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A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story
A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story
By Judith Skelton Grant

Written by Judith Skelton Grant, A Meeting of Minds is the definitive account of Massey College’s first fifty years, its many traditions, and the hundreds of fellows who have passed through its halls.

Available Jun 2015
Escape from the Staple Trap: Canadian Political Economy after Left Nationalism
Escape from the Staple Trap: Canadian Political Economy after Left Nationalism
By Paul Kellogg

Escape from the Staple Trap is a powerful critique of the dominant trend in Canadian political economy since the 1970s.

Available Jun 2015
The Edwardses of Halifax: The Making and Selling of Beautiful Books in London and Halifax, 1749-1826
The Edwardses of Halifax: The Making and Selling of Beautiful Books in London and Halifax, 1749-1826
By G.E. Bentley Jr.

The Edwardses of Halifax is the definitive account of a family of Britain’s leading bookbinders, publishers, and antiquarian booksellers.

Available Jun 2015
Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-electricity during Canada's Second World War
Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-electricity during Canada's Second World War
By Matthew Evenden

Allied Power examines the mobilization of Canadian hydro-electricity during the war and the impact of that wartime expansion on Canada’s power systems, rivers, and politics.

Available May 2015
Creating Colonial Pasts: History, Memory, and Commemoration in Southern Ontario, 1860-1980
Creating Colonial Pasts: History, Memory, and Commemoration in Southern Ontario, 1860-1980
By Cecilia Morgan

Creating Colonial Pasts explores the creation of history and memory in Southern Ontario through the experience of its inhabitants, especially those who took an active role in the preservation and writing of Ontario’s colonial past.

Available May 2015
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
By Donald Wright

Through his virtuoso research into Creighton’s own voluminous papers, Donald Creighton captures the twentieth-century transformation of English Canada through the life and times of one of its leading intellectuals.

Available May 2015
Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History
Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History
Edited by Karen Dubinsky, Adele Perry, and Henry Yu

Moving beyond well-known comparisons with Britain and the United States, the fifteen essays in this collection connect Canada with Latin America, the Caribbean, and the wider Pacific world, as well as with other parts of the British Empire.

Available May 2015
A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW
A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW
By Linda M. Ambrose

In A Great Rural Sisterhood, Linda M. Ambrose uses a wealth of archival materials from both sides of the Atlantic to tell the story of Watt’s remarkable life and the creation of the Associated Country Women of the World.

Available Apr 2015
In the Power of the Government: The Rise and Fall of Newsprint in Ontario, 1894-1932
In the Power of the Government: The Rise and Fall of Newsprint in Ontario, 1894-1932
By Mark Kuhlberg

Mark Kuhlberg challenges the orthodox interpretation of the relationship between the corporations which ran the Ontario’s pulp and paper mills and the politicians at Queen’s Park in the early twentieth century.

Available Apr 2015
More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics
More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics
By Richard Menkis and Harold Troper

More than Just Games brings to life the collision of politics, patriotism, and the passion of sport on the eve of the Second World War.

Available Apr 2015