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Robert C.H. Sweeny, for his book Why Did We Choose to Industrialize? Montreal 1819–1849.
Jean Barman, for her book, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest, published by UBC Press.
James Daschuk, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life
Robert C.H. Sweeny, professor of history at Memorial University of Newfoundland, is the winner of the Canadian Historical Association’s (CHA) top prize for academic history writing.
Sweeny’s book, Why Did We Choose to Industrialize? Montreal 1819–1849, published by Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2015, was named the winner of the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize at the CHA’s awards ceremony held in Calgary on May 31, 2016. Learn more
All the prize winners
Sir John A. Macdonald Prize awarded for her book French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest.
Sir John A. Macdonald Prize awarded for Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life.
William C. Wicken, York University, received the 2013 award for his book The Colonization of Mi’kmaw Memory and History, 1794-1928: The King v. Gabriel Sylliboy.
François-Marc Gagnon, Nancy Senior and Réal Ouellet received the award for their book, The Codex Canadensis and the Writings of Louis Nicolas
Michel Ducharme received the 2011 Macdonald Prize for his book Le concept de liberté au Canada a l’époque des Révolutions atlantiques (1776-1838).
2010 winner of the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize Dr. Béatrice Craig won for her book Backwoods Consumers and Homespun Capitalists: The Rise of a Market Culture in Eastern Canada.
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