This book will appeal to those interested in Canadian history and the evolution of our political institutions and cultures, including students and scholars of political science, public policy, taxation, social movements, and governance.
Shirley Tillotson has taken a leading role in the writing of Canada's new political history. Through her many books and articles, she has shown how electoral politics and social politics intersect and influence each other. Her first book, The Public at Play: Gender and the Politics of Recreation in Post-War Ontario, was recognized for its excellence in regional history. Her second book, Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-66, was shortlisted for national prizes in the social sciences and in Canadian history.
She is an Inglis Professor at the University of King's College and an adjunct member of the History Department at Dalhousie University.