Canadian History

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Uplift

Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts

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The first major historical study of the Banff School of Fine Arts, Uplift reveals the foundational role of the school in shaping what is today the globally renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

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Queen of the Maple Leaf

Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity

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Queen of the Maple Leaf reveals the role of beauty pageants in entrenching settler femininity and white heteropatriarchy at the heart of twentieth-century Canada.

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A Bounded Land

Reflections on Settler Colonialism in Canada

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In this beautifully crafted and written volume, Canada’s preeminent historical geographer traces how Canada’s geographical limitations have shaped the nature of its settler societies – from first contacts, to dispossession, to our current age of reconciliation.

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The Bomb in the Wilderness

Photography and the Nuclear Era in Canada

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The Bomb in the Wilderness is an acutely perceptive analysis of Canada’s nuclear footprint through the medium of photography, revealing how we have represented, interpreted, and remembered nuclear activities since 1945.

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The Nuclear North

Histories of Canada in the Atomic Age

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The Nuclear North investigates Canada’s place in the grey area between nuclear and non-nuclear to explore how this has shaped Canadians’ understanding of their country and its policies.

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Fixing Niagara Falls

Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World’s Most Famous Waterfall

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Long considered a natural wonder, the world’s most famous waterfall is anything but. Fixing Niagara Falls reveals the engineering and politics behind the transformation of Niagara Falls.

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A Great Revolutionary Wave

Women and the Vote in British Columbia

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The first book on the woman’s suffrage movement in British Columbia, A Great Revolutionary Wave traces the history of the fight for the vote from the 1870s to the 1940s against a backdrop of social reform, international social movements, labour politics, and settler colonialism.

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Canada 1919

A Nation Shaped by War

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With compelling insight, Canada 1919 exposes the ways in which the First World War shaped and changed Canada – and the ways it did not.

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War Junk

Munitions Disposal and Postwar Reconstruction in Canada

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War Junk recounts the surprising history of leftover military munitions and supplies, revealing their complex political, economic, social, and environmental legacies in postwar Canada.

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No Place for the State

The Origins and Legacies of the 1969 Omnibus Bill

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No Place for the State is an incisive study that offers complex and often contrasting perspectives on the Trudeau government’s 1969 Omnibus Bill and its impact on sexual and moral politics in Canada.

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