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Approximately 8000 Canadian civilians were imprisoned during the First World War because of their ethnic ties to Germany Austria-Hungary and other enemy nations. Although not as well- known as the later internments of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War these incarcerations played a crucial role in shaping debates about Canadian citizenship diversity and loyalty. Tracing the evolution and consequences of Canadian government policy towards immigrants of enemy nationality No Free Man is a nuanced work that acknowledges both the challenges faced by the Government of Canada as well as the expe- riences of internees and their families. Bohdan Kordan gives particular attention to the ways in which the political and legal status of enemy subjects congured the policy and practice of internment and how this process magnied by the challenges of the war affected the broader concerns of public order and national security. Placing the issue of internment within the wider context of community and belonging Kordan further delves into the ways in which wartime turbulence and anxieties moulded public attitudes towards the treatment of enemy aliens. He con- cludes that Canadas leadership failed to protect immigrants of enemy origin during a period of intense suspicion conict and crisis. Framed by questions about government rights responsibilities and obligations and based on ex- tensive archival research No Free Man provides a systematic and thoughtful account of Canadian government policy towards enemy aliens during the First World War. Bohdan S. Kordan is professor of political studies and director of the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage at St Thomas More College University of Saskatchewan and author of Enemy Aliens Prisoners of War Internment in Canada during the Great War. 2 5 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 6 C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y No Free Man Canada the Great War and the Enemy Alien Experience bohdan s. kordan An exploration of theenemy alienexperience in Canada during the Great War. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Studies in Ethnic History September 2016 978-0-7735-4778-0 39.95T CDN 39.95A US 30.99 cloth 6 x 9 416pp 24 photos Ebook available