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1 MAP: Ontario: 1867

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
This map, issued by A.J. Johnson in 1867, shows the area once known as Canada West. With an inset map of the Niagara River and vicinity, this map locates towns, townships, and counties, as well as railroads & important natural features.
T09 
Price: 7.95 USD

 

 

2 Road to Canada

Toronto Press, University of

924267 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
 

 

3 Saint John Fortifications

Toronto Press, University of

923732 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
La Marine: The French Colonial Soldier in Canada, 1745-1761, Andrew Gallup and Donald F. Shaffer


4 La Marine: The French Colonial Soldier in Canada, 1745-1761
Andrew Gallup and Donald F. Shaffer
(1992), 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 284 pp, Heritage Books
This work brings together information from primary and secondary sources concerning the equipment, daily life, and military service of the French colonial soldier in Canada during the final French and Indian War. Recruited in France by the Ministry of the Marine, these men were organized into independent companies-Les Compagnies Franches de la Marine-and assigned to posts throughout the French colonial empire. The marine in Canada was the only regular soldier in the colony from 1685 to 1755. His assignment to Canada was for life. After his term of service, he was expected to become a colonist. Unlike other European soldiers, the marine became part of the country in which he served. In many cases, he became as Canadian as those native born. Topics include: history, material culture, a marine's life, marine music, cannoneers-bombardiers, watercraft, and French fortifications in Canada, along with several appendices that cover such items as: the organization of a marine company in Canada, marine pay, a list of marine officers, caliber of French artillery and small arms, and Native Americans allied with the French. This book examines a military force that has been condemned or virtually ignored by historians, suggesting instead that these soldiers were an effective military force and important to the development of North America. It contains an abundance of reference material and would complement the libraries of many museums and historical sites, as well as the private collections of re-enactment enthusiasts.
G0711 
Price: 26.50 USD

 
 
Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada, Benjamin Drew, editor


5 Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada
Benjamin Drew, editor
304 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications
A book with enormous influence on twentieth-century historians
A significant work in the abolitionist crusade
Essential for students of American history and African-American studies
In the mid-1850s, Boston abolitionist Benjamin Drew visited various Canadian towns, interviewing scores of refugees from Southern slave states and taking notes of what they had to say. For reasons of safety, he protected the identity of his informants and used fictitious names. Drew's book, which followed, was an immediate response to a volume by a Boston preacher who opposed abolition. The culmination of countless fugitive slave autobiographies that preceded it, Drew's soul-stirring account stressed the well-known abuses suffered by slaves, but also offered fresh insights into the workings of the plantation system and provided a valuable depiction of fugitive life in the North and in Canada. Unabridged republication of The Refugee: A North-side View of Slavery, published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts, 1969, which was a reprint of the edition first published by Benjamin P. Jewett and Company, Canada, 1855. Revised introduction by Tilden G. Edelstein.
434486 
Price: 11.95 USD

 
Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume One, Bob Bearor


6 Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume One
Bob Bearor
(2002), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 122 pp, Heritage Books
Out of the beautiful but harsh Canadian wilderness came the rugged leaders who defended New France from Britain as those two countries struggled for control of North America. Unfortunately, the extraordinary accomplishments of these great partisan leaders often become lost in the telling of the larger story of the colonial conflicts. Volume One tells the stories of two great partisans, Jacques LeMoyne de Ste. Hélène and Charles-Michel de Langlade. Ste. Hélène led the grueling winter attack on Schenectady and battled brilliantly in the siege and battle of Quebec in 1690. The other nine LeMoyne brothers, who were some of the greatest leaders in New France's history, are also discussed in Ste. Hélène's chapter. Langlade's fame and reputation for fearlessness grew out of his roles in the 1752 attack on Pickawillany, Braddock's Defeat on the Monongahela and, ultimately, the battle for Quebec. A brief chapter on primitive trekking describes the tools and techniques that enabled the partisans to survive under the most extreme and demanding conditions. Bob Bearor received the Croix de St. Louis from his fellow reenactors in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of living history. An expert in 18th century woods warfare and survival techniques, he served as a consultant to the BBC production, "Ray Mears' Extreme Survival." This book is generously illustrated with photos and artwork, and contains a full name index.
B2068 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
 

 

7 CD: Canada During the America Revolutionary War
Bruce E. Burgoyne
2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 237 pp, Heritage Books
Troops from Hesse-Cassel, Waldeck and Ansbach-Bayreuth were sent to Howe’s command, as well as some troops from Hesse-Hanau and Anhalt-Zerbst, while troops from Hesse-Hanau, Brunswick and Anhalt-Zerbst provided the forces sent to Canada, together with some troops from Hesse-Cassel which were sent from New York to Canada, later in the war. The Brunswick troops, numbering 4,300 men, sailed for America in two divisions, one departing in late March 1776, and the other, including Von Papet, departing 31 May 1776, two weeks after the start of the journal. Von Papet was one of the Hessians ( only 600+ officers and noncommissioned officers) who remained behind in Canada when John Burgoyne began his march against the American colonists in 1777. Though only 21 years old, Von Papet was assigned the important position of brigade major. Because he kept a diary throughout his English service (all the way up to his return march to Brunswick), we have a picture of the military, social and cultural life in Canada at that time. As a very young man in a very demanding position, Von Papet records the inner reactions among his superiors with a noteworthy caution and understanding not to let his position cause him harm. As there is a scarcity of information concerning military affairs in Canada during the American Revolution, Von Papet’s journal provides much-needed insight into why Canada never became a very large fourteenth American colony.
CD3877 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada During the Old French and Indian Wars, C. Alice Baker


8 True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada During the Old French and Indian Wars
C. Alice Baker
(1896), 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 420 pp, Heritage Books
Recounts in detail the Indian attacks at Wells and York, Maine, Dover, New Hampshire, and Hatfield, Haverhill, and Deerfield, Massachusetts. Focuses on a few of the participants with extensive genealogical and biographical data. The families treated are: Baker, Nims, Otis, Plaisted, Rishworth, Rising, Sayward, Sheldon, Silver, Stockwell, Stebbins, Wheelwright, and Williams. The captives discussed in detail here are only treated briefly in the companion volume by Coleman.
B0420 
Price: 34.00 USD

 
 
The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada, Francis Parkman


9 The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada
Francis Parkman
2003, paper, index, 2 vols., paperback, Heritage Books
Destined to melt and vanish before the advancing waves of Anglo-American power, the Indians of North America saw the danger, and, led by a great and daring champion, struggled fiercely to avert it. This classic and comprehensive study examines the catalysts, personalities, places, battles and consequences of Pontiac's War. In his unique narrative style, Parkman describes the various tribes, the effect of the advance of French and English colonization, the interrelationships and rivalries, the wilderness environment, the attacks on Detroit and Michilimackinac, Bradstreet's army on the lakes, the battle of Bushy Run, and the death of Pontiac. Several appendices add interest to the narrative, including Robert Rogers' play, "Ponteach." Reprinted from the attractive "Frontenac Edition" which appeared 19 years after the first edition, this landmark 2-volume set incorporates material that was found in the intervening period, the most interesting of which were the important Bouquet and Haldimand Papers. These papers contained hundreds of letters from officers engaged in Pontiac's War, and among the startling facts which they bring to light are the proposal of the Commander-in-Chief to infect the hostile tribes with smallpox, and that of a distinguished subordinate officer to take revenge on the Indians by permitting an unrestricted sale of rum.
P2309 
Price: 38.95 USD

 

 

10 Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - New England & Maritime Canada
Mike Walker
soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2004, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications
***Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire & Vermont***
***Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia***
The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is included. The atlases are printed on quality art paper with softcover and stitch bound for ease of use at trackside, each volume provides an average of 80 maps.

Table of Contents
Past and present railroads extant and lifted.
Tunnels, bridges, yards and engine facilities.
Even hot box detectors!
With an average of 80 maps each volume includes:
Railroad identification marks, full index and much more.
745129 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 

 

11 Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada
Mike Walker
soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2006, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications
***Western Canada, includes Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Yukon***
The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is included. The atlases are printed on quality art paper with softcover and stitch bound for ease of use at trackside, each volume provides an average of 80 maps.

Table of Contents
Past and present railroads extant and lifted.
Tunnels, bridges, yards and engine facilities.
Even hot box detectors!
With an average of 80 maps each volume includes:
Railroad identification marks, full index and much more.
745198 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
Traveller's History of Canada, Robert Bothwell


12 Traveller's History of Canada
Robert Bothwell
5" x 7 3/4" • 272 pages • maps and line drawings ISBN 9781566563864 • paperback, Interlink Publishing
A Traveller's History of Canada gives a comprehensive survey of the country's past from the earliest times right through to the present. It begins with the first immigrants to arrive well over 15,000 years ago who traveled across a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska. These native cultures saw a succession of Westerners from the early, mainly unsuccessful Viking settlements, to the British and French in later centuries attempting to make life possible on what could be an inhospitable landscape. The European powers brought with them not only a thirst for land but also their own quarrels, which resulted in battles and skirmishes with each other, and with America after its independence. The battles continued into the twentieth century - but only on the cultural and language front between the French and English. The impact of the two world wars and its relationship with its brash neighbor, the U.S., are thoroughly discussed. The book is brought fully up to date with a profile of modern Canada, its successes, present difficulties and a prognosis for the new millennium.

About Author
Robert Bothwell was born in Canada, educated at Harvard and is Professor of History at the University of Toronto. He has written many books, ranging from the problems of Atomic Energy to Canadian foreign relations.

563864 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
A History of the French War, Ending in the Conquest of Canada with a Preliminary Account of the Early Attempts at Colonization and Struggles for the Possession of the Continent, Rossiter Johnson


13 A History of the French War, Ending in the Conquest of Canada with a Preliminary Account of the Early Attempts at Colonization and Struggles for the Possession of the Continent
Rossiter Johnson
(1882), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 408 pp, Heritage Books
This engaging book covers nearly every issue related to the French and Indian War, and the events that led up to it. Organized chronologically, the topics include: explorations by Cartier and Champlain; the Jesuits; interactions with Algonquins and Iroquois; La Salle; King William's War; massacres at Dover, Saco and Schenectady; Queen Anne's War and the attacks on Wells, Saco, Casco, Deerfield and Lancaster; attack on Haverhill; Father Rasle; forts at Niagara, Oswego and Crown Point; King George's War; attacks on Canso and Annapolis; La Loutre; the Siege of Louisbourg; exile of the Acadians; French posts in the Ohio Valley; Sir William Johnson; The Walking Purchase; Christopher Gist; French Attack on Picqua; George Washington; Braddock's Defeat; Battle of Lake George; Fort William Henry; Fort Ticonderoga; German Flats; Abercromby's defeat and the death of Lord Howe; capture of Forts Frontenac and Du Quesne; siege and capture of Fort Niagara; Amherst; Adventures of Rogers; the siege and capture of Quebec; deaths of Montcalm and Wolfe; surrender of Canada; Treaty of Paris, and predictions of the Revolt of the Colonies.
J1464 
Price: 31.50 USD

 
The Winning of Canada: A Chronicle of Wolfe, William Wood


14 The Winning of Canada: A Chronicle of Wolfe
William Wood
(1914), reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 182 pp, Heritage Books
Volume 11 in the Chronicles of Canada series, this book is essentially a biography of James Wolfe, the great general who led the British to victory at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia and Quebec, but succumbed to wounds received in the same battle that killed his noted adversary, Montcalm, on the Plains of Abraham. Beginning with Wolfe’s family history, this work follows the sickly boy’s growth and development into a dedicated soldier, influenced by his father and other military leaders, and shaped by experience. This work contains famous portraits of Wolfe, Pitt and Amherst, the great British commanders of the French and Indian War. It also features maps of the sieges of Louisbourg and Quebec, a view of Louisbourg in 1758, and an engraving after the famous painting of “The Death of Wolfe.”
W2344 
Price: 19.00 USD

 


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