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An Exceptional Law: Section 98 and the Emergency State, 1919-1936
An Exceptional Law: Section 98 and the Emergency State, 1919-1936
By Dennis G. Molinaro

An Exceptional Law showcases how the emergency law used to repress labour activism during the First World War became normalized with the creation of Section 98 of the Criminal Code, following the Winnipeg General Strike.

Available May 2017
"I wish to keep a record": Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World
"I wish to keep a record": Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World
By Gail G. Campbell

I wish to keep a record is the first book to focus exclusively on the life-course experiences of nineteenth-century New Brunswick women. Gail G. Campbell offers an interpretive scholarly analysis of 28 women’s diaries while enticing readers to listen to the voices of the diarists.

Available May 2017
Conflict and Compromise: Post-Confederation Canada
Conflict and Compromise: Post-Confederation Canada
By Raymond B. Blake, Jeffrey Keshen, Norman J. Knowles, and Barbara J. Messamore

The main objective of this overview is to demonstrate that although Canadian history has been marked by cleavages and conflicts, there has been a continual process of negotiation and a need for compromise which has enabled Canada to develop into arguably one of the most successful and pluralistic countries in the world.

Available Apr 2017
Conflict and Compromise: Pre-Confederation Canada
Conflict and Compromise: Pre-Confederation Canada
By Raymond B. Blake, Jeffrey Keshen, Norman J. Knowles, and Barbara J. Messamore

The main objective of this overview is to demonstrate that although Canadian history has been marked by cleavages and conflicts, there has been a continual process of negotiation and a need for compromise which has enabled Canada to develop into arguably one of the most successful and pluralistic countries in the world.

Available Apr 2017
Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity
Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity
By Robert Vipond

Making a Global City critically examines the themes of diversity and community in a single primary school, the Clinton Street Public School in Toronto, between 1920 and 1990.

Available Apr 2017
One in a Thousand: The Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay, Royal Flying Corps
One in a Thousand: The Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay, Royal Flying Corps
By Graham Broad
This short microhistory details the life and death of Alfred Edwin "Eddie" McKay, a varsity athlete at Western University, who flew with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War.
Available Mar 2017
Essays in Canadian Economic History
Essays in Canadian Economic History
By Harold A. Innis
Edited by Mary Q. Innis
Introduction by Matthew Evenden

This volume collects Innis’ published and unpublished essays on economic history, from 1929 to 1952, thereby charting the development of the arguments and ideas found in his books The Fur Trade in Canada and The Cod Fisheries.

Available Feb 2017
Spying on Canadians: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service and the Origins of the Long Cold War
Spying on Canadians: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service and the Origins of the Long Cold War
By Gregory S. Kealey

Award winning author Gregory S. Kealey’s study of Canada’s security and intelligence community before the end of World War II depicts a nation caught up in the Red Scare in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution and tangled up with the imperial interests of first the United Kingdom and then the United States.

Published Feb 2017
The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties
The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties
Edited by John Borrows and Michael Coyle

In The Right Relationship, John Borrows and Michael Coyle bring together a group of renowned scholars, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to cast light on the magnitude of the challenges Canadians face in seeking a consensus on the nature of treaty partnership in the twenty-first century.

Published Feb 2017
Baby Trouble in the Last Best West: Making New People in Alberta, 19051939
Baby Trouble in the Last Best West: Making New People in Alberta, 1905–1939
By Amy Kaler

Baby Trouble in the Last Best West explores the ways that women’s childbearing became understood as a social problem in early twentieth-century Alberta.

Published Feb 2017