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"I wish to keep a record": Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World
"I wish to keep a record": Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World
By Gail G. Campbell

I wish to keep a record is the first book to focus exclusively on the life-course experiences of nineteenth-century New Brunswick women. Gail G. Campbell offers an interpretive scholarly analysis of 28 women’s diaries while enticing readers to listen to the voices of the diarists.

Available Dec 2016
Celebrating Canada: Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities
Celebrating Canada: Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities
Edited by Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake

In Celebrating Canada, Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake situate Canada in an international context as they examine the history and evolution of our national and provincial holidays and annual celebrations.

Available Dec 2016
Productivity and Prosperity: An Historical Sociology of Productivist Thought
Productivity and Prosperity: An Historical Sociology of Productivist Thought
By Karen R. Foster

In Productivity and Prosperity, Karen Foster zeroes in on the paradox of productivity: that it is the key to economic prosperity and yet its connection to well-being and median incomes has all but disappeared.

Available Nov 2016
SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children
SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children
By David Wright
David Wright’s SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children chronicles the remarkable history of SickKids, including its triumphs and tragedies, its discoveries and dead-ends.
Available Oct 2016
Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History - Second Edition
Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History - Second Edition
Edited by Marlene Epp and Franca Iacovetta

Spanning more than two hundred years of history, from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, Sisters or Strangers? explores the complex lives of immigrant, ethnic, and racialized women in Canada.

Available Oct 2016
A Mile of Make Believe: A History of the Eaton's Santa Claus Parade
A Mile of Make Believe: A History of the Eaton's Santa Claus Parade
By Steve Penfold

A Mile of Make Believe examines the unique history of the Santa Claus parade in Canada. This volume focuses on the Eaton’s sponsored parades that occurred in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg as well as the shorter-lived parades in Calgary and Edmonton.

Available Oct 2016
A Legal History of Adoption in Ontario. 1921-2015
A Legal History of Adoption in Ontario. 1921-2015
By Lori Chambers

Lori Chambers’ fascinating study explores the legal history of adoption in Ontario since the passage of the first statute in 1921.

Available Oct 2016
Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914
Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914
By Bradley Miller

Borderline Crime examines how law reacted to the challenge of the border in British North America and post-Confederation Canada.Miller also reveals how the law remained confused, amorphous, and often ineffectual at confronting the threat of the border to the rule of law.

Available Oct 2016
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.

Available Oct 2016
Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920
Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920
By Cecilia Morgan
This short book explores the spread of settler colonies within the British Empire over the course of the nineteenth century—specifically those in New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, and Australia.
Available Sep 2016