Andrew C. Holman

Professor of History and Director, Canadian Studies Program
239 Tillinghast Hall
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA  02325  USA

 email:          telephone: (508) 531-2688



Andrew C. Holman is a historian of Canada and the United States

His research and writing focus on the social and cultural history of Canada, Canada-U.S. relations, and the scholarly history of sport.


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A Hotly Contested Affair: Hockey in Canada

The National Game in Documents


(The Champlain Society and University of Toronto Press, 2020)




Hockey: A Global History

Co-authored with Stephen Hardy

(University of Illinois Press, 2018)


A worldwide history of hockey, from its origins as a bourgeois pastime in Victorian Canada to its present-day fixture as a cross-cultural, transnational phenomenon.


The Same but Different: Hockey in Quebec

Co-edited with Jason Blake

(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017)


Edited collection of essays that examine hockey in Quebec as a site of community engagement, social conflict, and national affirmation.

More of a Man: Diaries of a Scottish Craftsman in Mid-Nineteenth-Century North America

Co-edited with Robert B. Kristofferson

(University of Toronto Press, 2013)


Edited and annotated diary of a Scottish journeyman making his way toward manhood in mid-Victorian North America.

Canada’s Game: Hockey and Identity

(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009)


Edited collection of essays on what ice hockey means to Canadians and others.

A Sense of Their Duty: Middle-Class Formation in Victorian Ontar... Cover Art

A Sense of Their Duty: Middle-class Formation in Victorian Ontario Towns

(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000).


How the middle class developed its structure and power in Galt and Goderich, Ontario, 1850-1890.

Last Updated: May 2020.