Canadian History

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Converging Empires

Citizens and Subjects in the North Pacific Borderlands, 1867–1945

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Rare Merit

Women in Photography in Canada, 1840–1940

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Rare Merit illuminates the impact of women as portraitists, travel documentarians, photojournalists, fine artists, hobbyists, and printers in the early years of photography in Canada.

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A Legacy of Exploitation

Early Capitalism in the Red River Colony, 1763–1821

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A Legacy of Exploitation recasts the Hudson’s Bay Company’s experiment at Red River as a reaction to Indigenous peoples’ autonomy, challenging collective historical fantasies of Canada as a glorious nation of adventurers.

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Pleasure and Panic

New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs

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Pleasure and Panic illustrates how attitudes toward drug and alcohol consumption are complicated by the politics, economics, and culture of their times.

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Feeling Feminism

Activism, Affect, and Canada’s Second Wave

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Feeling Feminism is a groundbreaking collection of interdisciplinary scholarship on second-wave feminist history and feminist social movements in Canada that puts emotions at the centre of the story.

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Liquor and the Liberal State

Drink and Order before Prohibition

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Cultural pastime, profitable industry, or harmful influence on the nation? Liquor and the Liberal State explores government approaches to drink and drinking in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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The Heart of Toronto

Corporate Power, Civic Activism, and the Remaking of Downtown Yonge Street

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From the sidewalk to City Hall, in the corporate boardroom, and around the kitchen table, The Heart of Toronto traces the power dynamics and projects that have transformed downtown Toronto.

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Scandalous Conduct

Canadian Officer Courts Martial, 1914–45

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Scandalous Conduct investigates the complex meanings of honour and dishonour as revealed by general courts martial and dismissal sentences in the Canadian officer corps during the First and Second World Wars.

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Religion at the Edge

Nature, Spirituality, and Secularity in the Pacific Northwest

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Religion at the Edge shows how the distinctive social and physical landscape of the Pacific Northwest proves fertile ground for an expansive exploration of contemporary spirituality and secularity.

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Debt and Federalism

Landmark Cases in Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, 1894-1937

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Debt and Federalism is the first complete account of the Canadian federal bankruptcy and insolvency power, showing how four landmark cases form the bedrock of the modern bankruptcy system.

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