The 2016 Canadian Historical Association’s book prizes were recently announced and two of BTL’s books came away with prizes: Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call by Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson; and Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers’ City by Craig Heron.
Unsettling Canada won the Aboriginal History Book Prize which is given for “scholarly books concerning the history of Aboriginal peoples whose territory overlaps with that of the current Canadian state, and/or books concerning Aboriginal people whose history involves significant interaction with institutions – state, ecclesiastic, corporate, or other – that are closely associated with what would become Canada).”
Lunch-Bucket Lives won the Ontario Clio Prize, which is given for “meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional history.” The book was also short-listed for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize.
Founded in 1922, the Canadian Historical Association / La Société historique du Canada is a bilingual not-for-profit and charitable association devoted to fostering the scholarly study and communication of history in Canada. It is the largest of its kind in the country.
Posted June 2nd, 2016