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Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876
Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876
Edited by Keith D. Smith
The over 90 historical documents contained in Strange Visitors record the complicated relationship between Canada's Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations from 1876 to the present.
Available Aug 2014
Surviving Trench Warfare: Technology and the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918, Second Edition
Surviving Trench Warfare: Technology and the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918, Second Edition
By Bill Rawling

In Surviving Trench Warfare, Bill Rawling takes a close look at how technology and tactics came together in the Canadian Corps.

Available Aug 2014
The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation
The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation
By Nicolas Kenny

The Feel of the City exposes the sensory experiences of city-dwellers in Montreal and Brussels at the turn of the century and the ways in which these shaped the social and cultural significance of urban space.

Published Jun 2014
The Promised Land: History and Historiography of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent's Settlements and Beyond
The Promised Land: History and Historiography of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent's Settlements and Beyond
Edited by Boulou Ebanda de B’béri, Nina Reid-Maroney, and Handel Kashope Wright
Epilogue by Afua Cooper

Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada.

Published Jun 2014
Wisdom, Justice and Charity: Canadian Social Welfare through the Life of Jane B. Wisdom, 1884-1975
Wisdom, Justice and Charity: Canadian Social Welfare through the Life of Jane B. Wisdom, 1884-1975
By Suzanne Morton

In Wisdom, Justice, and Charity, historian Suzanne Morton uses Jane B. Wisdom’s professional life to explore how the welfare state was built from the ground up by thousands of pragmatic and action-oriented social workers.

Published Jun 2014
The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Two: A Critical Heritage
The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Two: A Critical Heritage
Edited by Benjamin Lefebvre

Following on the heels of the first volume of The L.M. Montgomery Reader, this second volume narrates the development of L.M. Montgomery’s (1874–1942) critical reputation in the seventy years since her death.

Published May 2014
Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy: Second Edition
Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy: Second Edition
By Terry Copp

This new edition of Copp’s best-selling, award-winning history includes a new introduction that reflects on the genesis of the book and its impact on our understanding of the Second World War.

Published Apr 2014
Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson's Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870
Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson's Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870
By Ted Binnema

Enlightened Zeal examines the fascinating history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s involvement in scientific networks during the company’s two-hundred year chartered monopoly.

Published Mar 2014
Smart Globalization: The Canadian Business and Economic History Experience
Smart Globalization: The Canadian Business and Economic History Experience
Edited by Andrew Smith and Dimitry Anastakis

Inspired by the work of economists Ha-Joon Chang and Dani Rodrik, editors Andrew Smith and Dimitry Anastakis bring together essays from both historians and economists in this collection to test claims that wealth comes from either protectionism or free trade.

Published Feb 2014
Cities of Oil: Municipalities and Petroleum Manufacturing in Southern Ontario, 1860-1960
Cities of Oil: Municipalities and Petroleum Manufacturing in Southern Ontario, 1860-1960
By Timothy Cobban

Cities of Oil is the first sustained historical account of the development of the early Canadian petroleum refining and manufacturing industry.

Published Oct 2013