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Conscience and history : a memoir /
Kenneth McNaught.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1999.
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ix, 202 p.
ISBN
0802044255 :
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Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1999.
isbn
0802044255 :
catalogue key
2815870
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Globe & Mail, August 1999
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Anyone Interested In Canadian Academic Affairs, History Writing, Left-Wing politics, or Toronto society will find themselves utterly engaged by the witty and urbane voice behind these memoirs of a man who seemed to know simply everyone. Kenneth McNaught's delightful autobiography mixes acute observations on key political issues with memories of his student days in the 1930s, watercolour painting, and summers on Garden Island.Born in 1918, Kenneth McNaught attended Upper Canada College, North Toronto Collegiate Institute, and the University of Toronto, where he eventually became a history professor. During his stay at United College of Winnipeg in the 1950s, historian Harry Crowe was dismissed when a private letter critical of the administration found its way into the president's hands. His most formative experience, McNaught gives a gripping account of his involvement in this landmark case in the history of academic freedom, which resulted in the development of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. He also discusses his role in the League for Social Reconstruction, the turmoil in the universities in the 1960s, Canada's complicity in Vietnam, campaigning against nuclear war, and his reaction to the growing independence movement in Quebec.Conscience and History is a thought-provoking personal look at the ethical questions Canadians have faced in the past fifty years by one of our leading historians.

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