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Crouch Branch Remembers November 11



November 11, 2008 is the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice in 1918.  To honour the occasion, Crouch is proud to create a Remembrance Day display that will feature a just-released new book by longtime Crouch patron, Deborah. L. Holme.

African Methodist Episcopal Church

275 Thames Street

photograph of a house that used to be the church

This is the site of the first church of the Black Community in London, Upper Canada (now Ontario). It is believed that the American orator and Harper's Ferry revolt leader John Brown spoke at the church in the summer of 1858, a gathering to which only those who knew the password were admitted.

American Myths

It seems that part of being a Canadian is gleefully teasing our "Superpower" neighbour. I admit that watching Rick Mercer's "Talking to Americans" always makes me laugh. So, I got curious when a book called American Myths: What Canadians Think They Know About the United States crossed my desk.

The Man Who Loved China

Here's a great new title from Simon Winchester, author of "The Professor and the Madman".   "The Man Who Loved China" is a brilliant story about Joseph Needham, Cambridge

World War I

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Decades - Wikipedia
An excellent source of information.  Index to information by Decades from 1690 BC to the 2190s! Click on the Decade and history will be revealed!

Fashion-era contains 595 content rich, illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History.

World History


BBC History pages
Extensive list of historical persons; BBC site concentrating on Ancient History, British history (Tudors, Victorians ..., WWI, WWII and recent history (Sept.11, Iraq)

Best of History Web Sites
Portal for students, educators, and enthusiasts covering Prehistory onwards. Websites are rated; includes teaching ideas.

Canadian History

 Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia includes 14,000 articles in each official language on numerous subjects including history, popular culture, events, people, places, politics, arts, First Nations, sports and science. The website also provides access to the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, The Canadian Encyclopedia Junior Edition and Timelines of Canadian history.