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Undressed Toronto

From the Swimming Hole to Sunnyside, How a City Learned to Love the Beach, 1850–1935

Dale Barbour (Author)

Undressed Toronto challenges assumptions about class, the urban environment, and the presentation of the naked body in five Toronto environments.

Bruce Erickson (Editor), Sarah Wylie Krotz (Editor)

Popularly thought of as a recreational vehicle and one of the key ingredients of an ideal wilderness getaway, the canoe is also a political vessel. The Politics of the Canoe expands and enlarges the stories that we tell about the canoe’s relationship to colonialism, nationalism, environmentalism, and resource politics.

Thrashing Seasons

Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling

C. Nathan Hatton (Author)

Winnipeg Beach

Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900-1967

Dale Barbour (Author)

Through photographs, interviews, and newspaper clippings, Dale Barbour takes us into the heart of the turn-of-the-century resort area of Winnipeg Beach and introduces us to some of the people who worked, played and lived there.

Morris Mott (Author), John Allardyce (Author)

The major themes in this volume are the rise of Winnipeg to world curling prominence in the nineteenth century and the persistence of that prominence in the twentieth.