History

  • Noble Illusions

    Young Canada Goes to War

    By Stephen Dale     September 2014

    “An important account of why young Canadians ‘voluntarily’ enlisted for the senseless slaughter that was World War I. Noble Illusions is an antidote to the political forces trying to re-create that political culture today.” — Yves Engler, author of The Ugly Canadian

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  • Cantwells’ Way

    A Natural History of the Cape Spear Lightstation

    By James E. Candow     June 2014

    In Cantwells’ Way, James E. Candow examines the relationship between people, place and technology at the Cape Spear Lightstation in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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  • If This Is Freedom

    By Gloria Ann Wesley     September 2013

    If This Is Freedom continues the story of struggle for Loyalist settlers in Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War.

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  • What Lies Across the Water

    The Real Story of the Cuban Five

    By Stephen Kimber     August 2013

    What Lies Across the Water recounts the events leading up to the arrest of the Cuban Five, five Cuban anti-terrorism agents wrongfully arrested and convicted of “conspiracy to commit” espionage against the United States.

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  • America’s Deadliest Export:

    Democracy–The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else

    By William Blum     February 2013

    “As in the past, in this remarkable collection Bill Blum concentrates on matters of great current significance, and does not pull his punches. They land, backed with evidence and acute analysis. It is a perspective on the world that Westerners should ponder, and take as a guideline for action.” – Noam Chomsky

    Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that U.S. foreign policy means well, that America’s motives in “exporting” democracy are honourable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book, William Blum argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Unless this fallacy is unlearned, we will never be able to stop the monster.

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  • Gender and Sexuality

    Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists

    By Scott Neigh     August 2012

    The freedoms and liberties that every community, workplace and individual in Canada enjoys are due to the many struggles and social movements in our country’s history. Yet the stories, accounts and histories of the movements to overcome racism, sexism and poverty, for example, remain largely untold, thanks to the single, simplistic national story taught to the masses in school. Deftly combining history with accounts from activists and participants in social movements, two new books from Scott Neigh introduce us to the untold histories of two crucial issues in contemporary Canadian society that challenge all of us to engage in the struggles that will shape our shared tomorrow.

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  • Resisting the State

    Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists

    By Scott Neigh     August 2012

    The freedoms and liberties that every community, workplace and individual in Canada enjoys are due to the many struggles and social movements in our country’s history. Yet the stories, accounts and histories of the movements to overcome racism, sexism and poverty, for example, remain largely untold, thanks to the single, simplistic national story taught to the masses in school. Deftly combining history with accounts from activists and participants in social movements, two new books from Scott Neigh introduce us to the untold histories of two crucial issues in contemporary Canadian society that challenge all of us to engage in the struggles that will shape our shared tomorrow.

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  • The Year We Became Us

    A Novel About the Saskatchewan Doctors Strike

    By Gary Engler     May 2012

    The Year We Became Us is a novel about the 1962 Saskatchewan doctors’ strike as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl. Roy, the son of a union activist, is a committed socialist and the best Little League pitcher in the entire province. Katherine, the daughter of a surgeon, has fallen in love with two novels by Ayn Rand and aspires to be just like her. Both are forced to write letters to President Kennedy as punishment for always arguing politics in their Grade 8 class at Saint Michael’s Catholic School in Moose Jaw. Part romance, part adventure and part political philosophy, this historical novel moves between1960s Moose Jaw and present-day Boston and follows Roy and Katherine as they revisit their letters to President Kennedy forty years later.

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  • The Intrigues of Archbishop John T. McNally and the Rise of Saint Mary’s University

    By Peter McGuigan     March 2012

    Archbishop John T. McNally never let a little opposition get in the way of what he believed was a good idea. An educator and a builder, he fought for years to transform Saint Mary’s College into a respected university, despite steadfast opposition from within the church and the Halifax community. This book traces the rise of Saint Mary’s College and McNally’s ironed-will commitment to the generation of students that walk the Halifax campus today

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  • Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping

    The Truth May Hurt

    By Yves Engler     February 2012

    Lester Pearson is one of Canada’s most important political figures. A Nobel Peace laureate, he is considered a great peacekeeper and ‘honest broker.’ But in this critical examination of his work, Pearson is exposed as an ardent cold warrior who backed colonialism and apartheid in Africa, Zionism, coups in Guatemala, Iran and Brazil and the U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic. A beneficiary of U.S. intervention in Canadian political affairs, he also provided important support to the U.S. in Vietnam and pushed to send troops to the American war in Korea. Written in the form of a submission to an imagined “Truth and Reconciliation” commission about Canada’s foreign policy past Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt challenges one of the most important Canadian foreign policy myths.

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