Ruth W. Sandwell is a professor at the University of Toronto and, in 2019, a fellow at the Rachel Carson Center. She is the author of a number of articles exploring the history of energy and everyday life in Canada in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She was guest editor with Abigail Harrison Moore of a special issue of The History of Retailing and Consumption, Off-Grid Empire: Rural Energy Consumption in Britain and the British Empire, 1850–1960 (2018). She edited Powering Up Canada: A History of Fuel, Power, and Energy from 1600 (McGill-Queen’s University Press), and published Canada’s Rural Majority, 1870–1940: Households, Environments, Economies (University of Toronto Press), both in 2016.
by Abigail Harrison Moore and Ruth W. Sandwell.Special issue,The History of Retailing and Consumption4, no. 1 (2018): 64–80.
McGill Queen’s University Press, 2016. (Winner of The Canadian Studies Network—Réseau d'études canadiennes, 2017 Prize for Best Edited Collection)