Canadian Society from the Margins: Canadian Social History from the 1760s to the 1960s

For courses covering the history of Canada, this collection of new and recent readings from Canadian authors provides an exploration of the social history of Canada from a variety of perspectives, from the first black Loyalists to arrive in New Brunswick to the members of the Chinese Labor Corps during the First World War.

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A New Way of Lovin": Queer Toronto Gets Schooled by Jackie Shane

From: Any Other Way

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Social historian Steven Maynard recounts how Jackie Shane, a trans R&B musician who performed in Toronto throughout the 1960s, sparked discussion throughout Toronto. Any discussion of queer … 8 $0.80 Add
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Thomas Hide

New Brunswick’s First Black Loyalist

From: Black Loyalists in New Brunswick

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This chapter begins the story of Thomas Hide, one of the first black loyalists to arrive in New Brunswick, as an indentured servant. The chapter describes the political and military situation … 8 $0.80 Add
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1. Jeannie and Her Family

From: Jeannie's Demise

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This chapter provides a brief family history and biography of Jeannie Gilmour, a woman who died in Toronto in 1875 after a failed abortion. The chapter explores her family’s immigration to … 17 $1.70 Add
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The Scum of the Earth

From: The Invisibles

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In this chapter, Candow describes the lived experiences of enlisted men in the Royal Newfoundland Companies, including their pay, food, living conditions and social lives. 36 $3.60 Add
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England, Marriage, and Social Action

From: No Place For A Woman

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The opening sections of the book provide a brief biography of Ella Manuel, describing her Newfoundland upbringing, travels, and relationships throughout her life. 12 $1.20 Add
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Excerpts from W.A. Pritchard’s Address to the Jury, March 23-24, 1920

From: Winnipeg 1919

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Excerpts from W.A Pritchard’s address to the Jury March 23-24, 1920. Pritchard was one of eight indifiduals prosecuted for seditious conspiracy in the aftermath of the Winnipeg General Strike 42 $4.20 Add
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China to Canada: Life and Death at William Head

From: Harry Livingstone's Forgotten Men

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The chapter examines daily life at William Head for the men of the CLC. (Chapter includes three photographs) 21 $2.10 Add