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John A. MacDonald: The Young Politician The Old Chieftain
John A. MacDonald: The Young Politician The Old Chieftain
By Donald Creighton
With an introduction by P.B. Waite
And a new introduction by Donald Wright

First published in 1952 and 1955, and called the greatest Canadian biography ever written, this edition includes a new introduction by Creighton's biographer, Donald Wright, and by Peter Waite, Creighton's very first doctoral student.

Available Jun 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
Globalizing Confederation: Canada and the World in 1867
Globalizing Confederation: Canada and the World in 1867
Edited by Jacqueline D. Krikorian, Marcel Martel, Adrian Shubert

In seeking to ascertain how others understood, constructed or used Canada’s Confederation in 1867 as a model to be adapted or avoided, Globalizing Confederation explores the ideas and events that captured the imagination of people around the world.

Available Jan 2018
Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 2
Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 2
Edited by Jacqueline D. Krikorian, David R. Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew W. McDougall, and Robert C. Vipond

Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 2 includes material that demonstrates the varied perspectives from the provinces and regions of Canada and the viewpoints of officials in Great Britain and the United States and significant works by scholars that question whether Confederation was truly a formative event.

Available Nov 2017
Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867, Volume 1
Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867, Volume 1
Edited by Jacqueline D. Krikorian, David R. Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew W. McDougall, and Robert C. Vipond

Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 1 includes material on the competing visions of the nature of the 1867 project, on the ideas underpinning the British North America Act, 1867, and on some of the peoples and communities Confederation scholars have traditionally ignored.

Available Nov 2017
The Blueprint: Conservative Parties and their Impact on Canadian Politics
The Blueprint: Conservative Parties and their Impact on Canadian Politics
Edited by J.P. Lewis and Joanna Everitt

In this collection, J.P. Lewis and Joanna Everitt bring together a group of up-and coming-political scientists as well as senior scholars to explore the recent history of the Conservative Party of Canada, covering the pre-merger period (1993–2003) and both the minority and majority governments under Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Published Aug 2017
The Atlantic Region to Confederation: A History
The Atlantic Region to Confederation: A History
Edited by Philip Buckner and John G. Reid

The book re-assesses many old themes from a new perspective, and seeks to broaden the focus of regional history to include those groups whom the traditional historiography ignored or marginalized.

Published May 2017
Canadas Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 19681984
Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 1968–1984
By John Hilliker, Mary Halloran, and Greg Donaghy

Volume three of the official history of Canada’s Department of External Affairs offers readers an unparalleled look at the evolving structures underpinning Canadian foreign policy from 1968 to 1984.

Published May 2017
Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests
Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests
By Peter H. Russell

In Canada’s Odyssey, renowned scholar Peter H. Russell provides an expansive, accessible account of Canadian history from the pre-Confederation period to the present day.

Published Apr 2017
Law, Debt, and Merchant Power: The Civil Courts of 18th Century Halifax
Law, Debt, and Merchant Power: The Civil Courts of 18th Century Halifax
By James Muir

In the early history of Halifax (1749-1766), debt litigation was extremely common. In Law, Debt, and Merchant Power, James Muir offers an extensive analysis of the civil cases of the time as well as the reasons behind their frequency.

Published Sep 2016