Wanted: Book Reviewers for ActiveHistory.ca

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Enjoy reading about the experiences of people who lived in the past?  Love learning about the history of places that mean something to you?  If so, then you might want to review a book for us at ActiveHistory.ca. We are looking for new book reviewers – people who are currently outside of university history departments who will read and comment on recent history books.  These reviews will be added to our book review section.

Please continue reading to see a short list of some of the history books published in Canada recently:

  • Jocelyn Thorpe, Temagami’s Tangled Wild: Race, Gender, and the Making of Canadian Nature (UBC Press, 2012)
  • Joan Sangster, Transforming Labour: Women and Work in Postwar Canada (UTP 2011)
  • Mary-Ellen Kelm, A Wilder West: Rodeo in Western Canada (UBC Press, 2012)
  • Timothy J. Stanley, Contesting White Supremacy: School Segregation, Anti-racism, and the Kaking of Chinese Canadians (UBC Press, 2011)
  • Robert MacDonald, Sons of the Empire: The Frontier and the Boy Scout Movement, 1890-1918 (UTP, 2011)
  • John Price, Orienting Canada: Race, Empire and the Transpacific (UBC Press, 2011)
  • Bettina Bradbury, Wife to Widow: Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal (UBC Press, 2011)
  • Charles Wilkins, The Wild Ride: A History of the RCMP, 1873-1904 (McNally Robinson)
  • Corey Slumkowski, Inventing Atlantic Canada: Regionalism and the Maritime Reaction to Newfoundland’s Entry into Canadian Confederation  (UTP, 2011)
  • Ian McKay and Jamie Swift, Warrior Nation? Rebranding Canada in a Fearful Age (Between the Lines, 2011)
  • John D. Meehan, Chasing the Dragon in Shanghai: Canada’s Early Relations with China, 1858-1952 (UBC Press, 2012)
  • Joy Parr, Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environment and the Everyday, 1953-2003 (UBC Press, 2010)
  • Neil White, Company Towns: Corporate Order and Community (UTP, 2012)
  • Mary Louise Adams, Artistic Impressions: Masculinity, Figure Skating and the Limits of Sport (UTP, 2010)
  • Mark Anderson & Carmen Robinson, Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers (University of Manitoba Press, 2011)
  • Claire Elizabeth Campbell (ed.), A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011 (University of Calgary Press, 2011)
  • Donica Belisle, Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada (UBC Press, 2012)
  • Franca Iacovetta (ed.), Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History (UTP, 2012)
  • Dimitry Anastakis, Autonomous State: The Struggle for a Canadian Car Industry from OPEC to Free Trade (UTP, 2012)
  • Katrina Srigley, Breadwinning Daughters: Young Working Women in a Depression-Era City, 1929-1939 (UTP, 2012)
  • Peter A. Russell, How Agriculture Made Canada: Farming in the Nineteenth Century (McGill-Queen’s Press, 2012)
  • Dale Barbour, Winnipeg Beach: Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900-1967 (University of Manitoba Press, 2011)
  • Dan Azoulay, Hearts and Minds: Canadian Romance at the Dawn of the Modern Era, 1900-1930 (University of Calgary Press, 2011)
  • Reg Whitaker, Gregory S. Kealey, and Andrew Parnaby, Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America (UTP, 2012)

Contact info@activehistory.ca if you or someone you know would like to review a book for ActiveHistory.ca. We will work with you to find the right book and then have a press send you a review copy in the mail.

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2 thoughts on “Wanted: Book Reviewers for ActiveHistory.ca

  1. Maureen L Atkison

    HI there, Is there still a need for reviewers?
    I would be willing to give it a go!
    Thanks Maureen Atkinson PhD(c)

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