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About Face

Essays on Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies of Addiction in Canada

About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies seeks to broaden the conversation around addiction in Canada. Featuring essays by a diverse group of writers, About Face … 424 View

Bottoms Up

A History of Alcohol in Newfoundland and Labrador

In 1617, Lord Falkland’s colonists in Newfoundland were instructed to bring, among other things, 20 barrels of caske (ale), 90 bushels of malt, a malt mill, 4500 pounds of hops, 1 firkin of … 272 View

No One to Tell

Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP

In 2012, Janet Merlo was among the first female RCMP officers to publicly allege she had experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination while serving in Canada’s national police … 232 View

No Place For A Woman

As a young woman, the late Ella Manuel left the busy shipping community of Lewisporte, Newfoundland, for the wider world in the 1920s, but eventually returned to the island, as a single mother, … 318 View

Out Loud

Essays on Mental Illness, Stigma & Recovery

Out Loud is a collection of more than fifty essays by people affected by mental illness. There are essays by those who have experienced mental illness themselves, by family and friends, by … 240 View

Rock Paper Sex

The Oldest Profession in Canada’s Oldest City

St. John’s is known as a flourishing port city, a cultural gem, and popular tourist destination: a picturesque city of pubs and restaurants, music and colourful houses. But a thriving sex … 232 View

The Beothuk

A history of the Beothuk of Newfoundland. Exciting in its detail, this book gives us a rare picture of a lost people whose culture was destroyed after the arrival of white settlers. This title … 88 View

The Invisibles

A History of the Royal Newfoundland Companies

During the tumultuous and often violent election riots of 1861, members of the Royal Newfoundland Companies opened fire on a crowd of rioters, killing three and wounding several others. In the … 256 View
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The Introduction outlines the questions that this anthology seeks to answer: Who suffers from addictions in Canada, How can we better understand addictions, What are the steps forward in the … 4 $0.40 Add
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In the introduction, Candow provides a brief overview of the involvement of the British military in Newfoundland throughout the 19th century. 5 $0.50 Add
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The author outlines the incident that began her interest in the voices of sex workers in St. John’s, ands describes the evolution of the project and her interactions with the individuals … 4 $0.40 Add
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The introduction outlines the arc former RCMP officer Janet Merlo’s career, and her encounters with harassment, often sexual, from male officers. The introduction charts the path of Merlo … 8 $0.80 Add