RICH: Reprints in Canadian History

A collection of classic studies that have been edited and annotated for contemporary audiences, this series keeps the very best in Canadian historical research available to the informed reader.


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A Heritage of Light: Lamps and Lighting in the Early Canadian Home
A Heritage of Light: Lamps and Lighting in the Early Canadian Home
By Loris Russell
A Heritage of Light is of equal importance to collectors and historians in the United States and Canada. This newly reprinted edition of Russell's classic 1968 study has a new introduction by Janet Holmes.

Published Mar 2003
The Empire of the St. Lawrence: A Study in Commerce and Politics
The Empire of the St. Lawrence: A Study in Commerce and Politics
By Donald Creighton
Introduction by Christopher H. Moore

Creighton examines the trading system that developed along the St. Lawrence River and argues that the exploitation of key staple products by colonial merchants along the St. Lawrence River system was key to Canada’s economic and national development.

Published Dec 2002
A Prophet in Politics: A Biography of J.S. Woodsworth
A Prophet in Politics: A Biography of J.S. Woodsworth
By Kenneth McNaught, introduced by Allen Mills

McNaught details the life, work, and principles of J.S Woodsworth and shows the powerful moral and political force that the pacifist, Methodist thinker exerted on Canadian politics.

Published Dec 2001
John A. Macdonald: The Young Politician. The Old Chieftain
John A. Macdonald: The Young Politician. The Old Chieftain
By Donald Creighton and P.B. Waite

John A. Macdonald’s flamboyant personality dominated Canadian public life from the years preceding Confederation to the end of the 19th century. ‘Probably the greatest Canadian biography yet published in English’ – Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

Published Apr 1998
The Black Loyalists: The Search for a Promised Land in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone, 1783-1870
The Black Loyalists: The Search for a Promised Land in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone, 1783-1870
By James W. St. G. Walker

James Walker documents their experience in Canada, following them across the Atlantic as they became part of a unique colonial experiment in Sierra Leone.

Published Feb 1993