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English 60

This research guide will give you suggestions for finding resources for your historical event/time period essay.

English 60


This guide will help you find Canadian Literature and historical research resources.  If you need any research help please email Ken Laing, Instructional Services and Digital Initiatives Librarian:


Suggested Reading List


Residential Schools

Five Little Indians – Michelle Good

Indian Horse – Richard Wagamese

In Search of April Raintree – Beatrice Mosionier

The Train - Jodie Callaghan, illustrated by Georgia Lesley

Porcupines and China Dolls  - Robert Arthur Alexie


World War Fiction

The Stone Carvers – Jane Urquhart

Generals Die in Bed: A Story from the Trenches – Charles Yale Harrison

Broken Ground – Jack Hodgins

Tell – Francis Itani

Three Day Road – Joseph Boyden

Rilla of Ingleside – L.M. Montgomery

Barometer Rising – Hugh McLennan

Deafening – Francis Itani

The Deep – Mary Swan

War Time Poetry Canada


Japanese Internment Camps

Obasan – Joy Kigawa

The Electrical Field – Kerri Sakamoto

Forgiveness: a gift from my grandparents – Mark Sakamoto

Requiem – Frances Itani

Daruma Days: A Collection of Fictionalised Biography – Terry Watada


Halifax Explosion

The Birth House – Amy McKay

Barometer Rising – Hugh Maclennan

Black Snow : A Story of Love and Destruction – Jon Tattrie

Burden of Desire – Robert Macneil


Oka Crisis

Where I Belong – Tara White

Oka Nada (poem) – Kaushalya Bannerji

Sundogs – Lee Maracle


Hippie Movement 1960s – 1970s

The Rooming House – Michael Kluckner

The Hippies Who Meant It: A Novel about Americans and Canadians Who Went Back to the Land in the Sixties – Seymour Hamilton

Hippies and Bolsheviks and Other Plays – Amiel Gladstone

Intertidal Life – Audrey Thomas

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