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MHS Resources: Books on Manitoba History

The following list of books on various topics in Manitoba history is provided as a public information service by the Manitoba Historical Society. Copies are generally available from local libraries or bookstores and are NOT available for purchase from the MHS.

Authors & Publishers: If you wish to add a book to this list, at no charge, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

A Confluence of Destinies: The Saga of the Winnipeg Falcons’ 1920 Olympic Gold Medal Victory in Ice Hockey

by David W. Grebstad

Latvian Pioneers, Socialists, and Refugees in Manitoba: An Illustrated Journey Through the History of Latvians in Manitoba (1895-2018)

by Viesturs Zarins

Coming Together: A History of Howden

by Robert E. A. Stewart and the Howden History Committee

More Abandoned Manitoba

by Gordon Goldsborough
Great Plains Publications
October 2018

Manitoba at Christmas: Holiday Memories in the Keystone Province

edited by Wayne Chan
November 2016

Abandoned Manitoba

by Gordon Goldsborough
Great Plains Publications
October 2016

Cuthbert Grant Jr - A Metis Visionary

by Alexandria Horyski
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
September 2016

Delta: A Prairie Marsh and Its People

by Glen Suggett, Gordon Goldsborough and the Delta Marsh History Group


The Greenridge School Story

by the Friends of Greenridge
Susan Cosens, Glen Jeffery, Pat Jeffery, Merlin Shoesmith, and Catherine Thexton

Historical Atlas of the East Reserve, Illustrated

edited by Ernest N. Braun and Glen R. Klassen
Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society

Steamboats on the Assiniboine

by Roy W. Brown

A Horseman and the West

by Beecham Trotter

The Roblin

by Marie Sharpe Schnerch and Camille Roy
McNally Robinson Booksellers
April 2014

For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead

by Oriole A. Vane Veldhuis

A Visit With The People of Red River - A Young Person’s Guide and Resource Book

by Judy and Barry McPherson
Manitoba Living History Society
February 2011

Stories of Selkirk’s Pioneers and Their Heritage

by Kenneth G. Howard
January 2011

Just Common Sense: The Life and Times of George Taylor Richardson

by Tim Higgins
Heartland Associates
December 2010

When the State Trembled: How A. J. Andrews and the Citizens’ Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike

by Reinhold Kramer and Tom Mitchell
University of Toronto Press
September 2010

Winnipeg’s Great War: A City Comes of Age

by Jim Blanchard
University of Manitoba Press
September 2010

Tommy’s Team: The People Behind the Douglas Years

by Stuart Houston and Bill Waiser
Fifth House Publishing
June 2010

The People of Red River - A Costume Guide

by Barry and Judy McPherson
Manitoba Living History Society
November 2009

Between Earth and Sky: Steinbach, The First 50 Years

by Ralph Friesen
The Steinbach Heritage Committee
September 2009

Immigrants in Prairie Cities: Ethnic Diversity in Twentieth-Century Canada

by Royden Loewen and Gerald Friesen
University of Toronto Press
November 2009

Memories, Myths, and Dreams of an Ojibwe Leader

by William Berens as told to A. Irving Hallowell edited with introductions by Jennifer S. H. Brown and Susan Elaine Gray
McGill-Queen’s University Press
September 2009

Prairie Metropolis: New Essays on Winnipeg Social History

edited by Esyllt W. Jones and Gerald Friesen
University of Manitoba Press
October 2009

Relentless Change: A Casebook for the Study of Canadian Business History

by Joseph E. Martin
University of Toronto Press
September 2009

Armstrong's Point: A History

by Randy Rostecki
Heritage Winnipeg Corporation
June 2009

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Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba

by Allan Levine
Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada
April 2009

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Lord Selkirk: A Life

by J. M. Bumsted
University of Manitoba Press
November 2008

With One Voice: A History of Municipal Governance in Manitoba

by Gordon Goldsborough
Association of Manitoba Municipalities
November 2008

Picturing Manitoba: Legacies of The Winnipeg Tribune

by Russ Gourluck
Great Plains Publications
October 2008

Musical Ghosts, Manitoba’s Jazz and Dance Bands, 1914-1966

by Owen Clark
March 2008

Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives

by Deidre Simmons
McGill-Queen's University Press
November 2007

Canada’s War Grooms and the Girls who Stole their Hearts

by Judy Kozar
General Store Publishing House

Undelivered Letters to Hudson's Bay Company Men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830-57

edited by Judith Hudson Beattie and Helen M. Buss
UBC Press

See also:

A collection of Manitoba history books digitized by the Manitoba Historical Society

Margaret McWilliams Awards for excellence in writing about Manitoba history

John W. Dafoe Prize

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