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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 Aug 2017
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 Jul 2017
Working Toward Equity: Disability Rights, Activism, and Employment in Late Twentieth Century Canada
Working Toward Equity: Disability Rights, Activism, and Employment in Late Twentieth Century Canada
By Dustin Galer

In Working Toward Equity, Dustin Galer argues that paid work significantly shaped the experience of disability during the late twentieth century.

Available Jul 2017
An Exceptional Law: Section 98 and the Emergency State, 1919-1936
An Exceptional Law: Section 98 and the Emergency State, 1919-1936
By Dennis G. Molinaro

An Exceptional Law showcases how the emergency law used to repress labour activism during the First World War became normalized with the creation of Section 98 of the Criminal Code, following the Winnipeg General Strike.

Available Jun 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.

Available Jun 2017
Contours of the Nation: Making Obesity and Imagining Canada, 19451970
Contours of the Nation: Making Obesity and Imagining Canada, 1945–1970
By Deborah McPhail

Contouring the Nation is the first book which historically explores obesity in Canada from a critical perspective. Deborah McPhail demonstrates how obesity as a problem was affixed to particular populations in order to separate true Canadians from others.

Available Jun 2017
Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
By Rhonda L. Hinther

In Perogies and Politics, Rhonda Hinther explores the twentieth-century history of the Ukrainian left in Canada from the standpoint of the women, men, and children who formed and fostered it.

Available Jun 2017
The Order of Canada, Second Edition: Genesis of an Honours System
The Order of Canada, Second Edition: Genesis of an Honours System
Prefatory message by Her Majesty the Queen
Foreword by His Excellency the Governor General
By Christopher McCreery

The second edition of The Order of Canada continues the celebration of the order. Christopher McCreery sheds new light on the development of Canadian honours in the early 1930s, the imposed prohibition on honours from 1946 to 1967, and new details on those who have been removed or resigned from the Order.

Available Jun 2017
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 16901763
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690–1763
By Jeffers Lennox

In this deeply researched and engagingly argued work, Jeffers Lennox reconfigures our general understanding of how Indigenous peoples, imperial forces, and settlers competed for space in northeastern North America before the British conquest in 1763.

Available May 2017
Spying on Canadians: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service and the Origins of the Long Cold War
Spying on Canadians: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service and the Origins of the Long Cold War
By Gregory S. Kealey

Award winning author Gregory S. Kealey’s study of Canada’s security and intelligence community before the end of World War II depicts a nation caught up in the Red Scare in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution and tangled up with the imperial interests of first the United Kingdom and then the United States.

Available Apr 2017