Book Reviews

We ask people outside of the academic history community to review books for this website. We hope this will provide a new perspective on history books not regularly found in academic journals. If you would like to review a book for ActiveHistory.ca, and you are not currently a graduate student or professor in a history department, please contact our book review editor at bookreviews@activehistory.ca.

Book Reviews (Listed Alphabetically by Author)

B

Dale Barbour, Winnipeg Beach: Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900–1967, reviewed by Ruthann LaBlance.

Ian McKay and Robin Bates, In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth Century Nova Scotia, reviewed by Paul Bennett

R. Blake Brown, Arming and Disarming: A History of Gun Control in Canada, reviewed by Paul W. Bennett. 

Ken Leyton-Brown, The Practice of Execution in Canada, reviewed by Gord Barnes

C

Michael K. Carroll, Pearson’s Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67, reviewed by Liam A. Faulkner.

D

James Daschuk, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life, reviewed by Kevin Plummer. 

Karen Dubinsky, The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara Falls, reviewed by Mitch Primeau

Erika Dyck, Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD on the Canadian Prairies, reviewed by Joanne Epp.

E

Ryan Edwardson, Canuck Rock: A History of Canadian Popular Music, reviewed by Carrie Schmidt

John English,  Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau: 1968-2000, reviewed by Kurt Heinrich

J

Esyllt Jones and Adele Perry, eds. People’s Citizenship Guide: A Response to Conservative Canada, reviewed by E.L. Payseur.

H

Stuart Henderson, Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960sreviewed by Kaitlin Wainwright. 

Craig Heron, Booze: A Distilled History, reviewed by John Horn.

I

Teresa Iacobelli, Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War, reviewed by M. Wayne Cunningham.

L

P. Whitney Lackenbauer, The Canadian Rangers: A Living History, reviewed by Anne Marie Goodfellow. 

D.W. Livingstone, Dorothy E. Smith and Warren Smith, Manufacturing Meltdown: Reshaping Steel Work, reviewed by Simon Enoch.

M

Ian McKay and Robin Bates, In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth Century Nova Scotia, reviewed by Paul Bennett

P

Joy Parr, Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environment, and the Everyday, 1953-2003, reviewed by Peter Anderson.

Carolyn Podruchny, Making the Voyageur World: Travelers and Traders in the North American Fur Trade, reviewed by Eve Dutton.

Esyllt Jones and Adele Perry, eds. People’s Citizenship Guide: A Response to Conservative Canada, reviewed by E.L. Payseur.

S

D.W. Livingstone, Dorothy E. Smith and Warren Smith, Manufacturing Meltdown: Reshaping Steel Work, reviewed by Simon Enoch.

Kevin A. Spooner.  Canada, the Congo Crisis, and UN Peacekeeping, 1960-64, reviewed by Kenneth W. Reynolds.

W

Neil White, Company Towns: Corporate Order and Community, reviewed by Kayla Jonas Galvin.

Chalres WilkinsThe Wild Ride: A History of the North West Mounted Police 1873–1904reviewed by Emily Beliveau.

Lana Wylie, Perceptions of Cuba: Canadian and American Policies in Comparative Perspective, reviewed by Mary Stanik.