The 2010 Winner of the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize is Dr. Béatrice Craig, a historian at the University of Ottawa. She won the prize for her book, Backwoods Consumers and Homespun Capitalists: The Rise of a Market Culture in Eastern Canada, published by University of Toronto Press, 2009.
Béatrice Craig is a professor in the History department at the University of Ottawa. Craig studies the economic and cultural impacts of industrial capitalism on Atlantic communities. Specifically, she is looking at how rural eastern Canadian society transformed itself economically and socially in the late 1700s and in the 1800s. She is also interested in the roles of middle class women in northern France, related to the industrial revolution. Craig was educated at the University of Maine and the Université de Lille III in France.