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1812

For Canadians, the War of 1812 has held various meanings at different times. In the immediate aftermath, alongside the “Loyalist” narrative of fleeing from the defeat of the British at the hands of ...

Canada and the Second World War

Terry Copp’s tireless teaching, research, and writing has challenged generations of Canadian veterans, teachers, and students to discover an informed memory of their country’s role in the Second World ...

Soldiers of Song

The seeds of irreverent humour that inspired the likes of Wayne and Shuster and Monty Python were sown in the trenches of the First World War, and The Dumbells—concert parties made up of fighting soldiers—were ...

Bridging Two Peoples

Bridging Two Peoples tells the story of Dr. Peter E. Jones, who in 1866 became one of the first status Indians to obtain a medical doctor degree from a Canadian university. He returned to his southern ...

Brothers Beyond the Sea

During the years 1933 to 1939, a pro-Nazi movement developed in Canada. With the support of the German National Socialist Party, Canadian pro-Nazi institutions were formed: clubs, rallies, schools, and ...

Cold War Comforts

Cold War Comforts examines Canadian women’s efforts to protect children’s health and safety between the dropping of the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945 and the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. ...

The United Church of Canada

From its inception in the early 1900s, The United Church of Canada set out to become the national church of Canada. This book recounts and analyzes the history of the church of Canada’s largest Protestant ...

Just a Larger Family

Letters from Canada to the mother of child war guests from Britain are "an extraordinary slice of wartime Canadian life. " — J. L. Granatstein

The Second World War had been under way for a year when ...

The One Best Way?

In recent years, breastfeeding has been prominently in the public eye in relation to debates on issues ranging from parental leave policies, work-family balance, public decency, the safety of our food ...

The Social Origins of the Welfare State

 

The Social Origins of the Welfare State traces the evolution of the first universal laws for Québec families, passed during the Second World War. In this translation of her award-winning Aux origines ...