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The Weight of Command

Voices of Canada’s Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them

The senior Canadian officers of the Second World War learned how to fight a war on the job; for all of them, the weight of command was a burden to be borne.

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The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy

Parliament, Politics, and Canada’s Global Posture

The first comprehensive analysis of Canadian foreign policy during the Harper era.

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New Treaty, New Tradition

Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law

Maori author and legal scholar Carwyn Jones provides a nuanced analysis, enhanced by storytelling, of the New Zealand land claims process to draw attention to the cultural implications of Indigenous self-determination, settlement negotiations, and reconciliation projects around the globe.

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Beyond Afghanistan

An International Security Agenda for Canada

For years, the war in Afghanistan dominated Canada’s foreign and defence policy. Now that the mission is over, what are the issues that will shape Canada’s future international security agenda?

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White Settler Reserve

New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West

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

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Lawyers’ Empire

Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950

In approaching the history of the legal professions through the lens of cultural history, Wes Pue locates the legal profession within England and its empire, supplementing and disrupting established narratives of professionalism as proffered by lawyers and their critics.

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Empowering Electricity

Co-operatives, Sustainability, and Power Sector Reform in Canada

This revealing analysis of Canada’s electrical power co-operatives challenges our understanding of their history and shines a light on their potential within the nation’s electricity sector.

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From Left to Right

Maternalism and Women’s Political Activism in Postwar Canada

This fresh look at Canadian women’s political engagement during the Cold War reveals that whether they were on the “left” or “right” end of the political spectrum, women were motivated by similar concerns and the desire to forge a new vision for their nation.

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The Iconic North

Cultural Constructions of Aboriginal Life in Postwar Canada

The Iconic North explores how the “modern” South crafted cultural images of a “primitive” North that reflected its own preconceived notions and social, political, and economic interests.

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Zombie Army

The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War

This book tells the story of more than 150,000 Canadians who were subjected to conscription during the Second World War, and how their experiences shaped and were shaped by the decisions of the generals and politicians who guided the country’s war effort.

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Parole in Canada

Gender and Diversity in the Federal System

Parole in Canada explores how concerns about aboriginality, gender, and the multicultural ideal of “diversity” have altered parole policy and practice – and asks whether these changes go far enough.

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Sister Soldiers of the Great War

The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

Award-winning author Cynthia Toman brings to life the experiences of Canada’s first women soldiers – nursing sisters who served during the First World War.

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