Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774809245 Published March 2007 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774809238 Published April 2004 For sale in USA only

Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers

Canada’s Second World War

Jeffrey A. Keshen,

Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers

Jeffrey A. Keshen,

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

416 pages
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774809245 Published March 2007 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774809238 Published April 2004 For sale in USA only
The first-ever synthesis of both the patriotic and the problematic in wartime Canada, Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers shows how moral and social changes, and the fears they generated, precipitated numerous, and often contradictory, legacies in law and society. From labour conflicts, to the black market, to prostitution, and beyond, Keshen acknowledges the underbelly of Canada’s Second World War, and demonstrates that the “Good War” was a complex tapestry of social forces – not all of which were above reproach.
Contents

Figures; Tables; Illustrations; Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 Patriotism

2 Growth, Opportunity, and Strain

3 The Wartime Prices and Trade Board and the Accommodation Crisis

4 Black Market Profiteering: "More than a fair share"

5 (Im)moral Matters

6 Civilian Women: "Two steps forward and one step back"

7 Women Warriors: "Exactly on a par with the men"

8 The Children’s War: "Youth Run Wild"

9 The Men Who Marched Away: "Everyone here is optimistic"

10 A New Beginning: "A very clear tendency to improve upon pre-enlistment status"

Notes; Index

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