Books by Past Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Over the past forty years, many of our former undergraduate and graduate students have written books on a wide variety of historical subjects. To celebrate the successs of our former students, below is a listing of these works organized by the year of their first publication (many have been reprinted with demand). If you are a former student and do not see your book(s) below, please email the department administrative office (gail.fikis@lakeheadu.ca) and it will be included.

Books derived in part of in whole from work done while a student in our programs are indicated by an asterix (*) before the title.

 *Currently being rebuilt and updated January 2018* 
Will be organized alphabetically by last name and year of publication.

Barr, Elinor

  • Barr, Elinor. Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.
  • Barr, Elinor. Thunder Bay to Gunflint: The Port Arthur, Duluth, & Western Railway. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 1999.

Beaulieu, Michel S.

Hatton, C. Nathan

  • Hatton, C. Nathan. Thrashing Seasons: Manitoba Culture and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling, 1700-1931. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2016.
  • Hatton, C. Nathan. Rugged Game: Community, Culture, and Wrestling at the Lakehead. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2012.

High, Steven

Jobbitt, Steven.

Morrison, Jean

  • Morrison, Jean. Labour Pains. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2009.
  • Morrison, Jean, ed. Lake Superior to Rainy Lake: Three Centuries of Fur Trade History. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2003.
  • Morrison, Jean. Superior Rendezvous-Place: Fort William in the Canadian Fur Trade. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2001.

Piovesana, Roy

  • Piovesana, Roy. Italians of Fort William's East End. Thunder Bay: Institute for Italian Studies - Lakehead University, 2011.
  • Piovesana, Roy. Hope and Charity, Diocese of Thunder Bay: An Illustrated History. Thunder Bay: Roman Catholic Diocese of Thunder Bay, 2002. 

Potestio, John

  • Potestio, John. R.F. Welch (Veltri) Company. Thunder Bay: Institute for Italian Studies - Lakehead University, 2012.
  • Potestio, John. The Italians of Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay: Institute for Italian Studies - Lakehead University, 2005.
  • Potestio, John. In Their Footsteps: Reflections on the Legacy of Italian Immigrants to Thunder Bay. Toronto: Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 2002. 
  • Potestio, John. In Search of a Better Life: Emigration to Thunder Bay from a Small Town in Calabria. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2001.

Ratz, David

Various

  • A Century of Sport in the Finnish Community. Thunder Bay: Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Thunder Bay Finnish-Canadian Historical Society, 2012. 
  • A Chronicle of Finnish Settlements in Rural Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Finnish-Canadian Historical Society, 1976.
 
 

 
Thunder Bay to Gunflint: The Port Arthur,
Duluth
& Western Railway

(1999)
 
Elinor Barr
 
Paper & People: An Illustrated History of Great Lakes Papers and Its Successors, 1919-1999
 
(1999)

Roy Piovesana, Beth Boegh, and Thorold Tronrud


The Scandinavian Home Society, 1923-1993:
A Place to Meet,
A Place to Eat

(1996)
 
Elinor Barr
*The Frontier As Experienced on the Precambrian Shield: A Study of Ignace from 1883-1908

(1991)
 
Elinor Barr
 

 

The Status of Wildlife Habitat in Canada

(1991)
 
Steven High, David Neane, and Amada Jones.
 
Robert J. Manion: Member of Parliament for Fort William, 1917-1935

(1990)
 
Roy H. Piovesana


*Project Bay Street: Activities of Finnish-Canadians in Thunder Bay Before 1915

(1989)
 
Marc Metsaranta, editor
Silver Islet: Striking it Rich in Lake Superior

(1988)
 
Elinor Barr

 

The Northwest Company in Rebellion: Simon McGillivray's Fort William Notebook, 1815
 
(1988)
 
Jean Morrison, editor
The Italian Immigrant Experience

(1988)
 
John Potestio
and Antonio Pucci, editors
The Memoirs of
Giovanni Veltri

(1987)
 
 John Potestio, editor
*Thunder Bay's People

(1987)
 
 John Potestio
and Antonio Pucci, editors

 

*The History of the Italian Mutual Benefit Society, 1929-1984
 
(1985)
 
John Potestio
 
White Otter Castle:
The Legacy of
Jimmy McOuat
 
(1984)
 
Elinor Barr
Ignace: A Saga
of the Shield
 
 (1979)
 
Elinor Barr and Betty Dyck


*A Chronicle of Finnish Settlements in Rural Thunder Bay

(1976)

Various