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 email@example.com.
Dale Barbour, Winnipeg Beach: Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900–1967, reviewed by Ruthann LaBlance.
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
Michael K. Carroll, Pearson’s Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67, reviewed by Liam A. Faulkner.
Karen Dubinsky, The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara Falls, reviewed by Mitch Primeau
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
Esyllt Jones and Adele Perry, eds. People’s Citizenship Guide: A Response to Conservative Canada, reviewed by E.L. Payseur.
Stuart Henderson, Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s, reviewed by Kaitlin Wainwright.
Craig Heron, Booze: A Distilled History, reviewed by John Horn.
D.W. Livingstone, Dorothy E. Smith and Warren Smith, Manufacturing Meltdown: Reshaping Steel Work, reviewed by Simon Enoch.
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
Joy Parr, Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environment, and the Everyday, 1953-2003, reviewed by Peter Anderson.
Kevin A. Spooner. Canada, the Congo Crisis, and UN Peacekeeping, 1960-64, reviewed by Kenneth W. Reynolds.
Neil White, Company Towns: Corporate Order and Community, reviewed by Kayla Jonas Galvin.
Chalres Wilkins, The Wild Ride: A History of the North West Mounted Police 1873–1904, reviewed by Emily Beliveau.
Lana Wylie, Perceptions of Cuba: Canadian and American Policies in Comparative Perspective, reviewed by Mary Stanik.