Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48Between 1914 and 1918, many Irish Catholics in Canada were in a vulnera- ble position. Not only was the Great War slaughtering millions, but tension and violence was mounting in Ireland over the question of independence from Britain and Home Rule. For Canada’s Irish Catholics, thwarting Pruss- ian militarism was a way to prove that small nations, like Ireland, could be free from larger occupying countries. Yet, even as Irish Catholic men and women rallied to the call to arms and supported government efforts to win the war, many Canadians still doubted their loyalty to the Empire. Retracing the struggles of Irish Catholics as they fought Canada’s enemies in Europe while defending themselves against charges of disloyalty at home, The Imperial Irish explores the development and fraying of interfaith and in- tercultural relationships between Irish Catholics, French Canadian Catholics, and non-Catholics throughout the course of the Great War. Mark McGowan contrasts Irish Canadian Catholics beliefs with the neutrality of Pope Bene- dict XV, the supposed pro-Austrian sympathies of many immigrants from central Europe, Irish republicans inciting rebellion in Ireland, and the per- ceived indifference to the war by French Canadian Catholics, and argues that, for the most part, Irish Catholics in Canada demonstrated strong sup- port for the imperial war effort by recruiting in large numbers. Grounded in research from dozens of archives as well as census data and personnel records, The Imperial Irish explores stirring conflicts that threat- ened to irreparably divide Canada along religious and linguistic lines. Mark G. McGowan is professor of history at the University of Toronto, principal emeritus of St Michael’s College, and the author of Michael Power: The Struggle to Build the Catholic Church on the Canadian Frontier. Manpower is the lifeblood of armies regardless of time or place. In the First World War, much of Canada’s military effort went toward sustaining the Canadian Expeditionary Force, especially in France and Belgium. The job was not easy. The government and Department of Militia and Defence were tasked with recruiting and training hundreds of thousands of men, shipping them to England, and creating organizations on the continent meant to forward these men to their units. The first book to explore the issue of manpower in the Canadian Expedi- tionary Force, Filling the Ranks examines the administrative and organiza- tional changes that fostered efficiency and sustained the army. Richard Holt describes national civilian and military recruitment policies and criteria both inside and outside of Canada; efforts to recruit women, convicts, and members of First Nations, African Canadian, Asian, and Slavic communities; the conduct of entry-level training; and the development of a coherent rein- forcement structure. Canada’s ability to fill the ranks with trained soldiers ultimately helped make the Corps an elite formation within the British Expeditionary Force. Based on extensive research in British and Canadian archives, Filling the Ranks provides a wealth of new information on Canada’s role in the Great War. Richard Holt is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Royal Canadian Regiment and an independent researcher and historian. 9 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s Studies in the History of Religion June 2017 978-0-7735-5069-8 $39.95T CDN, $39.95A US, £34.00 cloth 6 x 9 416pp 8 photos, 23 tables eBook available C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y • I R I S H S T U D I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Carleton Library Series April 2017 978-0-7735-4877-0 $39.95T CDN, $39.95S US, £34.00 cloth 6 x 9 384pp 20 b&w photos, 20 tables, 6 graphs eBook available M I L I TA R Y H I S T O R Y • C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y Filling the Ranks Manpower in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914–1918 richard holt Foreword by Tim Cook and J.L. Granatstein A groundbreaking work on the management of Canadian manpower in the First World War. The Imperial Irish Canada’s Irish Catholics Fight the Great War, 1914–1918 mark g. mcgowan A social and religious history of ethnic conflict and nationalism during the Great War.