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Contesting Clio's Craft: New Directions and Debates in Canadian History

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Edited by Christopher Dummitt & Michael Dawson . Published 2009. ISBN 9781900039888



Detailed Description

This book highlights the work of nine early career scholars who offer innovative thoughts on present and future approaches to the study of the Canadian past. Moving beyond the debates over political vs social history that have dominated the field since the 1970s, the essays in this collection suggest novel questions and approaches while delving into recently overlooked subjects. There is a particular emphasis here on international, transnational and comparative approaches to the past. Essays cover such topics as the Atlantic World, oral history, postcolonialism, public history, historical periodisation, Canada's place in the British Empire French-English relations as well as the art of history as a discipline and practice. A must read for Canadian historians, the book will also appeal to international scholars interested in these issues and curious about the contribution that Canadian history can make to the broader history of the Americas.