Duty to Dissent
Henri Bourassa and the First World War
This revisionist account of Henri Bourassa’s writings and times reshapes our understanding of why Quebec diverged from the rest of Canada when it came to war.
In the Spirit of ’68
Youth Culture, the New Left, and the Reimagining of Acadia
In the Spirit of ’68 tells the story of how a unique blend of local circumstance and global influence transformed Acadian New Brunswick’s youth culture, spawning one of the most influential revolutionary student movements in Canada.
Capturing Hill 70
Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War
This richly illustrated book offers a multifaceted account of one of the most successful but overlooked Canadian battles of the First World War.
Canada on the United Nations Security Council
A Small Power on a Large Stage
This is the definitive history of the Canadian experience, both its successes and failures, on the world’s largest stage – the United Nations Security Council.
The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title
This illuminating account of the St. Catherine’s case of the 1880s reveals the erroneous assumptions and racism inherent in judgments that would define the nature and character of Aboriginal title in Canadian law and policy for almost a century.
Moved by the State
Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada
Through five diverse episodes of forced relocation across Canada, Moved by the State offers a new look at the power of the welfare state and the political culture of postwar Canada.
This is the remarkable story, told by a key insider, about Vancouver’s dramatic transformation from a typical mid-sized North American city into an inspiring world-class metropolis celebrated for its liveability, sustainability, and vibrancy.
Doing Politics Differently?
Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories
Do women do politics differently? By assessing the legacies of eleven women premiers, this groundbreaking volume answers a question that has been debated around the world since women first demanded the right to vote and hold public office.
Nothing to Write Home About
British Family Correspondence and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia
The first substantial study of family correspondence and settler colonialism, Nothing to Write Home About elucidates the significance of trans-imperial intimacy, epistolary silence, and the everyday in laying the foundations of settler colonialism in British Columbia.
Fighting with the Empire
Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947
This insightful collection untangles the paradox of mobilizing a Canadian contribution to Britain’s imperial wars – and forging a national identity in the process.
The Empire on the Western Front
The British 62nd and Canadian 4th Divisions in Battle
Focusing on developments at the divisional level in Britain and Canada, The Empire on the Western Front casts a critical eye on how the British Empire transformed unseasoned volunteers into battle-ready soldiers for the Western Front.
To Be Equals in Our Own Country
Women and the Vote in Quebec
To Be Equals in Our Own Country chronicles the bitter struggle for women’s suffrage in Quebec, the last province to grant Canadian women this fundamental human right.
Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Assembling Unity traces the history of pan-Indigenous unity in British Columbia through political negotiations, gendered activism, and the balance and exercise of power.
Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76
Resisting Rights challenges the myths that Canada has always been at the forefront in the development of international human rights law and led the cause at the United Nations.
Science and Technology in Canadian History
The first major collection of its kind in thirty years, Made Modern explores the role of science and technology in shaping Canadians’ experience of themselves and their place in the modern world.
Postsecondary Education in British Columbia
Public Policy and Structural Development, 1960–2015
Postsecondary Education in British Columbia is a thoughtful critical analysis of the role of social justice, human capital, and the market in the development of institutions and public policy in BC education since 1960.
Our Voices Must Be Heard
Women and the Vote in Ontario
Our Voices Must Be Heard examines the ideals and failings of Ontario’s suffrage history, its daring supporters and thunderous enemies, and its blind spots on matters of race and class.
Truth and Conviction
Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for Justice
A passionate account of how one man’s fight against racism and injustice transformed the criminal justice system and galvanized the Mi’kmaw Nation’s struggle for self-determination, forever changing the landscape of Indigenous rights in Canada and around the world.
The Last Suffragist Standing
The Life and Times of Laura Marshall Jamieson
The Last Suffragist Standing is an unprecedented study of a pioneering Canadian suffragist and politician and an illuminating work on the history of feminism, socialism, internationalism, and activism in Canada.
Thumbing a Ride
Hitchhikers, Hostels, and Counterculture in Canada
Asking new questions about travel and risk taking as a rite of passage, this book examines the rise and fall of hitchhiking in the 1970s and the accompanying adult scrutiny of youth subculture.
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