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Published on August 6, 2015

British Journal of Canadian Studies

Books Available for Review

July 2015

Reviews Editor: Vivien Hughes, email:vivienhughes@fastmail.co.uk

 

If you wish to review a recently published book not listed here, do pass on the details and I will try to get it. Suggestions of books published by lesser known Canadian publishers would be welcome.

History

Harold Bérubé, Des sociétés distinctes: Gouverner les banlieues bourgeoises de Montréal, 1880-1939 (Montreal & Kingston:McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 296 pp. 16 b&w photos. Cased. £67. ISBN 978-0-7735-4392-8.

William J. Smyth, Toronto, the Belfast of Canada: The Orange Order and the Shaping of Municipal Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015), 306 pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-1468-0.

Karen Stanworth, Visibly Canadian: Imaging Collective Identities in the Canadas, 1820-1910 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History, 2014), 520 pp. Cased. £34. ISBN 978-0-7735-4458-1.

Gordon Darroch, The Dawn of Canada’s Century: Hidden Histories (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 496 pp. Cased. £67. ISBN 978-0-7735-4252-5. [based on the first national sample of the 1911 census …]

Denyse Baillargeon, trans. W. Donald Wilson A Brief History of Women in Quebec (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 190 pp. Paper. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-5545-8950-0.

Brian Young, Patrician Families and the Making of Quebec: The Taschereaus and McCords (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 472 pp. Colour section. 120 b&w photos, 4 maps, 11 tables, 2 diagrams. Paper. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4436-9.

Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Indigenous Women, Work, and History, 1940-1980 (Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press, 2014), 320 pp. Paper. $27.95. ISBN 978-0-88755-738-5.

Peggy Dymond Leavey, Molly Brant: Mohawk Loyalist and Diplomat (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2015), 224 pp. Paper. $22.99. ISBN 978-1-4597-2893-6.

Jean Barman, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 458 pp. Cased. ISBN 978-0-7748-2804-8.

Kathleen Rodgers, Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 219 pp. Paper. ISBN 978-0-7748-2734-8.

Benjamin T. Jones, Republicanism and Responsible Government: The Shaping of Democracy in Australia and Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 328 pp. Paper. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4362-1.

Maurice Demers, Connected Struggles: Catholics, Nationalists, and Transnational Relations between Mexico and Quebec, 1917-1945 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 288 pp. Cased. £67. ISBN 978-0-7735-4356-0.

George Copway, The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press/Early Canadian Literature Series, 2014), 207 pp. Paper. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-55458-976-0. [“ … one of the first books of Indigenous history written by an Indigenous author …”]

Michel Ducharme, trans Peter Feldstein, The Idea of Liberty in Canada During the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 296 pp. Paper. £21.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4401-7.

Germaine Warkentin (ed.), Pierre-Esprit Radisson: The Collected Writings, Volume 2: The Port Nelson Relations, Miscellaneous Writings, and Related Documents (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 320 pp. Cased. £44. ISBN 978-0-7735-4437-6.

C. H. Tweddell, edited by Carman Miller, Charlie’s First War: South Africa, 1899-1900 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 276 pp. Cased. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4432-1.

Will R. Bird, intro and afterword by David Williams, And We Go On: A Memoir of the Great War (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 280 pp. Paper. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4396-6.

Philippe Bieler, Onward, Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great War (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 340 pp. Cased. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4468-0.

Steven High, Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 441 pp. Cased. £68.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2683-9.

Laurence Armand French, Frog Town: Portrait of a French Canadian Parish in New England (Lanham, MD: University Press of America Inc, 2014), 286 pp. Cased. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-7618-6383-0.

Colleen M. Franklin (ed.), The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captaine Thomas James: A Critical Edition (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 360 pp. Cased. £67. ISBN 978-0-7735-4192-4.

Hans V. Hansen, Riel’s Defence: Perspectives on His Speeches (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 336 pp. Cased. £67. ISBN 978-0-7735-4335-5.

Janet Ajzenstat, Discovering Confederation: A Canadian’s Story (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press/Footprints Series, 2014), 168 pp. Cased. £50. ISBN 978-0-7735-4323-2. [“… an intellectual biography…”]

Donald S. Macdonald with Rod McQueen, Thumper: The Memoirs of the Honourable Donald S. Macdonald (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 292 pp. 25 b&w photos. Cased. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4469-7.

David M. Culver, with Alan Freeman, Expect Miracles: Recollections of a Lucky Life (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 248 pp. Cased. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4355-3.

Donald J. Savoie, Harrison McCain: Single-Minded Purpose (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 356 pp. Cased. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4321-8.

Susan Armstrong-Reid, Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 404 pp. Cased. $70. ISBN 978-1-4426-4705-3.

Timothy G. Pearson, Becoming Holy in Early Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 320 pp. 4 b&w photos, 2 charts. Paper. £21.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4419-2.

Gregory Baum,  Truth and Relevance: Catholic Theology in French Quebec since the Quiet Revolution (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 248 pp. Cased. £67. ISBN 978-0-7735-4325-6.

Phyllis D. Airhart, A Church with the Soul of a Nation: Making and Remaking the United Church of Canada (Montreal& Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 408 pp. Paper. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4249-5.

Politics and social sciences

Gérard Bouchard, Interculturalism: A View from Quebec, trans. Howard Scott, Foreword by Charles Taylor (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015), 224 pp. Cased. £36.99. ISBN 978-1-4426-4776-3. Paper. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-4426-1584-7.

Irvin Studin, The Strategic Constitution: Understanding Canadian Power in the World (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 261 pp. ISBN 978-0-7748-2715-7.

Luc Turgeon, Martin Papillon, Jennifer Wallner, and Stephen White (eds.), Comparing Canada: Methods and Perspectives on Canadian Politics (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 346 pp. Cased. ISBN 978-0-7748-2784-3.

Justin Page, Tracking the Great Bear: How Environmentalists Recreated British Columbia’s Coastal Rainforest (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 145 pp. Cased. ISBN 978-0-7748-2671-6.

Ian Milligan, Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 241 pp. Cased. ISBN 978-0-7748-2687-7.

Janet Epp Buckingham, Fighting Over God: A Legal and Political History of Religious Freedom in Canada (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 344 pp. Paper. £21.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4328-7.

Donald Fisher, Kjell Rubenson, Theresa Shanahan, & Claude Trottier, The Development of Postsecondary Education Systems in Canada: A Comparison between British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec, 1980-2010 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 456 pp, 27 tables, 35 diagrams. Cased. £67. ISBN 978-0-7735-4307-2.

G. Bruce Doern, Michael J. Prince, & Richard J, Shultz, Rules and Unruliness: Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 344 pp. Cased. £67. ISBN 978-0-7735-4332-4.

Kirsten Kozolanka (ed.), Publicity and the Canadian State: Critical Communications Perspectives (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). 377 pp. Cased. ISBN 978-1-4426-4782-4. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-1590-8.

Byron Sheldrick, Blocking Public Participation: The Use of Strategic Litigation to Silence Political Expression (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 170 pp. Paper. £33.50. ISBN 978-1-55458-929-6.

Yale D. Belanger and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 480 pp. Paper. £21.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4391-1.

Donald M. Taylor and Roxne de la Sablonnière, Towards Constructive Change in Aboriginal Communities: A Social Psychology Perspective (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 264 pp. 7 b&w photos, 6 diagrams. Paper. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4431-4.

Gwilym Lucas Eades, Maps and Memes: Redrawing Culture, Place, and Identity in Indigenous Communities (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015), 296 pp. 11 diagrams. 2 tables. Paper. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4449-9.

Derek H. Burney and Fen Osler Hampson, Brave New Canada: Meeting the Challenge of a Changing World (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 244 pp. Cased. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4398-0.

David G. Haglund, Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), 257 pp. Cased. ISBN 978-1-4422-4269-2.

Bruce Smardon, Asleep at the Switch: The Political Economy ISBN 978-0-7735-4368-3.of Federal Research and Development Policy since 1960 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 344 pp. Cased. £67. ISBN 978-0-7735-4426-0.

Katherine A.H. Graham and Caroline Andrew (eds), Canada in Cities: The Politics and Policy of Federal-Local Governance (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 304 pp. Paper. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4404-8.

David McGrane, Remaining Loyal: Social Democracy in Quebec and Saskatchewan (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 392 pp. Paper. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4417-8.

G. Bruce Doern & Christopher Stoney, How Ottawa Spends, 2014-2015: The Harper Government – Good to Go? (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 216 pp. Paper. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4444-4.

Andrew Graham, Canadian Public Sector Financial Management, Second Edition (Montreal & Kingston: Queen’s School of Policy Studies/McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 282 pp. Paper. £26.99. ISBN 978-1-5533-9426-6.

Stephanie Paterson, Francesca Scala, & Marlene K. Sokolon, Fertile Ground: Exploring Reproduction in Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 384 pp. 7 b&w photos, 2 tables, 1 diagram. Cased. £84.

Adrienne Clarkson, Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2014), 224 pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 978-1-77089-837-0. [CBC Massey Lectures 2014]

Pearl Eliadis, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada’s Human Rights System (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 320 pp. 4 tables. Paper. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4305-8.

Peter Clancy, Freshwater Politics in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 234 pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-0926-6.

John S. Harding, Victor S?gen Hori, and Alexander Soucy (eds), Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhisms in Canada (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 408 pp. Paper. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4338-6.

Ursula Martius Franklin and Sarah Jane Freeman, Ursula Franklin Speaks: Thoughts and Afterthoughts (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 248 pp. Paper. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4387-4. [“Collection of the speeches and interviews of this distinguished scientist, pacifist, and feminist … her insights into the social and political impacts of science and technology”]

Morris Gooman and Joel Yanofsky, To Make a Difference: A Prescription for a Good Life (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 224 pp. Cased. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7732-4334-8.

Craig Toomey, Up and to the Right: The Story of John W. Dobson and his Formula Growth Fund (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 214 pp. Cased. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4379-9.

Tom Flanagan, Winning Power: Canadian Campaigning in the Twenty-First Century (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 248 pp. Cased. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4331-7.

Solange Lefebvre and Lori G. Beaman, Religion in the Public Sphere: Canadian Case Studies (Toronto; University of Toronto Press, 2014), 332 pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-2630-0.

Ada L. Sinacore and Freda Ginsberg (eds), Canadian Counselling and Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015), 352 pp. Paper. £26.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4457-4. 

Reviews Editor: Vivien Hughes

Email: vivienhughes@fastmail.co.uk

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