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Laughing Back at Empire

Asian Canadian activism, resistance, and art of the 1970s and 80s

Laughing Back at Empire is a ground-breaking examination of The Asianadian, one of Canada’s first anti-racist, anti- sexist, and ...

The Compassionate Imagination

A radical reimagining of the role of art and culture in contemporary democracy, The Compassionate Imagination proposes a new Canadian Cultural Contract that re-humanizes our way of living together by tapping ...

Sporting Justice

By (author) Miriam Wright
Categories: Baseball

Although many know about Jackie Robinson’s experiences breaking major league baseball’s colour barrier in 1947, few are familiar with the Chatham Coloured All-Stars, a Black Canadian team from 1930s ...

The Whaling Indians: Legendary Hunters

Among the Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) peoples of Canada’s West Coast, whaling has been the cultural focus for millennia. Legendary Hunters - Part 9 of the four-volume series The Whaling Indians - features ...

Unbroken

NATIONAL BESTSELLER: A Globe and Mail and Toronto Star Bestseller

A finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Writers’ Trust Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction.

"A remarkable life story. ...

JAJ

With gorgeous imagery, visual artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas brings to life the tumultuous history of first contact between Europeans and Indigenous peoples and the early colonization by the Europeans ...

Out To Defend Ourselves

This first critical history of a street gang in a Canadian city is a result of a four-year collaboration between a university professor (Ted Rutland) and the leader of les Bélangers (Maxime Aurélien). ...

The Tenant Class

By (author) Ricardo Tranjan
Categories: Social classes

In this trailblazing manifesto, political economist Ricardo Tranjan places tenants and landlords on either side of the class divide that splits North American society.

What if there is no housing crisis, ...

Fear of a Black Nation

In the 1960s, Montreal was a hotbed of radical politics that attracted Black and Caribbean figures such as C.L.R. James, Walter Rodney, Mariam Makeba, Stokely Carmichael, Rocky Jones, and Édouard Glissant. ...

Cleaning Up

This fascinating book uncovers the little-known, surprisingly radical history of the Portuguese immigrant women who worked as night-time office cleaners and daytime “cleaning ladies” in postwar Toronto. ...