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Mennonite Studies

Along the Road to Freedom:Mennonite Women of Courage and FaithBUY NOW

Necessary Idealism: A History of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
Janis Thiessen
2018; 247 pages; ISBN 978-1-987986-06-8

Using both documentary materials and oral history methodologies, Janis Thiessen has produced a splendid institutional history of a private Mennonite high school in Winnipeg, Manitoba—Westgate Mennonite Collegiate. This volume undertakes a careful, historical examination of the school's history, admittedly by a sympathetic insider (alumna and former teacher), and makes a significant contribution to the history of ethnic and religious private schools in Canada.

Along the Road to Freedom:Mennonite Women of Courage and FaithBUY NOW

Along the Road to Freedom: Mennonite Women of Courage and Faith
Ray Dirks
2017; 132 pages; hard cover; ISBN 978-1-987986-02-0

In story paintings and words Along the Road to Freedom follows the journeys of mothers and grandmothers, mostly widowed, who led or attempted to lead families out of the former Soviet Union to peace, freedom, and safety in Canada—primarily during the chaotic aftermath of the Russian Revolution and in the midst of World War II.

Mennonite Central Committee in CanadaBUY NOW

Mennonite Central Committee in Canada: A History
Esther Epp-Tiessen
2013; 328 pages; paperback; ISBN 978-0-920718-95-7

A splendid and eloquent story of the work of MCC in Canada from its beginnings in the 1920s to the present.

Building Communities BUY NOW

Building Communities: The Changing Face of Manitoba Mennonites
John J. Friesen
2007; 240 pages; paperback; ISBN 978-0-920718-78-0

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A comprehensive and accessible history of Manitoba Mennonites from the 19th century to the present day, witnessing to their persity, faithfulness, and resilience. Generously illustrated with photographs and maps. An important contribution to the history of Manitoba.

2007 winner of the Manitoba Day Award of the Association for Manitoba Archives

Finalist for the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards, 2008

Becoming a National Church BUY NOW

Becoming a National Church: A History of the Conference of Mennonite in Canada
Adolf Ens

2004; 258 pages.; maps, photos, index; paperback; ISBN 978-0-920718-73-5
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This book presents an overview of the formation and development of a church family with two German-speaking founding partners in 1902 to 238 congregations that together became a full-fledged Canadian church.


For Everything a Season BUY NOW

For Everything a Season: A History of the Alexanderkrone Zentralschule
T.D. Regehr, J.I. Regehr

1988; 162 pages.; maps & photos; hard cover; ISBN 978-0-920718-25-4
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A unique collaboration of a professional historian with an eyewitness participant who brought along an unusual set of documents from the Soviet Union in the 1920s.

The Bergthaler Mennonites BUY NOW

The Bergthaler Mennonites Volume 3 of the Bergthaler Historical Series.
Klaas Peters

1988; 92 pages.; photos; paperback; ISBN 978-0-920718-23-0
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Peters' fascinating story of one group's experiences on the long journey from southern Russia to Manitoba in 1874 includes his account of the ship getting stuck in the ice on Lake Superior. A biography of the author by Leonard Doell shows the extensive influence of Peters as a land agent.


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