Kathryn M McPherson

Department of History

Professor
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

Office: Ross Building, S900
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 44569
Emailkathryn@yorku.ca


Research Interests

Canadian West; Women’s History

All Publications

Books

2003 Women, Health and Nation: Canada and the United States Since 1945, Gina Feldberg, Molly Ladd-Taylor, Alison Li and Kathryn McPherson, eds. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press)

1999 Gendered Pasts: Historical Essays on Femininity and in Canada, Kathryn McPherson, Cecilia Morgan and Nancy Forestell, eds. (Toronto: Oxford University Press) . Reprinted 2003.

Monographs

1996 Bedside Matters: The Transformation of Canadian Nursing, 1900-1990 (Toronto: Oxford University Press). Reprinted 2003

Book Chapters

2017 “Gender and Confederation” Canada Watch. Reprinted Canada @ 50: Competing Perspectives on Confederation ed. By David Cameron, Jacqueline Krikorian, Marcel Martel and Robert Vipond (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)

2012 “Home Tales: Gender, Domesticity and Colonialism in the Prairie West, 1870–1900”, in Jarvis Brownlee and Valerie Korinek, ed. Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women's History in Canada (Festschrift for Sylvia Van Kirk) Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2012.

2003 “Nursing and Colonization: The Work of Indian Health Service Nurses in Manitoba 1945-1970” in Gina Feldberg, Molly Ladd-Taylor, Alison Li and Kathryn McPherson, eds. Women, Health and Nation: Canada and the United States Since 1945, (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Journal Articles

2016 “Imagining Gerontological Nursing: Canadian Nurses and Eldercare, 1905-70” Journal of Canadian Studies, 15, 2 (Spring 2016): 422-445.

2013 “Rethinking Veronica Strong-Boag” Invited paper “Veronica Strong-Boag, Canadian Feminist Historian: An Assessment and Appreciation” Atlantis, 36, 1 (2013): 126-29.

2005 "Appraising Cole Harris’ Making Native Space", forum with Keith Thor Carlson, Sarah Carter, Kate McPherson, and James Murton, with a response by Cole Harris, Native Studies Review 16, 2 (2005) pp. 125-149.

2000 “Was the Frontier ‘Good’ for Women? Historical Approaches to Women and Agricultural Settlement in the Prairie West, 1870-1900” Atlantis 25, 1 (Fall 2000): 75-86

1996 "Carving Out A Past: The Canadian Nurses Association Memorial and the Creation of Nursing History" Histoire Sociale/Social History special issue on Festival, Spectacle, and Popular History 29, No. 58 (November 1996): 417-29.

1995 "'The Country is a Stern Nurse:' Rural Women, Urban Hospitals and the Creation of a Western Canadian Workforce, 1920-1940" Prairie Forum (Fall 1995): 175-206.

Research Interests:

Canadian West; Women’s History

All Publications

Books

2003 Women, Health and Nation: Canada and the United States Since 1945, Gina Feldberg, Molly Ladd-Taylor, Alison Li and Kathryn McPherson, eds. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press)

1999 Gendered Pasts: Historical Essays on Femininity and in Canada, Kathryn McPherson, Cecilia Morgan and Nancy Forestell, eds. (Toronto: Oxford University Press) . Reprinted 2003.

Monographs

1996 Bedside Matters: The Transformation of Canadian Nursing, 1900-1990 (Toronto: Oxford University Press). Reprinted 2003

Book Chapters

2017 “Gender and Confederation” Canada Watch. Reprinted Canada @ 50: Competing Perspectives on Confederation ed. By David Cameron, Jacqueline Krikorian, Marcel Martel and Robert Vipond (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)

2012 “Home Tales: Gender, Domesticity and Colonialism in the Prairie West, 1870–1900”, in Jarvis Brownlee and Valerie Korinek, ed. Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women's History in Canada (Festschrift for Sylvia Van Kirk) Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2012.

2003 “Nursing and Colonization: The Work of Indian Health Service Nurses in Manitoba 1945-1970” in Gina Feldberg, Molly Ladd-Taylor, Alison Li and Kathryn McPherson, eds. Women, Health and Nation: Canada and the United States Since 1945, (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Journal Articles

2016 “Imagining Gerontological Nursing: Canadian Nurses and Eldercare, 1905-70” Journal of Canadian Studies, 15, 2 (Spring 2016): 422-445.

2013 “Rethinking Veronica Strong-Boag” Invited paper “Veronica Strong-Boag, Canadian Feminist Historian: An Assessment and Appreciation” Atlantis, 36, 1 (2013): 126-29.

2005 "Appraising Cole Harris’ Making Native Space", forum with Keith Thor Carlson, Sarah Carter, Kate McPherson, and James Murton, with a response by Cole Harris, Native Studies Review 16, 2 (2005) pp. 125-149.

2000 “Was the Frontier ‘Good’ for Women? Historical Approaches to Women and Agricultural Settlement in the Prairie West, 1870-1900” Atlantis 25, 1 (Fall 2000): 75-86

1996 "Carving Out A Past: The Canadian Nurses Association Memorial and the Creation of Nursing History" Histoire Sociale/Social History special issue on Festival, Spectacle, and Popular History 29, No. 58 (November 1996): 417-29.

1995 "'The Country is a Stern Nurse:' Rural Women, Urban Hospitals and the Creation of a Western Canadian Workforce, 1920-1940" Prairie Forum (Fall 1995): 175-206.