Friday, February 09, 2024

Book Notes: Friesen on Norquay

Here's one worth looking for, and not just for proof that Canadian history (including political history, including the history of nineteenth-century politicians) is hardly as dead as it is said to be.

Gerald Friesen's long-awaited biography of John Norquay, the first indigenous premier of Manitoba, is now in the University of Manitoba Press catalogue, and should be shipping in April. 

Friesen is the author of The Canadian Prairies: A History and other works. From having enjoyed cups of coffee with him intermittently over the years, I know he has been working on and talking about Norquay and this book for quite a while.   

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