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Masters and Servants

The Hudson’s Bay Company and Its North American Workforce, 1668–1786

Scott P. Stephen

An essential examination of the role of labourers in early modern Atlantic political-economic history.

Available December 2019
ISBN: 9781772123371

Knowings and Knots

Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation

Natalie Loveless, Editor

A provocative discussion of knowledge-making, ways of knowing, and what counts as legitimate knowledge transmission.

Available December 2019
ISBN: 9781772124859

Power Play

Professional Hockey and the Politics of Urban Development

Jay Scherer, David Mills & Linda Sloan McCulloch
Richard Gruneau, Foreword

Big money and municipal politics collide in the story of Edmonton’s Rogers Place hockey arena.

Available November 2019
ISBN: 9781772124934

Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth

Mary I. Ingraham & Robert C. Rival, Editors

A captivating and approachable portrait of the life and work of a Canadian musical legend.

Available November 2019
ISBN: 9781772124866

The Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine

An Anatomy of the Holodomor

Stanislav Kulchytsky

A distilled account of famine incorporating new sources during the past three decades.

Available October 2019
ISBN: 9781894865531

Feminist Acts

Branching Out Magazine and the Making of Canadian Feminism

Tessa Jordan

A vital text of feminist recuperation; an eye-opening examination of feminist publishing, community-building, and survival.

Available October 2019
ISBN: 9781772124842

Writing Beyond the End Times? / Écrire au-delà de la fin des temps?

The Literatures of Canada and Quebec / Les littératures au Canada et au Québec

Ursula Mathis-Moser & Marie Carrière, Editors

Essays examining the sense of crisis that transform Canadian and Quebec writings in English and French.

Available October 2019
ISBN: 9781772124880

Art+Medicine Collaborative Practice

Transforming the Experience of Head and Neck Cancer

Pamela Brett-MacLean & Lianne McTavish, Editors

A unique fusion of medicine and art exploring the experience of head and neck cancer.

Available July 2019
ISBN: 9781772124156

Tiny Lights for Travellers

Naomi K. Lewis

Vulnerable and funny, this memoir explores Jewish identity, family, the Holocaust, and belonging.

Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9781772124484

The Man Who Lived with a Giant

Stories from Johnny Neyelle, Dene Elder

Alana Fletcher & Morris Neyelle, Editors

A vital book of cultural storytelling for Dene readers and anyone invested in Indigenous knowledge-keeping.

Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9781772124088

There Are Not Enough Sad Songs

Marita Dachsel

Delicate, authentic poems that oscillate between grief and joy as they explore parenthood and loss.

Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9781772124521

What You Take with You

Wildfire, Family and the Road Home

Therese Greenwood

Personal account of fleeing a Canadian wildfire that devastated a community and garnered international attention.

Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9781772124491

Apostrophes VIII

Nothing Is But You and I

E. D. Blodgett

Majestic poems look up and out at a larger world; inviting, contemplating, deliberating, reflecting.

Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9781772124514

Government Information in Canada

Access and Stewardship

Amanda Wakaruk & Sam-chin Li, Editors

A critical analysis of Canadian government information publishing—essential reading for librarians, archivists, and researchers.

Published: February 2019
ISBN: 9781772124064

John Rae, Arctic Explorer

The Unfinished Autobiography

John Rae
Edited and with an Introduction by William Barr

An annotated edition of John Rae’s unfinished autobiography that completes his unparalleled life story.

Published: December 2018
ISBN: 9781772123326

Polish War Veterans in Alberta

The Last Four Stories

Aldona Jaworska

An intimate look at displaced Polish soldiers who built new lives in postwar Alberta.

Published: December 2018
ISBN: 9781772123739

Sam Steele

A Biography

Rod Macleod

A major book on Canada’s most-storied pre–World War I figure and early Confederation history.

Published: December 2018
ISBN: 9781772123791

Magnetic North

Sea Voyage to Svalbard

Jenna Butler

A sea voyage connecting continents traces the impacts of climate change on northern lands.

Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123821


An Anthology of Essays

Rona Altrows & Julie Sedivy, Editors

This diverse anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction explores the universal agony and hope of waiting.

Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123838

Experiment: Printing the Canadian Imagination

Highlights from the David McKnight Canadian Little Magazine and Small Press Collection

David McKnight

Highlights of extraordinary collection of Canadian little magazines, small press and micro-press imprints.

Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9781551953663