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Canada 1919

A Nation Shaped by War

A look at how World War I changed Canada forever.
When the Great War ended in 1919, Canada found itself in a state of flux. Soldiers struggled to reintegrate, parliament wobbled toward crisis, and a young labor movement ran up against rising anti-Bolshevism. Canada 1919 examines how the aftermath of the war shaped Canada forever, offering fresh perspectives on veteran repatriation, the influenza pandemic, the rising farm lobby, and Canada’s newfound prominence on the international stage.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Tim Cook and J.L. Granatstein
1 The Long 1919: Hope, Fear, and Normalcy / Alan Bowker
2 Coming Home / Dean F. Oliver
3 “Playing With Fire”: Changes to Canadian Repatriation Plans and their Contribution to 1919 Riots / William Stewart
4 New Battlegrounds: Treating VD in Belgium and Germany, 1918-19 / Lyndsay Rosenthal
5 “L’honneur de notre race:” The Return of the 22nd Battalion(Canadien-français) to Quebec City, May 1919 / Serge Marc Durflinger
6 Demobilization and Colonialism: Indigenous Homecomings in 1919 / Brian MacDowall
7 Victory at a Cost: General Currie’s Contested Legacy / Tim Cook
8 Dealing with the Wounded: The Evolution of Care on the Home Front to 1919 / Kandace Bogaert
9 In Death’s Shadow: The 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic and War in Canada / Mark Osborne Humphries
10 The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919: The Role of the Veterans / David J. Bercuson
11 The Group of 7 and the First World War / Laura Brandon
12 Demobilizing Childhood / Kristine Alexander
13 “At Peace with the Germans, but at War with the Germs:” Canadian Nurse Veterans in the Aftermath of the First World War / Mélanie Morin-Pelletier
14 A Timid Transformation: The First World War’s Legacy on Canada’s Federal Government / Jeff Keshen
15 Politics Undone: The End of the Two Party System / J.L. Granatstein
16 Growing Up Autonomous: Canada and Britain through the First World War and into the Peace / Norman Hillmer
17 The Past Futures and Plans of the Canadian and Other Dominion Armies in 1919 / Douglas E. Delaney
18 The Navy Reborn; An Air Force Created? Parsimony, and the Burden of History in Making Canadian Defence Policy, 1919 / Roger Sarty
19 “Our Gallant Em

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