Bibliography of Canadian history

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This is a bibliography of major works on the History of Canada.

Further information: Bibliography of Canada

Atlases, geography, environment[edit]

Surveys (Overviews)[edit]

Provinces and territories[edit]

Cities[edit]

  • Artibise, Alan (1977). Winnipeg: An Illustrated History. Toronto: James Lorimer and Company. 
  • Brennan, J. William (1989). Regina: An Illustrated History. Toronto: James Lorimer and Company. 
  • Errington, Jane (1988). Greater Kingston: Historic Past, Progressive Future. Burlington: Windsor Publications Ltd. 
  • Fraser, W.B. (1967). Calgary. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 
  • Glazebrook, G. P. de T. (1971). The Story of Toronto. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 
  • Gregson, Harry (1977). A History of Victoria, 1842 - 1970. North Vancouver: J.J Douglas Ltd. 
  • MacGregor, J.G. (1967). Edmonton: A History. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers. 
  • Mauro, Joseph (1990). Thunder Bay: A City's Story. Thunder Bay: Joseph Mauro. 
  • Morrison, Neil F. (1954). Garden Gateway to Canada: One Hundred Years of Windsor and Essex County 1854 - 1954. Toronto: Ryerson Press. 
  • Nader, George (1975). Cities of Canada: volume=I: Theoretical, Historical and Planning Perspectives. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada. 
  • Nader, George (1976). Cities of Canada: volume=II: Profiles of Fifteen Metropolitan Centres. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada. 
  • Nicol, Eric (1978). Vancouver. Toronto: Doubleday Canada Ltd. 
  • Raddall, Thomas H. (1971). Halifax: Warden of the North. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited. 
  • Roberts, Leslie (1969). Montreal: From Mission Colony to World City. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada. 
  • Woods, Shirley E. (1980). Ottawa: The Capital of Canada. Toronto: Doubleday Canada Ltd. 

Aboriginal[edit]

Bibliographies
History

Prior to 1763[edit]

1763-1867[edit]

1867-1920[edit]

First World War homefront[edit]

  • Armstrong, Elizabeth H. (1937) The Crisis of Quebec, 1914-1918 (1937)
  • Bartholomew, Robert. (1998). “Phantom German air raids on Canada: War hysteria in Quebec and Ontario during the First World War,” Canadian Military History 7#4 pp: 29-36.
  • Bliss, Michael. (1981). “War business as usual: Canadian munitions production, 1914-18,” in: N.F. Dreisziger, ed., Mobilization for total war: The Canadian, American and British experience, 1914-1918, 1939-1945 (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) pp, 43-56.
  • Boudreau, J.A. (1964) "Western Canada’s 'Enemy Aliens' in World War One," Alberta Historical Review (1964), 12#1 pp:1-9
  • Bray, Matthew. (1980) "Fighting as an ally: The English-Canadian patriotic response to the Great War," Canadian Historical Review (1980) 61#2 pp: 141-168.
  • Brown, Robert Craig. (1971) "'Whither are we being pushed?’: Political leadership in Canada during World War I," in: J.L. Granatstein and R.D. Cudd, eds., War and society in North America (Thomas Nelson & Sons. 1971)
  • Busch, Briton C., ed. (2003) Canada and the Great War (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003)
  • Christie, Norm. (2003) The Newfoundlanders in the Great War, 1916-1918 (Ottawa: CEF Books, 2003)
  • Cook, Tim. (2012) Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada’s World Wars (Allen Lane, 2012)
  • Dempsey, L. James. (1983). "The Indians and World War One,” Alberta History 31#3 pp: 1-8.
  • Fisher, Susan. (2011). Boys and girls in No Man’s Land: English-Canadian children and the First World War. (Toronto: U. of Toronto Press).
  • Glassford, Sarah and Amy Shaw (eds.) (2012). A sisterhood of suffering and service: Women and girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War. (Vancouver: U. of British Columbia Press).
  • Granatstein, J.L and J.M. Hitsman. (1977). Broken promises: A history of conscription in Canada. Oxford: Oxford University Press).
  • Heron, Craig, ed. (1998). The workers’ revolt in Canada, 1917-1925 (Toronto: U. of Toronto Press)
  • Humphries, Mark Osborne. (2005). "The horror at home: The Canadian military and the 'Great' Influenza Pandemic of (1918),” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 16#1 pp: 235-260.
  • Keshen, Jeffery. (1996). Propaganda and censorship during Canada's Great War. (Edmonton: U. of Alberta Press).
  • Keith, Arthur Berriedale (1921). War government of the British dominions.  First World War
  • MacKenzie, David, ed. (2005) Canada and the First World War (2005) 16 essays by leading scholars
  • Maroney, Paul. (1996). "The great adventure: The context and ideology of recruiting in Ontario, 1914-1917,” Canadian Historical Review 77#1 pp: 62-98.
  • Miller, Ian Hugh Maclean. (2002). Our glory and our grief: Torontonians and the Great War. (Toronto: U. of Toronto Press).
  • Morton, Desmond and Glenn Wright. (1987). Winning the second battle: Canadian veterans and the return to civilian life, 1915-1930. (Toronto: U. of Toronto Press).
  • Morton, Desmond and J.L. Granatstein. (1989). Marching to Armageddon: Canadians and the Great War 1914-1919. (Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys)
  • Morton, Desmond, and J. L. Granatstein. (1989) Marching to Armageddon: Canadians and the Great War 1914-1919 (1989), the standard survey
  • Morton, Desmond. (1980). "’Kicking and complaining’: Demobilization riots in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1918-19,” Canadian Historical Review, 61#3 pp: 334-60.
  • Morton, Desmond. (1982). A peculiar kind of politics: Canada’s overseas ministry in the First World War. (Toronto: U. of Toronto Press).
  • Morton, Desmond. (2004). Fight or pay: Soldiers’ families in the Great War. (Vancouver: U. of British Columbia Press).
  • Moss, Mark. (2001). Manliness and militarism: Educating young boys in Ontario for War. (Oxford University Press).
  • Naylor, Thomas. (1981). "The Canadian state, the accumulation of capital and the Great War,” Journal of Canadian Studies, 16#3 pp: 26-56.
  • O’Brien, Mike. (2011). "Producers versus profiteers: The politics of class in Newfoundland during the First World War,” Acadiensis 40#1 pp: 45-69.
  • Pitsula, James M. (2009). For all we have and are: Regina and the experience of the Great War. (Winnipeg: U. of Manitoba Press).
  • Read, Daphne. (1978). The Great War and Canadian society: An oral history. (Toronto: New Hogtown Press).
  • Shaw, Amy J. (2009). Crisis of conscious: Conscientious objection in Canada during the First World War. (Vancouver: U. of British Columbia Press).
  • Shaw, Amy J. and Sarah Carlene Glassford, eds. (2012). A sisterhood of suffering and service: Women and girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War. (Vancouver: U. of British Columbia Press).
  • Shaw, Amy J. (2009), Crisis of conscience: conscientious objection in Canada during the First World War, UBC Press, ISBN 978-0-7748-1593-2 
  • Socknat, Thomas. (1987). Witness against war: Pacifism in Canada, 1900-1945 (Toronto: U. of Toronto Press).
  • Swyripa, Frances and John Herd Thompson, eds. (1983). Loyalties in conflict: Ukrainians in Canada during the Great War. (Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies/ U. of Alberta Press).
  • Theobald, Andrew. (2008). The bitter harvest of war: New Brunswick and the conscription crisis of 1917. (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions)
  • Thompson, John Herd. (1976). "Permanently wasteful but immediately profitable: Prairie agriculture and the Great War,” Canadian Historical Association Historical Papers, pp 193-56
  • Thompson, John Herd. (1978). The harvests of war: The Prairie West, 1914-1918. (Oxford University Press) (orig. published by McClelland and Stewart, Toronto).
  • Tough, David. (2012). "'The rich... should give to such an extent that it will hurt’: ‘Conscription of wealth’ and political modernism in the parliamentary debate on the (1917 Income War Tax,” Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 98(3), 382-407.
  • Vance, Jonathan F. (2011). Maple Leaf Empire: Canada, Britain, and two World Wars. (Toronto: Oxford University Press)
  • Walker, James. S.G. (1989). "Race and recruitment in World War I: Enlistment of visible minorities in the Canadian Expeditionary Force,” Canadian Historical Review, 70#1 pp: 1-26.
  • Winegard, Timothy C. (2011). For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War (Winnipeg: U. of Manitoba Press).
  • Wood, James A. (2010). Militia myths: Ideas of the Canadian citizen soldier, 1896-1921. (Vancouver: U. of British Columbia Press).

Historiography and memory[edit]

1921-1957[edit]

Overviews
Specific

Since 1957[edit]

Overviews
Specific

Contemporary[edit]

Military history[edit]

First World War[edit]

  • Cook, Tim. "'Literary memorials': The Great War regimental histories, 1919-1939," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association (2002) 13#1 pp: 167-190.
  • Cook, Tim. "The madman and the butcher: Sir Sam Hughes, Sir Arthur Currie, and their war of reputations," Canadian Historical Review (2004) 85#4 pp 693-719.
  • Copp, Terry. (2005). "The military effort, 1914-1918,” in: David MacKenzie, ed. Canada and the First World War. (Toronto: U. of Toronto Press), 35-61.
  • Dancocks, Daniel G. (1985). Sir Arthur Currie: A biography. (Toronto: Methuen)
  • Dancocks, Daniel G. (1986). Legacy of Valour: The Canadians at Passchendaele. (Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers.
  • Dancocks, Daniel G. (1988). Welcome to Flanders Fields, the first Canadian battle of the Great War: Ypres, 1915. (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.
  • Duguid, A.F. (1938). Official history of the Canadian forces in the Great War, 1914-1919. Vol. 1. (Ottawa: King’s Printer.
  • Evans Shaw, Susan. (2011). Canadians at war: A guide to the battlefields of World War I. (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions)
  • Freeman, Bill and Richard Nielson. (1999). Far from home: Canadians in the First World War. (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
  • Granatstein, J.L. (2004). Hell’s corner: An illustrated history of Canada’s Great War 1914-1918. Vancouver/(Toronto: Douglas and McIntyre)
  • Gray, David. (2012). "Carrying Canadian troops: The story of RMS Olympic as a First World War troopship,” Canadian Military History, Vol. 11(1), 54-70.
  • Hadley, Michael L. and Roger Sarty. (1991). Tin-pots and pirate ships: Canadian naval forces and German sea raiders, 1880-1918. (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press).
  • Haycock, Ronald G. (1986). Sam Hughes: The public career of a controversial Canadian, 1885-1916. (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).
  • Hayes, Geoffrey, Andrew Iarocci and Mike Bechthold. eds. (2007). Vimy Ridge: A Canadian reassessment. (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press).
  • Hyatt, A.M.J. (1987). General Sir Arthur Currie: A military biography (Toronto. U. of Toronto Press).
  • Iarocci, Andrew, and Mike Bechthold, eds. Vimy Ridge: A Canadian reassessment (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press)
  • Iarocci, Andrew. (2009). "On the threshold of modernity: Canadian horsepower on the Western Front, 1914-18,” Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research pp 59-83.
  • Macphail, Andrew. (1925). Official history of the Canadian forces in the Great War, 1914-19. The Medical Services, ((Ottawa: King’s Printer)
  • Morton, Desmond. (1979). "Junior but sovereign allies’: The transformation of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918,” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 8#1 pp: 56-67.
  • Morton, Desmond. (1992). Silent battle: Canadian prisoners of war in Germany, 1914-1919. (Toronto: Lester Publishing.
  • Morton, Desmond. (1993). When your number’s up: The Canadian soldier in the First World War. (Toronto: Random House of Canada)
  • Morton, Desmond. (2007). A military history of Canada. (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.)
  • Morton, Desmond and J.L. Granatstein. (1989). Marching to Armageddon: Canadians and the Great War 1914-1919. (Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys)
  • Wise, Sydney F. (1980). Canadian airmen and the First World War: The official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force (Vol. 1) (Toronto: U. of Toronto Press). (Also published in French under the title: Les aviateurs canadiens dans la Première Guerre mondiale)

Official histories[edit]

Economic history[edit]

General[edit]

Business history[edit]

  • Bliss, Michael. Northern Enterprise: Five Centuries of Canadian Business. McClelland and Stewart, (1987).
  • Fleming, Keith R. Power at Cost: Ontario Hydro and Rural Electrification, 1911-1958. McGill-Queen's U. Press, (1992). 326 pp.
  • Frost, James D. Merchant princes: Halifax's first family of finance, ships, and steel (2003)
  • Klassen, Henry C. A Business History of Alberta (1999) 362 pp.
  • Kottman, Richard N. "Herbert Hoover and the Smoot–Hawley Tariff: Canada, A Case Study", Journal of American History (1975), 62#3 pp 609–635 in JSTOR
  • Laxer, Gordon. Open for Business: The Roots of Foreign Ownership in Canada. (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1989).
  • Lingenfelter, Richard E., ed. The Mining West: A Bibliography & Guide to the History & Literature of Mining in the American & Canadian West. 2 vol Scarecrow, 2003. 1550 pp
  • McDonald, Judith; O'Brien, Anthony Patrick; Callahan, Colleen. "Trade Wars: Canada's Reaction to the Smoot–Hawley Tariff", Journal of Economic History (1997), 57#4 pp 802–826, in JSTOR
  • Myers, Gustavus (1972), A history of Canadian wealth, Lewis and Samuel online, on the super-rich
  • Naylor, Tom. The History of Canadian Business. 1867-1914 2 vol (1976)
  • Porter, John. "Concentration of Economic Power and the Economic Elite in Canada," The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, Vol. 22, No. 2 (May, 1956), pp. 199–220
  • Roberts, David. In the Shadow of Detroit: Gordon M. McGregor, Ford of Canada, and Motoropolis. Wayne State U. Press, 2006. 320 pp.
  • Santink, Joy L. Timothy Eaton and the Rise of His Department Store. U. of Toronto Press, 1990. 319 pp.
  • Taylor, Graham D. and Peter Baskerville. A Concise History of Business in Canada (1994)
  • Watts, George. The Bank of Canada: Origins and Early History (Carleton University Press, 1993)
  • Williams, Glen. Not for Export: The International Competitiveness of Canadian Manufacturing. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 3rd edition, 1994.

Energy[edit]

Labour[edit]

Railways[edit]

Technology[edit]

Political and legal[edit]

Cultural history, popular culture[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Axelrod, Paul. The Promise of Schooling: Education in Canada, 1800-1914 (1997)
  • Burke, Sara Z., and Patrice Milewski, eds. Schooling in Transition: Readings in Canadian History of Education (2012) 24 articles by experts
  • Di Mascio, Anthony. The Idea of Popular Schooling in Upper Canada: Print Culture, Public Discourse, and the Demand for Education (McGill-Queen's University Press; 2012) 248 pages; building a common system of schooling in the late-18th and early 19th centuries.
  • Gidney, R.D. and W.P.J. Millar. How Schools Worked: Public Education in English Canada, 1900-1940 (2011) 552pp; additional details
  • Harris, Robin S. A history of higher education in Canada, 1663-1960 (1976)

Sports[edit]

Social, ethnicity, religion, and population[edit]

Women, gender, family[edit]

Historiography and guides to the scholarly literature[edit]

  • See also List of Canadian historians
  • Artibise, Alan F. J., ed. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Canadian Society: A Guide to the Literature. (1990). 156 pp.
  • Berger, Carl. Writing Canadian History: Aspects of English Canadian Historical Writing since 1900, 2nd edition (1986)
  • Berger, Carl, ed. Contemporary Approaches to Canadian Writing (1987)
  • Bliss, Michael. "Privatizing the Mind: The Sundering of Canadian History, the Sundering of Canada," Journal of Canadian Studies 26 (Winter 1991-92): 5-17
  • Brandt, Gail Cuthbert. "National Unity and the Politics of Political History," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 3 (1992): 3-11
  • Dick, Lyle. "A Growing Necessity for Canada: W. L. Morton's Centenary Series and the Forms of National History, 1955-80," The Canadian Historical Review 82, No. 2 (June 2001), 223-252.
  • Edwards, Justin D.l and Douglas Ivison. Downtown Canada: Writing Canadian Cities (2005)
  • Gagnon, Serge. Quebec and its Historians: 1840 to 1920 (English ed. 1982; French ed. 1978)
  • Gagnon, Serge. Quebec and its Historians: The Twentieth Century (English ed. 1985)
  • Glassford, Larry A. "The Evolution of 'New Political History' in English-Canadian Historiography: From Cliometrics to Cliodiversity." American Review of Canadian Studies. 32#3 (2002).
  • Granatstein, J. L. Who Killed Canadian History? (2000)
  • Granatstein, J. L. A Reader's Guide to Canadian History: Confederation to the Present (1982)
  • Kealey, Gregory S. "Class in English-Canadian Historical Writing: Neither Privatizing, Nor Sundering," Journal of Canadian Studies 27 (Summer 1992):
  • Kealey, Linda, Ruth Pierson, Joan Sangster, and Veronica Strong-Boag. "Teaching Canadian History in the 1990s: Whose 'National' History Are We Lamenting?," Journal of Canadian Studies 27 (Summer 1992):
  • Muise, D. A. ed., A Reader's Guide to Canadian History: i, Beginnings to Confederation (1982); historiography
    • Granatstein, Jack, ed. A Reader's Guide to Canadian History: Confederation to the Present v2 (1982); historiography
  • Osborne, Ken. "'Our History Syllabus Has Us Gasping': History in Canadian Schools--Past, Present, and Future," The Canadian Historical Review 81 (September 2000):
  • Parr, Joy. "Gender History and Historical Practice," The Canadian Historical Review 76 (September 1995): 354-376
  • Taylor, M. Brook, ed. Canadian History: A Reader's Guide. Vol. 1. Doug Owram, ed. Canadian History: A Reader's Guide. Vol. 2. Toronto: 1994. historiography
  • Rudin, Ronald. Making History in Twentieth Century Quebec (1997)
  • Schultz, John. ed. Writing About Canada: A Handbook for Modern Canadian History (1990),
  • Strong-Boag, Veronica, Mona Gleason, and Adele Perry. Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History (2003)
  • Strong-Boag, Veronica. "Contested Space: The Politics of Canadian Memory," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 5 (1994): 3-16
  • Warkentin, John, ed. So Vast and Various: Interpreting Canada’s Regions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (2010); looks at 150 years of writings about Canada’s regions.
  • Wright, Donald. The Professionalization of History in English Canada (2005) 280pp
  • Wyile, Herb (2007). Speaking in The Past Tense: Canadian Novelists on Writing Historical Fiction (2007 ed.). Wilfrid Laurier University Press. ISBN 978-0-88920-511-6. 

Primary sources[edit]

Historical statistics[edit]

  • Statistics Canada. Historical Statistics of Canada. 2d ed., Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 1983.
  • Canada Year Book (CYB) annual 1867-1967
  • Cantril, Hadley and Mildred Strunk, eds. Public Opinion, 1935-1946 (1951), massive compilation of many public opinion polls from Canada and USA
  • Statistics Canada (October 27, 2010). Canada Year Book. Ottawa: Federal Publications (Queen of Canada). Catalogue no 11-402-XPE. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]