Mike’s World: Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs

Publication Notice Mike’s World: Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs. Asa McKercher and Galen Roger Perras. Eds. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017. Although fifty years have passed since Lester Pearson stepped down as prime minister, he still influences debates about Canada’s role in the world. Known as “Mike” to his friends, he …

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Canada and the United Nations: Legacies, Limits, Prospects

Publication Notice Canada and the United Nations: Legacies, Limits, Prospects. Colin McCullough and Robert Teigrob. Eds. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's Universty Press, 2017. A nation of peacekeepers or soldiers? Honest broker, loyal ally, or chore boy for empire? Attempts to define Canada’s past, present, and proper international role have often led to contradiction and incendiary …

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Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 1968–1984

Publication Notice Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 1968–1984. John Hilliker, Mary Halloran, and Greg Donaghy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. Volume three of the official history of Canada’s Department of External Affairs offers readers an unparalleled look at the evolving structures underpinning Canadian foreign policy from 1968 to 1984. …

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Documents on Canadian External Relations: The Arctic, 1874-1949

Documents on Canadian External Relations: The Arctic, 1874-1949 Earlier this year the Historical Section of Global Affairs Canada published a special Arctic volume in the series Documents on Canadian External Relations. Containing nearly 600 documents, the volume includes extensive material not previously used by historians. A PDF is available for download here. Anyone interested in …

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