December 2020-January 2021

See what’s available in the December 2020-January 2021 issue of Canada’s History magazine.

Posted November 16, 2020

December 2020-January 2021


Lawrence of Canada

How the legend of the dashing British First World War hero went through a test run in Toronto. by Ted Glenn Read the article

Beyond the Canvas

Molly Lamb Bobak, the only Canadian woman named an official war artist of the Second World War, brought a unique vision to her work. by Nathan M. Greenfield

Finding Reconciliation

Are non-Indigenous Canadians ready to concede that we all live on land meant to be shared? Historians suggest we should be. by Christopher Moore Read the article

Sport and Reconciliation

Indigenous people are reclaiming the meanings of cultural activities like sports. by Janice Forsyth

On the covers

Molly Bobak: A trained artist, in 1942 Bobak enlisted as a draughtswoman in the Canadian Women's Army Corps. Designs for the Army Show and a prize in the 1944 Canadian Army Art Exhibition resulted in her appointment as a war artist from 1945 to 1946. Since then she has established herself as a well-known painter and teacher.

Lawrence of Canada: From the Lowell Thomas Papers, T.E. Lawrence in paisley robe.


Editor’s Note

Screening history.

The Packet

One hundred years of The Beaver. Read 'em and weep. HBC’s black-gold era. Ship search needed.


Residential schools in two provinces receive national historic designations. Canadian troops patrol Montreal amid FLQ terror incidents. Coronavirus sacks CFL season. The Oka crisis. History journals revamped. Memories of Christmas.

Trading Post

A field barometer belonged to an HBC chief trader.


Persistence pays off in search for missing birth certificate. by Paul Jones


Reviews: Gifted transformer. Symbiotic relationships. Challenging ancestries. More books: Chinese bachelor, Canadian airmen, Atlantic storms, B.C. gold rush, editorial cartoonist. Read them all

Book and Gift Guide

Our 17th-annual advertising section offers a great selection of books for history lovers and other readers.


The Steveston, B.C., waterfront has two National Historic Sites. Museums exhibit modern design, Chinese culture.

History Matters

When it comes to Canada’s history, representation matters.


Wrought-iron gates are one of a blacksmith’s finest creations.

For Future Reference

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