According to historian Denis Vaugeois, when it comes to the history of the Maurice Duplessis government, people have been making up stories for the last six decades. In politics, the generally accepted image of pre–Quiet Revolution Quebec is that of a society crushed by a ubiquitous Catholic Church, complicit with a corrupt Union Nationale government. The 1960 rise to power of Jean Lesage’s Liberal Party was what put an end to that powerful alliance and allowed Quebec to enter modernity. Could it be that the Catholic clergy’s political leanings differed from this popular conception, and always had? L’Église et la politique québécoise, de Taschereau à Duplessis reconsiders preconceived notions about the historical role of the Catholic Church within Quebec politics. The clergy’s electoral support of the Union Nationale, the church’s unwavering opposition to women’s right to vote, the clerical origins of the Padlock Law, and the Montreal archbishop’s support of fascist leader Adrien Arcand are all ideas that have been wholly accepted by historians – ideas that this book puts into question. Consulting archives that have never before been made available, Alexandre Dumas comes to the surprising conclusion that Quebec’s Catholic Church was perhaps more sympathetic to the Liberal Party than to the Union Nationale. When it came to the relationship between church and state, Maurice Duplessis was on the same continuum as his Liberal counterparts. Alexandre Dumas is course lecturer in history at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and the author of L’abbé Pierre Gravel: Syndicaliste et ultranationaliste. When the field of Canadian history underwent major shifts in the 1990s, international history became marginalized and the focus turned away from foreign affairs. Over the past decade, however, the study of Canada and the world has been revitalized. Undiplomatic History charts these changes, bringing together leading and emerging historians of Canadian international and transnational relations to take stock of recent developments and to outline the course of future research. Following global trends in the wider historiography, contributors explore new lenses of historical analysis – such as race, gender, political economy, identity, religion, and the environment – and emphasize the relevance of non-state actors, including scientists, athletes, students, and activists. The essays in this volume challenge old ways of thinking and showcase how an exciting new generation of historians are asking novel questions about Canadians’ interac- tions with people and places beyond the country’s borders. From human rights to the environment, and from medical internationalism to transnational feminism, Undiplomatic History maps out a path toward a vibrant and inclusive understanding of what constitutes Canadian foreign policy in an age of global connectivity. Asa McKercher is assistant professor of history at the Royal Military College of Canada. Philip Van Huizen is visiting assistant professor of history at Western Washington University. 3 1 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S w0rut8Tt8: bo8oCo t8 ru0 %92.C April 2019 -5,7a755pl7ln-l7- 4phi-l£ bAU1 4phi-l£ Dc1 ksni-- 6o602 -5,7a755pl7ln-h7s 4Ssaiaac bAU1 4Ssaiaac Dc1 k-niaa $.9ru n B - p5n66 l txo:031 s roN.03 0g99T omot.oN.0 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S crdCt03 98 ru0 @t3r92f 9E ’d0N0$; rdC03 CLut3r9t20 Cd ’déN0$ March 2019 -5,7a755pl7ln5S7p 4p-i-l£ bAU1 4p-i-l£ Dc1 kpsiaa 6o602 -5,7a755pl7ln5a7n 4Ssaiaac bAU1 4Ssaiaac Dc1 k-niaa $.9ru n B - p5n66 , 6u9r93 0g99T omot.oN.0 L’Église et la politique québécoise, de Taschereau à Duplessis alexandre dumas A groundbreaking study of the relationship between church and state in Quebec before the Quiet Revolution. Undiplomatic History The New Study of Canada and the World edited by asa mckercher and philip van huizen Inviting readers to reconsider Canada’s place in the world. C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y • P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y • I N T E R N AT I O N A L S T U D I E S