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The Honourable John Norquay

Indigenous Premier, Canadian Statesman

Gerald Friesen (Author)

Once described as Louis Riel’s alter ego, Manitoba Premier John Norquay skirmished with John A. Macdonald and endured racist taunts while championing the interests of the Prairie West. This biography of an Indigenous political leader sheds welcome light on a neglected historical figure and a tumultuous time for Canada and Manitoba.

Aboriginal TM

The Cultural and Economic Politics of Recognition

Jennifer Adese (Author)

Aboriginal™ explores the origins, meaning, and usage of the term “Aboriginal” and its displacement by the word “Indigenous.” More than legal vernacular, the term has had real-world consequences for the people it defined. Adese offers insight into Indigenous-Canada relations and Indigenous identity, authenticity, and agency.

For a Better World

The Winnipeg General Strike and the Workers' Revolt

James Naylor (Editor), Rhonda L. Hinther (Editor), Jim Mochoruk (Editor)

Canada’s most famous example of class conflict, the Winnipeg General Strike, redefined conversations around class, politics, region, ethnicity, and gender. For a Better World interrogates types of commemoration, current legacies of the Strike, and its ongoing influence.

COVID-19 in Manitoba

Public Policy Responses to the First Wave

Andrea Rounce (Editor), Karine Levasseur (Editor)

Assessing Manitoba’s immediate response to COVID-19.

Compelled to Act

Histories of Women's Activism in Western Canada 

Sarah Carter (Editor), Nanci Langford (Editor)

Compelled to Act showcases fresh historical perspectives on the diversity of women’s contributions to social and political change in prairie Canada in the 20th century, including but looking beyond the era of suffrage activism.

Understanding the Manitoba Election 2019

Campaigns, Participation, and Issues

Royce Koop (Editor), Barry Ferguson (Editor), Karine Levasseur (Editor) + others

An early analysis of the campaign and insights into the decision that Manitoba voters made on September 10, 2019.

Propaganda and Persuasion

The Cold War and the Canadian-Soviet Friendship Society

Jennifer Anderson (Author)

During the early Cold War, thousands of Canadians attended events organized by the Canadian-Soviet Friendship Society (CSFS) and subscribed to its publications. Using previously unavailable archival sources and oral histories, Propaganda and Persuasion looks at the CSFS as a blend of social and political activism.

Understanding the Manitoba Election 2016

Campaigns, Participation, Issues, Place

Karine Levasseur (Editor), Andrea Rounce (Editor), Barry Ferguson (Editor) + others

An analysis of the 2016 Manitoba election.

Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice

Begade Shutagot'ine and the Sahtu Treaty

Peter Kulchyski (Author)

"A Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice" weaves together stories of law, politics, culture and everyday life to create an incisive and often poetic examination of the lives of the Begade Shutagot’ine. This book bears eloquent witness to the Begade Shutagot’ine people’s assertion that they have never ceded their aboriginal or territorial rights.

We’re Going to Run This City

Winnipeg's Political Left after the General Strike

Stefan Epp-Koop (Author)

We’re Going to Run This City: Winnipeg’s Political Left After the General Strike explores the dynamic political movement that came out of the largest labour protest in Canadian history and the ramifications for Winnipeg throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

We Share Our Matters

Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River

Rick Monture (Author)

Rick Monture’s We Share Our Matters offers the first comprehensive portrait of how the Haudenosaunee of the Grand River region have expressed their long struggle for sovereignty in Canada.

The Search for a Socialist El Dorado

Finnish Immigration from the United States and Canada to Soviet Karelia in the 1930s

Alexey Golubev (Author), Irina Takala (Author)

The untold story of the founding and subsequent destruction of a Finnish socialist community in the Soviet Union.

Growing Resistance

Canadian Farmers and the Politics of Genetically Modified Wheat

Emily Eaton (Author)

The remarkable story of the farmer-led coalition that defeated the introduction of GM wheat in Canada.

Louis Riel and the Creation of Modern Canada

Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State

Jennifer Reid (Author)

Politician, founder of Manitoba, and leader of the Métis, Louis Riel led two resistance movements against the Canadian government. Against the backdrop of these legendary uprisings, Jennifer Reid examines Riel’s religious background, the mythic significance ascribed to him, and how these elements combined to influence Canada’s national identity.

Keep True

A Life in Politics

Howard Pawley (Author), Paul Moist (Foreword)

Howard Pawley, former Premier of Manitoba (1981-88), led the province during one of the most turbulent periods in its history. In Keep True he gives us a vivid play-by-play of the events, acknowledging what went right and what went wrong, while putting it all into a contemporary context.

Manitoba Politics and Government

Issues, Institutions, Traditions

Paul Thomas (Editor), Curtis Brown (Editor)

Manitoba Politics and Government brings together the work of political scientists, historians, sociologists, economists, public servants, and journalists to present a comprehensive analysis of the province’s political life and its “mutual fund model” approach to economic and social policy that mirrors the nature of its citizens.

Just One Vote

From Jim Walding's Nomination to Constitutional Defeat

Ian Stewart (Author)

In 1986, Jim Walding was nominated as the NDP candidate for the Manitoba constituency of St. Vital, and he won the nomination by only a single vote. Walding went on to bring down his own government by a single vote, marking the only time in the history of Canadian politics that a majority government was brought down from within.

Politics in Manitoba

Parties, Leaders, and Voters

Christopher Adams (Author)

Politics in Manitoba is the first comprehensive review of the Manitoba party system that combines history and contemporary public opinion data to reveal the trends that have shaped the province of Manitoba. The book details the histories of the Progressive Conservatives, the Liberals, and the New Democratic Party from 1870 to 2007.