The 2017 painting Quebec by Adam Miller represents over four hundred years of Quebec history. Featuring recognizable Quebec and Canadian politi- cians, ordinary characters, and allegorical figures, this unusual work visual- izes many of the debates surrounding the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation as well as the 375th anniversary of Montreal’s founding. Bringing together a collection of commentaries on the painting and its artist, this volume contemplates the Quebec and Canadian experience and the bonds that link art and history. Included within are a reproduction of the painting, assorted detail shots, a key to the figures represented, and prepara- tory drawings used for the final work. Furthermore, essays by art historians François-Marc Gagnon and Alexandre Turgeon reflect on the painting and its style, as well as on its representation of history in relation to questions of politics, art, and collective memory. The book also contains an interview with Adam Miller conducted by Concordia professor and figurative artist David Elliott, which reveals the sources of inspiration for the piece and the artist’s creative process. A preface by the patron who commissioned the painting, Salvatore Guerrera, rounds out the contributions. Adam Miller is a painter known for his polished neo-classical figurative style that dramatizes historical subject matter and themes of social justice. He lives in New York. When the federal government uprooted and interned Japanese Canadians en masse in 1942, Kishizo Kimura saw his life upended along with tens of thou- sands of others. But his story is also unique: as a member of two controversial committees that oversaw the forced sale of the property of Japanese Canadi- ans in Vancouver during the Second World War, Kimura participated in the dispossession of his own community. In Witness to Loss Kimura’s previously unknown memoir – written in the last years of his life – is translated from Japanese to English and published for the first time. This remarkable document chronicles a history of racism in British Columbia, describes the activities of the committees on which Kimura served, and seeks to defend his actions. Diverse reflections of leading histori- ans, sociologists, and a community activist and educator who lived through this history give context to the memoir, inviting readers to grapple with a rich and contentious past. More complex than just hero or villain, oppressor or victim, Kimura raises important questions about the meaning of resistance and collaboration and the constraints faced by an entire generation. Illuminating the difficult, even impossible, circumstances that confronted the victims of racist state action in the mid-twentieth century, Witness to Loss reminds us that the challenge of understanding is greater than that of judgment. Jordan Stanger-Ross is associate professor of history at the University of Victoria and director of the Landscapes of Injustice project. Pamela Sugiman is professor of sociology and dean of arts at Ryerson University and the chair of the Oral History Cluster of the Landscapes of Injustice project. 2 6 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Published for Editions Salvatore Guerrera November 2017 978-0-7735-5164-0 $49.95T CDN, $49.95T US, £43.00 cloth 12 x 9 96pp full colour throughout eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s Studies in Ethnic History November 2017 978-0-7735-5121-3 $29.95A CDN, $29.95A US, £25.99 paper 978-0-7735-5120-6 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 272pp 40 photos, 8 tables eBook available Quebec A Painting by Adam Miller david elliott, françois- marc gagnon, donald kuspit, and alexandre turgeon A collection of writings on a painting representing more than four centuries of Quebec history. Witness to Loss Race, Culpability, and Memory in the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians edited by jordan stanger-ross and pamela sugiman A Japanese Canadian participated in the govern- ment’s destruction of his own community. How should he be remembered? C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y A R T • C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y