studies in Native History, Environmental Studies, History, Indigenous Studies

  • Monuments to Faith

    Ukrainian Churches in Manitoba

    Basil Rotoff (Author), Roman Yereniuk (Author), Stella Hryniuk (Author)

    In this richly illustrated volume, the authors trace the continuity of tradition in achitecture, art, and community life from Ukraine to the parishes of the Manitoba prairie.

    Published April 1990 | History, Immigration

  • Curling Capital

    Winnipeg and the Roarin’ Game, 1876 to 1988

    Morris Mott (Author), John Allardyce (Author)

    The rise of Winnipeg to world curling prominence in the nineteenth century and the persistence of that prominence in the twentieth.

    Published January 1989 | History

  • Indian-European Trade Relations

    in the Lower Saskatchewan River Region to 1840

    Paul C. Thistle (Author)

    This study examines the development of fur trade relations between the European traders working for the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Western Woods Cree of the lower Saskatchewan River region centred on Cumberland House (modern day Saskatchewan) and The Pas (modern day Manitoba).

    Published February 1986 | Critical Studies in Native History, History, Indigenous Studies