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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.


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.


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

2020, Winner - François-Xavier Garneau Medal, Canadian Historical Association

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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.


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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Claire L’Heureux-Dubé

A Life

Going beyond jurisprudential legacy to provide rich sociocultural context, Claire L’Heureux-Dubé is an exploration of the controversial and historically transformative career of the first Quebec woman on Canada’s Supreme Court.


2018, Winner - CLSA Book Prize, Canadian Law and Society Association

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

2018, Short-listed - City of Ottawa Book Award

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The Politics of War

Canada’s Afghanistan Mission, 2001–14

The Politics of War analyzes the impact of political elites, Parliament, and public opinion on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to demonstrate how much of Canada’s involvement was shaped by the vagaries of domestic politics.


2019, Short-listed - CPSA Prize in International Relations, Canadian Political Science Association

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The Canadian Party System

An Analytic History

In this long-awaited book, Richard Johnston combines an arsenal of recently developed analytic tools with a deep understanding of history to makes sense of the Canadian party system.


2018, Short-listed - 2018, Shortlisted - The Donald Smiley Prize, Canadian Political Science Association

2019, Winner - 2019, Winner - Lipset Prize, American Politics Association

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