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Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms: Buying and Selling Securities in Canada, 1870-1940
Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms: Buying and Selling Securities in Canada, 1870-1940
By Christopher Armstrong

Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms describes the evolution of the securities market in Canada, from the onset of trading, through the boom of the 1920s and the depression of the 1930s, to the outbreak of the Second World War.

Published Jul 2016
Canadian-Soviet Relations between the World Wars
Canadian-Soviet Relations between the World Wars
By Aloysius Balawyder

This study, based on archives only recently made available, examines Canada’s relations with the Soviet Union between the first and second world wars. 

Published Jul 2016
Customs Administration in Canada
Customs Administration in Canada
By Gordon Blake

Blake traces the administration of the tariff through Canadian history, and provides the first complete treatment of the subject and its significance for the country's commerce. 

Published Jul 2016
Honor Edgeworth
Honor Edgeworth
By Kate "Vera" Bottomley and Douglas Lochhead (ed.)

This light romance portrays in considerable detail the social life of Ottawa in the post-Confederation years. The gossip of the capital and the prevailing social customs strengthen the story of Honor Edgeworth's courtship. It is a novel of manners with a happy ending.

Published Jul 2016
In the Midst of Alarms
In the Midst of Alarms
By Robert Barr and Douglas Lochhead (ed.)

This satirical and witty first novel is a high-spirited account of the 1866 Fenian 'invasion' of Canada near Ridgeway. Adding spice to the novel are the romances of the two leading men, a Toronto professor and an American reporter, who become involved with farmer's daughters.

Published Jul 2016
Next-Year Country: A Study of Rural Social Organization in Alberta
Next-Year Country: A Study of Rural Social Organization in Alberta

By Jean Burnet

In this study of the problems of social organization in a rural community of Alberta, a drought-afflicted wheat-growing area centring round the town of Hanna is described as it appeared to the sociologist in 1946.

Published Jul 2016
Our Living Tradition: First Series
Our Living Tradition: First Series
By Claude T. Bissell (ed.)

In this book, seven distinguished scholars and writers discuss seven leading figures in the history of Canadian letters and public affairs. 

Published Jul 2016
The Imperial Canadian
The Imperial Canadian
By Claude T. Bissell

Claude Bissell has followed his award-winning book, The Young Vincent Massey, with another superbly written volume that explores the attitudes, prejudices, commitments, and passions that shaped Massey’s life

Published Jul 2016
The Politics of Federalism: Ontario's Relations with the Federal Government. 1867-1942
The Politics of Federalism: Ontario's Relations with the Federal Government. 1867-1942

By Christopher Armstrong

After Confederation, the government of Ontario took the lead in demanding a greater share of the power for the provinces, and it has continued to press this case. Professor Armstrong analyses the forces which promoted decentralization and the responses which these elicited from the federal government. 

Published Jul 2016
The Young Vincent Massey
The Young Vincent Massey
By Claude T. Bissell

This is the first of two volumes about one of Canada’s best known and least understood figures, Vincent Massey—statesman, cultural advocate, patron, family man, and first native governor-general.

Published Jul 2016