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Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
By Rhonda L. Hinther

In Perogies and Politics, Rhonda Hinther explores the twentieth-century history of the Ukrainian left in Canada from the standpoint of the women, men, and children who formed and fostered it.

Available Oct 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 Sep 2017
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
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
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
Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace
Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace
By J.L. Granatstein

Canada's Army offers a rich analysis of the political context for the battles and events that shaped our understanding of the nation's military. Masterfully written and passionately argued, this book has been lauded as 'belong[ing] on all concerned citizens' bookshelves.'

Published Jun 2017
The Empire of the St. Lawrence: A Study in Commerce and Politics
The Empire of the St. Lawrence: A Study in Commerce and Politics
By Donald Creighton
Introduction by Christopher H. Moore

Creighton examines the trading system that developed along the St. Lawrence River and argues that the exploitation of key staple products by colonial merchants along the St. Lawrence River system was key to Canada’s economic and national development.

Published May 2017
The Struggle for Canadian Sport
The Struggle for Canadian Sport
By Bruce Kidd

The Struggle for Canadian Sport adds to our understanding of the material and social conditions under which people created and elaborated sports and the contested ideological terrain on which sports were played and interpreted.

Published 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
Driven by its strong narrative, Conflict and Compromise presents Canadian history chronologically, allowing a better understanding of the interrelationships between events.
Published May 2017