Books – Social History

  • O Little Town

    Remembering Life in a Prairie Village

    Harlo L. Jones (Author)

    Harlo Jones describes his childhood and adolescence from the late 1920s to the early 1940s in Dinsmore, Saskatchewan, sixty-five miles from Saskatoon.

    Published January 1995 | Autobiography & Memoir, History, Social History

  • Western Icelandic Short Stories

    Kirsten Wolf (Translator), Arny Hjaltadottir (Translator)

    This selection of Western Icelandic writings, the first of its kind in English, represents a wide collection of first and second generation Icelandic-Canadian authors. The stories, first published between 1895 and 1930, are set mainly in North America (especially Manitoba). They reflect a weath of literary activity, from the numerous Western Icelandic newspapers and journals, to the reading circles and cultural and literary societies that supported them.

    Published December 1992 | Ethnic Studies, Icelandic Studies, Literature, Social History, Translation

  • Winnipeg School of Art

    Marilyn Baker (Author)

    This volume is a history in words and illustration of the early years of the Winnipeg School of Art, its hopes and ideals and its struggles for survival. Its story is in large part a record of art and artists in Winnipeg during the period. The growth of the School is described through the terms of its first four principals: Alexander Musgrove, Frank Johnston, Keith Gebbhardt, and L. LeMoine Fitzgerald. Biographical sketches on artists involved with the School as teachers or students from 1913 to 1934 are also included.

    Published August 1989 | Art & Architecture, Education, History, Social History

  • Right-Wing Authoritarianism

    Bob Altemeyer (Author)

    First published in 1981, this still-timely volume surveys the history of social psychological research on right-wing authoritarianism and describes a more fruitful direction for future work. It concludes with a disturbing comment on the pervasiveness of authoritarian behaviour in our society.

    Published January 1981 | Political Studies, Social History