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The Nuclear North

Histories of Canada in the Atomic Age

edited by Susan Colbourn & Timothy Andrews Sayle

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
General, Security (National & International), Canada, Military Policy
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    Apr 2021
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Since the first atomic weapon was detonated in 1945, Canadians have debated not only the role of nuclear power in their uranium-rich land but also their country’s role in a nuclear world. Should Canada belong to international alliances that depend on the threat of nuclear weapons for their own security? Should Canadian-produced nuclear technologies be exported? What about the impact of atomic research on local communities and the environment? This incisive nuclear history engages with much larger debates about national identity, Canadian foreign policy contradictions during the Cold War, and Canada’s global standing to investigate these critical questions.

About the authors

Susan Colbourn's profile page

Timothy A. Sayle is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toronto and a fellow of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and the Southern Methodist University's Center for Presidential History.

Timothy Andrews Sayle's profile page

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