A Rare Bird on the Earth: Essays in Honour of Ramsay Cook grew out of an Ottawa conference in the fall of 1997, which was organized by two of his former PhD students, Michael Behiels and Marcel Martel. The essayists are all former PhD students of Professor Cook's, and their work reflects therange of Cook's scholarly interest as well as the transformation of the historical profession in Canada following the growth of graduate history programmes in the late 1960s. This collection is both a tribute to Ramsay Cook and a testimony to the maturation of Canadian historiography. Among the topics which cover culture, ideas, nationalism, native voices, and women, readers will learn about the biases underlying Canadian art exhibitions, the role of sealing in the formulation of Newfoundlanders' identity, why Harold Innis was concerned with the uses and abuses of power, howcontemporary Quebecois nationalists abandoned the Francophone minority communities after World War II, the struggle for Indian votes in Saskatchewan elections in the 1960s and 1970s, and the radicalization of female workers in Quebec's cotton industry at the turn of the century.
About the authors
Michael D. Behiels is a professor of history and University Research Chair, Canadian Federalism and Constitutional Studies at the University of Ottawa.
Marcel Martel is a professor in the Department of History at York University, where he holds the Avie Bennett Historica Dominion Institute Chair in Canadian History. He is the author of Not This Time: Canadians, Public Policy, and the Marijuana Question, 1961-1975 (2006), Le Deuil d’un pays imaginé. Rêves, luttes et déroute du Canada français (1997), and co-author of Speaking Up. A History of Language and Politics in Canada and Quebec (2012).
Other titles by Michael D. Behiels
Other titles by Marcel Martel
Résistances, mobilisations et contestations
L’Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario (1910-2006)
Le ministère des Affaires extérieures du Canada
Volume II : L’essor, 1946-1968
Canada’s Founding Debates, 1864-1999
Canada and the World in 1867
Roads to Confederation
The Making of Canada, 1867, Volume 2
Canada the Good
A Short History of Vice since 1500
A History of Language and Politics in Canada and Quebec
Not This Time
Canadians, Public Policy, and the Marijuana Question, 1961-1975
Le Deuil d'un pays imaginé
Rêves, luttes et déroute du Canada français