- Canadian social history
- the history of health in the modern west
Peter Ward, The Clean Body: A Modern History. Montréal: McGill Queens University Press, 2019
W.P. Ward. White Canada forever: popular attitudes and public policy toward Orientals in British Columbia. Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1978.
W.P. Ward. A history of domestic space: privacy and the Canadian home. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1999.
W.P. Ward. Birth weight and economic growth: women's living standards in the industrializing West. Montréal: McGill Queens University Press,1990.
W.P. Ward. Courtship, love and marriage in nineteenth-century English Canada. Montréal: MQUP, 1990.