Best Pre-Confederation Canadian History Books

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1. The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson's Bay Empire

Author: by Stephen Bown
Published at: Doubleday Canada (October 27, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0385694070

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NATIONAL BESTSELLERA thrilling new telling of the story of modern Canada’s origins. The story of the Hudson’s Bay Company, dramatic and adventurous and complex, is the story of modern Canada’s creation. And yet it hasn’t been told in a book for over thirty years, and never in such depth and vivid detail as in Stephen R.

Bown’s exciting new telling. The Company started out small in 1670, trading practical manufactured goods for furs with the Indigenous inhabitants of inland subarctic Canada. Controlled by a handful of English aristocrats, it expanded into a powerful political force that ruled the lives of many thousands of people-from the lowlands south and west of Hudson Bay, to the tundra, the great plains, the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific northwest.

It transformed the culture and economy of many Indigenous groups and ended up as the most important political and economic force in northern and western North America. When the Company was faced with competition from French traders in the 1780s, the result was a bloody corporate battle, the coming of Governor George Simpson-one of the greatest villains in Canadian history-and the Company assuming political control and ruthless dominance.


2. Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking

Author: by Angus An
Published at: Appetite by Random House (August 4, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0147530943

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More than 100 flavor-driven Thai recipes built on technique, balance, tradition, and innovation from award-winning chef Angus An. In Maenam, chef Angus An takes you on his ongoing journey of discovering Thai cuisine and shows how to blend traditional Thai flavors and cooking techniques with local, seasonal inspirations from the west coast.

With Angus’s foolproof instructions, Maenam offers the foundation to modern Thai cuisine for adventurous cooks of all skill levels. Filled with over 100 of his signature recipes, each meal balances robust, intense ingredients with his approach to Thai food’s clear, sharp flavours.

Transform your kitchen with snacks inspired by Thai street vendors, quick to prepare noodles and one-bowl meals, light- and full-bodied soups to have all year-round, flavorful and protein-filled salads, seasoned stir fries, killer curries, and refreshing desserts. Named after Angus’s first award-winning Vancouver Thai restaurant Maenam, the Thai word for “river,” this cookbook is a celebration of Angus’s inventive approach to Thai cuisine that is in many ways representative of a river’s constant ever-replenishing flow.


3. The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America

Author: by Walter R. Borneman
Published at: Harper Perennial; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2007)
ISBN: 978-0060761851

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In the summer of 1754, deep in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania, a very young George Washington suffered his first military defeat, and a centuries-old feud between Great Britain and France was rekindled. The war that followed would be fought across virgin territories, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, and it would ultimately decide the fate of the entire North American continentnot just for Great Britain and France but also for the Spanish and Native American populations.

Noted historian Walter R. Borneman brings to life an epic struggle for a continentwhat Samuel Eliot Morison called “truly the first world war”and emphasizes how the seeds of discord sown in its aftermath would take root and blossom into the American Revolution.


4. The Garden Gate: Argentia's Sacrifice for WWII

Author: by Darrell Duke
Published at: Independently published (February 12, 2021)
ISBN: 979-8695286984

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When a seaplane carrying an American surveyor first appeared on Argentia Harbour in the fall of 1940, none of the nearly one-thousand local residents could ever imagine the upheaval in store for them. As we know by history, Hitler’s German forces were taking over Europe, England was in tatters and the British Government called upon the US and then-President F.D.

Roosevelt to join the war in an effort to help bail them out: to put an end to Hitler’s scheme to take over the world. As Newfoundland was still considered a British colony, and the Placentia Bay communities of Argentia and Marquise deemed a perfect vantage point for a major base of operations for the US Army, Navy and Airforce, the Land-Lease Agreement was concocted: the US, giving Britain 50 used destroyers in return for strategic locations in Newfoundland where the US could try and stop the Germans from landing upon North American soil.

Both small towns were taken for said purpose and, at first, tactics carried out by the US Government presented unimaginable challenges of every nature for the easy-going people living quiet lives there until then. As homes were burned and generational fields for cattle and food cultivation destroyed for the first necessary step for such a large undertaking, complacent minds dismissed the magnitude of the works while fear and resentment filled the minds of all.


5. The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies

Author: by Alan Taylor
Published at: Vintage; Reprint edition (October 4, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0679776734

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In the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution, leading to a second confrontation that redefined North America. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor’s vivid narrative tells the riveting story of the soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians who fought to determine the fate of a continent.

Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada? Or would the British contain, divide, and ruin the shaky republic? In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous boundaries, the leaders of the republic and of the empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples.

The border divided Americansformer Loyalists and Patriotswho fought on both sides in the new war, as did native peoples defending their homelands. And dissident Americans flirted with secession while aiding the British as smugglers and spies. During the war, both sides struggled to sustain armies in a northern land of immense forests, vast lakes, and stark seasonal swings in the weather.


6. Distracted and Defeated: the rulers and the ruled

Author: by Mike Bhangu
Published at: BBP (March 20, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0994079947


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From time to time, the “haves” of society shape and manipulate the type of information the “have-nots” absorb and become. The “haves” tamper with information so to control the type of thoughts and actions the “have-nots” might conjure. If the “have-nots” were free to think freely, they might challenge the status quo.

If the current state of affairs is modified, “the haves” might lose their status as “the haves” and the power they’re accustom to. The accumulation of each instance has birthed an illusion and every person is subject to the misinformation.

To make matters worse, most people are born with a trusting mindset and do not expect the deception. Nor are they prepared for it. The mystery is worldwide and evident throughout written history. The manner in which the world is presented isn’t complete and fabrications are scattered throughout the chronology.


7. Oak Island Mystery: Solved: The Final Chapter

Author: by Joy A. Steele
Published at: Nimbus Publishing; 2nd edition (July 23, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1771087919

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Legends, questions and theories abound about Oak Island, Nova Scotia, and tales of buried treasure there. For more than two centuries, the island has been studied, searched, probed and cursed all the while failing to give up its secrets. Joy Steele’s ground-breaking book, The Oak Island Mystery, Solved (CBU Press 2015), was born of her own curiosity about “Oak Island gold,” and her application of historical research to the mystery caused quite a stir among treasure hunters, historians, archaeologists and folks just plain interested in what was and is going on there.

Her version of events and her take on the now mythical treasure attracted the attention of a great many Island-watchers, drawing the interest of some and the ire of others. Among the people “interested” are many who in the past studied, explored and written about Oak Island.

One of those people is professional geologist Gordon Fader, whose expertise has been sought out over the years by numerous explorers, treasure hunters, consultants and researchers whose names appear frequently throughout Joy’s enquiries and books, and many others. In her first book, Joy made the very convincing argument that Oak Island’s true treasure is its multi-layered historyits role in 18th-century world affairs.


8. A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland

Author: by John Mack Faragher
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (February 17, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0393328271

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“Altogether superb: an accessible, fluent account that advances scholarship while building a worthy memorial to the victims of two and a half centuries past.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)In 1755, New England troops embarked on a “great and noble scheme” to expel 18,000 French-speaking Acadians (“the neutral French”) from Nova Scotia, killing thousands, separating innumerable families, and driving many into forests where they waged a desperate guerrilla resistance.

The right of neutrality; to live in peace from the imperial wars waged between France and England; had been one of the founding values of Acadia; its settlers traded and intermarried freely with native Mikmaq Indians and English Protestants alike.

But the Acadians’ refusal to swear unconditional allegiance to the British Crown in the mid-eighteenth century gave New Englanders, who had long coveted Nova Scotia’s fertile farmland, pretense enough to launch a campaign of ethnic cleansing on a massive scale.

John Mack Faragher draws on original research to weave 150 years of history into a gripping narrative of both the civilization of Acadia and the British plot to destroy it. 40 illustrations, 6 maps


9. Companions of Champlain: Founding Families of Quebec, 1608-1635. With 2016 Addendum

Author: by Denise Larson
Published at: Clearfield (January 10, 2016)
ISBN: 978-0806357904

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Supported by full-color illustrations, this study explores in startling new detail the musket and tomahawk forest warfare by which the French colonists and their allies battled to ensure the survival of New France. Though the French and British colonies in North America began on a level playing field,” French political conservatism and limited investment allowed the British colonies to forge ahead, pushing into territories that the French had explored deeply but failed to exploit.

The subsequent survival of New France can largely be attributed to an intelligent doctrine of raiding warfare developed by imaginative French officers through close contact with indigenous tribes and Canadian settlers. The groundbreaking new research explored in this study indicates that, far from the opportunism these raids seemed to represent, they were in fact the result of a deliberate plan to overcome numerical weakness by exploiting the potential of mixed parties of French soldiers, Canadian backwoodsmen, and allied indigenous warriors.

11. The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History (Oxford Studies in International History)

Author: by Christopher Hodson
Published at: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (January 12, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0190610739

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Late in 1755, an army of British regulars and Massachusetts volunteers completed one of the cruelest, most successful military campaigns in North American history, capturing and deporting seven thousand French-speaking Catholic Acadians from the province of Nova Scotia, and chasing an equal number into the wilderness of eastern Canada.

Thousands of Acadians endured three decades of forced migrations and failed settlements that shuttled them to the coasts of South America, the plantations of the Caribbean, the frigid islands of the South Atlantic, the swamps of Louisiana, and the countryside of central France.

The Acadian Diaspora tells their extraordinary story in full for the first time, illuminating a long-forgotten world of imperial desperation, experimental colonies, and naked brutality. Using documents culled from archives in France, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States, Christopher Hodson reconstructs the lives of Acadian exiles as they traversed oceans and continents, pushed along by empires eager to populate new frontiers with inexpensive, pliable white farmers.

12. Oak Island and its Lost Treasure

Author: by Graham Harris
Published at: Formac Publishing Ltd.; 4th edition (May 23, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1459505728

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Oak Island and its mysterious underground shafts and tunnels continue to fascinate. Treasure hunters are undaunted but come up with little or nothing. Experienced mining engineers Graham Harris and Les MacPhie spent a decade investigating the enigma of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island.

They have linked the design of the original money pit and the complex flood tunnel system protecting it to mining techniques practiced in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The deep mine shaft where the treasure lies was later protected when the flood tunnel system was constructed to link the shaft to the ocean.

They explain how the tunnel system has worked to ensure that what lies beneath Oak Island is safe even from treasure hunters armed with the latest equipment and technology.

13. White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America

Author: by Colin G. Calloway
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (March 15, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0199737826

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In nineteenth century paintings, the proud Indian warrior and the Scottish Highland chief appear in similar ways-colorful and wild, righteous and warlike, the last of their kind. Earlier accounts depict both as barbarians, lacking in culture and in need of civilization.

By the nineteenth century, intermarriage and cultural contact between the two-described during the Seven Years’ War as cousins-was such that Cree, Mohawk, Cherokee, and Salish were often spoken with Gaelic accents. In this imaginative work of imperial and tribal history, Colin Calloway examines why these two seemingly wildly disparate groups appear to have so much in common.

Both Highland clans and Native American societies underwent parallel experiences on the peripheries of Britain’s empire, and often encountered one another on the frontier. Indeed, Highlanders and American Indians fought, traded, and lived together. Both groups were treated as tribal peoples-remnants of a barbaric past-and eventually forced from their ancestral lands as their traditional food sources-cattle in the Highlands and bison on the Great Plains-were decimated to make way for livestock farming.

14. Jeanne Chevalier, Fille du Roi: Her Story

Author: by Lynne C Levesque Ed.D
Published at: Lynne Levesque (December 10, 2016)
ISBN: 978-0997951608

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In June, 1671 Jeanne Marguerite Chevalier left France to find a new life in Quebec, as a Fille du Roi (King’s Daughter) sent by Louis XIV to help settle the new colony. Arriving two months later, this remarkable woman went on to marry and then outlive three husbands and survive the births of nine children and the deaths of six of them.

Impoverished by her first husband, she worked with the second to establish one of the largest landholdings in the region. Her marriage with the third one brought an almost fairy tale ending to her life. Despite an incredible number of challenges, dangers and sorrows, Jeanne was able to create a life for herself and her children that she could never have imagined if she had stayed in France.

When she died at the age of 73 in 1716, she left a long line of descendants, including Rene Levesgue, the 23rd Premier of Quebec, the American writer Jack Kerouac, and the author’s father. Written by her eighth great grand-daughter 300 years after her death, Jeanne Chevalier Fille du Roi is an engaging story, full of facts, mysteries and unknowns.

15. Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360 Cookbook: The Complete Guide With Easy and Tasty Recipes for Everyone

Author: by Tristan Burrows
Published at: Independently published (February 15, 2021)
ISBN: 979-8709877955

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Did you purchase a fantastic Emeril air fryer but you don’t know how to take advantage of all its functions? Are you looking for succulent recipes created specifically for this type of air fryer? Then book will be your first choice!

Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360 Cookbook is the complete guide with fast and easy recipes for cooking tasty food with the top of the range fryer of the moment. The Emeril Lagasse Air Fryer is the ultimate answer to crispy and healthier meals.

You have to know your Emeril can do more than you think! This amazing cooking appliance can satisfy all your family’s needs with air fry, rotisserie, dehydrate, bake, toast, reheat, roast, bagel, slow cook, broil and warm / reheat function. Following easy step-by-step instructions, this book will give you all the information about how to use at best your Emeril, and you will find more than 150 pages of recipes to amaze your guests and finally vary your diet.

The food quality you get with this appliance is incomparable and if you have an Emeril you know it. What are you waiting for to make it work properly by creating masterchef-style foods? Take a look at what you’ll find inside this guide: The functions of the air fryer Tips for usage, cleaning, maintenance Breakfast and Brunch recipes Entres and Appetizer recipes Side dishes recipes Dinner recipes Bread and Sandwich recipes 14 delicious desserts and much more!