When the First World War ended in 1918, its profound impact did not. The war continued to haunt a nation. Nova Scotia at War, 1915-1919 is an in-depth study of Nova Scotia's role that was, at the time, the most traumatic collective experience in the history of Canadians. As Tennyson explores in nine fascinating chapters, the war effort was more than just the brave soldiers and sailors who went overseas; it was also the civilians who worked in the fishery, on the farms, and in the forests, coals mines, and steel mills.
A specialist in early twentieth-century Canadian political history, author and historian Brian Tennyson examines the economic impact of the war, which shattered Nova Scotia's dream of becoming the Atlantic gateway and the industrial heartland of Canada. Includes 30 black and white photos.
About the author
Brian Douglas Tennyson, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Cape Breton University, where he taught history for many years. He is the author of several books, including Percy Willmot: A Cape Bretoner At War (CBU Press), Historic Mahone Bay (with Wilma White), Cape Bretoniana: An Annotated Bibliography, Guardian of the Gulf: Sydney, Cape Breton and the Atlantic Wars with Roger Sarty, The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs and Merry Hell: The Story of the 25th (Nova Scotia Regiment) Battalion 1914-1919 (editor).