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Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers

“An original source of living history about the civil rights movement.” Stacey J. White, Mississippi Valley State University “a meticulous, second to none look…” Esther Callens, The Birmingham Times In June 1964 young black and white civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as… Read more »

The Franz Boas Enigma

Foreword by Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt “… Franz Boas has remained an enigma, so misunderstood as a person and so often misrepresented as an anthropologist.” William S. Willis, Jr. How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic… Read more »

The Question of Separatism

Baraka Books proudly offers readers a new edition of her third, least-known book to mark that anniversary. Undeniably a genius on urban issues, Jane Jacobs also grappled with the question of nations and political sovereignty. Out of print since the mid 80s, The Question of Separatism, Quebec and the struggle over sovereignty now includes a… Read more »

Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

“… essential reading.” Edward S. Herman An accepted narrative holds that horrible Rwandan Hutu génocidaires planned and executed a satanic scheme to eliminate nearly a million Tutsis after a mysterious plane crash killed the former president of Rwanda on April 6, 1994. Yet former UN Secretary General Boutros-Ghali says, “the Rwandan genocide was 100 percent… Read more »

The Adventures of Radisson 1

Spring 1651: a young man from Paris lands in Trois-Rivières on the St. Lawrence River. Within weeks, the course of his life changes drastically. Iroquois braves capture him. Pierre-Esprit Radisson, then 15 years old, begins a new life. Canoeing rivers and lakes and portaging over mountains, Radisson’s captors take him to distant lands. First they… Read more »

21 Days in October

“… an excellent book for discussion in social science and history lessons that relate to Quebec. Favre’s writing moves at a quick pace, and expertly conveys many ideas and issues.” Caroline Chung, Resource Links, Connecting Classrooms, Librairies & Canadian Learning Resources. It’s before dawn in Montreal on October 16, 1970. Gaétan is finishing his shift… Read more »

I Hate Hockey

“the literary equivalent of a sudden death shootout”, The Hockey Writers. “McCambridge’s excellent translation retains the prolific Québécois author’s tight narrative and biting voice… powerful.” Publishers Weekly, April 2012, More.. “I hate hockey!” is the first and last sentence in this novel that offers a great take on our love-hate relationship with hockey. Narrator Antoine… Read more »

The Riot that Never Was

“The Riot that Never Was provides a striking portrayal of mid-nineteenth-century Montreal: the vigorous debates that raged in Patriote and Conservative newspapers, the hot fighting during elections that often degenerated into open conflict between the Canadiens, the Irish, and the English, and the recurrent epidemics like the cholera epidemic in 1832. (…) Jackson brilliantly establishes… Read more »

The First Jews in North America

“Vaugeois’s fascinating account, amply illustrated by archival documents, is a valuable contribution to the history of Quebec, Canada and minority-majority relations.” The Montreal Gazette (7 July 2012) “This is a fine translation… Verdict: A significant contribution to our understanding of this period from the perspective of a family espousing a minority faith. Non-French-reading students of… Read more »

A People’s History of Quebec

This lively guide to Quebec history tells the fascinating story of the settlement of the St. Lawrence River Valley over nearly 500 years. But it also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who travelled, mapped, and inhabited most of North America, and embrothered the peoples they met. Combining vast research and great… Read more »