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Law, Debt, and Merchant Power: The Civil Courts of 18th Century Halifax
Law, Debt, and Merchant Power: The Civil Courts of 18th Century Halifax
By James Muir

In the early history of Halifax (1749-1766), debt litigation was extremely common. In Law, Debt, and Merchant Power, James Muir offers an extensive analysis of the civil cases of the time as well as the reasons behind their frequency.

Available Oct 2016
Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920
Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920
By Cecilia Morgan
This short book explores the spread of settler colonies within the British Empire over the course of the nineteenth century—specifically those in New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, and Australia.
Available Sep 2016
Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History - Second Edition
Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History - Second Edition
Edited by Marlene Epp and Franca Iacovetta

Spanning more than two hundred years of history, from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, Sisters or Strangers? explores the complex lives of immigrant, ethnic, and racialized women in Canada.

Available Sep 2016
A Canadian Bankclerk
A Canadian Bankclerk
By J.P. Buschlen

Of this novel of Canadian business life and village and city social conditions in the early twentieth century, the author explains that his object is 'to enlighten the public concerning life behind the wicket and thus pave the way for the legitimate organization of bankclerks into a fraternal association.'

Published Jul 2016
A Darkened House: Cholera in Nineteenth-Century Canada
A Darkened House: Cholera in Nineteenth-Century Canada

By Geoffrey Bilson

In a fascinating and disturbing book, Geoffrey Bilson traces the story of the cholera epidemics as they ravaged the Canadas and the Atlantic colonies. 

Published Jul 2016
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
Canada and the Birth of Israel: A Study in Canadian Foreign Policy
Canada and the Birth of Israel: A Study in Canadian Foreign Policy

By David J. Bercuson

David Bercuson's study reveals Canada as having established a middle east policy during the 1930s, not on moral or ideological grounds, but on the basis of the politicians’ view of its own national interests. 

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
Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgments: Canadian War Crimes Prosecutions, 1944-1948
Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgments: Canadian War Crimes Prosecutions, 1944-1948

By Patrick Brode

Patrick Brode has produced a fascinating study of government hesitancy surrounding war crime prosecutions in Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgments, a history of Canada’s prosecution of war crimes committed during the Second World War. 

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