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A list of key readings about Newfoundland and Labrador.
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  • Canadian Encyclopedia (2008), complete text
  • Bélanger, Claude, ed. "Newfoundland Biography (1497-2004)" (2004) online edition
  • Canada, Government of. Newfoundland . An Introduction to Canada's New Province (1950), 142p., useful short historyonline edition
  • Chadwick, Gerald William St. John. Newfoundland; Island Into Province (1967)
  • Conrad, Margaret, and James Hiller. Atlantic Canada: A Concise History (2006).
  • The Dictionary of Canadian Biography (1966- ), scholarly biographies of everyone of importance who died by 1930
  • Encyclopedia Britannica (11th ed. 1911) online edition
  • Harris, Leslie. Newfoundland and Labrador: A Brief History (1968),
  • Jackson, Lawrence. Newfoundland & Labrador (1999)
  • MacNutt, W.S. The Atlantic Provinces: The Emergence of Colonial Society (1965)
  • Prowse, D.W. A History of Newfoundland (1895) 744pp, highly infleuntial classic history complete text online;also complete text downloadable
  • Rothney, G.O. Canadian Historical Society's Historical Pamphlet #10, Newfoundland: A History (1964).
  • Rowe, Frederick. History of Newfoundland and Labrador (1980).
  • Smallwood, Joseph, et al. eds. The Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador (5 vol 1981-94) 3900 pages; available on cd-rom portions online

Specialized studies

  • Bannister, Jerry. The Rule of the Admirals: Law, Custom, and Naval Government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832. (2003).
  • Birkenhead, Lord. The story of Newfoundland (2nd ed. 1920) 192pp online edition
  • Blake, Raymond B. Canadians at Last: Canada Integrates Newfoundland as a Province. (1994). 252 pp. excerpt and text search
  • Buckner, Phillip A., and John G. Reid, eds. The Atlantic Region to Confederation: A History (1994);
  • Casey, G.J., and Elizabeth Miller, eds., Tempered Days: A Century of Newfoundland Fiction St. John's: Killick Press, 1996.
  • Earle; Karl McNeil. "Cousins of a Kind: The Newfoundland and Labrador Relationship with the United States" American Review of Canadian Studies Vol: 28. Issue: 4. 1998. pp: 387-411. online edition
  • English, Christopher, ed. Essays in the History of Canadian Law. Vol. 9. Two Islands: Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. (2005). 419 pp. excerpts and text search
  • Fay, C. R. Life and Labour in Newfoundland University of Toronto Press, (1956) online edition
  • Forbes, E.R., and D.A. Muise, eds. The Atlantic Provinces in Confederation (1993).
  • Fowler, Adrian. "Distinct Society: Cultural Identity in Twentieth-Century Newfoundland Literature." PhD dissertation U. of Ottawa 2003. 340 pp. DAI 2003 64(1): 149-A. DAQN76384 Fulltext: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
  • Francis, R. Douglas, Richard Jones and Donald B. Smith. Origins: Canadian History to Confederation (3rd. ed. 1996), "Newfoundland to the 1860s," pp. 352-370.
  • Greene, John P. Between Damnation and Starvation: Priests and Merchants in Newfoundland Politics, 1745-1855. (2000). 340 pp.
  • Gwyn, R. J. Smallwood: the unlikely revolutionary (2nd ed. 1972)
  • Hale, David. "The Newfoundland Lesson," The International Economy. v17#3 (Summer 2003). pp 52+. online edition
  • Handcock, Gordon W. "So Longe as There Comes Noe Women": Origins of English Settlement in Newfoundland (1989)
  • Harris, R.C. ed. The Historical Atlas of Canada, vol. I: From the Beginning to 1800 (1988) and R. Louis Gentilcore, ed. The Historical Atlas of Canada, vol. II: The Land Transformed, 1800-1891 (1993)
  • Harvey, M. Newfoundland in 1900. A treatise of the geography, natural resources and history of the Island, embracing an account of recent and present large material movements, finely illustrated with maps and half-tone engravings (1900) 187 pp.edition
  • Head, Grant C. Eighteenth Century Newfoundland: A Geographer’s Perspective (1976)
  • Hiller, James, and Peter Neary, eds. Newfoundland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Essays in Interpretations (1980)
  • Hiller, James, and Peter Neary, eds. Twentieth-Century Newfoundland: Explorations (1994), 384pp; 10 essays by scholars excerpt and text search
  • Hiller, James K. Confederation: deciding Newfoundland's future, 1934–1949 (1998)
  • Hiller, J. K. and Harrington, M. F., ed. The Newfoundland National Convention, 1946-1948. (2 vols. 1995). 2021 pp. excerpts and text search
  • Hiller, James K. "Robert Bond and the Pink, White and Green: Newfoundland Nationalism in Perspective." Acadiensis 2007 36(2): 113-133. Issn: 0044-5851
  • Hiller, James K. "Smallwood, Joseph Roberts (1900–1991)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online ed, May 2007
  • House, J.D. The Challenge of Oil: Newfoundland's Quest for Controlled Development. ISER Books (1985) re 1980s
  • House, J.D. Against the Tide: Battling for Economic Renewal in Newfoundland and Labrador. (1999) excerpts and text search
  • Kealey, Linda, ed. Pursuing Equality: Historical Perspectives on Women in Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's: Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1993. 310 pp.
  • Letto, Douglas. Chocolate bars and rubber boots: the Smallwood industrialization plan (1998)
  • Ling, Katherine Anne. "'A Share of the Sacrifice': Newfoundland Service Wives in the Second World War." PhD dissertation Memorial U. of Newfoundland [Canada] 2001. 331 pp.  : DAI 2002 62(10): 3527-A. DANQ62451 Fulltext: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
  • Long, Gene. Suspended State: Newfoundland Before Canada Breakwater Books Ltd; (1999)
  • McCann, Phillip. Schooling in a Fishing Society: Education and Economic Conditions in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1836-1986. St. John's: Institute of Social and Economic Res., 1994. 277 pp.
  • MacKay, R. A. Newfoundland: Economic, Diplomatic, and Strategic Studies, (1946) online edition
  • MacKinnon, Robert. "The Industrial City in Transition: A Cultural and Environmental Inventory of Greater Saint John," Acadiensis vol. 37 no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2008)* Macpherson, Alan G. ed. Four Centuries and the City: Perspectives on the Historical Geography of St. John's (2005)
  • Mannion, John J. Irish Settlements in Eastern Canada: A Study of Cultural Transfer and Adaptation (1974)
  • Mannion, John J. ed., The Peopling of Newfoundland: Essays in Historical Geography (Institute of Social & Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1977)
  • Matthews, Keith. Lectures on the History of Newfoundland 1500-1800 (1988),
  • Neary, Peter. Newfoundland in the North Atlantic world, 1929-1949. McGill-(1996)
  • O'Flaherty, Patrick. Old Newfoundland: A History to 1843. St John's: Long Beach, 1999. 284 pp.
  • O'Flaherty, Patrick. The Rock Observed: Studies in the Literature of Newfoundland (1979),
  • Ommer, Rosemary E., ed. The Resilient Outport: Ecology, Economy, and Society in Rural Newfoundland. (2002). 358 pp.
  • Overton, James. "Nationalism, Democracy, and Self-determination: Newfoundland in the 1930s and 1940s." Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism 2005 32(1-2): 31-52. Issn: 0317-7904
  • Pope, Peter E. Fish into Wine: The Newfoundland Plantation in the Seventeenth Century. (2004). 464 pp. excerpt and text search
  • Rowe, Frederick W. The Smallwood Era. (1985). 250 pp.
  • Sider, Gerald M. Between History and Tomorrow: Making and Breaking Everyday Life in Rural Newfoundland. (2nd ed. 2003); first edition was Culture and Class in Anthropology and History: A Newfoundland Illustration, (1986). 344 pp.
  • Sweeny, Robert C. H. "What Difference Does a Mode Make? A Comparison of Two Seventeenth-century Colonies: Canada and Newfoundland." William and Mary Quarterly 2006 63(2): 281-304. Issn: 0043-5597 Fulltext: History Cooperative
  • Wright, Miriam. A Fishery for Modern Times: The State and the Industrialization of the Newfoundland Fishery, 1934-1968. (2001). 176 pp.
  • Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. Desperate measures: the Great Depression in Newfoundland and Labrador (1996) 55 pages; essays by Carmelita McGrath and Kathryn Welbourn. online edition


  • Bannister, Jerry. "'A Species of Vassalage': The Issue of Class in the Writing of Newfoundland History" Acadiensis 24:1 (Autumn 1994): 134-144.
  • Conrad, Margaret, and James Hiller, "Introduction" in Atlantic Canada: A Region in the Making" (2006) online
  • English, Christopher. "The Legal Historiography of Newfoundland," in Christopher English (ed.), Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Vol. 9. Two Islands: Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island (2005), pp. 19-38.
  • Janzen, Olaf U. "Newfoundland and the International Fishery," in M. Brook Taylor, ed. Canadian History. A Reader's Guide. Vol. I: Beginnings to Confederation (1994). Chapter 4, pp. 280-324 online expanded version
  • Matthews, Keith. "Historical Fence Building: a Critique of the Historiography of Newfoundland." Newfoundland Studies 2001 17(2): 143-165. Issn: 0823-1737
  • Neary, Peter. "The Writing of Newfoundland History: An Introductory Survey," in James Hiller and Peter Neary (eds.), Newfoundland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Essays in Interpretations (1980), pp. 3-15
  • Rowe, Fred. "Myths of Newfoundland", Newfoundland Quarterly 74:4 (Winter 1979): 3-16
  • Sager, Eric. "Newfoundland's Historical Revival and the Legacy of David Alexander," Acadiensis 11:1 (Autumn 1981): 104-115

Primary sources

  • The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs (annual 1901-1933) report on the year in Newfoundland, stressing politics online edition
  • Moyles, Robert Gordon, ed. "Complaints is Many and Various, But the Odd Divil Likes It": Nineteenth Century Views of Newfoundland (1975).
  • Neary, Peter, and Patrick O'Flaherty, eds. By Great Waters: A Newfoundland and Labrador Anthology (1974)
  • O'Flaherty, Patrick ed. The Rock Observed: Literary Responses to Newfoundland and Its People (1979)
  • Rompkey, Ronald, ed. Terre-Neuve: Anthologie des Voyageurs Français, 1814-1914 [Newfoundland: anthology of French travelers, 1814-1914]. Presse University de Rennes, 2004. 304 pp.
  • Smallwood, Joseph R. I Chose Canada: The Memoirs of the Honourable Joseph R. "Joey" Smallwood. (1973). 600 pp.

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