Bibliography of New Brunswick

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This is a bibliography of notable works on New Brunswick, Canada.



  • 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.


  • Belliveau, Edward. Running Far In: Story of Shediac. Hantsport: Lancelot Press, 1977. 262 pp.
  • Bowser, Reginald B. Dorchester Island and Related Areas. Self-published, 1986. 179 pp.
  • Cooney, R. A compendious history of the northern part of the province of New Brunswick and of the District of Gaspé in Lower Canada. Halifax: Joseph Howe, 1832.
  • Hebb, Ross N. Quaco - St. Martins: A brief history. Fredericton: Quaco / Springhill Press, 1997. 162 pp.
  • Larracy, Edward. Chocolate River: a Story of the Petitcodiac River. Hantsport: Lancelot Press, 1985. 254 pp.
  • Milner, W.C. History of Sackville. Tribune Press, 1934 (reprinted several times thereafter). 172 pp.
  • Machum, Lloyd A. A History of Moncton: Town and City 1885-1965, The City of Moncton., 1965
  • Mowat, Grace Helen. The Diverting History of a Loyalist Town: A portrait of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Fredericton: Brunswick Press, 1953 (reprinted 1976). 152 pp.
  • Nowlan, Alden, Campobello: The Outer Island. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1975.
  • Trueman, Howard. The Chignecto Isthmus: And its first settlers. Toronto: William Briggs, 1902 (reprinted by Mika Publishing, Belleville, 1975). 278 pp.
  • Ward, Jeffrey P. Head of the Bay: A history of the Maringouin Peninsula, Bay of Fundy, Canada, Sackville: Tantramar Heritage Trust, 2009, 240 pp.

Special topics[edit]

  • Campey, Lucille H. Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada (2010)
  • Campey, Lucille H. With Axe and Bible: The Scottish Pioneers of New Brunswick, 1784-1874 (Dundurn, 2007)
  • Cunningham, Robert, and John B. Prince. Tamped Clay and Saltmarsh Hay (Artifacts of New Brunswick). Brunswick Press 1976. 280 pp.
  • Facey-Crowther, David. The New Brunswick Militia, 1787-1867. New Brunswick Historical Society / New Ireland Press, 1990. 191 pp.
  • Ganong, W. F. A Monograph on the Place-Nomenclature of the Province of New Brunswick Toronto: Copp-Clark. 1896
  • Leroux, John. Building New Brunswick: An architectural history. Fredericton: Goose Lane, 2008. 310 pp.
  • Martin, Gwen L., Gesner's Dream: The trials and triumphs of early mining in New Brunswick, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum - New Brunswick Branch, 2003. 328 pp.
  • Toner, Peter M. New Ireland Remembered: Historical Essays on the Irish in New Brunswick. Fredericton: New Ireland Press, 1988. 188 pp.


  • Lawrence, Joseph Wilson. The Judges of New Brunswick and their Times Fredericton: Acadiensis, 1985 (reprinted from several issues of Acadiensis between 1905 and 1907, having been written in the 1880s). 552 pp.

Pre 1784[edit]

Prior to 1784, New Brunswick was a part of Nova Scotia, and before that, of Acadia. It was originally settled by the Mi'Kmaq and Maliseet tribes.


  • Gwyn, Julian. Excessive Expectations: Maritime Commerce and the Economic Development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870 McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998. 291 pp.
  • Whitelaw, William Menzies; The Maritimes and Canada before Confederation (1934) online

Pre-Columbian era[edit]

Acadian era (1604-1755)[edit]

  • Brebner, John Bartlet. New England's Outpost: Acadia before the conquest of Canada. New York: Columbia University Press, 1927. 291 pp.
  • Faragher, John Mack. A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland New York: W.W. Norton, 2005. 562 pp.
  • Griffiths, Naomi. E. S. From Migrant to Acadian, 1604-1755: A North American Border People. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2004.
  • Hand, Chris M., The Siege of Fort Beausejour, Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions and the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, 2004. 109 pp.
  • Lanctôt, Léopold. L'Acadie des Origines, 1603-1771 Montreal: Fleuve, 1988. 234 pp.
  • LeBlanc, Ronnie-Gilles (2005). Du Grand Dérangement à la Déportation: Nouvelles Perspectives Historiques. Moncton: Université de Moncton, 465 pages (book in French and English)
  • Reid, John G. et al. The "Conquest" of Acadia, 1710: Imperial, Colonial, and Aboriginal Constructions. University of Toronto Press, 2004. 297 pp.

Foreign Protestants (1753-1766)[edit]

  • Bell, Winthrop P. The "Foreign Protestants" and the Settlement of Nova Scotia: The History of a Piece of Arrested British Colonial Policy in the Eighteenth Century. (1961). reprint Fredericton, N.B.: Acadiensis for Mount Allison U., Cen. for Can. Studies, 1990. 673 pp.
  • Hempel, Rainer L. New Voices on the Shores: Early Pennsylvania German Settlements in New Brunswick. Toronto: German-Canadian Historical Association, 2000.486 pp.

New England Planters (1759-1766)[edit]

  • Brebner, John Bartlet. The Neutral Yankees of Nova Scotia: A Marginal Colony During the Revolutionary Years (1937)
  • Clarke, Ernest. The Siege of Fort Cumberland: An episode in the American Revolution. McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995. 302 pp.
  • Conrad, Margaret, ed. They Planted Well: New England Planters in Maritime Canada. Fredericton: Acadiensis, 1988. 321 pp.
  • Conrad, Margaret, ed. Making Adjustments: Change and Continuity in Planter Nova Scotia, 1759-1800. Fredericton: Acadiensis, 1991. 280 pp.
  • Conrad, Margaret, ed. Intimate Relations: Family and Community in Planter Nova Scotia, 1759-1800. Fredericton: Acadiensis, 1995. 298 pp.
  • Conrad, Margaret and Moody, Barry, ed. Planter Links: Community and Culture in Colonial Nova Scotia. Fredericton: Acadiensis, 2001. 236 pp.
  • Donald A. Desserud; "Outpost's Response: The Language and Politics of Moderation in Eighteenth-Century Nova Scotia" American Review of Canadian Studies, Vol. 29, 1999 online
  • Stewart, Gordon, and George Rawlyk, A People Highly Favoured of God: The Nova Scotia Yankees and the American Revolution. Toronto: MacMillan, 1972. 219 pp.

1784 - 1900[edit]

  • Beavan, Mrs. Francis. Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick. London: Routledge, 1845 (reprinted 1980 by Print 'n' Press, Fredericton), 142 pp.
  • Marquis, Greg. In Armageddon's Shadow: The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998. 389 pp.
  • Smith, Joshua M. Borderland Smuggling: Patriots, loyalists and illicit trade in the Northeast, 1783-1820, University Press of Florida, 2006, 160 pp.
  • Steeves, Helen Harper, The Story of Moncton's First Store and Storekeeper. Saint John: J & A. MacMillan, 1924. 178 pp.
  • Stewart, George. The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B., June 20th, 1877, Toronto: Belford Brothers, 1877. online
  • Temperley, Howard. Gubbins' New Brunswick Journals, 1811 & 1813. Fredericton: New Brunswick Heritage Publications, 1980. 92 pp.
  • Wilson, Barry K, Benedict Arnold: A traitor in our midst, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2001. 270 pp.
  • Wynn, Graeme. Timber Colony: A historical geography of early nineteenth century New Brunswick. University of Toronto Press, 1981. 224 pp.

Since 1900[edit]

  • Doyle, Arthur T. Front Benches and Back Rooms: A story of corruption, muckraking, raw partisanship and political intrigue in New Brunswick [1908 - 1935]. Toronto: Green Tree, 1976. 306 pp.
  • How, Douglas and Ralph Costello, K.C.: The biography of K.C. Irving Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1993. 400 pp.

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