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This page lists English language books related to the broad subjects of Quebec's history, culture, and independence movement. This is of course only the tip of the iceberg of what is published in Quebec. For the many many more books written in French, see the Books in French page.


Independence Advocacy


  • Pierre Vallières, White Niggers of America, McClelland & Stewart (Jan 1 1969) ISBN: 0771086717
  • Marcel Chaput, Why I Am a Separatist, Greenwood Press Reprint; New Ed edition (July 8, 1975) ISBN: 0837181070


  • René Lévesque, My Québec, Harper Collins Canada / H & C Pb Def (Nov. 14 1979), 191 pages ISBN: 0002161729


  • Jane Jacobs, The Question of Separatism: Quebec and the Struggle over Sovereignty, Random House, New York, 1980 (Read excerpt Jacobs here)


  • Pierre Bourgault, Now or Never Towards an Independent Quebec, Key Porter Books (June 1990), ISBN: 1550133152
  • Pierre Vallieres, Impossible Quebec, Black Rose Books Ltd (Jan 1 1999) ISBN: 0919619096





Irish immigration
  • Garth Stevenson, Parallel Paths: The Development of Nationalism in Ireland And Quebec (Studies in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict), McGill-Queen's University Press (July 16, 2006), 437 pages, ISBN: 0773530738
  • Marianna O’Gallagher, Saint Patrick's, Quebec, Édition Carraig Books, 1981
  • Marianna O’Gallagher, Grosse Ile - Gateway to Canada - 1832-1937, Édition Carraig Books, 1984, 184 pages, ISBN: 0969080530
  • Marianna O’Gallagher, Eyewitness - Grosse Ile - 1847, Édition Livres Carraig Books, 1995
  • Marianna O’Gallagher, The Shamrock Trail, Tracing the Irish in Quebec City, Édition Livres Carraig Books, 1998
  • Feeney, A. “Questions of identity in the work of Québec author Jacques Ferron”, Proceedings of Conference on La Francophonie held at W.I.T. in March 1999
  • Feeney, A. “Jacques Ferron: the rôle of the writer”, proceedings of Royal Irish Academy conference held in D.C.U. November 2003
  • Robert J. Grace, The Irish in Quebec. An Introduction to the Historiography. Followed by An Annotated Bibliography on the Irish in Québec, Québec, 1993, Institut québécois de recherche sur la culture, 265 p. (coll. «Instruments de travail», no 2).
Scottish immigration
English immigration
  • Ronald Rudin, The Forgotten Quebecers. A History of English-Speaking Quebec, 1759-1980, Québec, 1985, Institut québécois de recherche sur la culture, 315 p.
  • Garth Stevenson, Community Besieged. The Anglophone Minority and the Politics of Quebec, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999, 376 pages
  • Gary Caldwell and Éric Waddell (dir.), The English of Quebec : From Majority to Minority Status, Québec, Québec, 1982, Institut québécois de recherche sur la culture, 466 p. (coll. «Identité et changements culturels», no 2).
Jewish immigration
  • Isreal Medres, Montreal of Yesterday - Jewish life in Montreal, 1900-1920, Vehicule Press; 1st edition (September 26, 2000), 240 pages ISBN 1550651331
  • Everyday Miracle: Yiddish Culture in Montreal
  • David Rome, Clouds in the Thirties: On Antisemitism in Canada, 1929-1939, publication privée, Montréal, 1977
  • David Rome, On the Jews of Lower Canada and 1837-38, National Archives, Congrès juif canadien, Montréal, 1983
  • Jacques Langlais et David Rome, Jews and French Quebecers: Two Hundred Years of Shared History, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1991
  • David Rome, Samuel Bécancour Hart and 1832, Montréal, Congrès juif canadien, 1982
  • Robert Brym, William Shaffir et Morton Weinfeld, The Jews in Canada, Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1993
  • Robinson, Ira et Mervin Butovsky, Renewing Our Days : Montreal Jews in the Twentieth Century, Montréal, Véhicule Press, 1995
  • Robinson, Ira, Mervin Butovsky et Pierre Anctil, An Everyday Miracle: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, Montréal, Véhicule Press, 1990
  • Pierre Anctil, A. M. Klein : the Poet and His Relations with French Quebec, dans Richard Menkis and Norman Ravvin, dir., The Canadian Jewish Reader, p. 350-372, Calgary, Alberta, Red Deer Press, 2004, 493 p.
  • Pierre Anctil et David Rome, Through the Eyes of the Eagle. The Early Montreal Yiddish Press, 1907-1916, Montréal, Véhicule Press, 2001, 208 p.
German immigration
Amerindian & Inuit
  • Denys Lamontagne, Aboriginal Quebec, Ulysses Travel Guides; 1 edition (June 1998), 224 pages ISBN 2980511110
  • Ann Vick-Westgate, Nunavik: Inuit Controlled Education in Arctic Quebec, University of Calgary Press (May 2002), 416 pages ISBN 1552380564





  • Steve Timmins, French Fun: The Real Spoken Language of Québec, Wiley (October 1995), 168 pages ISBN 0471641383
  • Renata Isajlovic and Isabelle Martin, Quebecois-English English-Quebecois Dictionary, Hippocrene Books; Bilingual edition (September 2002), 183 pages ISBN 0781809207
  • Douglas C. Walker, The Pronunciation of Québécois French, University of Ottawa Press (June 1984), 185 pages ISBN-10: 0776645005
  • Jean-Paul Desbiens, The Impertinences of Brother Anonymous, (translated by Miriam Chapin)

Culture & Society

  • Julian Armstrong, A Taste of Quebec, Hippocrene Books; 2nd Rev edition (July 2001), 200 pages ISBN 0781809029
  • The Old Churches of the Province of Quebec, 1647-1800, Quintin Publications (February 2, 1998), 324 pages ISBN 1582110468
  • Bill Marshall , Quebec National Cinema, McGill-Queen's University Press (December 2000) 371 pages ISBN 077352116X
  • Janis L. Pallister, The Cinema of Quebec: Masters in Their Own House, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 1995), 599 pages ISBN 0838635628
  • Michael A. Weinstein, Culture Critique: Fernand Dumont and New Quebec Sociology, Palgrave Macmillan (December 1985) ISBN 0312178840
  • Annie Brisset, A Sociocritique of Translation: Theatre and Alterity in Quebec, 1968-1988, University of Toronto Press (September 3, 1996), 238 pages ISBN 0802005330
  • Passport's Guide to Ethnic Montreal: A Complete Guide to the Many Faces & Cultures of Montreal
  • Postmodernism and the Quebec Novel
  • French Canadian and Quebecois Novels
  • Encounters with Quebec: Emerging Perspectives on Quebecois Narrative Fiction
  • Culture in Transit: Translating the Literature of Quebec
  • Traditionalism, Nationalism, and Feminism: Women Writers of Quebec
  • Anne Hebert: In Search of the First Garden

Québec nationalism

  • Gilles Gougeon, A History of Quebec Nationalism, Lorimer (January 1, 1994), 118 pages ISBN 155028441X
  • Andre Bernard, What Does Quebec Want?, Lorimer (January 1, 1978), 160 pages ISBN 0888621396
  • "Introduction : Questioning the Ethnic / Civic Dichotomy", in Rethinking Nationalism, Jocelyne Couture, Kai Nielsen et Michel Seymour (dir), Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume XXII, 1996, 1-60. ISBN 0919491227
  • "Toward a Cosmopolitan Law of Peoples: Asserting the rights and obligations of persons and nations", in Michel Seymour (dir), The Fate of the Nation-State, Montréal/Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004, pp. 403-411.
  • "Collective Rights in Multination States: from Ethical Individualism to the Law of Peoples", dans Michel Seymour (dir), The Fate of the Nation-State, Montréal/Kingston , McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004, pp. 105-129.
  • "An Inclusive Nation That Does Not Deny Its origins", in Michel Venne, Vive Quebec! New Thinking And New Approaches To the Quebec Nation, Toronto, James and Company, 2001, p.146-154.
  • Nationalism, Religion, and Ethics, by Gregory Baum, Montréal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001, 116 pages
  • The Dream of Nation, Second edition

Other Nationalisms

  • Stephen Azzi, Walter Gordon and the Rise of Canadian Nationalism
  • Nations Against the State: The New Politics of Nationalism in Quebec, Catalonia, and Scotland
  • Baltic Independence and Russian Empire
  • Ireland's Independence: 1800-1923
  • Ukraine: Perestroika to Independence
  • Ideology, Mobilization and the Nation: The Rise of Irish, Basque and Carlist Nationalist Movements in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
  • The East Timor Question: The Struggle for Independence from Indonesia
  • Basque Nationalism
  • Toleration and State Institutions: British Policy Toward Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Ireland and Quebec by Karen Stanbridge
  • Roger De La Garde, Small Nations, Big Neighbour: Denmark and Quebec/Canada Compare Notes on American Popular Culture, J. Libbey (January 1993), 239 pages ISBN 0861963431

Politics & Law

  • Linguistic Conflict and Language Laws: Understanding the Quebec Question
  • Dream of Nation: A Social and Intellectual History of Quebec
  • Rise, and Fight Again: Perilous Times Along the Road to Independence
  • Whistling Past the Graveyard: Constitutional Abeyances, Quebec, & the Future of Canada
  • Quebec Decision: Perspectives on the Supreme Court Ruling on Secession
  • One Hundred Years of Critical Solitudes
  • The International Politics of Quebec Secession: State Making and State Breaking in North America
  • Pluralism and Inequality in Quebec
  • Culture Critique: Fernand Dumont and New Quebec Sociology
  • The Carnivalization of Politics: Québec Cartoons on Relations With Canada, England, and France


Public domain literature from Quebec and French America

Contemporary Quebec literature

  • Michel Tremblay
  • Anne Hébert
  • Hubert Aquin
  • Réjean Ducharme
  • Émile Nelligan
  • Germaine Guevremont
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Gaston Miron