Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What have the historians got for us this fall? -- Cont'd

McGill-Queen's has a substantial list in Canadian history announced for this fall, including

  • The Codex Canadiensis and the Writings of Louis Nicolas, edited by Francois-Marc Gagnon et al.  Nicolas was a kind of 17th century Audubon in New France, but until now his work has mostly been known from illustrations torn from their context.  
  • Geographer-historian Arthur Ray has a kind of memoir Telling it to the Judge: Taking Native History to Court, about the travails of historical expert witnesses.
  • Newfoundland Modern: Architecture in the Smallwood Years by Robert Mellin -- it's not all tilt houses by the shore, m'bye.
  • In Search of R.B. Bennett by P.B Waite, a new study of the '30s prime minister by the elder statesman of Canadian political historians.
  • British Generals in the War of 1812 by Wesley B. Turner
  • Warren Elofson's Frontier Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell covers the ranching frontier on both sides of the border.
  • On to Civvy Street, by Peter Neary, on veterans and veterans' affairs post WWII.
  • Georges and Pauline Vanier, a dual biography by Mary Frances Coady
  • and David A Wilson's Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Volume Two, previously mentioned here.
 and other titles of potential interest, reprints, new editions, etc.  MGQUP Fall 2011 catalogue is available here

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