Perspectives of Saskatchewan

Jene M. Porter (Editor)

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Saskatchewan was one of the fastest growing provinces in the country. In the early 1900s, it revolutionized the Canadian political landscape and gave rise to socialist governments that continue to influence Canadian politics today. It was the birthplace of Canada’s publicly funded health care system, and home to a thriving arts and literary community that helped define western Canadian culture.

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. It lays the foundations for a greater understanding of Saskatchewan’s unique history, identity, and place in Canada.


“It is a collection to sample, to have as a reference, to read at leisure, or to quickly find information. Local and regional audiences will savour the stories. National historians looking for the Saskatchewan roots of medicare, socialism, literature and the arts, co-operatives, and First Nations history will find much of interest. In this lies the ultimate reflection that Saskatchewan exerts an influence perhaps above her weight in the national picture.”

– Merle Massie, University of Saskatchewan, H-Net Reviews

About the Author

Jene M. Porter is Professor Emeritus of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of numerous books including Political Philosophy: The Search for Humanity and Order and Classics in Political Philosophy.

Book Details

  • Perspectives of Saskatchewan
  • Jene M. Porter (Editor)
  • Published November 2008, 377 pages
  • Cloth, ISBN: 9780887551833, 6 × 9, $49.95
  • Topic(s): History, Social History

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