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The Homesteaders

Stories of pioneers often evoke images of romance and hardship. Settlers came to the Great Northern Plains from all over the world seeking democracy, equality, and free land. But what they endured--arduous ...

Drought and Depression

The Great Depression of the 1930s often recalls images of the drought-stricken Great Plains. Prolonged drought exacerbated the economic effects of the Great Depression to such a degree that the prairies ...

The Prairie Populist

George Hara Williams was the most successful of the early leaders of the CCF in Saskatchewan. But his role in the party was undermined by Tommy Douglas and M. J. Coldwell, and now he is almost forgotten. ...

Starving Ukraine

In 1932-33, a famine – the Holomodor (“extermination by hunger”) – raged through Ukraine, killing millions. Although the Soviet government denied it, news about the catastrophe got out. Through ...

Mapmaker

A story of exploration, family ties, and how the territorial interests of a large corporation enabled scientific study of the natural world, Mapmaker is the first biography of Philip Turnor, the surveyor ...

Claiming Anishinaabe

One woman's personal journey of moving deeper into Indigenous knowledge and working to resist the racist and sexist legacy of the Indian Act.

Biblio Files

From the efforts of its first librarian who ensured immigrants could access books in their own languages, to the present day as an active community hub, the library has been responsible for many groundbreaking ...

Speaking in Cod Tongues

By Lenore Newman
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 "What is Canadian cuisine? Lenore Newman distils much of the current thinking into the erudite and elegantly readable Speaking in Cod Tongues. Her odyssey across the country provides a wealth of culinary ...

On the Frontier

In this first-hand account of the earliest days of settlement in the Canadian West, William Wallace conveys a sense of unspoken courage--the courage that was needed to make a fresh start in a strange ...