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From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance
From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance
By Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin

From Wall Street to Bay Street is the first book for a lay audience to tackle the similarities and differences between the financial systems of Canada and the United States. Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin reveal the different paths each system has taken since the early nineteenth-century.

Available May 2018
Dirty Hands and Vicious Deeds: The U.S. Governments Complicity in Crimes against Humanity and Genocide
Dirty Hands and Vicious Deeds: The U.S. Government’s Complicity in Crimes against Humanity and Genocide
Edited by Samuel Totten

This collection of original essays, edited by renowned genocide scholar Samuel Totten, shows how the United States government repeatedly aided certain regimes as they planned and then carried out crimes against humanity and genocide.

Available Nov 2017
Southern Mercy: Empire and American Civilization in Juvenile Reform, 1890-1944
Southern Mercy: Empire and American Civilization in Juvenile Reform, 1890-1944
By Annette Louise Bickford

In Southern Mercy, Annette Bickford examines the limits of emancipation, and the exclusions inherent in liberal humanism that distinguish racism in the contemporary "post-race" era.

Published Nov 2016
The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space
The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space
By Lisa Benton-Short

In The National Mall, Lisa Benton-Short explores the critical issues that are redefining and reshaping this extraordinary public space.

Published Jul 2016
Living with War: Twentieth-Century Conflict in Canadian and American History and Memory
Living with War: Twentieth-Century Conflict in Canadian and American History and Memory
By Robert Teigrob

In Living with War, Robert Teigrob examines how war is experienced and remembered on both sides of the 49th parallel.

Published Mar 2016
Imagining the British Atlantic after the American Revolution
Imagining the British Atlantic after the American Revolution
Edited by Michael Meranze and Saree Makdisi

Drawing on examples from different local and regional contexts,Imagining the British Atlantic after the American Revolution demonstrates the many remarkably local ways that revolution and empire were experienced in London, Pennsylvania, Pitcairn Island, and points in between.

Published Nov 2015
Rock'n America: A Social and Cultural History
Rock'n America: A Social and Cultural History
By Deena Weinstein
What is rock? This book offers a new and systematic approach to understanding rock by applying sociological concepts in a historical context.
Published Jan 2015
Northrop Frye and American Fiction:
Northrop Frye and American Fiction:
By Claude Le Fustec

Claude Le Fustec presents insightful readings of the presence of transcendence and biblical imagination in canonical novels by American writers ranging from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Toni Morrison.

Published Jan 2015
Gathering a Heritage: Ukrainian, Slavonic, and Ethnic Canada and the USA
Gathering a Heritage: Ukrainian, Slavonic, and Ethnic Canada and the USA
By Thomas M. Prymak

Thomas M. Prymak uses the essays and articles he has written over the past thirty years as a historian of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian history to reflect on the evolution of ethnic studies in Canada and the United States.

Published Dec 2014
Shaping the New World: African Slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888
Shaping the New World: African Slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888
By Eric Nellis
Shaping the New World introduces students to the origins, growth, and consolidation of African slavery in the Americas and race-based slavery's impact on the economic, social, and cultural development of the New World.
Published Jul 2013