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Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing
Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing
By Susan Armstrong-Reid

In telling Creelman’s fascinating story, Susan Armstrong-Reid helps readers learn about the transformation of the nursing profession and global health governance in the twentieth century.

Published Jan 2014
Remembering Mass Violence: Oral History, New Media and Performance
Remembering Mass Violence: Oral History, New Media and Performance
Edited by Steven High, Edward Little, and Thi Ry Duong

Remembering Mass Violence breaks new ground in oral history, new media, and performance studies by exploring what is at stake when we attempt to represent war, genocide, and other violations of human rights in a variety of creative works.

Published Jan 2014
Canadians and Their Pasts
Canadians and Their Pasts
By Margaret Conrad, Kadriye Ercikan, Gerald Friesen, Jocelyn Létourneau, Delphin Muise, David Northrup, and Peter Seixas

What role does history play in contemporary society? Has the frenetic pace of today’s world led people to lose contact with the past? A high-profile team of researchers from across Canada sought to answer these questions by launching an ambitious investigation into how Canadians engage with history in their everyday lives.

Published Dec 2013
Facing Eugenics: Reproduction, Sterilization, and the Politics of Choice
Facing Eugenics: Reproduction, Sterilization, and the Politics of Choice
By Erika Dyck

Facing Eugenics is a social history of sexual sterilization operations in twentieth-century Canada.

Published Dec 2013
The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume One: A Life in Print
The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume One: A Life in Print
Edited by Benjamin Lefebvre

An exciting new collection, The L.M. Montgomery Reader assembles significant rediscovered primary materials on one of Canada’s most enduringly popular authors throughout her high-profile career as the author of the resoundingly successful Anne of Green Gables (1908) and after her death.

Published Dec 2013
Body Failure: Medical Views of Women, 1900-1950
Body Failure: Medical Views of Women, 1900-1950
By Wendy Mitchinson

In this energetic new study, Wendy Mitchinson traces medical perspectives on the treatment of women in Canada in the first half of the twentieth century.

Published Oct 2013
Testimonies and Secrets: The Story of a Nova Scotia Family, 1844-1977
Testimonies and Secrets: The Story of a Nova Scotia Family, 1844-1977
By Robert M. Mennel

A story of vivid personalities and episodes, by turns sad, conflicted, joyful, bitter, funny and reflective, Testimonies and Secrets will be read with pleasure by scholars and general readers alike.

Published Oct 2013
Essays in the History of Canadian Law: Quebec and the Canadas
Essays in the History of Canadian Law: Quebec and the Canadas
Edited by G. Blaine Baker and Donald Fyson

The essays in this volume deal with the legal history of the Province of Quebec, Upper and Lower Canada, and the Province of Canada between the British conquest of 1759 and confederation of the British North America colonies in 1867.

Published Oct 2013
Patrician Liberal: The Public and Private Life of Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, 1829-1908
Patrician Liberal: The Public and Private Life of Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, 1829-1908
By J.I. Little

Joly’s life serves as a prism through which author J.I. Little elucidates important themes in Quebec and Canadian society, economy, politics, and culture during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Published Sep 2013
Village Among Nations: "Canadian" Mennonites in a Transnational World, 1916-2006
Village Among Nations: "Canadian" Mennonites in a Transnational World, 1916-2006
By Royden Loewen

Village among Nations recuperates a missing chapter of Canadian history: the story of traditionalist Mennonites who emigrated from Canada for cultural reasons, but then in later generations “returned” in large numbers for economic and social security.

Published Sep 2013