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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
Regulating Professions: The Emergence of Professional Self-Regulation in Four Canadian Provinces
Regulating Professions: The Emergence of Professional Self-Regulation in Four Canadian Provinces
By Tracey L. Adams

In Regulating Professions, Tracey L. Adams explores the emergence of self-regulating professions in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia from Confederation to 1940.

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
A Class by Themselves?: Children, Youth, and Special Education in a North American City - Toronto, 1910-45
A Class by Themselves?: Children, Youth, and Special Education in a North American City - Toronto, 1910-45
By Jason Ellis

In A Class by Themselves?, Jason Ellis provides a erudite and balanced history of special needs education, an early twentieth century educational innovation that continues to polarize school communities across Canada, the United States, and beyond.

Available Jan 2018
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
By Jane Nicholas

In Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900–1970s, Nicholas offers a sophisticated analysis of the place of the freak show in twentieth-century culture.

Available Jan 2018
Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada
Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada
By Julie Guard

Radical Housewives is a history of the Canada’s Housewives Consumers Association. Julie Guard reinterprets the view of postwar Canada as economically prosperous and reveals the left’s role in the origins of the food security movement.

Available Jan 2018
Selling Out or Buying In?: Debating Consumerism in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1985
Selling Out or Buying In?: Debating Consumerism in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1985
By Michael Dawson

Selling Out or Buying In? is the first work to illuminate the process by which consumers’ access to goods and services was liberalized and deregulated in Canada in the second half of the twentieth century.

Available Jan 2018
Roots of Entanglement: Essays in the History of Native-Newcomer Relations
Roots of Entanglement: Essays in the History of Native-Newcomer Relations
Edited by Myra Rutherdale, Whitney Lackenbauer, and Kerry Abel

Roots of Entanglement offers an historical exploration of the relationships between Indigenous peoples and European newcomers in the territory that would become Canada.

Available Dec 2017
Northern Star: J.S. Plaskett
Northern Star: J.S. Plaskett
By R. Peter Broughton
With a foreword by James E. Hesser

Northern Star explores Plaskett’s unorthodox and fascinating life from his rural roots near Woodstock through his days as a technician at the University of Toronto to his initiation in astronomy at the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa.

Available Dec 2017
Residential Schools and Reconciliation:  Canada Confronts its History
Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts its History
By J.R. Miller

Residential Schools and Reconciliation is a unique, timely, and provocative work that tackles and explains the institutional responses to Canada’s residential school legacy.

Available Nov 2017