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Banner: From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History

Canadian Military History: An Overview
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Canadian Military History: An Overview
Multicultural Communities

The Military and Society

Regional identity, ethnicity and compulsory military service are three of the social concerns which have been studied over the whole gamut of Canadian military history. The role of women in the Canadian Armed Forces and in Canadian society in wartime is noted in a separate section because of the many works devoted to the subject.

Granatstein, J.L.; Cuff, R.D., eds.  - War and society in North America. - Toronto: T. Nelson, 1971. - 199 p.

Granatstein, J.L.; Hitsman, J.M.  - Broken promises: a history of conscription in Canada. - Toronto: Oxford Univ. Press, 1977. - 281 p.

Gravel, Jean-Yves, éd. - Le Québec et la guerre, 1867-1960.- Montréal: Les Éditions du Boréal Express, 1974. - 173 p.

Regehr, Ernie.  - Arms Canada: the deadly business of military exports. - Toronto: J. Lorimer, 1987. - 273 p.

Socknat, Thomas Paul. - Witness against war: pacifism in Canada, 1900-1945. - Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1987. - 370 p.

Thompson, John Herd. - Ethnic minorities during two World Wars. - Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1991. - 20 p. - (Canada's ethnic groups; booklet no. 19)

Vance, Jonathan F. - Objects of concern: Canadian prisoners of war through the twentieth century. - Vancouver: UBC Press, 1994. - 324 p.

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