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Interculturalism: A View from Quebec
Interculturalism: A View from Quebec
By Gérard Bouchard, Translated by Howard Scott, Foreword by Charles Taylor

Written by one of Quebec’s leading public intellectuals and the co-chair of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on reasonable accommodation, Interculturalism is the first clear and comprehensive statement in English of the intercultural approach to managing diversity.

Available Jan 2015
Special Hell, A: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years
Special Hell, A: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years
By Claudia Malacrida

Using rare interviews with former inmates and workers, institutional documentation, and governmental archives, Claudia Malacrida illuminates the dark history of the treatment of “mentally defective” children and adults at the Michener Centre in Red Deer, Alberta.

Available Jan 2015
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