Robert Bothwell

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Robert Bothwell

Robert Selkirk Bothwell

(1944-08-17) 17 August 1944 (age 79)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisLoring Christie (1973)
Academic work
InstitutionsTrinity College, Toronto
Main interestsCanada–US relations

Robert Selkirk Bothwell CM FRSC (born 1944) is a Canadian professor of Canadian history. Bothwell is considered to be the foremost scholar on Canadian Cold War participation, as well as a frequently published author.

Life and career[edit]

Bothwell was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on 17 August 1944. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto and his Doctor of Philosophy degree at Harvard University.[1] He was Director of the University of Toronto's international relations program at Trinity College,[2] where he is a fellow,[3] and is a professor of Canadian political and diplomatic history. Bothwell holds the May Gluskin Chair in Canadian History. His research interests include modern Canadian history and political, diplomatic, and military history. Bothwell is an expert on Canada–US relations.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Bothwell, Robert (1978). Pearson, His Life and World. Toronto, New York City: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 978-0-07-082305-1. OCLC 4464045.
  • C.D. Howe: A Biography, by Robert Bothwell and William Kilbourn, Toronto, 1979, McClelland and Stewart, ISBN 0-7710-4535-2.
  • Eldorado: Canada's National Uranium Company 1984
  • A Short History of Ontario 1986
  • Years of Victory 1987
  • Nucleus: A History of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1988, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-2670-2.
  • Loring Christie 1988
  • Laying the Foundations 1991
  • Canada & the United States 1991
  • Canada & Quebec 1995
  • The Big Chill 1998
  • The Penguin History of Canada 2006
  • Alliance and Illusion: Canada and the World, 1945-1984 2007
  • Your Country, My Country: A Unified History of the United States and Canada 2015


  1. ^ "University of Toronto profile". Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Won't 'sell out' on rights despite China snub: PM". CBC News. 15 November 2006. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Trinity Magazine". University of Trinity College. Spring 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2010.

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Preceded by J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal
Succeeded by