List 2: Trying to cover a really big country in 60 books.

O’ Canada! That’s right the Post-Confederation list is 99% set so ready to be posted. It has a little bit of everything. I have only read 9 of the books on the list in their entirety – and bits of many others. Not much to say about this list it is pretty standard.


Carl Berger. The Writing of Canadian History: Aspects of English Canadian Historical Writing Since 1900.

Ronald Rudin. Making History in 20th Century Quebec.

Dummitt & Dawson, eds. Contesting Clio’s Craft: New Diretions and Debates in Canadian History.

Marlene Shore ed. The Contested Place: Reading Canada’s History.

Ian McKay. “The Liberal Order Framework.”

“Forum: Back to the Future: The New History of Atlantic Canada.” Acadiensis, Autumn 2000.

Lyle Dick. “A Growing Necessity for Canada: W.L. Morton’s Centenary Series and the Forms of National History.” CHR June 2001.

Jean Barmen. The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia.

Confederation and the State

Ged Martin. Britain and the origins of Canadian Confederation.

A.I. Silver The French Canadian Idea of Confederation.

Bruce Curtis. The Politics of Population.

Suzanne Zeller. Inventing Canada.

James Struthers. No Fault of their Own: Unemployment and the Canadian Welfare State.

Shirley Tillotson. Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and teh making of the Welfare State.

Michael Bliss. Right and Honorable Men: The Descent of Canadian Politics from MacDonald to Mulruney.

Whitaker, Cold War in Canada.


Michael Behiels. Prelude to Quebec’s Quiet Revolution: Liberalism vs Neo-Nationalism 1945-1960.

Jocelyn LeTourneau. A History for the Future.

Michael Gauvreau. The Catholic Origins of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution.

Magda Fahrni. Household Politics.


Jeremy Mouat, Roaring Days: Rossland’s Mines and the History of British Columbia.

Joy Parr. Domestic Goods.

Armstrong & Nelles. Monopoly’s Moment.

Robert Baskerville. A ‘Silent Revolution’: Gender and Wealth.


Keith Walden. Becoming Modern in Toronto.

Doug Owram. Born at the Right Time.

Ian McKay. Quest for the Folk.

H.V. Nelles The Art of Nation-Buliding: Pageantry and Spectacle at Quebec’s Tercentenary.

Labour/Working Class

Ruth Frager. Sweatshop Strife: Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Jewish Labout Movement in Toronto 1900-1939.

Craig Heron. The Worker’s Revolt in Canada.

Robert McIntosh. Boys in the Pits.

Bryan Palmer. Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour 1900-1991.

Joy Parr. The Gender of Breadwinners.

Kealey, . Toronto Workers Respond to Industrial Capitalism.

Ian McKay. Reasoning Otherwise: Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment.


Constance Backhouse. Colour-Coded: A Legal History of Racism in Canada 1900-1950.

Royden Loewen. Family, Church, Market.

Ramirez, On the Move.

Avery, Reluctant Host: Canada’s Response to Immigrant Workers.


Bettina Bradbury. Working Families.

Christopher Dummit. The Manly Modern

Mona Gleasen. Normalizing the Ideal

Andre Levesque. Making and Breaking the Rules: Women in Quebec 1919-1939.

Franca Iacovetta. Such Hardworking People.

Cynthia Comacchio. Dominion of Youth.

Mary Ellen Kelm. Colonizing Bodies.

Religion/Social Movements/Intellectual

Mariana Valverde. The Age of Light, Soap, and Water: Moral Reform in English Canada

James Opp. Lord for the Body.

Lynn Marks. Revivals and Roller Rinks.

Myra Rutherdale. Women and the White Man’s God.

Christie and Gauvreau. A Full-orbed Christianity.


Shelia McManus. The Line Which Separates.

Sterling Evans. The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests.

Canada-US/Canada-UK Relations

Buckner. Canada and the British Empire

Thompson & Randall. Canada and the United States.

Robert Bothwell. Alliance and Illusion: Canada and the World.

First Nations

Sarah Carter. Aboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada

Lutz, Makuk

Brownlee, Fatherly Eye.


PaulJackson. One of the Boys.

Jonathan Vance. Death So Noble.

Ruth Roach Pierson. They’re Still Women After All

About Lauren Wheeler

A reformed history phd student working as a public historian and looking for connections between museums and environmental history from the often freezing reaches of Canada (aka Edmonton).
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