Wednesday, October 03, 2018

HIstory Books for the Fall, part 3: McGill-Queens Press

In what seems a thin season for trade market Canadian history, an exception:  Douglas Hunter's Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History.

Beardmore is a northwestern Ontario community near Lake Nipigon, north of Lake Superior. Doug Hunter's story is of the "discovery" of Norse artifacts there in 1936, the endorsing of the find by the Royal Ontario Museum, and why their inevitable debunking was delayed until the 1950s

With many of the big foreign-owned trade publishers showing reduced interest in Canadian nonfiction, Hunter's Beardmore is coming from an academic press, McGill Queen's University Press. Also in McGill-Queen's fall history lineup::

Greg Albo and Bryan Evans, eds., Divided Province, on Ontario politics since the 1990s

Monique Begin, Ladies, Upstairs, her memoir of political life and sexism in federal politics.

Jennifer J. Connor and Katherine Side, The Grenfell Medical Mission and American Support in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1890s-1940s

Shameless plug

Eugenie Brouillet, Alain-C Gagnon, Guy Laforest, eds,The Quebec Conference of 1864: Understanding the Emergence of the Canadian Federation  -- which includes an essay by yours truly the blogger.

Nicole Neatby, From Old Quebec to La Belle Province, on tourism, travel, and national identity from 1920 to 1967.

Guillaume Tresdale, Fruits of Perserverance, a history of the French presence in the Detroit region in the 18th and early 19th century.

Louise Dechêne, Power and Subsistance, a translation by Peter Feldstein of Dechêne's previously published study 0f the politics of grain in 18th century New France.

M. Ann Hall, Muscle on Wheels, a study of 19th century Quebec cyclist Louise Armando and other "high wheel" cyclists from the time before bike wheels had gears.

Patrick Mannion, A Land of Dreams, which compares Irish communities in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dany Fougères and Roderick MacLeod, eds, Montreal: The History of a North American City, a two-volume history by many contributors.

And, as they say, more, as you can see from the catalogue.

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