Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past
Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past delves into diverse representations of Canadian peacekeeping, including National Film Board documentaries, political rhetoric, and high school textbooks to show how peacekeeping became a symbol of Canadian national identity in both French and English Canada.
The Weight of Command
Voices of Canada’s Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them
The senior Canadian officers of the Second World War learned how to fight a war on the job; for all of them, the weight of command was a burden to be borne.
The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy
Parliament, Politics, and Canada’s Global Posture
The first comprehensive analysis of Canadian foreign policy during the Harper era.
Lock, Stock, and Icebergs
A History of Canada’s Arctic Maritime Sovereignty
Lock, Stock, and Icebergs recounts the events, pressures, and behind-the-scenes negotiations that shaped Canada’s legal claim to the Northwest Passage and the waters of the Arctic Archipelago.
Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950
In approaching the history of the legal professions through the lens of cultural history, Wes Pue locates the legal profession within England and its empire, supplementing and disrupting established narratives of professionalism as proffered by lawyers and their critics.
White Settler Reserve
New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West
This innovative history of a reserve for Icelandic settlers connects the dots between immigration and Indigenous dispossession in western Canada.
From Left to Right
Maternalism and Women’s Political Activism in Postwar Canada
This fresh look at Canadian women’s political engagement during the Cold War reveals that whether they were on the “left” or “right” end of the political spectrum, women were motivated by similar concerns and the desire to forge a new vision for their nation.
The Iconic North
Cultural Constructions of Aboriginal Life in Postwar Canada
The Iconic North explores how the “modern” South crafted cultural images of a “primitive” North that reflected its own preconceived notions and social, political, and economic interests.
The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War
This book tells the story of more than 150,000 Canadians who were subjected to conscription during the Second World War, and how their experiences shaped and were shaped by the decisions of the generals and politicians who guided the country’s war effort.
Sister Soldiers of the Great War
The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps
Award-winning author Cynthia Toman brings to life the experiences of Canada’s first women soldiers – nursing sisters who served during the First World War.
The Lives and Letters of Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes
This vivid portrait of female friendship follows two Canadian nursing sisters who endured the trauma and privations of the Great War.
Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
This book uncovers the history of Canada’s first casualties of the Great War – men who tried to enlist, were deemed “unfit for service,” and then lived with shame, guilt, and ostracism.
Tourism and the Rise of the Living History Museum in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada
This fascinating look at Canada’s living history museums – pioneer villages and old forts where actors recreate the past – shows how they reveal as much about Canadian post-war interests as they do about settler history.
Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada
Fragile Settlements compares the historical processes through which British colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people in southwest Australia and prairie Canada from the 1830s to the early twentieth century.
When Wheat Was King
The Rise and Fall of the Canada-UK Grain Trade
By tracing the rise and controversial fall of the Canadian Wheat Board, Magnan reveals how trade, international relations, and food politics have influenced the grain industry in prairie Canada, the UK, and around the world.
When Good Drugs Go Bad
Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws
This intoxicating look at the history of drug regulation in Canada reveals how a variety of social and political forces converged at the turn of the twentieth century to transform both public attitudes toward, and access to, narcotics.
The Planners, The Plans, Their Legacies, 1940-80
This lavishly illustrated book will stand as the definitive history of Toronto postwar planning and of the impact that planning has had on the city and its surrounding metropolitan area.
Far Off Metal River
Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic
Drawing on the story of the 1771 Bloody Falls massacre, human geographer Emilie Cameron explores the relationship between stories and colonialism, challenging readers to examine their perceptions of the contemporary Arctic and its peoples.
North to Bondage
Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes
The first history of black slavery in the Maritimes, North to Bondage is a startling corrective to the enduring myth of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad.
Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma
A History of British Columbia’s Social Policy
As a deeply researched history, Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma reveals how, for over 100 years, a persistent political uneasiness with the role of mothers in the workforce has contributed to the lack of affordable, quality child care services in British Columbia.
Canada and India in the Cold War World, 1946-76
Conflicting Visions recounts the Cold War history of Canada’s turbulent diplomatic relationship with India, from India’s independence through to its controversial emergence as a nuclear power, using Canadian technology to help build its first nuclear device.
The People and the Bay
A Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour
This engaging history brings to life the personalities and power struggles that shaped how Hamiltonians used their harbour and, in the process, invites readers to consider how moral and political choices being made about the natural world today will shape the cities of tomorrow.
Making a Scene
Lesbians and Community across Canada, 1964-84
A celebratory history of how lesbians “made a scene” by creating places and opportunities to form relationships, debate politics, and build their own culture across Canada.
Maritime Command Pacific
The Royal Canadian Navy’s West Coast Fleet in the Early Cold War
One of Canada’s leading military historians recounts the story of the Canadian navy’s Pacific fleet during the tense years of the early Cold War.
From Slave Girls to Salvation
Gender, Race, and Victoria’s Chinese Rescue Home, 1886-1923
A fascinating and critical study of the Chinese Rescue Home, an iconic institution in Victoria, BC, where members of the Women’s Missionary Society taught domestic skills to Chinese and Japanese women believed to be prostitutes, slave girls, or to be at risk of falling into these roles.
Beyond Testimony and Trauma
Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence
By challenging the ways that survivors of mass violence are typically understood as either eyewitnesses to history or victims of it, the contributors to this volume ask us to go “beyond testimony” to embrace sustained listening and collaborative research design.
So They Want Us to Learn French
Promoting and Opposing Bilingualism in English-Speaking Canada
So They Want Us to Learn French examines how and why Canadians both embraced and virulently opposed the ideal of personal bilingualism over the past fifty years, detailing and analyzing the strategies that social movements on both sides used to advance their goals.
The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.
Grit examines the remarkable life and political career of Paul Martin Sr., a liberal reformer and cabinet minister from 1945 to 1968, who championed health care and pension rights, new meanings for Canadian citizenship, and internationalism in world affairs.
Resettling the Range
Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in British Columbia
This unconventional history looks at the resettlement of interior British Columbia from the perspective of campaigns to exterminate grasshoppers and wild horses, creatures considered by some to be pests.
In Peace Prepared
Innovation and Adaptation in Canada’s Cold War Army
This book explores how the Canadian Army prepared for the possibility of a Third World War and how its innovations and adaptations laid the groundwork for the evolution of our national army.
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