Canadian History

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A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service

Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War

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This multidisciplinary collection fills a gap in First World War scholarship, revealing the diversity and richness of women’s and girls’ wartime experiences in Canada and Newfoundland.

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Give Me Shelter

The Failure of Canada’s Cold War Civil Defence

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Give Me Shelter is a revealing examination of Canada’s efforts to prepare its citizens to face nuclear war, from 1945-63.

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Jewels of the Qila

The Remarkable Story of an Indo-Canadian Family

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This story about a remarkable Sikh family living in British Columbia tells a larger tale about an immigrant community’s triumphs and tribulations and the strong connections that Indo-Canadians continue to forge with their homeland.

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A Wilder West

Rodeo in Western Canada

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Challenging the well-worn images of rodeo as a white man’s sport, A Wilder West shows how rodeo brought together Aboriginal and settler men and women into relationships of competition and camaraderie, forging new identities and communities in the process.

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Elusive Destiny

The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner

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This definitive biography of a major Canadian political figure provides a new perspective on federal politics from the 1960s through the 1980s and gives John Turner his rightful place in Canadian history.

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Chasing the Dragon in Shanghai

Canada’s Early Relations with China, 1858-1952

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Focusing on a century of Canadian initiatives in Shanghai, this book offers unprecedented insight into early Sino-Canadian relations.

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Rethinking the Great White North

Race, Nature, and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness in Canada

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Rethinking the Great White North explores the troubling side of the images of whiteness and wilderness that are so central to Canadian national identity.

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Canada's Road to the Pacific War

Intelligence, Strategy, and the Far East Crisis

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An intriguing account of Canada’s role as a Pacific power during the crisis that led to war with Japan.

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Westward Bound

Sex, Violence, the Law, and the Making of a Settler Society

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Through the study of hundreds of criminal cases, Westward Bound explores how encounters between the courts and ordinary people on the Canadian Prairies contributed to the construction of race, class, and gender hierarchies in a settler society.

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Acts of Occupation

Canada and Arctic Sovereignty, 1918-25

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This fascinating tale of the rivalries and intrigues that played out as Canada secured the Arctic illuminates an under-explored era in Canadian foreign policy.

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