Meanwhile, the Canadian Historical Association has announced the finalists for the CHA Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize, and Loo’s book Moved by the State is included on that list.
The other recognized books are: Radical Medicine: The International Origins of Socialized Health Care in Canada, by Esyllt W. Jones; Assembling Unity: Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, by Sarah A. Nickel; Wounded Feelings: Litigating Emotions in Quebec, 1870–1950, by Eric H. Reiter; Courtiers et entrepreneurs: Le courtage financier au Québec, 1867–1987, by Marc Vallières; and At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging, by Wendy Wickwire.
As always, Canadian history titles are well-represented at this year’s regional book prizes. Radical Medicine and At the Bridge have also been named finalists for regional book awards — the former in Manitoba and the latter in British Columbia. And Strangers in the House: A Prairie Story of Bigotry and Belonging, by Candace Savage, is a finalist for three awards in Saskatchewan.
Here’s a selection of other Canadian history books that have so far been announced as finalists for regional awards in 2020:
BC and Yukon Book Prizes
Voices from the Skeena: An Illustrated Oral History, by Robert Budd and Roy Henry Vickers
Vancouver After Dark: The Wild History of a City’s Nightlife, by Aaron Chapman
Other book prizes in British Columbia
1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike, by The Graphic History Collective and David Lester
Against the Current and Into the Light: Performing History and Land in Coast Salish Territories and Vancouver's Stanley Park, by Selena Courture
Manitoba Book Awards
The North-West Is Our Mother: The Story of Louis Riel’s People, the Métis Nation, by Jean Teillet
Friends, Foes, and Furs: George Nelson’s Lake Winnipeg Journals, 1804–1822, edited by Harry W. Duckworth
Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada, by Julie Guard
Communal Solidarity: Immigration, Settlement, and Social Welfare in Winnipeg’s Jewish Community, 1882–1930, by Arthur Ross
Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity, by Darryl Leroux
This Place: 150 Years Retold, edited by HighWater Press