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James Maurice Stockford Careless


James Maurice Stockford Careless (born February 17, 1919) is a Canadian historian from the University of Toronto.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, he attended the University of Toronto Schools and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1940 from the University of Toronto. He attended Harvard University and received a Master's degree in 1941 and a Ph.D. in 1950.

In 1945, he joined the History Department of the University of Toronto as a lecturer. In 1959, he was made a Professor and was Chairman of the Department from 1959 to 1967. He was made a Professor Emeritus in 1984.

From 1963 to 1973, he was a Trustee for the Ontario Science Centre. From 1975 to 1981, he was a Director of the Ontario Heritage Foundation.

In 1981, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his "ability to interpret Canadian history to the general reading public". [1] In 1987, he was awarded the Order of Ontario. In 1962, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was awarded the J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal.

Selected bibliography

  • Canada: A Story of Challenge (1953), winner of the 1953 Governor General's Awards
  • The Union of the Canadas (1967)
  • Brown of the Globe Volume 1 (1959) and Volume 2 (1963), winner of the 1963 Governor General's Awards
  • Rise of Cities in Canada (1978)
  • The Pre-Confederation Premiers: Ontario Government Leaders, 1841-1867 (1980)
  • Toronto to 1918: An Illustrated History (1984), winner of the City of Toronto Book Award
  • Frontier and Metropolis (1989)
  • Ontario, A Celebration of Heritage (2 volumes 1991, 1992)
  • Canada, A Celebration of Heritage (2 volumes 1994, 1995)


  • Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry. Retrieved on May 8, 2006.

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