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Congratulations to Mary Anne Poutanen for winning the Prix Lionel-Groulx 2016 for her book Beyond Brutal Passions: Prostitution in Early Nineteenth-Century Montreal. Awarded by the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française, the prize recognizes the best scholarly book on the history of French America. Mary Anne joins MQUP author Brian Young, whose book Patrician Families and the … Read More >
Congratulations to Amélie Bourbeau on winning the 2016 Clio prize (Québec) for Techniciens de l’organisation sociale. La réorganisation de l’assistance catholique privée à Montréal (1930-1974)!
The annual Clio awards are given for meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional history, and are awarded by the Canadian Historical Association.
In honour of Black History month, here is an excerpt from Winfried Siemerling’s book The Black Atlantic Reconsidered. In this excerpt we get a glimpse at how black Canadian musicians influenced Montreal culture and history in the mid-twentieth century.
The following excerpt is taken from chapter 5 – Other Black Canadas
THE BLACKENING OF QUEBEC:
JAZZ, DIASPORA, AND THE … Read More >
BEYOND BRUTAL PASSIONS: PROSTITUTION IN EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY MONTREAL by Mary Anne Poutanen, was recently reviewed on Christopher Moore’s History News. The following is an excerpt from history Professor Elsbeth Heaman’s piece Book Notes: Heaman on Poutanen on Montreal Prostitution
That tension between ideal and real women is fully on display in Mary Anne … Read More >