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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The change, growth and development of the Italian-Canadian business community In Toronto and the GTA from the 20th century until today

edited by Corrado Paina
edition: Paperback
tagged: essays

This is a book that documents the immense contribution of the Italian-Canadian business community to the social, cultural and economic prosperity of Toronto and the GTA. Covering the economic developments, trends and changes from the 20th century until today, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow will narrate the history of a dynamic, influential community …

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The Violence of Work

New Essays in Canadian and US Labour History

edited by Jeremy Milloy & Joan Sangster
edition: Hardcover
tagged: essays, north america, labor & industrial relations

From mining to sex work and from the classroom to the docks, violence has always been a part of work. This collection of essays highlights the many different forms and expressions of violence that have arisen under capitalism in the last two hundred years, as well as how historians of working-class life and labour have understood violence. The edit …

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Orality and Literacy

Reflections across Disciplines

edited by Keith Thor Carlson; Kristina Fagan & Natalia Khanenko-Friesen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: cultural, social history, essays

Orality and Literacy investigates the interactions of the oral and the literate through close studies of particular cultures at specific historical moments. Rejecting the 'great-divide' theory of orality and literacy as separate and opposite to one another, the contributors posit that whatever meanings the two concepts have are products of their ev …

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Murder

And Other Essays

by David Adams Richards
edition: Hardcover
tagged: essays

A thrilling, revelatory collection from one of the most provocative and original literary voices in Canada today.

David Adams Richards is one of Canada's greatest writers, his place in the pantheon ensured by seventeen novels of consistent power and vision. He is also the author of four marvelous non-fiction ruminations on religious faith, hockey, h …

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Whose Middle Ages?

Teachable Moments for an Ill-Used Past

edited by Andrew Albin; Thomas O'Donnell; Nina Rowe; Mary C. Erler, contributions by Lauren Mancia; Adam Bishop; Will Cerbone; Fred Donner; Katherine Wilson; Maggie Williams; Cord Whitaker; David Wacks; Elizabeth Tyler; Magda Teter; Ryan Szpiech; Andrew Reeves; Pamela Patton; W. Mark Ormrod; Stephennie Mulder; J. Patrick Hornbeck II; Sarah Guérin; William Diebold; Marian Bleeke; Sandy Bardsley; Nicholas L. Paul & Helen Young, afterword by Geraldine Heng, introduction by David Perry
edition: Paperback
tagged: popular culture, medieval, essays

Whose Middle Ages? is an interdisciplinary collection of short, accessible essays intended for the nonspecialist reader and ideal for teaching at an undergraduate level. Each of twenty-two essays takes up an area where digging for meaning in the medieval past has brought something distorted back into the present: in our popular entertainment; in o …

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Legacy

How French Canadians Shaped North America

edited by Andre Pratte & Jonathan Kay
edition: Paperback
tagged: essays, adventurers & explorers

A ground-breaking work of nation building, this unique biographical book by many of English and French Canada's best-known writers and thinkers -- Margaret Atwood, Lucien Bouchard, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Ken Dryden, etc. -- tells the story of the extraordinary legacy of the French contribution to our very way of life.

In 1913, schoolgirls found a heavy …

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Pioneers of Canadian Science / Les Pionniers de la science canadienne

edited by George Stanley
edition: eBook
tagged: essays, history, research & methodology

The annual meeting of the Royal Society of Canada for 1964 was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where one hundred years previously the first steps towards the confederation of Canada had been taken. It was fitting that this meeting should be related to various developments -- political, economic, and scientific -- in Canada during the p …

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