Nelles, H. V.

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Nelles, H. V.

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H.V. (Henry Vivian) Nelles was born in 1942 and educated at the University of Toronto where he received his B.A. (1964), M.A. (1965) and his PhD. (1970). A professor in the Department of History at York University since 1970, he was appointed Distinguished Research Professor of History at York in June 2001. In July 2004 he was appointed first L.R. Wilson Professor in Canadian History at McMaster University, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, and in Japan. In addition to teaching, Nelles was the Chair of the Ontario Council of University Affairs (1988-1992), co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review (1988-1992) and was a general editor of the Social History of Canada series (1978-1988). He is the author and/or editor of numerous books, among them "The Art of Nation-Building: Pageantry and Spectacle at Quebec’s Tercentenary", "Monopoly’s Moment: The Organization and Regulation of Canadian Utilities, 1830-1930", "The Politics of Development: Forests, Mines and Hydro-Electric Power in Ontario, 1849-1941" and, most recently, "A Little History of Canada". He is the recipient of several awards including Le Prix Lionel Groulx, the Toronto Book Award, and has twice received the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize of the Canadian Historical Association for the best book on Canadian History.


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