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Within and Without the Nation

Canadian History as Transnational History

edited by Karen Dubinsky, Adele Perry & Henry Yu

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2016
General, General, General, Native American, History
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In some ways, Canadian history has always been international, comparative, and wide-ranging. However, in recent years the importance of the ties between Canadian and transnational history have become increasingly clear. Within and Without the Nation brings scholars from a range of disciplines together to examine Canada’s past in new ways through the lens of transnational scholarship.

Moving beyond well-known comparisons with Britain and the United States, the fifteen essays in this collection connect Canada with Latin America, the Caribbean, and the wider Pacific world, as well as with other parts of the British Empire. Examining themes such as the dispossession of indigenous peoples, the influence of nationalism and national identity, and the impact of global migration, Within and Without the Nation is a text which will help readers rethink what constitutes Canadian history.

About the authors

Karen Dubinsky is Professor of History and Global Development Studies at Queen's University. She is the author and editor of several books, including Within and Without the Nation: Transnational Canadian History (2015, co-editors Adele Perry and Henry Yu), My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela (2014, co-editors Caridad Cumana and Xenia Reloba), and Babies without Borders: Adoption and Migration Across the Americas (2010).

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Adele Perry is Professor of History at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. She was born and raised in a non-Indigenous family in British Columbia, did hard time in Toronto, and has lived in Winnipeg since 2000. She writes about the nineteenth century, gender, Canada, and colonialism, and is the author of On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871 (University of Toronto Press, 2001), Colonial Relations: The Douglas-Connolly Family and the Nineteenth-Century Imperial World (Cambridge, 2015), and the co-editor of four editions of Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History. With Esyllt Jones, she coordinated 2011's People's Citizenship Guide to Canada, published by ARP Books. You can find her on twitter at @AdelePerry.

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Henry Yu is a professor in the Department of History and the principal of St. John’s College at the University of British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

‘The collection provides Canadian historians with new and exciting foundations upon which to conceptualize their work.’

Labour/Le Travail vol 78:2016

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