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  • The History of Canada Series: the Best Place To Beby John Lownsbrough

    Penguin Canada 2012; US$ 16.99

    A pivotal event in Canada?s history For six months in 1967, from late April until the end of October, Canada and its world's fair, Expo 67, became the focus of national and international attention in a way the country and its people had rarely experienced. Expo 67 crystallized the buoyant mood and newfound sense of confidence many felt during Canada's... more...

  • The History of Canada Series: the Destiny of Canadaby Christopher Pennington

    Penguin Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    It was Sir John A. Macdonald's last campaign. His Conservatives had dominated Canadian politics since Confederation. Their National Policy, which protected Canadian manufacturers from foreign competition, was well established and affection for the "Old Man" was deep and widespread. The Liberal leader, Wilfrid Laurier, was new in the job and uncertain... more...

  • Mavericksby Aritha Van Herk

    Penguin Canada 2010; US$ 8.99

    The fifth title in our provincial histories series, Mavericks is an idiosyncratic and episodic history of what is arguably Canada's most unconventional province. From mapmakers to ranchers, Stampede Wrestling to Stockwell Day, acclaimed writer Aritha van Herk brings the drama and combative beauty of this irascible province to stunning life. van Herk's... more...

  • Extraordinary Canadians Emily Carrby Lewis Desoto

    Penguin Canada 2009; US$ 18.00

    Mad, bad, and dangerous to know is how Victorian society dismissed Emily Carr. Lewis DeSoto, a painter and novelist, sees Emily Carr as a woman in search of God, freedom, and the essence of art. Her quest to be an independent woman and a modern artist takes her from the studios of Paris to deep inside the remote Native villages of the West Coast forests.... more...

  • Canadiansby Roy MacGregor

    Penguin Canada 2008; US$ 12.99

    Who are we? In Canadians, one of Canada?s most intelligent and beloved writers maps our national psyche in a wonderful and ambitious work. Canadians is an entertaining portrait of this country and its people, through its history, popular culture, literature, sport, landscape, and weather. In his pursuit of the Canadian national identity,MacGregor has... more...

  • Extraordinary Canadians Big Bearby Rudy Wiebe; John Ralston Saul

    Penguin Canada 2008; US$ 18.00

    Big Bear (1825?1888) was a Plains Cree chief in Saskatchewan at a time when aboriginals were confronted with the disappearance of the buffalo and waves of European settlers that seemed destined to destroy the Indian way of life. In 1876 he refused to sign Treaty No. 6, until 1882, when his people were starving. Big Bear advocated negotiation over violence,... more...

  • Extraordinary Canadians Lester B Pearsonby Andrew Cohen; Saul John Ralston

    Penguin Canada 2008; US$ 18.00

    In his 2 terms as prime minister, from 1963?1968, Lester B. Pearson oversaw the revamping of Canada through the introduction of Medicare, the Canada Pension Plan, the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the Auto Pact, and the new Maple Leaf flag. Pearson came to power after an impressive career as a diplomat, where he played a vital role... more...

  • Penguin History Of Canadaby Bob Bothwell

    Penguin Canada 2007; US$ 20.00

    Canada is in many ways a country of limits, a paradox for a place that enjoys virtually unlimited space. Most of that space is uninhabited, and much of it is uninhabitable. It is a country with a huge north but with most of its population in the south, hugging the U.S. border. An uneasy and difficult country, Canada has nevertheless defied the odds:... more...

  • Freedom from Liberationby Gerard Aching

    Indiana University Press 2015; Not Available

    By exploring the complexities of enslavement in the autobiography of Cuban slave-poet Juan Francisco Manzano (1797?1854), Gerard Aching complicates the universally recognized assumption that a slave's foremost desire is to be freed from bondage. As the only slave narrative in Spanish that has surfaced to date, Manzano's autobiography details the daily... more...

  • Gender and American History Since 1890by Barbara Melosh

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    These essays chart major contributions to recent historiography. Carefully selected for their accessibility and accompanied by headnotes and study questions, the essays offer a clear and engaging introduction for the non-specialist. The introduction describes the emergence of gender as a subject of historical investigation and in ten essays, historians... more...