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BOOK - A History of Newfoundland
By Judge D.W. Prowse
Originally published by MacMillan and Company, London, 1895
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2002, 2nd Edition 2010
A History of Newfoundland by Judge D.W. Prowse, is widely recognized as one of the finest histories written about Newfoundland and Labrador. An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the history of Newfoundland.
ISBN 1-894378-65-2 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Soe longe as there comes noe Women: Origins of English Settlement in Newfoundland
By W. Gordon Handcock.
Making available previously unknown and untapped sources of information, Hancock's book is a treasure trove for those intent on the study of Newfoundland's heritage, and it's founding families.
ISBN 1-894378-49-0 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Historic Barr'd Islands: From English Roots [Newfoundland]
By Eric R. Witcher
Published by Flanker Press Ltd, St. John's, 2011
Barr’d Islands: From English Roots is a history of early English settlement in Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, with a focus on Barr’d Islands, a small fishing community on Fogo Island. Explore the day-to-day lives of a charitable, community-minded people whose hardships were many in a time when survival from year to year was uncertain: living under the iron fist of merchant firms, subsistence farming, poverty. Also, learn of these early settlers’ faith, richness of virtue, hard-work ethic, and games and amusements shared by all in the community. Finally, this book is a genealogical treasure trove that traces many well-known Newfoundland family trees back to their English roots in the 1600s. "A genealogist's dream, with an extensive listing of just about everyone who has ever lived in Barr'd Islands."
ISBN 978-1-926881-09-6 More information
BOOK - Historic Bell Island: Dawn of First Light [Newfoundland]
By N. W. Sheppard
Published by Flanker Press Ltd, St. John's, 2011
The history of Bell Island, Newfoundland, is an amazing one of a strong and courageous people who overcame the challenge of creating a community exposed to the mighty North Atlantic Ocean. Bell Island: Dawn of First Light covers the first permanent European settlers who were attracted to the rich soil of the island and to the fish in the surrounding waters. It outlines the accidental discovery of iron ore, the growth of the mining operations to become the largest submarine mine in the Commonwealth, labour unrest and the formation of a union, the factors that led to the mine’s closure, and the tragic impact this would have on the residents. This is also the story of the equally determined women who fashioned the family home in both good and bad economic times.
ISBN 978-1-926881-36-2 More information
BOOK - Ferryland: The Colony of Avalonia [Newfoundland]
By B. D. Fardy
Published by Flanker Press Ltd, St. John's, 2005
Ferryland is one of the oldest settlements in Newfoundland and Labrador. Established in 1620 as Newfoundland’s second successful colony by Sir George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore, Ferryland was first recorded on maps as early as 1550 with the French name Forillon, meaning cape or point. Both the French and Portuguese used its safe harbour as a fishing station until the early seventeenth century, when the English became dominant in the fishery off the east coast of Newfoundland and Lord Baltimore established his Colony of Avalonia there.
ISBN 978-1-894463-78-2 More information
BOOK - The Acadians Before 1755
By Régis Brun
First edition published by Régis Brun, Moncton, 2005
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2012
What was Acadie before 1755? This book answers the question by looking at five specific regions of early Acadie: Port-Royal, the Minas Basin and Cobeguit, all of which became part of Nova Scotia at the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713; Île Royale, which remained a French possession in 1713 but became British, under the name Cape Breton, in 1763, and Chipoudie, on the Petcoudiac River, in what came to be called New Acadie by historians, and officially became New Brunswick in 1784.
ISBN 978-1-926797-55-7 (softcover) More information
BOOK - Land of the Loyalists, Their struggle to shape the Maritimes
By Janice Potter-MacKinnon
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1995
Fleeing the American Revolution, Loyalists arrived in the Maritimes driven by a dream: out of the desolate wilderness of present-day Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, they would carve a distinctive cultural and social landscape. Closer to Britain than any of the American states, and only a short sea voyage from New York, the Maritimes seemed to offer the Loyalists a fresh canvas on which to imprint their ideals. In transplanting their British sensibility, ideas of material culture, and respect for order and institutions, the Loyalist leaders attempted to establish New Ireland, a melding of rebellious New England and loyal New Scotland. (Nove Scotia). But this dream for New Ireland was never realized. The Loyalist struggle to impose material and social refinements, and to cultivate a sense of civic responsibility, was frustrated by inhospitable land, long winters, and reluctant inhabitants. Still, the Loyalist legacy is evident today throughout the Maritimes - in the architecture of towns such as Fredericton, New Brunswick and Shelburne, Nova Scotia, and in the social and political institutions of the entire region. This book explores the Loyalists' settlement patters, land distribution, and architectural efforts, as well as the Black Loyalist experience, giving a thorough and engaging look at the forces that created the Loyalist imprint in the Maritimes. ISBN 1-55109-274-3 More information
BOOK - Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada
By Lucille H. Campey
Lucille Campey studies evidence of early English settlement in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. Beginning with the Planters and Loyalists of English descent who arrived from the United States in the second half of the 18th century, she goes on to consider the growing influx directly from England after 1815 and ends with the assisted emigration schemes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including those that involved destitute children. Detailed information relating to ship crossings and settlement locations is distilled to provide new insights on how, why, and when the four Atlantic provinces came to acquire their English settlers. What attracted them? Was the rapid industrialization taking place in England a major push factor? How did trade links influence settlement locations?
ISBN 978-1-55488-748-4 (Softcover) More Information
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