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“Indians Wear Red”

Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs

With the advent of Aboriginal street gangs such as Indian Posse, Manitoba Warriors, and Native Syndicate, Winnipeg garnered a reputation as the “gang capital of Canada.” Yet beyond the … ; ; ; 176 View
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1968 in Canada

A Year and Its Legacies

The year 1968 in Canada was an extraordinary one, unlike any other in its frenetic pace of activities and their consequences for the development of a new national consciousness among Canadians. … ; ; 400 View

A Distinct Alien Race

The Untold Story of Franco-Americans - Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife

“The French number more than a million in the United States…. They are kept a distinct alien race, subject to the Pope in matters of religion and of politics. Soon…they will govern you, … 394 View

A Good War

Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth’s average temperature — assumed by many scientists to be a … 465 View

A Halifax Boyhood

Growing up on the city's outskirts in the 1940s and 50s

Anyone who grew up in the late 1940s and 50s will recognize themselves and their experiences in this story of a Halifax boyhood. Whether its the thrill of skating while holding someones hand for … ; 96 View

A Line in the Tar Sands

Struggles for Environmental Justice

Tar sands “development” comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents—fighting a powerful international industry—are likened to terrorists; … ; ; ; 390 View

A Matter of Taste

A Farmers' Market Devotee's Semi-Reluctant Argument for Inviting Scientific Innovation to the Dinner Table

How did farmer’s markets, nose­-to-­tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with "good food"? And are these practices … 137 View

A People’s History of Quebec

This lively guide to Quebec history tells the fascinating story of the settlement of the St. Lawrence River Valley over nearly 500 years. But it also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based … ; 209 View
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Africentric Social Work

This edited collection focuses on Africentric social work practice, providing invaluable assistance to undergraduate students in developing foundational skills and knowledge to further their … ; ; ; ; 272 View
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Anatomy of an Election

Canada’s 2019 Federal General Election Through the Lens of Political Law

Elections are the high point of democracy. They provide scheduled opportunities for the people at large to have a participatory voice in their own government. They enable adult citizens to judge … 838 View

Any Other Way

How Toronto Got Queer

Toronto is home to multiple and thriving queer communities that reflect the dynamism of a global city. Any Other Way is an eclectic and richly illustrated local history that reveals how … ; ; ; 369 View
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Asleep in the Deep

Nursing Sister Anna Stamers and the First World War

On 27 June 1918, the Llandovery Castle, a Canadian hospital ship returning to England, was sunk by a German U-boat in contravention of international law. Two hundred and thirty-four crew members … 223 View

At Home

Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice

In this intimate investigation of the artistic process, Lezli Rubin-Kunda explores the nuanced path of creative work and the way artists make sense of home and place within their art practice and … 232 View

Bamboo Cage

The P.O.W. Diary of Lieutenant Robert Wyse, 1942-1943

In 1942, RAF flight controller Robert Wyse became a Japanese prisoner of war on the island of Java in Indonesia. Starved, sick, beaten, and worked to near-death, he wasted away until he weighed … 147 View

Bearing Witness

Journalists, Record Keepers and the 1917 Halifax Explosion

Bearing Witness tells the story of the Explosion, and the catastrophic damage it caused, through the eyes and words of more than two dozen journalists and record keepers who experienced it first … 221 View