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This page lists English language books related to the broad subjects of Quebec history, culture, and the independence movement. 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




Writings by patriote figures
  • Louis-Joseph Papineau, Cette fatale union. Adresses, discours et manifestes. 1847-1848, Lux Éditeur, Montréal, 211 pages ISBN 2-89596-009-7
Irish immigration
  • Parallel Paths: The Development of Nationalism in Ireland And Quebec (Studies in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict) by Garth Stevenson, 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
Scottish immigration
English immigration
Jewish immigration
  • 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
  • Aboriginal Quebec by Denys Lamontagne
  • Nunavik: Inuit Controlled Education in Arctic Quebec





  • French Fun: The Real Spoken Language of Québec
  • Quebecois-English English-Quebecois Dictionary
  • The Pronunciation of Québécois French

Culture & Society

  • A Taste of Quebec
  • The Old Churches of the Province of Quebec, 1647-1800
  • Quebec National Cinema
  • The Cinema of Quebec: Masters in Their Own House
  • Culture Critique: Fernand Dumont and New Quebec Sociology
  • A Sociocritique of Translation: Theatre and Alterity in Quebec, 1968-1988
  • 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

  • Walter Gordon and the Rise of Canadian Nationalism by Stephen Azzi
  • 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
  • Small Nations, Big Neighbour: Denmark and Quebec/Canada Compare Notes on American Popular Culture

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