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Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884: Journals and Letters
Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884: Journals and Letters
Edited and introduced by Ludger Müller-Wille
Translated by William Barr

In the summer of 1883, fledgling anthropologist Franz Boas spent a year among the Inuit of Cumberland Sound, Baffin Island. This book presents in English his letters and journal entries from the year that he spent among the Inuit.

Published Jun 2016
Fields of Authority: Special Purpose Governance in Ontario, 1815-2015
Fields of Authority: Special Purpose Governance in Ontario, 1815-2015
By Jack Lucas

In Fields of Authority, Jack Lucas provides the first systematic exploration of local special purpose bodies in Ontario. Lucas uses a “policy fields” approach to explain how these local bodies in Ontario have developed from the nineteenth century to the present.

Published May 2016
A Canadian Bankclerk
A Canadian Bankclerk
By J.P. Buschlen and Douglas Lochhead (ed.)

My object in publishing "Evan Nelson" history is to enlighten the public concerning life behind the wicket and thus pave the way for the legitimate organization of bankclerks into a fraternal association, for their financial and social (including moral) betterment.

(From the Prologue).

Published May 2016
A Darkened House: Cholera in Nineteenth-Century Canada
A Darkened House: Cholera in Nineteenth-Century Canada

By Geoffrey Bilson

In a fascinating and disturbing book, Geoffrey Bilson traces the story of the cholera epidemics as they ravaged the Canadas and the Atlantic colonies. 

Published May 2016
Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms: Buying and Selling Securities in Canada, 1870-1940
Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms: Buying and Selling Securities in Canada, 1870-1940
By Christopher Armstrong

Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms describes the evolution of the securities market in Canada, from the onset of trading, through the boom of the 1920s and the depression of the 1930s, to the outbreak of the Second World War.

Published May 2016
Canada and the Birth of Israel
Canada and the Birth of Israel

By David J. Bercuson

David Bercuson's study reveals Canada as having established a middle east policy during the 1930s, not on moral or ideological grounds, but on the basis of the politicians’ view of its own national interests. 

Published May 2016
Canadian Population and Northern Colonization
Canadian Population and Northern Colonization
By Vincent W. Bladen, ed.

In 1961 the Royal Society annual session topic was an especially vital issue, the population explosion, and this volume, based on the papers given at the meeting, has much valuable information and many pertinent and provocative comments on this phenomenon particularly as it affects Canada. 

Published May 2016
Canadian-Soviet Relations between the World Wars
Canadian-Soviet Relations between the World Wars
By Aloysius Balawyder

This study, based on archives only recently made available, examines Canada’s relations with the Soviet Union between the first and second world wars. 

Published May 2016
Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgments: Canadian War Crimes Prosecutions 1944-1948
Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgments: Canadian War Crimes Prosecutions 1944-1948

By Patrick Brode

Patrick Brode has produced a fascinating study of government hesistancy surrounding war crime prosecutions in Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgements, a history of Canada’s prosecution of war crimes committed during the Second World War. 

Published May 2016
Customs Administration in Canada
Customs Administration in Canada
By Gordon Blake

Blake traces the administration of the tariff through Canadian history, and provides the first complete treatment of the subject and its significance for the country's commerce. 

Published May 2016