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Corner Windows and Cul-de-Sacs

At a distance, Corner Windows and Cul-De-Sacs is a study of urban growth, planning, and household reform; up close, the study reveals a much more human story. In 1942, while Newfoundland was in an active ...

Fishing Measures

By Daniel Banoub
Categories: History

Fishing Measures investigates the introduction and development of fisheries science to Newfoundland’s saltfishery between the 1880s and 1930s. It demonstrates a shift in fishing expertise and authority ...

The Foresters' Scribe

The Foresters' Scribe is the first comprehensive study of the Newfoundland Forestry Companies (NFC) of the First World War. It adds a long-overdue and essential chapter to the Great War history of Newfoundland ...

A Long Journey

Left out of the national apology and reconciliation process begun in 2008, survivors of residential schools in Labrador and Newfoundland received a formal apology from the Canadian government in 2017. ...

Robert Bond

First elected to Newfoundland’s House of Assembly in 1882, Robert Bond served as a member of government and opposition—and notably as prime minister—in an era filled with challenges that still resonate ...

Shaped by Silence

Shaped by Silence brings together the powerful stories of five women from Ireland, Canada, and Australia whose lives were shaped by forced confinement in Magdalene laundries and other institutions operated ...

Creating a University

Creating a University is a collection of memoirs by more than 30 former faculty and staff of Memorial University — a series of “MUNographies,”— about personal and professional experiences working ...

We All Expected to Die

At the end of World War I, after four years of unimaginable man-made destruction, a swiftly killing virus travelled the planet. Up to one hundred million people perished in the most lethal pandemic in ...

The Music of Our Burnished Axes

While well-known songs such as “The Badger Drive” and “Tickle Cove Pond” provide glimpses into the hard labour and rich culture of woods work in early twentieth-century Newfoundland and Labrador, ...

Sweat Equity

The lack of decent urban housing — a problem neither new nor unique to Newfoundland — was widely recognized during the twentieth century. After numerous piecemeal attempts to find a solution, a remarkable ...