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Items in History of the Americas that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • U.S. foreign policy : the paradox of world power / Steven W. Hook, Kent State University
    E 183.7 H66 2017
    The same aspects of American government and society that propelled the United States to global primacy have also hampered its orderly and successful conduct of foreign policy. This paradox challenges U.S. leaders to overcome threats to America's world power in the face of fast-moving global developments and political upheavals at home. This fully updated Fifth Edition of Steven W. Hook's respected text explores this paradox, identifies its key sources and manifestations, and considers its future implications as it asks whether U.S. foreign policymakers can manage these dynamics in a manner that preserves U.S. primacy.

  • Muslims in America : a short history / Edward E. Curtis IV
    E 184 M88 C877 2009
    Muslims in America is the first single-authored book to treat the history of Muslims in America from the colonial era to the present day, a surprising gap in the literature. It describes the racial and religious strands of American Islam and describes Muslims' presence and practice in Americasince they first came to the United States, setting American Islam in the context of larger events such as slavery, the Cold War, and feminism. Curtis argues that American Islam is a transnational phenomenon, and explains how anti-Muslim prejudice, domestic racism, and U.S. foreign policy in Africa and Asia have encouraged the rise of a political Islam in the United States. Curtis also shows how most Muslims in the U.S. are overwhelminglyinvested in ideas of democracy and peaceful social change. Even more, this work highlights Muslims who want nothing to do with politics, choosing to focus on spiritual enlightenment, their family's financial success, and other goals. In so doing, the book also reveals the richness of Sunni, Shi'i,Sufi and other forms of Islamic theology, ethics, and rituals in the United States.

  • Tell me why nights are lonesome / Muriel Gold
    FC 2947.26 H34 G66 2004

  • West/border/road : nation and genre in contemporary Canadian narrative / Katherine Ann Roberts
    FC 95.5 R65 2018
    The North American entertainment industry is rapidly consolidating, and new modes of technological delivery challenge Canadian content regulations. An understanding of how Canadian culture negotiates its rapport with American genres has never been more timely. West/Border/Road offers an interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary Canadian manifestations of three American genres: the western, the border, and the road. It situates close readings of literary, film, and television narratives from both English Canada and Quebec within a larger context of Canadian generic borrowing and innovation. Katherine Ann Roberts calls upon canonical works in Canadian studies, theories of genre, and a wide range of scholarship from border studies, cultural studies, and film studies to examine how genre is appropriated and sometimes reworked and how these cultural narratives engage with discourses of contemporary Canadian nationhood. The author elucidates Guy Vanderhaeghe's rewriting of the codes of the historical western to include the trauma of Aboriginal peoples, Aritha van Herk's playful spoof on American western iconography, the politics and perils of the representation of the Canada-US border in CBC-produced crime television, and how the road genre inspires and constrains the Québécois and Canadian road movie. A reminder of the power and limitations of American genres, West/Border/Road provides a nuanced perspective on Canadian engagement with cultural forms that may be imported but never foreign.

  • Mad flight? : the Quebec emigration to the coffee plantations of Brazil / John Zucchi
    FC 2908.3 Z83 2018
    On 15 September 1896, nearly a thousand people prepared to board a steamer in the port of Montreal, headed for Santos, Brazil, and on to the coffee plantations of São Paulo, while a crowd of a few thousand pleaded with them to stay. Families were split as wives boarded without husbands, or husbands without wives. While many prospective migrants were convinced to get off the boat, close to five hundred people departed for South America. Ultimately the experience was a disaster. Some died on board the ship, others in Brazil; yet others became indigent labourers on coffee plantations or beggars on the streets of São Paulo. The vast majority returned to Canada, many of them helped back by British consular representatives. While the story was widely covered in the international press at the time, a century later it is virtually unknown. In Mad Flight? John Zucchi consults a range of primary and secondary sources, including archival material in Canada, Brazil, France, and the United Kingdom, to recreate the stories of the migrants and open up an important research question: why do some people migrate on impulse and begin a journey that will almost inevitably end up in failure? Historical studies on migration most often account for successful outcomes but rarely consider why some immigrant experiences are destined to fail. Mad Flight? uncovers the history of an otherwise little-known episode of Canadian migration to Brazil and provokes further discussion and debate.

  • Indigenous nationals, Canadian citizens : from first contact to Canada 150 and beyond / Thomas J. Courchene
    E 78 C2 C68 2018
    Indigenous Nationals/Canadian Citizens begins with a detailed policy history from first contact to the Sesquicentennial with major emphasis on the evolution of Canadian policy initiatives relating to Indigenous peoples. This is followed by a focus on the key Supreme Court decisions that have dramatically enhanced Indigenous peoples' legal and constitutional rights. Attention is then directed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the associated "Calls to Action," including their relationship to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. With this as backdrop the focus turns to envisioning a brighter future for First Peoples beginning with the adoption of an analytical framework. After rejecting Indigenous nationals, Indigenous citizens (the traditional AFN position) and Canadian nationals, Canadian citizens (the Chrétien-Trudeau White Paper proposal), the chosen framework is Indigenous nationals, Canadian citizens. The two penultimate chapters address the manner in which this model has been successfully applied to the 14 Yukon First Nations as well as to the four Inuit land claims agreements. The final substantive chapter applies the Indigenous nationals, Canadian citizens model to the 70-plus First Nations in Saskatchewan (referred to as CSIN, the Commonwealth of Sovereign Indigenous Nations). In essence, CSIN would embrace provincial-type powers within, and closely integrated with, the province of Saskatchewan. Among other features, CSIN would embody the requisite degree of scale economies, self-government and property rights that are essential for Saskatchewan First Nations to successfully make the transition to Indigenous nationals and Canadian citizens.

  • An ethnohistorian in Rupert's Land : unfinished conversations / Jennifer S.H. Brown
    FC 3206 B78 2017

    For four decades, Jennifer S. H. Brown has examined the complex relationships that developed among the newcomers to Rupert's Land and the existing Algonquian communities - who hosted and tolerated the fur traders - and later, the missionaries, anthropologists, and others who found their way into Indigenous lives and territories. The eighteen essays gathered in this book explore Brown's investigations into the surprising range of interactions among Indigenous people and newcomers as they met or observed one another from a distance, and as they competed, compromised, and rejected or adapted to change. As a whole, this volume represents the scholarly evolution of one of the leading ethnohistorians in Canada and the United States.


  • Nova Scotia at War, 1914-1919 / Brian Douglas Tennyson
    FC 2324 T46 2017

    When the First World War ended in 1918, its profound impact did not. The war continued to haunt a nation. Nova Scotia at War, 1914-1919 is an in-depth study of Nova Scotia's role that was, at the time, the most traumatic collective experience in the history of Canadians. As Tennyson explores in nine fascinating chapters, the war effort was more than just the brave soldiers and sailors who went overseas; it was also the civilians who worked in the fishery, on the farms, and in the forests, coals mines, and steel mills.

    A specialist in early twentieth-century Canadian political history, author and historian Brian Tennyson examines the economic impact of the war, which shattered Nova Scotia's dream of becoming the Atlantic gateway and the industrial heartland of Canada. Includes 30 black and white photos.


  • Vers la Confédération : la construction du Canada, 1867 / textes réunis par Jacqueline D. Krikorian, David R. Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew W. McDougall, Robert C. Vipond ; préface de Meric S. Gertler, Rhonda L. Lenton, Mamdouh Shoukri
    FC 474 V47 2017

  • Une histoire du Québec en photos / Hélène-Andrée Bizier
    FC 2912 B55 2017

  • Metis pioneers : Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed / Doris Jeanne MacKinnon
    E 99 M47 M334 2018
    In Metis Pioneers, Doris Jeanne MacKinnon compares the survival strategies of two Metis women born during the fur trade--one from the French-speaking free trade tradition and one from the English-speaking Hudson's Bay Company tradition--who settled in southern Alberta as the Canadian West transitioned to a sedentary agricultural and industrial economy. MacKinnon provides rare insight into their lives, demonstrating the contributions Metis women made to the building of the Prairie West. This is a compelling tale of two women's acts of quiet resistance in the final days of the British Empire.

  • Les valeurs de la société distincte : une comparaison Québec-Canada / Kristoff Talin
    FC 145 B5 T358 2017

  • Le Témiscouata : de la Préhistoire à la Confédération / Jean-Claude Massé
    FC 2945 T279 M415 2017

  • Initiatives et adaptations algonquines : au XIXe siècle / Leila Inksetter
    E 99 A349 I55 2017

  • Attention! L'homme blanc va venir te chercher : l'épreuve coloniale des Cris au Québec / Toby Morantz ; traduit de l'anglais par Patricia Raynault-Desgagné
    E 99 C88 M6714 2017

  • Portrait d'un scandale : le procès d'avortement de Robert Notman / Elaine Kalman Naves ; traduit de l'anglais par Chantal Ringuet
    FC 2947.26 N68 N3914 2017

  • Montréal, ma ville / Normand Cazelais ; préface de Dinu Bumbaru
    FC 2947.4 C39 2017

  • Survivance : histoire et mémoire du XIXe siècle canadien-français / Éric Bédard
    FC 470 B422 2017

  • Multiracial identity and racial politics in the United States / Natalie Masuoka
    E 184 A1 M31355 2017
    While pundits point to multiracial Americans as new evidence of a harmonious ethnic melting pot, in reality mixed race peoples have long existed in the United States. Rather than characterize multiracial Americans as a "new" population, this book argues that instead we should view them asindividuals who reflect a new culture of racial identification Today, identities such as "biracial" or "swirlies" are evoked alongside those more established racial categories of white, black Asian and Latino. What is significant about multiracial identities is that they communicate an alternativeviewpoint about race: that a person's preferred self-identification should be used to define a person's race. Yet this definition of race is a distinct contrast to historic norms which has defined race as a category assigned to a person based on certain social rules which emphasized things likephenotype, being "one-drop" of African blood or heritage. In Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States, Natalie Masuoka catalogues how this cultural shift from assigning race to perceiving race as a product of personal identification came about by tracing events over the course of the twentieth century. Masuoka uses a variety of sourcesincluding in-depth interviews, public opinion surveys and census data to understand how certain individuals embrace the agency of self-identification and choose to assert multiracial identities. At the same time, the book shows that the meaning and consequences of multiracial identification can onlybe understood when contrasted against those who identify as white, black Asian or Latino. An included case study on President Barack Obama also shows how multiracial identity narratives can be strategically used to reduce anti-black bias among voters. Therefore, rather than looking at multiracialAmericans as a harbinger of dramatic change for American race relations, this Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States shows that narratives promoting multiracial identities are in direct dialogue with, rather than in replacement of, the longstanding racial order.

  • Le gouvernement Lévesque / Jean-Charles Panneton
    FC 2925.2 P36 2016

  • Banff National Park of Canada management plan 2010 = Parc national du Canada Banff plan directeur 2010
    FC 3664 B3P37 2010 CD-ROM
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