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Duty to Dissent

Henri Bourassa and the First World War

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This revisionist account of Henri Bourassa’s writings and times reshapes our understanding of why Quebec diverged from the rest of Canada when it came to war.

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Moved by the State

Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada

UBC Press

Through five diverse episodes of forced relocation across Canada, Moved by the State offers a new look at the power of the welfare state and the political culture of postwar Canada.

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Be Wise! Be Healthy!

Morality and Citizenship in Canadian Public Health Campaigns

UBC Press

This book examines the history of public health in Canada, covering issues such as milk pasteurization, vaccination, fluoridation, nutrition education, industrial health, and campaigns against sexually transmitted infections.

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Making Men, Making History

Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place

UBC Press

The first published collection devoted entirely to historical studies of Canadian masculinity, Making Men, Making History pushes the boundaries of what it has meant to be a man in Canada.

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Hard Work Conquers All

Building the Finnish Community in Canada

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Revealing the continued imprint of the Finnish community on Canadian society, Hard Work Conquers All explores the politics, ideologies, and cultural expressions of successive waves of Finnish immigration over a century.

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Invisible Scars

Mental Trauma and the Korean War

UBC Press

Invisible Scars explores the treatment of psychological casualties during the Korean War and the long-term repercussions for former soldiers living with trauma.

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Trudeaumania

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This book examines the origins, dynamics, and enduring significance of Trudeaumania, which swept Canada’s political and cultural landscape in the late 1960s.

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White Settler Reserve

New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West

UBC Press

This innovative history of a reserve for Icelandic settlers connects the dots between immigration and Indigenous dispossession in western Canada.

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When Good Drugs Go Bad

Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws

UBC Press

This intoxicating look at the history of drug regulation in Canada reveals how a variety of social and political forces converged at the turn of the twentieth century to transform both public attitudes toward, and access to, narcotics.

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The People and the Bay

A Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour

UBC Press

This engaging history brings to life the personalities and power struggles that shaped how Hamiltonians used their harbour and, in the process, invites readers to consider how moral and political choices being made about the natural world today will shape the cities of tomorrow.

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