Pre-election discount on books about Quebec history

In the days leading up to the Quebec provincial election on April 7, Montreal-based Baraka Books offers a 20 percent discount on books about the history of the province. In a news item on their website about the discount, they explain: “English-speaking readers in Canada and the United States will, as usual, want to know more about Quebec and its long-standing sovereignty movement.”

Baraka Books is an English-language book publisher that offers several books that may interest family historians who want to better understand how their ancestors may have lived in Quebec.

The publisher features 34 books on its home page. (Just click on the numbers under the featured book to go from one book to the next.)

The following books may interest genealogists and meet the discount criteria.

Anctil, Pierre. Saint-Laurent: Montreal’s Main.

Fonda, Nick. Roads to Richmond: Portraits of Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

Jackson, James. The Riot That Never Was: The military shooting of three Montrealers in 1832 and the official cover-up.

Linteau, Paul-André. The History of Montreal: The Story of a Great North American City.

Nash, Linda Clark. The Journals of Pierre-Louis de Lorimier 1777-1795.

Vaugeois, Denis. The First Jews in North America: The Extraordinary Story of the Hart Family 1760-1860.

Wilhemy, Jean-Pierre. Soldiers for Sale: German “Mercenaries” with the British in Canada during the American Revolution, 1776-83.


About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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