Bibliography of Canadian provinces and territories

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An enlargeable map of Canada, showing its ten provinces and three territories.

This is a bibliography of works on the Provinces and territories of Canada.

Provinces and territories[edit]


British Columbia[edit]


New Brunswick[edit]

Further information: Bibliography of New Brunswick
  • McNutt, W.S. New Brunswick: A history: 1784-1867 MacMillan, 1963 (still the standard history). 496 pp.
  • MacFarlane, William G. New Brunswick Bibliography: The books and writers of the province. Saint John, 1895.

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Nova Scotia[edit]

Further information: Bibliography of Nova Scotia


  • Beckett, Harry (2001). Ontario. Weigl. ISBN 978-1-894705-04-2. 
  • Craig, Gerald M Upper Canada: the formative years 1784-1841 McClelland and Stewart, 1963, the standard history online edition
  • Craven, Paul, ed. Labouring Lives: Work and Workers in Nineteenth-Century Ontario (University of Toronto Press, 1995)
  • Dunham, Eileen Political unrest in Upper Canada 1815-1836 McClelland and Stewart, 1963.
  • Errington, Jane The Lion, the Eagle, and Upper Canada: A Developing Colonial Ideology McGill-Queen's University Press, 1987.
  • Drummond, Ian M. Progress Without Planning: The Economic History of Ontario from Confederation to the Second World War (1987)
  • Montigny, Edgar-André; Chambers,, Anne Lorene (2000). Ontario since Confederation: a reader. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-4444-1. 
  • Schull, Joseph. Ontario since 1867 (1978) 400pp; general survey emphasizing politics
  • Whitcomb, Dr. Ed. A Short History of Ontario. (Ottawa. From Sea To Sea Enterprises, 2006) ISBN 0-9694667-6-5. 79 pp.
  • White, Randall (1985). Ontario, 1610-1985: a political and economic history. Dundurn Press. ISBN 0-919670-98-9. , general survey emphasizing politics

Prince Edward Island[edit]

  • Whitcomb, Dr. Ed. A Short History of Prince Edward Island Ottawa. From Sea To Sea Enterprises, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9865967-1-1. 56 pp.



Northwest Territories[edit]



History by region[edit]


  • Beck, J. Murray. The Government of Nova Scotia (1957), a standard history
  • Beck, J. Murray. Politics of Nova Scotia. vol 2: 1896-1988. (1985) 438 pp
  • Cadigan, Sean T. Newfoundland and Labrador: A History U. of Toronto Press, 2009. Standard scholarly history
  • Choyce, Lesley. Nova Scotia: Shaped by the Sea. A Living History. (1996). 305 pp.
  • Faragher, John Mack. A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland(2005), 562 p.
  • Fay, C. R.; Life and Labour in Newfoundland University of Toronto Press, 1956
  • Gwyn, Julian. Excessive Expectations: Maritime Commerce and the Economic Development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870(1998) 291 pp.
  • Harris, Leslie. Newfoundland and Labrador: A Brief History (1968)
  • MacKay; R. A. Newfoundland; Economic, Diplomatic, and Strategic Studies Oxford University Press, (1946)
  • Rowe, Frederick. History of Newfoundland and Labrador (1980).
  • Smallwood, Joseph, ed. The Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador (2nd ed. 1984), 2 vol.; also cd-rom edition
  • Whitelaw, William Menzies; The Maritimes and Canada before Confederation (1934) online

Prairies and BC[edit]

  • Archer, John H. Saskatchewan: A History. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1980. 422 pp.
  • Barman, Jean. The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia U. of Toronto Press, 1991. 430pp
  • Barnhart, Gordon L., ed. Saskatchewan Premiers of the Twentieth Century. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Center, 2004. 418 pp.
  • Bocking, D. H., ed. Pages from the Past: Essays on Saskatchewan History. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1979. 299 pp.
  • Boswell, Randy. Province with a Heart: Celebrating 100 Years in Saskatchewan (2005) 224pp, popular history excerpts and text search
  • Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (2006) from U. of Regina Canadian Plains Research Center, (2005); 1071pp in print edition; article by experts on a very wide range of topics
  • Francis, Daniel, ed. Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Madeira Park, B.C.: Harbour, 2000. 806 pp.
  • Friesen, Gerald. The Canadian Prairies: A History (2nd ed. 1987)
  • Griffin, Harold. Radical Roots: The Shaping of British Columbia. Vancouver: Commonwealth Fund, 1999.
  • Heritage Community Foundation. Alberta Online Encyclopedia, online 2009, a short encyclopedia
  • Johnston, Hugh, ed. The Pacific Province: A History of British Columbia. (Douglas & McIntyre, 1996). 352 pp.
  • Loewen, Royden. "On the Margin or in the Lead: Canadian Prairie Historiography," Agricultural History 73, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 27-45. in JSTOR
  • MacGregor, James A. A History of Alberta. Edmonton, Alta.: Hurtig, 1972. 335 pp.
  • McGillivray, Brett. Geography of British Columbia: People and Landscapes in Transition (U. of British Columbia Press, 2000). 235pp
  • Ormsby, Margaret A. British Columbia: A History (Macmillan, 1958) online edition
  • Palmer, Howard. Alberta: A New History (1999), standard survey by leading historian
  • Pitsula, James M. "Disparate Duo" Beaver 2005 85(4): 14-24, a comparison of Saskatchewan with Alberta, Fulltext in EBSCO
  • Porter, Jene M., ed. Perspectives of Saskatchewan (University of Manitoba Press, 2009.) Pp. 377, 18 essays by scholars in several disciplines
  • Richards, J. Howard and K.I. Fung, eds. Atlas of Saskatchewan (1969)
  • Waiser, Bill. Saskatchewan: A New History (2005), 563 pp. a major scholarly survey
  • Wardhaugh, Robert A., ed. Toward Defining the Prairies: Region, Culture, and History. (2001). 234 pp.
  • Woodcock, George. British Columbia: A History of the Province. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1990. 288 pp.

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