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  • Under the Boardwalk

    By U of M Press in News   |   May 19th 2011

    Author takes readers back to Winnipeg Beach’s heady heyday
    by Carolin Vesely, Winnipeg Free Press Keep reading »

  • Train travel - then and now

    By Dale Barbour   |   May 19th 2011

    You can tell a lot about a place by looking at how people travel. Winnipeg Beach, for example, was born a creature of the Canadian Pacific Railway and train travel helped define the community’s life in the first half of the twentieth century. This was a shared moment for people who hurtled back to Winnipeg together on a raucous Moonlight Express after an evening of dancing or even for those who joined the crowd that flowed out of the train and onto the resort’s boardwalk. Keep reading »

  • Emma LaRocque wins 2011 Non-Fiction Award

    By U of M Press in News   |   April 18th 2011

    Emma LaRocque takes home the 2011 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction for When the Other Is Me Keep reading »

  • New review of Marlene Epp’s “Mennonite Women in Canada”

    By U of M Press   |   March 28th 2011

    A new review of Marlene Epp’s Mennonite Women in Canada has been posted to the Alex Freund’s German Canadian Studies blog. Keep reading »

  • Politics in the Wheat City

    By Curtis Brown   |   March 22nd 2011

    Manitoba’s second-largest city, Brandon, plays a critical role in elections that mirrors its importance as southwestern Manitoba’s social, economic and cultural hub. Keep reading »

  • Winnipeg’s Great War leads Manitoba Book Awards short list

    By U of M Press in News   |   March 15th 2011

    A history of Winnipeg’s contribution to the First World War has garnered the most nominations in this year’s Manitoba Book Awards. Keep reading »

  • Eight posts on Winnipeg’s Great War

    By U of M Press   |   March 15th 2011

    Jim Blanchard spoke to a class of Creative Communications journalism majors at Red River College yesterday. Here are eight blog posts about Jim, his book, and the role of journalism in documenting history from some of those students. Keep reading »

  • On the nomination process

    By Ian Stewart   |   February 8th 2011

    The appropriate balance between local autonomy and central control in the nomination process has long been contentious. In recent years, however, the high-profile nominations of Michael Ignatieff, Rob Anders and Robert Sopuck (among others) have suggested that the balance of power is increasingly tilting towards the party brass. Keep reading »

  • Battle of the Somme

    By James M. Pitsula   |   February 1st 2011

    In my book, I talk about the 28th Battalion from Regina moving into the area of the Somme in September 1916. I write on page 163 that “Arriving in Picardy, they were impressed by the ‘wide open fields without hedges or trees, slightly rolling and no high hills,’ which reminded them of the landscape back home in Western Canada.” I was wondering whether this was actually true, so this past summer I checked it out in a tour of the Somme battlefield. Keep reading »

  • Immigrant Letters and the Experience of Migration

    By Sonia Cancian   |   January 25th 2011

    Here is an article from Minnesota Public Radio on a new letters project that I am working on with Donna Gabbacia from the University of Minnesota. Within the next few months, we will begin an ambitious effort to match letters scattered in archives around the world, uniting letters between mothers and sons, husbands and wives, and brothers and sisters. For now, the project’s site displays 40 letters written by eight immigrants and their families from 1850 to 1970. Keep reading »