British Journal of Canadian Studies

Provides articles on Canadian studies topics.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, 2011

A Bard of Wolfe's Army: James Thompson, Gentleman Volunteer, 1733-1830
Earl John Chapman and Ian Macpherson McCulloch (eds), A Bard of Wolfe's Army: James Thompson, Gentleman Volunteer, 1733-1830 (Montreal: Robin Brass Studio, 2010), 384 pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-896941-62-2.This important volume marks the first full...
A Fleeting Empire: Early Stuart Britain and the Merchant Adventurers to Canada
Andrew D. Nicholls, A Fleeting Empire: Early Stuart Britain and the Merchant Adventurers to Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010), 280 pp. 10 drawings. Cased. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-7335-3778-1.This excellent book illuminates...
Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-Non-Indigenous Relationships
Politics & Social Sciences Lynne Davis (ed.), Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 400 pp. 8 images. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-1- 4426-4023-8. Paper. £23. ISBN 978-1-4426-0997-6.In...
Babies without Borders: Adoption and Migration across the Americas
Karen Dubinsky, Babies Without Borders: Adoption and Migration Across the Americas (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 204 pp. Paper. $21.95. ISBN 978-1-4426- 1019-4.The history of adoption in the Americas remains a relatively unexplored topic...
Behind the Scenes: The Life and Work of William Clifford Clark
Robert A. Wardhaugh, Behind the Scenes: The Life and Work of William Clifford Clark (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 560 pp. Cased. $80. ISBN 978-1-4426-4126- 6. Paper. $37.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-1052-1.Clifford Clark was the greatest if not...
Between Languages and Cultures: Colonial and Postcolonial Readings of Gabrielle Roy
Rosemary Chapman, Between Languages and Cultures: Colonial and Postcolonial Readings of Gabrielle Roy (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009), 320 pp. 20 b&w photos. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7735-3496-4.Just when it seemed...
Canadian Women in Print, 1750-1918
Carole Gerson, Canadian Women in Print, 1750?1918 (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010), 300 pp. Cased. £56.99. ISBN 978-1-55458-220-4.Ambitious in scope, Carole Gerson's Canadian Women in Print surveys over 150 years of Canadian literary...
Coffret le Boréal Express 1524-1841: Journal D'histoire Du Canada
Gilles Boulet, Jacques Lacoursiere and Denis Vaugeois (eds), Coffret Le Boreal Express 1524-1841: journal d'histoire du Canada, three volumes in a boxed set (Quebec: Les editions du Septentrion, 2010), 642 pp. Paper. $89. ISBN: 978-2-89448-637-5.This...
Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's Writing
Jennifer Chambers (ed.), Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's Writing (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), 218 pp. Cased. £34.99. ISBN 978-1- 8471-8732-1.In Re(dis)covering Our Foremothers (1990), Lorraine McMullen called for 'scholarship...
Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada
Natasha L. Henry, Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (Toronto: Dundurn Press Natural Heritage Books, 2010), 282 pp. 55 b&w illustrations. Paper. £16.99. ISBN 978- 1-55488-717-0.The passage of the Abolition of Slavery Act on 1 August...
Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir
History Rhona Richman Kenneally and Johanne Sloan (eds), Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 280 pp. Cased. £48. ISBN 978-0-8020-9708-8. Paper. £20. ISBN 978-0-8020-9649-4.This collection of essays represents the...
Flight from Famine: The Coming of the Irish to Canada
Donald MacKay, Flight from Famine: The Coming of the Irish to Canada (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2009), 368 pp. Paper. $29.99. ISBN 978-1-55488-418-6.Flight from Famine is a close exploration of Irish migration to Canada during the early nineteenth century,...
Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place
Malcolm Lowry, edited by Nicholas Bradley, Hear Us O Lord From Heaven Thy Dwelling Place (Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press Canada, 2009), 361 pp. Paper. $21.95. ISBN 978-0-19-543006-6.This collection of three novellas and four short stories was...
Immigrants in Prairie Cities: Ethnic Diversity in Twentieth-Century Canada
Royden Loewen and Gerald Friesen, Immigrants in Prairie Cities: Ethnic Diversity in Twentieth- century Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), 304 pp. 12 images. Cased. $60. ISBN 978-0-8020-9908-2. Paper. $27.95. ISBN 978-0-8020-9609-8.Royden...
J. B. Harkin: Father of Canada's National Parks
E. J. (Ted) Hart, J. B. Harkin: Father of Canada's National Parks (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2010), 564 pp. Paper. £19.25. ISBN 978-0-88864-512-8.This book focuses on the period 1911-36 when J. B. Harkin was Commissioner for Dominion (later...
John Guy of Bristol and Newfoundland: His Life, Times and Legacy
Alan F. Williams (edited by W. Gordon Handcock and Chesley W. Sanger), John Guy of Bristol and Newfoundland: His Life, Times and Legacy (St John's Newfoundland: Flanker Press Ltd, 2010), 394 pp. Colour and b&w photos and illustrations. Paper. $24....
Les Réfugiés Acadiens En France (1758-1785): L'impossible Réintégration?
Jean-François Mouhot, Les réfugiés acadiens en France (1758-1785): l'impossible réintégration? (Quebec: Les éditions du Septentrion, 2009), 456 pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-2-89448-513-2.A book examining approximately 3,000 Acadians who reached France...
Measuring the Mosaic: An Intellectual Biography of John Porter
Rick Helmes-Hayes, Measuring the Mosaic: An Intellectual Biography of John Porter (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 592 pp. Cased. $90. ISBN 978-0-8020-9703- 3. Paper. £23. ISBN 978-0-8020-9648-7.The Vertical Mosaic by John Porter (University...
Migration and Empire
Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine, Migration and Empire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010). 400 pp. Cased. £35. ISBN 978-0-19-925093-6.In the latest volume in the Oxford History of the British Empire, Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine...
Quebec and the Heritage of Franco-America
Iwan Morgan and Philip Davies (eds), Quebec and the Heritage of Franco-America (London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2010), 110 pp. Paper. £20. ISBN 978-1- 900039-98-7.This book emerged from a 2007 conference held at the British Library to...
Suffer the Children Unto Me: An Open Inquiry into the Clerical Abuse Scandal
Michael W. Higgins and Peter Kavanagh, Suffer the Children Unto Me: An Open Inquiry into the Clerical Abuse Scandal (Toronto: Novalis, 2010), 256 pp. Paper. $21.95. ISBN 978-2- 89646-233-9.Richard Dawkins is quoted here as wondering whether the Catholic...
The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwood
Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson, The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 156 pp. Cased. £40. ISBN 978-0-521- 87298-0. Paper. £11.99. ISBN 978-0-521-69463-6.As an Introduction to Atwood's life and works,...
The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies
Alan Taylor, The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010), 640 pp. Cased. $35. ISBN 978-1-4000-4265-4.This is the first of a forthcoming flood of books that will mark the...
The Diplomacy of Impartiality: Canada and Israel, 1958-1968
Zachariah Kay, The Diplomacy of Impartiality: Canada and Israel, 1958-1968 (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010), 138 pp. Cased. £56.99. ISBN 978-1-55458-187-0.This is the last volume in a trilogy which explores the history of Canada-Palestine...
The New Media Nation: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication
Valerie Alia, The New Media Nation: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication (New York: Berghahn Books, 2010), 224 pp. 39 illustrations. Cased. £50. ISBN 978-1-84545-420- 3.Valerie Alia is an engaged academic. That is clear, for example, from the...
The Practice of Execution in Canada
Ken Leyton-Brown, The Practice of Execution in Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010), 216 pp. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-0-7748-1753-0. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-1754-7.I declare an interest in reviewing this useful book. Like...
The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century
Anne Whitelaw, Brian Foss and Sandra Paikowsky (eds), The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century (Don Mills, ON: University of Oxford Press Canada, 2010), 496 pp. 185 colour illustrations. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-019-542125-5. Paper. $60. ISBN 978-0-19-...
Transnationalism: Canada-United States History into the Twenty-First Century
Michael D. Behiels and Reginald C. Stuart (eds), Transnationalism: Canada-United States History into the Twenty-first Century (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010), 320 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7735-3762-0. Paper. $34.95....
Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations
Deanna Reder and Linda M. Morra (eds), Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010), 348 pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-55458-181-8.Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations...
Veterans with a Vision: Canada's War Blinded in Peace and War
Serge Marc Durflinger, Veterans with a Vision: Canada's War Blinded in Peace and War (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010), 484 pp. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-0- 7748-1855-1. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-1856-8.This book was a clearly a...
Viscount Haldane: 'The Wicked Step-Father of the Canadian Constitution'
Frederick Vaughan, Viscount Haldane: 'The Wicked Step-father of the Canadian Constitution' (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2010), 336 pp. Cased. £42. ISBN 978-1-4426-4237-9.Richard Burdon Haldane...
Warming Up to the Cold War: Canada and the United States' Coalition of the Willing, from Hiroshima to Korea
Robert Teigrob, Warming Up to the Cold War: Canada and the United States' Coalition of the Willing, from Hiroshima to Korea (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), vii + 288 pp. Cased. $55. ISBN 978-0-8020-9923-5. Paper. £15. ISBN 978-0-8020-9615-9.In...
Wider Boundaries of Daring: The Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women's Poetry
Di Brandt and Barbara Godard (eds), Wider Boundaries of Daring: The Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women's Poetry (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009), 424 pp. Paper $42.95. ISBN 978-1-55458-032-3.Wider Boundaries of Daring borrows its...
Writing Heartlands and Nicole Brossard's Hier1
In recent years, Quebec's 'regions' have registered their presence more fully in the public consciousness, in response to issues such as economic variation across the province and growing ethnic diversity outside of Montreal. This article is part of...
Writing the Hinterland (Back) into the Heartland: The Franco-Canadian Farouest in Two Novels by Nicolas Dickner and D. Y. Béchard
Since Quebec's Quiet Revolution, questions regarding Canada's francophonie are generally limited to Quebec, while forgetting the francophone communities located in what is known as 'English Canada'. This means that an entire component of Canada's cultural...