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Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS
Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS
By Amy Carney

Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS, by Amy Carney, is the first work to significantly assess the role of SS men as husbands and fathers. These families contributed to the transformation of the SS into a racially-elite family community that was poised to serve as the new aristocracy of the Third Reich.

Available Jun 2018
The Bedevilment of Elizabeth Lorentz
The Bedevilment of Elizabeth Lorentz
Edited by Peter A. Morton

 The Bedevilment of Elizabeth Lorentz provides excellent insight into the complexities of Protestant attitudes and the circumstances of young women in early modern Europe.

Available Jun 2018
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
By Jane Nicholas

In Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900–1970s, Nicholas offers a sophisticated analysis of the place of the freak show in twentieth-century culture.

Available Feb 2018
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 Nov 2017
"I wish to keep a record": Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World
"I wish to keep a record": Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World
By Gail G. Campbell

I wish to keep a record is the first book to focus exclusively on the life-course experiences of nineteenth-century New Brunswick women. Gail G. Campbell offers an interpretive scholarly analysis of 28 women’s diaries while enticing readers to listen to the voices of the diarists.

Published Mar 2017
The Trial of Tempel Anneke: Records of a Witchcraft Trial in Brunswick, Germany, 1663, Second Edition
The Trial of Tempel Anneke: Records of a Witchcraft Trial in Brunswick, Germany, 1663, Second Edition
By Peter A. Morton
Translated by Barbara Dähms
The Trial of Tempel Anneke examines documents from an early modern European witchcraft trial with the pedagogical goal of allowing students to interact directly with primary sources.
Published Jan 2017
A Legal History of Adoption in Ontario. 1921-2015
A Legal History of Adoption in Ontario. 1921-2015
By Lori Chambers

Lori Chambers’ fascinating study explores the legal history of adoption in Ontario since the passage of the first statute in 1921.

Published Oct 2016
The Girl and the Game: A History of Women's Sport in Canada, Second Edition
The Girl and the Game: A History of Women's Sport in Canada, Second Edition
By M. Ann Hall

In the second edition of this groundbreaking social history, M. Ann Hall begins with an important new chapter on Aboriginal women and early sport and ends with a new chapter tying today's trends and issues in Canadian women's sport to their origins in the past.

Published May 2016
From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain
From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain
By Cristian Berco

Using the sole surviving admissions book for Toledo, Spain’s Hospital de Santiago, Cristian Berco reconstructs the lives of men and women afflicted with the pox by tracing their experiences before, during, and after their hospitalization.

Published Mar 2016
Canada's Rural Majority: Households, Environments, and Economies, 1870-1940
Canada's Rural Majority: Households, Environments, and Economies, 1870-1940
By R.W. Sandwell

Canada’s Rural Majority is an engaging and accessible history of the distinctive experience of Canada's rural population, including not only farmers, but also hunters, gardeners, fishers, miners, loggers, and cannery workers who lived and worked in rural Canada.

Published Feb 2016