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Northern Star: J.S. Plaskett
Northern Star: J.S. Plaskett
By R. Peter Broughton
With a foreword by James E. Hesser

Northern Star explores Plaskett’s unorthodox and fascinating life from his rural roots near Woodstock through his days as a technician at the University of Toronto to his initiation in astronomy at the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa.

Available Aug 2017
Residential Schools and Reconcilliation:  Canada Confronts its History
Residential Schools and Reconcilliation: Canada Confronts its History
By J.R. Miller

Residential Schools and Reconciliation is a unique, timely, and provocative work that tackles and explains the institutional responses to Canada’s residential school legacy.

Available Aug 2017
Contours of the Nation: Making Obesity and Imagining Canada, 19451970
Contours of the Nation: Making Obesity and Imagining Canada, 1945–1970
By Deborah McPhail

Contouring the Nation is the first book which historically explores obesity in Canada from a critical perspective. Deborah McPhail demonstrates how obesity as a problem was affixed to particular populations in order to separate true Canadians from others.

Available Aug 2017
From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance
From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance
By Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin

From Wall Street to Bay Street is the first book for a lay audience to tackle the similarities and differences between the financial systems of Canada and the United States. Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin reveal the different paths each system has taken since the early nineteenth-century.

Available Jul 2017
Working Toward Equity: Disability Rights, Activism, and Employment in Late Twentieth Century Canada
Working Toward Equity: Disability Rights, Activism, and Employment in Late Twentieth Century Canada
By Dustin Galer

In Working Toward Equity, Dustin Galer argues that paid work significantly shaped the experience of disability during the late twentieth century.

Available Jul 2017
The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150
The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150
By David E. Smith

In The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors, David E. Smith presents a learned but accessible analysis of the interconnectedness of Canada’s parliamentary institutions.

Available Jul 2017
Canadas Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 19681984
Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 1968–1984
By John Hilliker, Mary Halloran, and Greg Donaghy

Volume three of the official history of Canada’s Department of External Affairs offers readers an unparalleled look at the evolving structures underpinning Canadian foreign policy from 1968 to 1984.

Available Jun 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.

Published May 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

Driven by its strong narrative, Conflict and Compromise presents Canadian history chronologically, allowing a better understanding of the interrelationships between events.

Published May 2017
A Nation of Immigrants: Women, Workers, and Communities in Canadian History, 1840s-1960s
A Nation of Immigrants: Women, Workers, and Communities in Canadian History, 1840s-1960s
Edited by Franca Iacovetta, Paula Draper, and Robert Ventresca

This collection of essays examines immigrants and racial-ethnic relations in Canada from the mid-nineteenth century to the post-1945 era.

Published May 2017