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Keith Cassidy

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Professor Emeritus


Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1974
M.A. University of Toronto, 1966
B.A. Loyola College, Montreal, 1964


University of Guelph 1974 - 2009
University of Prince Edward Island, 1972-1974
McMaster University, 1971-1972
University of Toronto 1970-1971
St. Francis Xavier University 1969-70


American concepts of leadership and authority
Abortion controversy since 1960


"Interpreting the Pro-Life Movement: Recurrent Themes and Recent Trends,” in Life and Learning 9 (2000).

"The Abortion Wars: The Scholarly Front", in Histoire sociale/Social History 32 (Nov. 1999): 295-310.

"The Road to Roe: Cultural Change and the Growth of Acceptance of Abortion Prior to 1973," Life and Learning 7 (1998).

"Hyde Amendment", "National Right to Life Committee", "Jack Willke", "Operation Rescue" and "Pro-Life (anti-abortion) Movement," in Encyclopedia of Modern Social Issues (1997).

"The Right to Life Movement: Sources, Development, and Strategies," in The Politics of Abortion and Birth Control in Historical Perspective, reprinted from the Journal of Policy History (1996).

"Abortion and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy," David Mall, ed. When Life and Choice Collide: Essays on Rhetoric and Abortion (Libertyville, IL: 1994), 9-31.

"Euthanasia", "Gallicanism", "Right to Life Movement" and "Ultramontanism," The Dictionary of Christianity in America (Intervarsity Press, 1990).

"Abortion as a Problem in Contemporary History," Journal of Policy History 1, no. 4 (1989): 440-460.

"Canadian Sources for the Study of American Reform", in Guide the Study of United States History Outside the United States, ed. L. Hanke (New York: Kraus Publishing, 1986).

"The American Left and the Problem of Leadership, 1900-1920," South Atlantic Quarterly 82 (Fall 1983).

"Leadership and the Progressive Imagination," Journal of American Culture 5 (Fall 1982).

"Mackenzie King and American Progressivism," in Mackenzie King: Widening the Debate, eds. J. English and J. Stubbs, (Toronto: Macmillan, 1977), 105-129.