Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Prize Watch: The Chalmers to Radical Ambition

The Champlain Society has announced that this year's winner of the Floyd Chalmers Award for the best book in Ontario history is Radical Ambition: The New Left in Toronto by Peter Graham with Ian McKay.

From the citation:

Radical Ambition is a remarkable compendium of the ferment on the left in Toronto from the 1960s to the mid-1980s. It probes the imaginative prefiguring or performing of a better world by dozens of alternative presses, theatres, dance troupes and artists’ collectives. It explores the way social workers, teachers, librarians, and lawyers questioned standards of their professions that preserved privilege and precluded change.  
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