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Ian McKay

Ian McKay is the L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History at McMaster University and the author of the award-winning Reasoning Otherwise: Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890–1920 and the co-author of Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in the Age of Anxiety.

  • Radical Ambition

    The New Left in Toronto

    By Peter Graham and Ian McKay  

    Warnings and inspiration for a new generation of activists

    Published May 2019

  • The Vimy Trap

    or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War

    By Ian McKay and Jamie Swift  

    An essential antidote to “Vimyism”!

    • Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, 2017 (Short-listed)
    • Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, 2017 (Short-listed)

    Published October 2016

  • Warrior Nation

    Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety

    By Ian McKay and Jamie Swift  

    Explores the ominous campaign to change a nation’’s definition of itself

    • John W. Dafoe Prize, 2012 (Short-listed)
    • Independent Publisher Book Award for Current Events (Foreign Affairs/Military), 2013 (Runner-up)

    Published May 2012

  • Reasoning Otherwise

    Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890-1920

    By Ian McKay  

    A slice of history of the Canadian left that is a tremendous–—and grievously overlooked–—resource for present-day activism and scholarship

    • Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association, 2009 (Winner)

    Published November 2008

  • Rebels, Reds, Radicals

    Rethinking Canada’s Left History

    By Ian McKay  

    An engaging introduction to the vibrant history of the political left in Canada

    Published April 2005

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