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Fashioning the Canadian Landscape: Essays on Travel Writing, Tourism, and National Identity in the Pre-Automobile Era
Fashioning the Canadian Landscape: Essays on Travel Writing, Tourism, and National Identity in the Pre-Automobile Era
Edited by J.I. Little

In his book Fashioning the Canadian Landscape, J.I. Little examines how Canada, much like the United States, came to be identified with its natural landscape. Little argues that in contrast to America, Canada’s image was strongly influenced by the picturesque convention favoured by British travel writers.

Available Feb 2018
Rough Work: Labourers on the Public Work of British North America and Canada, 18411882
Rough Work: Labourers on the Public Work of British North America and Canada, 1841–1882
By Ruth Bleasdale

Rough Work is an accessibly written yet rigorous study of the galvanization of a major segment of Canada’s labour force over four decades of social and economic transformation.

Available Feb 2018
Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
By Rhonda L. Hinther

In Perogies and Politics, Rhonda Hinther explores the twentieth-century history of the Ukrainian left in Canada from the standpoint of the women, men, and children who formed and fostered it.

Available Dec 2017
The Voyages of Jacques Cartier
The Voyages of Jacques Cartier
With an introduction by Ramsay Cook

In addition to Cartier's Voyages, a slightly amended version of H.P. Biggar's 1924 text, the volume includes a series of letters relating to Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval, who was in command of cartier on the last voyage. Many of these letters appear for the first time in English.

Published May 2017
Conflict and Compromise: Post-Confederation Canada
Conflict and Compromise: Post-Confederation Canada
By Raymond B. Blake, Jeffrey Keshen, Norman J. Knowles, and Barbara J. Messamore
Driven by its strong narrative, Conflict and Compromise presents Canadian history chronologically, allowing a better understanding of the interrelationships between events.
Published May 2017
Conflict and Compromise: Pre-Confederation Canada
Conflict and Compromise: Pre-Confederation Canada
By Raymond B. Blake, Jeffrey Keshen, Norman J. Knowles, and Barbara J. Messamore

Driven by its strong narrative, Conflict and Compromise presents Canadian history chronologically, allowing a better understanding of the interrelationships between events.

Published May 2017
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 16901763
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690–1763
By Jeffers Lennox

In this deeply researched and engagingly argued work, Jeffers Lennox reconfigures our general understanding of how Indigenous peoples, imperial forces, and settlers competed for space in northeastern North America before the British conquest in 1763.

Published May 2017
The Centennial Cure: Commemoration, Identity, and Cultural Capital in Nova Scotia during Canada's 1967 Centennial Celebrations
The Centennial Cure: Commemoration, Identity, and Cultural Capital in Nova Scotia during Canada's 1967 Centennial Celebrations
By Meaghan Elizabeth Beaton

In The Centennial Cure, the second volume in the Studies in Atlantic Canada History series, Meaghan Elizabeth Beaton critically examines the intersection of state policy, cultural development, and commemoration in Nova Scotia during Canada’s centennial celebrations.

Published Apr 2017
One in a Thousand: The Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay, Royal Flying Corps
One in a Thousand: The Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay, Royal Flying Corps
By Graham Broad
This short microhistory details the life and death of Eddie McKay, a varsity athlete at Western University, who flew with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War.
Published Mar 2017
Essays in Canadian Economic History
Essays in Canadian Economic History
By Harold A. Innis
Edited by Mary Q. Innis
Introduction by Matthew Evenden

This volume collects Innis’ published and unpublished essays on economic history, from 1929 to 1952, thereby charting the development of the arguments and ideas found in his books The Fur Trade in Canada and The Cod Fisheries.

Published Mar 2017