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Toronto, the Belfast of Canada: The Orange Order and the Shaping of Municipal Culture
Toronto, the Belfast of Canada: The Orange Order and the Shaping of Municipal Culture
By William J. Smyth

Toronto, the Belfast of Canada explores the intolerant origins of today’s cosmopolitan city.

Available Apr 2015
In the Power of the Government: The Rise and Fall of Newsprint in Ontario, 1894-1932
In the Power of the Government: The Rise and Fall of Newsprint in Ontario, 1894-1932
By Mark Kuhlberg

Mark Kuhlberg challenges the orthodox interpretation of the relationship between the corporations which ran the Ontario’s pulp and paper mills and the politicians at Queen’s Park in the early twentieth century.

Available Apr 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 Mar 2015
A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW
A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW
By Linda M. Ambrose

In A Great Rural Sisterhood, Linda M. Ambrose uses a wealth of archival materials from both sides of the Atlantic to tell the story of Watt’s remarkable life and the creation of the Associated Country Women of the World.

Available Mar 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 Mar 2015
Liberal Hearts and Coronets: The Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens
Liberal Hearts and Coronets: The Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens
By Veronica Strong-Boag

Superbly written and informed by decades of research, Liberal Hearts and Coronets is the first biography to treat John Campbell Gordon as seriously as his better-known wife, Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon.

Available Mar 2015
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 Feb 2015
Tending the Student Body: Youth, Health, and the Modern University
Tending the Student Body: Youth, Health, and the Modern University
By Catherine Gidney

Tending the Student Body examines the development of health programs at Canadian universities and the transformation of their goals over the first half of the twentieth century from fostering moral character to promoting individualism, self-realization, and mental health.

Available Feb 2015
A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years
A Special Hell: 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
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