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The Atlantic Region to Confederation: A History
The Atlantic Region to Confederation: A History
Edited by Philip Buckner and John G. Reid

The book re-assesses many old themes from a new perspective, and seeks to broaden the focus of regional history to include those groups whom the traditional historiography ignored or marginalized.

Published May 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
One in a Thousand: The Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay, Royal Flying Corps
One in a Thousand: The Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay, Royal Flying Corps
By Graham Broad
This short microhistory details the life and death of Eddie McKay, a varsity athlete at Western University, who flew with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War.
Published Mar 2017
Celebrating Canada: Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities
Celebrating Canada: Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities
Edited by Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake

In Celebrating Canada, Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake situate Canada in an international context as they examine the history and evolution of our national and provincial holidays and annual celebrations.

Published Dec 2016
The Regenerators, 2nd Edition: Social Criticism in Late Victorian English Canada
The Regenerators, 2nd Edition: Social Criticism in Late Victorian English Canada
By Ramsay Cook
With a New Introduction by Donald Wright

The Regenerators explores the nature of social criticism and its complex ties to the religious thinking of the day, showing how the path blazed by nineteenth-century religious liberals led not to the Kingdom of God on earth, but, ironically, to the secular city.

Published May 2016
Commemorating Canada: History, Heritage, and Memory, 1850s-1990s
Commemorating Canada: History, Heritage, and Memory, 1850s-1990s
By Cecilia Morgan

Commemorating Canada is a concise narrative overview of the development of history and commemoration in Canada, designed for use in courses on public history, historical memory, heritage preservation, and related areas.

Published Feb 2016
Who is the Historian?
Who is the Historian?
By Nigel A. Raab

Who Is the Historian? highlights the skill set imparted to those pursuing a historical education, and clearly demonstrates the value of the historian in the contemporary world.

Published Jan 2016
Lessons of the Holocaust
Lessons of the Holocaust
By Michael R. Marrus
Foreword by Margaret MacMillan

Lessons of the Holocaust is the perfect guide for the general reader to the historical and moral controversies which infuse the interpretation of the Holocaust and its significance.

Published Dec 2015
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
By Donald Wright

Through his virtuoso research into Creighton’s own voluminous papers, Donald Creighton captures the twentieth-century transformation of English Canada through the life and times of one of its leading intellectuals.

Published Aug 2015
The Professionalization of History in English Canada
The Professionalization of History in English Canada
By Donald A. Wright

Wright argues convincingly that professionalization inadvertently led to a popular inverse: the amateur historian, whose work is often more widely received and appreciated by the general public.

Published May 2015