National book award goes to history prof
History professor Ian McKay has won the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for best book of the year on Canadian history.
Professor McKay’s book, Reasoning Otherwise: Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890-1920, is the first volume of a multi-part history of Canada’s left. It examines the people and events that led to the rise of the left in Canada from 1890 to the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919.
The Macdonald Prize is awarded annually to the non-fiction work of Canadian history “judged to have made the most significant contribution to an understanding of the Canadian past.”