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Gathering a Heritage: Ukrainian, Slavonic, and Ethnic Canada and the USA
Gathering a Heritage: Ukrainian, Slavonic, and Ethnic Canada and the USA
By Thomas M. Prymak

Thomas M. Prymak uses the essays and articles he has written over the past thirty years as a historian of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian history to reflect on the evolution of ethnic studies in Canada and the United States.

Available Jan 2015
The Dignity of Every Human Being: New Brunswick Artists and Canadian Culture between the Great Depression and the Cold War
The Dignity of Every Human Being: New Brunswick Artists and Canadian Culture between the Great Depression and the Cold War
By Kirk Niergarth

“The Dignity of Every Human Being” studies the vibrant New Brunswick artistic community which challenged “the tyranny of the Group of Seven” with socially-engaged realism in the 1930s and 40s.

Available Jan 2015
The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body, and Commodities in the 1920s
The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body, and Commodities in the 1920s
By Jane Nicholas

Using a wide range of visual and textual evidence, Nicholas illuminates both the frequent public debates about female appearance and the realities of feminine self-presentation in 1920s Canada.

Available Jan 2015
The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Three: A Legacy in Review
The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Three: A Legacy in Review
By Benjamin Lefebvre

The final volume of The L.M. Montgomery Reader, A Legacy in Review examines a long overlooked portion of Montgomery’s critical reception: reviews of her books.

Available Dec 2014
The World is Our Parish: John King Gordon, 1900-1989: An Intellectual Biography
The World is Our Parish: John King Gordon, 1900-1989: An Intellectual Biography
By Keith R. Fleming

“The World Is Our Parish” uses John King Gordon’s professional and intellectual journey to reveal the confluence of liberal Christianity, social democracy, and internationalism in Canadian politics and thought.

Available Dec 2014
Petty Justice: Low Law and the Sessions System in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, 1785-1867
Petty Justice: Low Law and the Sessions System in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, 1785-1867
By Paul Craven

Petty Justice examines the role of justices of the peace and other front-line low law officials like customs officers and deputy land surveyors in colonial local government.

Available Oct 2014
Ruin and Redemption: The Struggle for a Canadian Bankruptcy Law, 1867-1919
Ruin and Redemption: The Struggle for a Canadian Bankruptcy Law, 1867-1919
By Thomas G W Telfer

Ruin and Redemption is the first full-length study of the origins of Canadian bankruptcy law, making it an important contribution to the study of Canada’s commercial law.

Available Oct 2014
The Court of Appeal for Ontario: Defining the Right of Appeal in Canada, 1792-2013
The Court of Appeal for Ontario: Defining the Right of Appeal in Canada, 1792-2013
By Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore’s history of the Court of Appeal for Ontario traces the evolution of one of Canada’s most influential courts from its origins to the post-Charter years.

Available Oct 2014
Spirits of the Rockies: Reasserting an Indigenous Presence in Banff National Park
Spirits of the Rockies: Reasserting an Indigenous Presence in Banff National Park
By Courtney W. Mason

Courtney W. Mason examines how the Nakoda peoples strategically used the Banff Indian Days festivals to gain access to their sacred lands and respond to colonial policies designed to repress their cultures.

Published Sep 2014
Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley
Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley
By Jennifer L. Bonnell

With Reclaiming the Don, Jennifer L. Bonnell unearths the missing story of the relationship between the river, the valley, and the city, from the establishment of the town of York in the 1790s to the construction of the Don Valley Parkway in the 1960s.

Available Sep 2014