Wednesday, April 25, 2018

J. Keith Johnson (1930-2018), historian of Upper Canada

Archivist, Carleton University professor, and busy historian of Upper Canada/Canada West/Ontario, Keith Johnson died recently. Full obituary here.
His contributions to Canadian history include editing the Canadian Directory of Parliament and Affectionately Yours: The Letters of Sir John A. Macdonald and his Family and his books Becoming Prominent: Regional Leadership in Upper Canada and In Duty Bound: Men, Women and the State in Upper Canada.
I remember Keith as an editor of Histoire sociale/Social History who used to invite me to write reviews on a nice range of scholarly books.  His survivors include Jill Vickers, a founder of feminist political science and former Carleton prof.
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