Peter McInnis (on leave)

Nicholson Tower
(902) 867-3544
Ph.D. Queen's University
(902) 867-3544
516 Nicholson Tower
Associate Professor


A History of Canada: Pre-Confederation
A History of Canada: Post-Confederation
The Sixties: A Social History
Canada and the Cold War Era
The Working Class is Early Canadian Society

Research Interests

Labour and working-class history, North America and the Cold War era, social history of postwar Canada (focusing on the 1960s).

Professional Activities & Community Service

Labour/Le Travail, Editorial Board – 1997 to 2016
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT):
Chair, Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, 2015-2017.  Elected position.
·      - Board of Directors, Civil Liberties Defence Fund, 2015-2017
·      - Trustee, Defence Fund, 2015-2017

Current Research Projects

StFX UCR - A Remembrance of Things Past:  The Commemoration of Industrialization/Deindustrialization at the Canadian Museum of History and the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry.
‘Militant Mail: Postal Workers and the Achievement of Collective Bargaining in the United States and Canada’.

Publications & Conferences

"Hothead Troubles: 1960s-Era Wildcat Strike Culture in Canada." In Debating Dissent: Canada and the Sixties, eds. Lara Campbell, Dominique Clément, and Gregory S. Kealey.  Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2012:  155-172.

"Teamwork for Harmony: Labour-Management Production Committees and the Postwar Settlement in Canada." In Labouring Canada: Class, Gender, and Race in Canadian Working-class History, eds. Joan Sangster and Bryan D. Palmer.  Toronto:  Oxford University Press, 2008.

Harnessing Labour Confrontation: Shaping the Postwar Settlement in Canada, 1943-1950.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.

"Planning Prosperity: Canadians Debate Postwar Reconstruction."  In Uncertain Horizons: Canadians and Their World in 1945, ed. Greg Donaghy.  Ottawa: Canadian Committee for the History of the Second World War, 1997:  231-