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Otter’s Journey through Indigenous Language and Law

Told in contemporary Anishinaabe storytelling style, Otter’s Journey takes us across the globe to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization.

Awards

2019, Short-listed - Indigenous Literature Award, Southern Ontario Library Service

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The Creator’s Game

Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood

The Creator’s Game serves as a potent illustration of how, for over a century, the Indigenous game of lacrosse has served as a central means for Indigenous communities to activate their self-determination and reformulate their identities.

Awards

2019, Winner - Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

2018, Winner - CSN-REC Book Prize, Canadian Studies Network – Réseau d’études canadiennes

2019, Short-listed - Wilson Book Prize, The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University

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Crerar’s Lieutenants

Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45

This book illustrates not only the challenges many junior officers faced during the Second World War, it also points to the enduring problem of living up to the image of an ideal middle-class male.

Awards

2017, Winner - C.P. Stacey Prize, Canadian Committee for the History of the Second World War and the Canadian Commission for Military History

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China Gadabouts

New Frontiers of Humanitarian Nursing, 1941–51

This critical reassessment of the Quaker-sponsored humanitarian nursing convoy in 1940s China will deepen understanding of the ethical, cultural, and political barriers to delivering humanitarian assistance then and now.

Awards

2018, Winner - Lavina L. Dock Award, American Association for the History of Nursing

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Give and Take

The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy

Enthralling, witty, and masterful, Give and Take brings to light Canada’s surprisingly unruly tax history, showing the tax clashes and compromises that made Canadian democracy.

Awards

2019, Winner - 2019 Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History, Canadian Historical Association

2019, Short-listed - Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Guiding Modern Girls

Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s

By analyzing how the Girl Guide movement sought to maintain social stability in England, Canada, and India during the 1920s and 1930s, this book reveals the ways in which girls and young women understood, reworked, and sometimes challenged the expectations placed on them by the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls.

Awards

2019, Short-listed - 2019 Ferguson Prize, Canadian Historical Association

2018, Winner - Founder's Prize for Best English-language Book, Canadian History of Education Association

2017, Winner - Wilson Book Prize, The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University

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