With provincial or municipal election campaigns underway in many parts of Canada, we present a list of new and recently published books about Canadian political history.
These titles include a compilation of important political speeches, a volume about Canadian political cartoons, and a collection of stories that reveal Indigenous perspectives on history.
Other books explore the evolution of prime ministerial power, immigration during the Cold War, events leading up to the 1970 October Crisis, and other aspects of Canadian politics.
Speeches That Changed Canada, by Dennis Gruending
Embattled Nation: Canada’s Wartime Election of 1917, by Patrice Dutil and David MacKenzie
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Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg: This Is Our Territory, by Gidigaa Migizi (Doug Williams)
The Making of the October Crisis: Canada’s Long Nightmare of Terrorism at the Hands of the FLQ, by D’Arcy Jenish
Sketches from an Unquiet Country: Canadian Graphic Satire 1840–1940, edited by Dominic Hardy, Annie Gérin, and Lora Senechal Carney
Czech Refugees in Cold War Canada, by Jan Raska
Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts its History, by J.R. Miller
Prime Ministerial Power in Canada: Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden, by Patrice Dutil
Being Prime Minister, by J.D.M. Stewart