Newfoundland History

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A Class Act: An Illustrated History of the Labour Movement in Newfoundland and Labrador
Gillespie, Bill
Gillespie records the men and women who struggled within an economic system they did not control to improve the lives of their families and their class.
A History of the Newfoundland Status of Women Council: 1972-75.
Goundrey, Shirley
This history is a resume of the activities of one group of women who have been involved in the women's movement in St. John's since the spring of 1972.
Masterless Men of Newfoundland: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
A legendary outlaw society of men escaping press gangs, Royal Navy deserters and runaway indentured servants from Newfoundland fishing plantations.
More Incredible than Fiction
The story of the St. Lawrence community recounts the working past of a small Newfoundland coastal town.
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...

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Wikipedia article
The Beothuk were an indigenous people based on the island of Newfoundland.
Canada Rediscovered
McGhee, Robert
Robert McGhee descirbes wat we know about early European explorations of what is now Canada - Irish, Norse, English Portuguese, French, Spanish - as well as the early Europeans' interactions with the ...
Wikipedia article
Demasduit (c. 1796 – January 8, 1820) was a Beothuk woman, one of the last of her people on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.
Dictionary of Canadian Place Names
Rayburn, Alan
Includes 6,200 names of Canadian cities, towns, lakes, rivers, national parks, mountains, capes, channels and bays.
A History and Ethnography of the Beothuk
Marshall, Ingeborg
The Beothuk, the aboriginal inhabitants of Newfoundland, were hunters, gatherers, and fishers who moved seasonally between the coast and the interior. With the influx of European settlements and fishe...
Labrador Days
Tales of the Sea Toilers
Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason
Mount Cashel Orphanage
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The Mount Cashel Orphanage was a Canadian orphanage that was operated by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
SS Newfoundland was a sealing ship which lost 78 sealers on the ice during extreme weather conditions in March 1914 which claimed lives from three sealing ships in an event known as the 1914 Newfoundl...
Newfoundland War Brides
Hann, Marion; Crosbie-Marshall, Lin
Lin Crosbie-Marshall discusses courtship and cultural connections with four Corner Brook women who left Scotland over 60 years ago, and followed their soldier husbands to western Newfoundland.
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Shanawdithit (ca. 1801 – June 6, 1829), was the last known living member of the Beothuk people of Newfoundland.
The Voice of Newfoundland
A Social History of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, 1939-1949
Webb, Jeff A.
Explores the roles that radio played in society and culture during a vibrant and pivotal time in Newfoundland's history, and demonstrates how the broadcaster's decision to air political debates was pi...