Andrew C. Holman

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

telephone: (508) 531-2688


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

His research and writing focus on the social and cultural history of Canadian-American relations,

borderlands studies and the scholarly history of sport.


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Hockey: A Global History

(co-authored with Stephen Hardy)

(University of Illinois Press, 2018)


A scholarly monograph on the worldwide history of hockey, from its origins as a bourgeois pastime in mid-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)


An edited collection of scholarly essays that surveys the past and present uses and meanings of hockey in Quebec as a site of community engagement, social conflict, and national expression.

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).


An edited and annotated diary of a Scottish journeyman crafts worker making his way toward “manhood” in mid-Victorian North America. Includes a scholarly introduction and epilogue.

Canada’s Game: Hockey and Identity

(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009).


An edited collection of scholarly essays on what ice hockey means and has meant to Canadians and others. The essays were selected from among the best papers given at a 2005 conference hosted by the Bridgewater State University Canadian Studies Program.

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).


An examination of how the middle class developed in Victorian Galt and Goderich, Ontario, 1850-1890. The study examines contemporaries’ usages of the term “middle class” and the social structure that gave it economic and cultural power.

Last Updated: February 2019.