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  • The Dictionary of Canadian Biography (1966-2006), thousands of scholarly biographies of notables who died by 1930
  • Armstrong, Robert. Structure and Change: An Economic History of Québec (1984)
  • Dickinson, John Alexander, and Brian Young. A Short History of Quebec (2003) excerpt and text search
  • Eccles, W. J. The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760 (1983) online edition
  • Heintzman, Ralph. "The Political Culture of Quebec, 1840-1960," Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, Vol. 16, No. 1. (Mar., 1983), pp. 3-59. in JSTOR
  • Lanctot, Gustave. A History of Canada 3 vol Toronto. 1963. Volume One: From its Origins to the Royal Régime, 1663; online, Volume Two: From the Royal Régime to the Treaty of Utrecht, 1663-1713, online
  • Linteau, Paul-André, René Durocher, Jean-Claude Robert, and Robert Chodos. Quebec: A History 1867-1929 (1983) Quebec Since 1930 (1991), standard 2 vol textbook.
  • Moogk, Peter. La Nouvelle France: The Making of French Canada a Cultural History (2000) to 1763 online edition
  • Trofimenkoff, Susan Mann. Dream of Nation: A Social and Intellectual History of Quebec (1982)
  • Wade, Mason. The French Canadians, 1760-1945 (1955), standard history, 1136pp online edition
  • Young, Brian and Dickinson, John A. A Short History of Quebec: A Socio-Economic Perspective. (3rd ed. 20020. 238 pp.

Before 1867

  • Brecher, Frank W. Losing a Continent: France's North American Policy, 1753-1763 (1998) excerpt and text search
  • Creighton, Donald G. The Commercial Empire of the St. Lawrence, 1760-1850 (1937) online edition
  • Dechêne, Louise. Habitants and Merchants in Seventeenth-Century Montreal (1974; English ed. 2003), highly influential study from Annales School
  • Egnal, Marc. Divergent Paths: How Culture and Institutions Have Shaped North American Growth. (1996). 304 pp. economic historian compares Quebec to U.S. 1750-1850
  • Gossage, Peter. Families in Transition: Industry and Population in Nineteenth-Century Saint-Hyacinthe. (1999). 299 pp.
  • Greer, Allan The people of New France (1997)
  • Greer, Allan. The patriots and the people: the rebellion of 1837 in rural Lower Canada (1993)
  • Greer, Allan. Peasant, Lord and Merchant: Rural Society in Three Quebec Parishes, 1740- 1840. (1985)
  • Innis, Harold A. The Fur Trade in Canada (1930)
  • Jaenen, Cornelius. Friend and Foe (1976) brief survey of French-Indian relations in the 16th & 17th centuries.
  • Manning, Helen Taft; The Revolt of French Canada, 1800-1835: A Chapter of the History of the British Commonwealth (1962) online edition
  • Miquelon, Dale. New France, 1701-1744: A Supplement to Europe (1989)
  • Moogk, Peter. La Nouvelle France: The Making of French Canada a Cultural History (2000) to 1763 online edition
  • Ouellet, Fernand. Lower Canada, 1791-1840: Social Change and Nationalism (1980), synthesis by leading scholar
  • Pritchard, James. In Search of Empire: The French in the Americas, 1670-1730. (2004). 484 pp. includes Louisiana, the Caribbean, etc.
  • Trudel, Marcel. The Beginnings of New France 1524-1663 (1973)
  • Wrong, George McKinnon. The Fall of Canada: A Chapter in the History of the Seven Years' War (1914), 272pp full text online
  • Young, Brian, George-Etienne Cartier: Montreal bourgeois (1981)

Since 1867

  • Armstrong, Elizabeth H. The Crisis of Quebec, 1914-1918 (1937)
  • Betcherman, Lita-rose Ernest Lapointe: Mackenzie King's Great Quebec Lieutenant (2002) 438pp
  • Behiels, Michael D. Prelude to Quebec's Quiet Revolution: Liberalism Versus Neo-Nationalism, 1945-1960 (1985)
  • Black, Conrad. Duplessis. (1977). 743 pp.
  • Bothwell, Robert. Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories. (1995). 269 pp.
  • Clarkson, Stephen, and Christina McCall. Trudeau and our times (2v., 1990–94)
  • Cohen, Andrew, and J. L. Granatstein, eds. Trudeau's shadow: the life and legacy of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. (1999).
  • Couture, Claude, and Vivien Bosley. Paddling with the Current: Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Etienne Parent, Liberalism, and Nationalism in Canada (1998)
  • Gagnon, Alain-G., ed. Quebec, State and Society (3rd ed. 2004) 500pp; readings by experts
  • Gagnon, Alain-G. and Montcalm, Mary Beth. Quebec beyond the Quiet Revolution. (2000) 221 pp.
  • Gauvreau, Michael. The Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970 (2005)
  • Grace, Robert J. The Irish in Quebec: An Introduction to the Historiography. (1992)
  • Langlois, Simon, ed. Recent Social Trends in Quebec, 1960-1990. (1992). 606 pp.
  • McRoberts, Kenneth. Quebec: Social Change and Political Crisis. (1988).
  • Neatby, H. Blair. Laurier and a Liberal Quebec: A Study in Political Management (1973) online edition
  • Quinn, Herbert F. The Union Nationale: A Study in Quebec Nationalism » Read Now (1963) 254 pgs. online edition
  • Robinson, Gertrude. Constructing the Quebec Referendum: French and English Media Voices. (1998). 262 pp.
  • Saywell, John. The Rise of the Parti Québécois 1967-76 (1977) online edition
  • Stevenson, Garth. Community Besieged: The Anglophone Minority and the Politics of Quebec. (1999). 363 pp.
  • Thomson, Dale C. Jean Lesage and the Quiet Revolution. (1984). 501 pp.
  • Young, Robert A. The Struggle for Quebec: From Referendum to Referendum? (1999). 210 pp.


see also Montreal

  • Atherton, William Henry. Montreal, 1535-1914 (1914) complete text online
  • Baillargeon, Denyse. Making Do: Women, Family and Home in Montreal during the Great Depression. (1999). 232 pp.
  • Germain, Annick and Damaris, Rose. Montréal: The Quest for a Metropolis (2000). 306 pp.


  • Gagnon, Serge. Quebec and Its Historians, 1840-1920. (1982). 161 pp.
  • Havard, Gilles, and Cécile Vidal, "Making New France New Again: French historians rediscover their American past," Common-Place (July 2007) v 7 #4 online version
  • Ouellet, Fernand. Economy, class & nation in Quebec: Interpretive essays (1991), historiography
  • Rudin, Ronald. Making History in Twentieth-Century Quebec (1997) excerpts and text search
  • Vidal, Cécile. "The Reluctance of French Historians to Address Atlantic History," The Southern Quarterly 43:4 (2006): 153-189;

Primary sources

  • Cameron, David R., ed. The Referendum Papers: Essays on Secession and National Unity. (1999). 430 pp
  • Cook, Ramsay, ed. French-Canadian Nationalism: An Anthology (1969)
  • Lamonde, Yvan and Corbo, Claude, eds. Le Rouge et le Bleu: Une Anthologie de la Pensée Politique au Québec de la Conquête à la Révolution Tranquille (1999). 576 pp.
  • Lévesque, René. "For an Independent Quebec." Foreign Affairs 1976 54(4): 734-744. The author was president of the Parti Québécois. Issn: 0015-7120 Fulltext: Ebsco
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