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Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History
Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History
Edited by Karen Dubinsky, Adele Perry, and Henry Yu

Moving beyond well-known comparisons with Britain and the United States, the fifteen essays in this collection connect Canada with Latin America, the Caribbean, and the wider Pacific world, as well as with other parts of the British Empire.

Available Oct 2015
Civic Symbol: Creating Toronto's New City Hall, 1952-1966
Civic Symbol: Creating Toronto's New City Hall, 1952-1966
By Christopher Armstrong
Foreword by John Sewell

Lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, plans, and drawings, Civic Symbol is the essential history of this iconic Canadian building.

Available Sep 2015
Lions or Jellyfish: Newfoundland-Ottawa Relations since 1957
Lions or Jellyfish: Newfoundland-Ottawa Relations since 1957
By Raymond B. Blake

Written by a noted expert on Newfoundland politics and intergovernmental affairs in Canada, this book studies a vital but frequently overlooked aspect of modern Canadian federalism.

Available Sep 2015
Maestro of Science: Omond McKillop Solandt and Government Science in War and Hostile Peace, 1939-1956
Maestro of Science: Omond McKillop Solandt and Government Science in War and Hostile Peace, 1939-1956
By Jason S. Ridler

Jason S. Ridler draws on interviews and declassified records to paint a vivid picture of the influence and achievements of a Canadian leader in Cold War military research.

Available Sep 2015
O.D. Skelton: A Portrait of Canadian Ambition
O.D. Skelton: A Portrait of Canadian Ambition
By Norman Hillmer

O.D. Skelton is the definitive biography of the most influential public servant in Canada’s history, written by one the most prolific Canadian historians of international affairs and the editor of Skelton’s voluminous papers.

Available Aug 2015
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
By Donald Wright

Through his virtuoso research into Creighton’s own voluminous papers, Donald Creighton captures the twentieth-century transformation of English Canada through the life and times of one of its leading intellectuals.

Available Aug 2015
Creating Colonial Pasts: History, Memory, and Commemoration in Southern Ontario, 1860-1980
Creating Colonial Pasts: History, Memory, and Commemoration in Southern Ontario, 1860-1980
By Cecilia Morgan

Creating Colonial Pasts explores the creation of history and memory in Southern Ontario through the experience of its inhabitants, especially those who took an active role in the preservation and writing of Ontario’s colonial past.

Available Jul 2015
A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story
A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story
By Judith Skelton Grant

Written by Judith Skelton Grant, A Meeting of Minds is the definitive account of Massey College’s first fifty years, its many traditions, and the hundreds of fellows who have passed through its halls.

Available Jun 2015
Escape from the Staple Trap: Canadian Political Economy after Left Nationalism
Escape from the Staple Trap: Canadian Political Economy after Left Nationalism
By Paul Kellogg

Escape from the Staple Trap is a powerful critique of the dominant trend in Canadian political economy since the 1970s.

Available Jun 2015
Kensington Market: Collective Memory, Public History, and Toronto's Urban Landscape
Kensington Market: Collective Memory, Public History, and Toronto's Urban Landscape
By Na Li

Li’s book will be a must-read for those fascinated with this iconic Toronto neighbourhood, as well as anyone with an interest in the role heritage and collective memory can play in urban planning.

Available Jun 2015