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Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants
Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants
By Elinor Barr

Using extensive archival and demographic research, Barr explores both the impressive Swedish legacy in Canada and the reasons for their invisibility as an immigrant community.

Available Apr 2015
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
At Odds: Gambling and Canadians, 1919-1969
At Odds: Gambling and Canadians, 1919-1969
By Suzanne Morton

Using a rich variety of historical sources, Suzanne Morton traces the history of gambling regulation in five Canadian provinces ? Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and B.C. ? from the First World War to the federal legalization in 1969.

Available Feb 2015
Canadians at Last: The Integration of Newfoundland as a Province
Canadians at Last: The Integration of Newfoundland as a Province
By Raymond B. Blake

By beginning with the 1949 Confederation rather than the activities leading up to it, and by thoroughly documenting areas of agreement, contention, and neglect, Blake writes a solid, contemporary history of Newfoundland's integration into Canada.

Available Feb 2015
Colonial Justice: Justice, Morality, and Crime in the Niagara District, 1791-1849
Colonial Justice: Justice, Morality, and Crime in the Niagara District, 1791-1849
By David Murray

This new study of early Canadian law delves into the court records of the Niagara District, one of the richest sets of records surviving from Upper Canada, to analyze the criminal justice system in the district during the first half of the 19th century.

Available Feb 2015