Books – Social History

  • We’re Going to Run This City

    Winnipeg’s Political Left after the General Strike

    Stefan Epp-Koop (Author)

    Revisiting Winnipeg’s radical political past.

    Published September 2015 | History, Labour Studies, Political Studies, Social History

  • The Patriotic Consensus

    Unity, Morale, and the Second World War in Winnipeg

    Jody Perrun (Author)

    Winnipeg’s response to the Second World War.

    Published September 2014 | History, Military History, Social History

  • Imagining Winnipeg

    History through the Photographs of L.B. Foote

    Esyllt W. Jones (Author)

    In an expanding and socially fractious early twentieth-century Winnipeg, Lewis Benjamin Foote (1873-1957) rose to become the city’s pre-eminent commercial photographer. Imagining Winnipeg, prepared and introduced by award-winning historian Esyllt W. Jones, collects 150 Foote photographs from the more than 2,000 images in the Archives of Manitoba Foote Collection and challenges our understanding of visual history and the city we thought we knew.

    Published September 2012 | Art & Architecture, History, Social History, Urban Studies

  • Community and Frontier

    A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland

    John C. Lehr (Author)

    A social and economic history of one of the oldest Ukrainian settlements in Western Canada.

    Published November 2011 | Studies in Immigration and Culture, Autobiography & Memoir, Colonialism, Ethnic Studies, History, Social History

  • Winnipeg Beach

    Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900-1967

    Dale Barbour (Author)

    During the first half of the twentieth century, Winnipeg Beach proudly marketed itself as the Coney Island of the West. Located just north of Manitoba’s bustling capital, it drew 40,000 visitors a day and served as an important intersection point between classes, ethnic communities, and perhaps most importantly, between genders. In Winnipeg Beach, Dale Barbour takes us into the heart of this turn of the century resort area and introduces us to some of the people who worked, played and lived in the resort.

    Published February 2011 | Gender Studies, History, Social History, Sports & Recreation

  • Winnipeg’s Great War

    A City Comes of Age

    Jim Blanchard (Author)

    Winnipeg’s Great War picks up in 1914, just as the city is regrouping after a brief economic downturn. War comes unexpectedly, thoughts of recovery are abandoned, and the city digs in for a hard-fought four years. Using letters, diaries, and newspaper reports, Jim Blanchard brings us into the homes and public offices of Winnipeg and its citizens to illustrate the profound effect the war had on every aspect of the city, from its politics and economy, to its men on the battlefield and its war-weary families fighting on the homefront.

    Published September 2010 | History, Letters & Correspondence, Military History, Social History, Urban Studies

  • Prairie Metropolis

    New Essays on Winnipeg Social History

    Esyllt W. Jones (Editor), Gerald Friesen (Editor)

    Prairie Metropolis brings together some of the best new graduate research on the history of Winnipeg and makes a groundbreaking contribution to the history of the city between 1900 and the 1980s. The essays in this collection explore the development of social institutions such as the city’s police force, juvenile court, health care institutions, volunteer organizations, and cultural centres.

    Published September 2009 | History, Social History, Urban Studies

  • All Our Changes

    Images from the Sixties Generation

    Gerry Kopelow (Author)

    All Our Changes is a stunning collection of 160 black and white photographs taken between 1968 and 1970. These images capture the innocence and earnestness of the early Canadian hippie movement, from political protests and speakers’ corners, to Festival Express and the Mariposa Folk Festival. Joni Mitchell is here, as are the Guess Who, but so are everyday kids hitching rides, hanging out, and, one by one, forever changing the Canadian political and cultural landscape.

    Published September 2009 | Art & Architecture, Social History

  • For All We Have and Are

    Regina and the Experience of the Great War

    James M. Pitsula (Author)

    The First World War profoundly affected every community in Canada. In Regina, the politics of national identity, the rural myth, and the social gospel all lent a distinctive flavour to the city’s experience of the Great War. Skillfully combining vivid detail with the larger social context, For All We Have and Are provides a nuanced picture of how one Canadian community rebuilt both its realities and myths in response to the cataclysm of the “war to end all wars.”

    Published November 2008 | History, Military History, Social History

  • Perspectives of Saskatchewan

    Jene M. Porter (Editor)

    In Perspectives of Saskatchewan, twenty-one noted scholars present an in-depth look at some of the major developments in the province’s history, including subjects such as art, literature, demographics, politics, northern development, and religion.

    Published November 2008 | History, Social History