When the State Trembled – How A.J. Andrews and the Citizens’ Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike. with Reinhold Kramer, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Short-listed, 2011 John W. Dafoe Book Prize
Excerpts in National Post, 19, 20, 21, 22 October 2010
Review in Winnipeg Free Press, 9 October 2010
Review in Canadian Journal of Political Science




Walk Towards The Gallows: The Tragedy of Emily Hilda Blake – Hanged 1899. with Reinhold Kramer, Oxford University Press, 2002 &  University of Toronto Press, 2007.

Winner of the 2002 Margaret McWilliams Award
Review in  English Studies in Canada (click on Full Text: PDF)




A Square Deal For All – Historical Essays on Labour in Brandon. with Errol Black, St. John’s: Canadian Committee on Labour History, 2000.





Journal Articles

Meeting Place and Crossroad: The Grand Rapids of the Assiniboine.” Manitoba History, Number 86, Spring 2018.

“Brandon’s Quasquicentennial.” Manitoba History, Number 56, October 2007.

“`Legal Gentlemen Appointed by the Federal Government’: The Canadian State, the Citizens’ Committee of 1000, and  Winnipeg’s  Seditious Conspiracy Trials of 1919-1920.” Labour/Le Travail, Vol. 53, Spring 2004.

“Wrestling With The Meaning of Citizenship,” Manitoba History, Number 36, Autumn/Winter 1998-99

“`Laws Grind the Poor and Rich Men Rule the Law’: Louis St. George Stubbs, the Canadian State, and the Ignominy of Judicial Insurgency”.  Prairie Forum, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall 1997.

“`The Manufacture of Souls of Good Quality’: Reconstruction, the 1919 Winnipeg Conference on Citizenship, and the New Order After the Great War. ” Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 31., No. 4, Winter 1996-97.

“`Repressive Measures ‘: A.J. Andrews, the Committee of 1000 and the Campaign Against Revolution After the Winnipeg General Strike.” left history, 3.2 & 4.1, Fall 1995 – Spring 1996.

“From the Social Gospel to the `Plain Bread of Leninism’: A. E. Smith’s Journey to the Left in the Epoch of Reaction After World War I”. Labour/Le Travail, Vol. 23, Spring 1994.

“`Blood With the Taint of Cain’: Immigrant Labouring Children, Manitoba Politics, and the Execution of Emily Hilda Blake.” Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter 1993‑1994.

“`To Reach the Leadership of This Revolutionary Movement’: A.J. Andrews, the Canadian State and the Suppression of the Winnipeg General Strike.” Prairie Forum, Vol. 18, No. 2, Fall 1993.

“`We Must Stand Fast for the Sake of Our Profession’: Teachers, Collective Bargaining, and the Brandon Schools Controversy of 1922.” Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 26, No.1, Spring 1991.

“`A Square Deal for All and No Railroading’: Labour and Politics in Brandon 1900‑1920.” Prairie Forum, Vol. 15, No.1,  Spring, 1990.

“Brandon 1919: Labour and Industrial Relations in the Wheat City in the Year of the General Strike.” Manitoba History, No. 17, Spring, 1989.

“In the Image of Ontario: Public Schools in Brandon 1881‑1890.” Manitoba History, No. 12, Autumn,1986 .

“Forging a New Ontario on the Agricultural Frontier: Public Schools in Brandon and the Origins of the Manitoba School Question, 1881‑1889.” Prairie Forum, 11, No. 1, Spring, 1986.

Book Prologues, Forwards, and Chapters

“‘Daniel de Leon Drew Up the Diagram:’ Winnipeg’s Seditious Conspiracy Trials of 1919-1920,” with Reinhold Kramer, in Canadian State Trials Volume 4: Security and the Limits of Toleration in War and Peace, 1914-39. Susan Binnie, Eric Tucker & Barry Wright eds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

’ The Proudest Boast of the Englishman ‘: The ideological Claims of the Winnipeg’s Citizens’ Committee of One Thousand in Silva Rerum:  A Collection of Scholarly Papers to Honour Professor A. Pernal, L’viv: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2007.

“The Prairies: In the Eye of the Storm” with James Naylor, in The Workers’ Revolt in Canada 1917 – 1925. Craig Heron ed.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

‘To Rouse the Workers From Apathy and Indifference’: Workers’ Political Education in Brandon 1900‑1922, in Issues in the History of  Education in Manitoba: The Construction of the Common School and the Politics of Voices. with Rosa del Carmen Bruno‑Jofre. Rosa del Carmen Bruno‑Jofre ed., New York: Edwin Mellen & Sons, 1993.

`We Must Stand Fast for the Sake of Our Profession’: The Status and Salaries of Teachers and the Brandon Schools Crisis of 1922, in Issues in the History of Education in Manitoba: The Construction of the Common School and the Politics of Voices. In Rosa del Carmen Bruno‑Jofre ed. New York:   Edwin Mellen & Sons, 1993.

Forging a New Protestant Ontario on the Agricultural Frontier: Public Schools in Brandon and the Origins of the Manitoba School Question 1881‑1890, in Issues in the History of Education in Manitoba: The Construction of the Common School and the Politics of Voices.  Rosa del Carmen Bruno‑Jofre ed. New York: Edwin Mellen & Sons, 1993.

Foreword, in Letters from Section 17. Fred McGuinness, Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications,1999.

Prologue in Brandon: A Prospect of a City. Mary Hume, Brandon, 1982.

Book Reviews

An Exceptional Law: Section 98 and the Emergency State, 1919-1936, by Dennis G. Molinaro, Labour / Le Travail, 81, Winter 2018, forthcoming.

Reform or Repression: Organizing America’s Anti-Union Movement by Chad Pearson, Labour / Le Travail, 78, Fall 2016.

Canada the Good: A Short History of Vice Since 1500 by Marcel Martel, Labour/le Travail 76, Fall 2015.

The Gospel of the Working Class – Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America by Erik S Gellman & Jarod Roll, Labour/Le Travail, 70, Fall 2012.

Who Killed Jackie Bates by Bill Waiser,  Canadian Historical Review, 90.3, Sept 2009.

 The Heiress vs The Establishment: Mrs. Campbell’s Campaign for Legal Justice by Constance Backhouse and Nancy L. Backhouse, H-Canada, H-Net Reviews, January, 2005.

All Hell Can’t Stop Us: The On-to-Ottawa Trek and Regina Riot by Bill Waiser, Saskatchewan History, 57, 2, Fall 2005.

Canadian Marxists of the Third Way by Peter Campbell, Labour/ Le Travail, 47, Fall 2001.

Profiles in Dissent: The Shaping of Radical Thought in the Canadian West  by Harry Gutkin and Mildred Gutkin, Manitoba History, 38, Autumn/Winter,  1999-2000.

Propaganda and Censorship During the Great War by Jeffrey A Keshen, Canadian Historical Review, XX, 1 ,March 1998.

Dictionary and Encyclopedia Entries

“Samuel James McKee,”  Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. 16. with T. H. McLeod.  John English, ed.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press/Montreal: Laval University, 2015.

“Citizens’ Committees,”  American Encyclopedia of Business, Labor and Economic  History. Melvin Dubofsky, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

“Brandon General Strike,” The Encyclopedia of Manitoba. Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2007.

“Winnipeg General Strike,Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, with James Naylor. Lincoln: Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004.