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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
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 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
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 Nov 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 Oct 2017