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Nothing On But the Radio: A Look Back at Radio in Canada and How It Changed the World

by Gil Murray

When radio made its debut in the early twentieth century, it brought people together as no other communication medium had ever done.


Parry Sound: Gateway to Northern Ontario

by Adrian Hayes

Parry Sound, Ontario, at the mouth of the Seguin River on Georgian Bay, traces its history back to William Beatty Jr. and the purchase of timber rights.


Double Trap: The Last Public Hanging in Canada

by John Melady

In 1868, a man who robbed and killed a farmer and his family was hanged in Goderich. It was the last public hanging in Canada.


Current Issues in Women's History

by International Conference on Women's Hist, Arina Angerman & Geerte Binnema

This lively collection of essays, originally published in 1989, illustrated recent developments in the area, with chapters by contributors from many different countries and disciplines.

Asking new questions...


Abortion in England 1900-1967

by Barbara Brookes

Over the decades from 1900 to 1967 abortion was transformed from an important female-centred form of fertility control into a medical event, closely monitored by the State. This transition, the author argues...


Women Workers in the First World War

by Gail Braybon

Commentators writing soon after the outbreak of the First World War about the classic problems of women's employment (low pay, lack of career structure, exclusion from "men's jobs") frequently went on to say...


The Ends of History: Victorians and "The Woman Question"

by Christina Crosby

Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"?

How did this passion relate to another Victorian obsession - the "woman question"? In a brilliant and provocative study, Christina Crosby investigates...


The Nineteenth-Century Woman: Her Cultural and Physical World

by Sara Delamont & Lorna Duffin

This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections between feminism and medical,...


Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England

by Carol Dyhouse

Girls learn about "femininity" from childhood onwards, first through their relationships in the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector's reports,...


The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal

by Deborah Gorham

In Victorian England, the perception of girlhood arose not in isolation, but as one manifestation of the prevailing conception of femininity. Examining the assumptions that underlay the education and upbringing...


British Student Activism in the Long Sixties

by Caroline Hoefferle

Based on empirical evidence derived from university and national archives across the country and interviews with participants, British Student Activism in the Long Sixties reconstructs the world of university...


Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

by Francisca de Haan, Margaret Allen & June Purvis

Women's Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world to look at how women have always found ways to challenge or fight inequalities and hierarchies...


Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950

Duff Cooper Prize 2004

by Mark Mazower

Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian...


Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960: Gender, Class and Ethnicity

by Prof Joanna Bourke & Joanna Bourke

Integrating a variety of historical approaches and methods, Joanna Bourke looks at the construction of class within the intimate contexts of the body, the home, the marketplace, the locality and the nation to...


Doing Greek Philosophy

by Robert Wardy

This lively and original guidebook offers an invitation to the study of Greek philosophy and signposts to lead the student deeper. The reader is drawn in to the questions the philosophers posed.

Doing Greek...


Rethinking History

by Keith Jenkins

History means many things to many people. But finding an answer to the question 'What is history?' is a task few feel equipped to answer. If you want to explore this tantalising subject, where do you start?...


The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway: African Canadians in Hamilton

by Adrienne Shadd

The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway examines the history of blacks in the Ancaster-Burlington-Hamilton area, their struggle for justice and equality in education and opportunity, and their achievements, presented...


Collingwood's the Idea of History: A Reader's Guide

by Peter Johnson

The Idea of History is the best known work of the Oxford philosopher and historian RG Collingwood. Published posthumously in 1946 it is, in effect, two books: a historiography and a philosophy of history. Students...


How We Played: Games from Childhood Past

by Caroline Goodfellow

Games make up a huge part of childhood, and memories of specific games stay with us throughout our lives. They form an integral part of growing up and stimulate imagination and creativity. From hide and seek...


Taking the Medicine

by Druin Burch

Doctors and patients alike trust the medical profession and its therapeutic powers; yet this trust has often been misplaced. Whether prescribing opium or thalidomide, aspirin or antidepressants, doctors have...