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  • Blood must tell : debating race and identity in the Canadian House of Commons, 1880-1925 / Glen Williams
    FC 105 P6 W55 2014
    Surveying more than four decades of debates in Canada's House of Commons around the turn of the twentieth century, Blood Must Tell shows that biologically determinist race-thinking was never accepted by its elected members as unassailable truth. Although racist ideas were openly and habitually articulated by some of Canada's leading parliamentarians, it is also true that racial determinists regularly met with forceful opposition from defenders of the ideals of liberal and Christian equality. In fact, it was not unusual to see racist statements challenged on the spot and to hear members call each other out for being intolerant and prejudiced. Political ideas of racial equality and multiculturalism were by no means newly discovered in Canada after World War II. They were already present, and well positioned to become hegemonic in contemporary Canadian political life.

  • Colonial Latin America / Mark A. Burkholder, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Lyman L. Johnson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    F 1412 B96 2019
    This text is a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World from their pre-conquest background to the wave of independence in the early nineteenth century. This new tenth edition includes improved and expanded discussions of daily life in colonial Latin America,helping students gain a deeper understanding of the facinating, rich, and often tragic history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping contemporary Latin America.

  • Replenished ethnicity : Mexican Americans, immigration, and identity / Tomás R. Jiménez
    E 184 M5 J564 2010eb

  • Real Indians : identity and the survival of Native America / Eva Marie Garroutte
    E 98 E85 G377 2003eb

  • First peoples in a new world : colonizing ice age America / David J. Meltzer
    E 77.9 M458 2009eb

  • Buddha is hiding : refugees, citizenship, the new America / Aihwa Ong
    F 869 O2 O543 2003eb

  • Beyond the borderlands : migration and belonging in the United States and Mexico / Debra Lattanzi Shutika
    F 159 K26 L388 2011eb

  • Jews & gentiles in early America, 1654-1800 / William Pencak
    E 184.3512 P463 2005eb

  • Embodying Black experience : stillness, critical memory, and the Black body / Harvey Young
    E 185.625 Y686 2010eb

  • Black cultural traffic : crossroads in global performance and popular culture / edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr., and Kennell Jackson
    E 185.625 B533 2005eb

  • The Xavánte in transition : health, ecology, and bioanthropology in central Brazil / Carlos E.A. Coimbra Jr. [et al.]
    F 2520.1 A4 X383 2002eb

  • Washington's China : the national security world, the Cold War, and the origins of globalism / James Peck
    E 183.8 C5 P435 2006eb

  • Swinging the machine : modernity, technology, and African American culture between the World Wars / Joel Dinerstein
    E 185.6 D564 2003eb

  • Remembering the forgotten war : the enduring legacies of the U.S.-Mexican War / Michael Scott Van Wagenen
    E 404 V369 2012eb

  • Making war and minting Christians : masculinity, religion, and colonialism in early New England / R. Todd Romero
    F 7 R664 2011eb

  • Celebrating the fourth : Independence Day and the rites of nationalism in the early Republic / Len Travers
    E 286 T738 1997eb

  • The problem of the color line at the turn of the twentieth century : the essential early essays / W.E.B. Du Bois ; edited by Nahum Dimitri Chandler
    E 185.97 D73 D836 2015eb

  • Ancient pathways, ancestral knowledge : ethnobotany and ecological wisdom of Indigenous peoples of northwestern North America / Nancy J. Turner
    E 98 B7 T876 2014eb

  • A place in the sun : Haiti, Haitians, and the remaking of Quebec / Sean Mills
    F 1055 H34 M555 2016eb

  • Thomas D'Arcy McGee / David A. Wilson
    F 1032 M126 W557 2008eb

  • The rock-art of eastern North America : capturing images and insight / edited by Carol Diaz-Granados and James R. Duncan
    E 78 E2 R635 2004eb

  • Apache reservation : indigenous peoples and the American state / Richard J. Perry
    E 99 A6 P477 1993eb

  • Zaprudered : the Kennedy assassination film in visual culture / Øyvind Vågnes
    E 842.9 V346 2011eb

  • Brown tide rising : metaphors of Latinos in contemporary American public discourse / Otto Santa Ana ; foreword by Joe R. Feagin
    E 184 S75 S268 2003eb

  • Kiowa, Apache, and Comanche military societies : enduring veterans, 1800 to the present / William C. Meadows
    E 99 K5 M433 2002eb

  • Shadowed ground : America's landscapes of violence and tragedy / Kenneth E. Foote
    E 159 F668 2003eb

  • Stories in red and black : pictorial histories of the Aztecs and Mixtecs / Elizabeth Hill Boone
    F 1219.54 A98 B666 2000eb

  • Facundo and the construction of Argentine culture / by Diana Sorensen Goodrich
    F 2846 S247 S674 1996eb

  • Stone tool use at Cerros : the ethnoarchaeological and use-wear evidence / by Suzanne M. Lewenstein
    F 1435.1 C43 L494 1987eb

  • A history and ethnography of the Beothuk / Ingeborg Marshall
    E 99 B4 M377 1997eb

  • Anthropology, public policy, and native peoples in Canada / edited by Noel Dyck and James B. Waldram
    E 78 C2 A584 1993eb

  • Inuit shamanism and Christianity : transitions and transformations in the twentieth century / Frédéric B. Laugrand and Jarich G. Oosten
    E 99 E7 L384 2010eb

  • The ethnic quilt : population diversity in Southern California / James P. Allen and Eugene Turner
    F 867 A454 1997eb

  • The anguish of snails : Native American folklore in the West / Barre Toelken
    E 78 W5 T645 2003eb

  • Gold and freedom : the political economy of Reconstruction / Nicolas Barreyre ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
    E 668 B377 2015eb

  • White bound : nationalists, antiracists, and the shared meanings of race / Matthew W. Hughey
    E 184 A1 H844 2012eb

  • Roots of insurgency : Mexican regions, 1750-1824 / Brian R. Hamnett
    F 1229 H366 2002eb

  • Pre-revolutionary Caracas : politics, economy, and society, 1777-1811 / P. Michael McKinley
    F 2341 C257 M355 2002eb

  • Native society and disease in colonial Ecuador / Suzanne Austin Alchon
    F 3721.3 D58 A434 2004eb

  • Dust Bowl : the southern Plains in the 1930s / Donald Worster
    F 786 W677 2004eb

  • Pacific connections : the making of the U.S.-Canadian borderlands / Kornel S. Chang
    E 179.5 C436 2012eb

  • Blood politics : race, culture, and identity in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma / Circe Sturm
    E 99 C5 S787 2002eb

  • Standing ground : Yurok Indian spirituality, 1850-1990 / Thomas Buckley
    E 99 Y97 B835 2002eb

  • Rethinking the American race problem / Roy L. Brooks
    E 185.615 B766 1992eb

  • Whitewashing race : the myth of a color-blind society / Michael K. Brown ... [et al.]
    E 185.615 W458 2003eb

  • Blue-chip Black : race, class, and status in the new Black middle class / Karyn R. Lacy
    E 185.86 L339 2007eb

  • Reading Columbus / Margarita Zamora
    E 112 Z366 1993eb

  • The politics of military rule in Brazil, 1964-85 / Thomas E. Skidmore
    F 2538.25 S553 1989eb

  • The European and the Indian : essays in the ethnohistory of colonial North America / James Axtell
    E 98 C89 A984 1982eb

  • To keep the waters troubled : the life of Ida B. Wells / Linda O. McMurry
    E 185.97 W55 E393 2000eb

  • The Whiskey Rebellion : frontier epilogue to the American Revolution / Thomas P. Slaughter
    E 315 S538 1988eb

  • The crucible of race : Black/White relations in the American South since emancipation / Joel Williamson
    E 185.61 W555 1984eb

  • America in the Great War : the rise of the war welfare state / Ronald Schaffer
    E 780 S334 1994eb

  • Crowns of glory, tears of blood : the Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823 / Emilia Viotti da Costa
    F 2384 C678 1997eb

  • Up against whiteness : race, school, and immigrant youth / Stacey J. Lee ; foreword by Lois Weis
    F 590 H55 L44 2005
    Pushing the boundaries of Asian American educational discourse, this book explores the way a group of first- and second-generation Hmong students created their identities as new Americans in response to their school experiences.

  • Signifyin(g), sanctifyin' & slam dunking : a reader in African American expressive culture / edited by Gena Dagel Caponi
    E 185.86 S575 1999
    Observers of American society have long noted the distinctive contribution of African Americans to the nation's cultural life. We find references to African American music and dance, black forms of oral expression, even a black style of playing basketball. But what do such terms really mean? Is it legitimate to talk about a distinct African American aesthetic, or is it simply a vestige of an outmoded racial essentialism? What makes a particular form of cultural expression black, other than the fact that some African Americans may practice it?

  • A dark inheritance : blood, race, and sex in colonial Jamaica / Brooke N. Newman
    F 1896 A1 N49 2018
    A major reassessment of the development of race and subjecthood in the British Atlantic

    Focusing on Jamaica, Britain's most valuable colony in the Americas by the mid-eighteenth century , this book explores the relationship between racial classifications and the inherited rights and privileges associated with British subject status. Brooke Newman reveals the centrality of notions of blood and blood mixture to evolving racial definitions and sexual practices in colonial Jamaica and to legal and political debates over slavery and the rights of imperial subjects on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Weaving together a diverse range of sources, Newman shows how colonial racial ideologies rooted in fictions of blood ancestry at once justified permanent, hereditary slavery for Africans and barred members of certain marginalized groups from laying claim to British liberties on the basis of hereditary status. This groundbreaking study demonstrates that challenges to an Atlantic slave system underpinned by distinctions of blood had far-reaching consequences for British understandings of race, gender, and national belonging.

  • Beardmore : the Viking hoax that rewrote history / Douglas Hunter
    E 105 H86 2018
    In 1936, long before the discovery of the Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, the Royal Ontario Museum made a sensational acquisition: the contents of a Viking grave that prospector Eddy Dodd said he had found on his mining claim east of Lake Nipigon. The relics remained on display for two decades, challenging understandings of when and where Europeans first reached the Americas. In 1956 the discovery was exposed as an unquestionable hoax, tarnishing the reputation of the museum director, Charles Trick Currelly, who had acquired the relics and insisted on their authenticity. Drawing on an array of archival sources, Douglas Hunter reconstructs the notorious hoax and its many players. Beardmore unfolds like a detective story as the author sifts through the voluminous evidence and follows the efforts of two unlikely debunkers, high-school teacher Teddy Elliott and government geologist T.L. Tanton, who find themselves up against Currelly and his scholarly allies. Along the way, the controversy draws in a who's who of international figures in archaeology, Scandinavian studies, and the museum world, including anthropologist Edmund Carpenter, whose mid-1950s crusade against the find's authenticity finally convinced scholars and curators that the grave was a fraud. Shedding light on museum practices and the state of the historical and archaeological professions in the mid-twentieth century, Beardmore offers an unparalleled view inside a major museum scandal to show how power can be exercised across professional networks and hamper efforts to arrive at the truth.

  • Undocumented politics : place, gender, and the pathways of Mexican migrants / Abigail Leslie Andrews
    F 1221 Z3 A53 2018
    In 2018, more than eleven million undocumented immigrants lived in the United States. Not since slavery had so many U.S. residents held so few political rights. Many strove tirelessly to belong. Others turned to their homelands for hope. What explains their clashing strategies of inclusion? And how does gender play into these fights?

    Undocumented Politics offers a gripping inquiry into migrant communities' struggles for rights and resources across the U.S.-Mexico divide. For twenty-one months, Abigail Andrews lived with two groups of migrants and their families in the mountains of Mexico and in the barrios of Southern California. Her nuanced comparison reveals how local laws and power dynamics shape migrants' agency. Andrews also exposes how arbitrary policing abets gendered violence. Yet she insists that the process does not begin or end in the United States. Rather, migrants interpret their destinations in light of the hometowns they leave behind. Their counterparts in Mexico must also come to grips with migrant globalization. And on both sides of the border, men and women transform patriarchy through their battles to belong. Ambitious and intimate, Undocumented Politics reveals how the excluded find space for political voice.

  • Southern horrors and other writings : the anti-lynching campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900 / edited with an introduction by Jacqueline Jones Royster, Georgia Institute of Technology
    E 185.97 W55 S68 2016
    Ida B. Wells was an African American woman who achieved national and international fame as a journalist, public speaker, and community activist at the turn of the twentieth century. In this new edition Jacqueline Jones Royster sheds light on the specific events, such as the yellow fever epidemic, that spurred Wells's progression towards activism. Wells's role as a public figure is further explored in the newly included excerpt from Wells's autobiography, Crusade for Justice , which focuses on a crucial moment in her campaign, her first British tour, when Wells gained leverage in pushing lynching to a higher level of attention nationally and internationally. As Wells's writings continue to play a key role in understanding both complex race relations and peace and justice as global concepts, Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases and A Red Record have been retained in the second edition. Features such as a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index are also included to aid students' understanding of the historical context and significance of Ida B. Wells's work.  

  • The 1912 election and the power of progressivism : a brief history with documents / Brett Flehinger
    E 765 F58 2003
    Faced with the challenge of adapting America's political and social order to the rise of corporate capitalism, in 1912 four presidential candidates -- Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Eugene Debs -- shaped Americans' thoughts about their public futures. Their positions would come to frame national conversation over the role of corporations in American life, determine the relation between the state and society that still controls our thinking about market regulation, and usher in a period of Progressive reform. Connecting the debates of 1912 to some of the most pressing issues of the Progressive Era, this volume presents selected sensational speeches, correspondence between these important figures and their allies and opponents, and 12 lively political cartoons. The documents are supported by an interpretive essay, a chronology, a bibliography, and a series of questions for student consideration, including ideas for a classroom debate.

  • Racism, colonialism, and indigeneity in Canada : a reader / edited by Martin J. Cannon, Lina Sunseri
    E 78 C2 R32 2018
    This unique collection of readings written primarily by Indigenous scholars explores how the convergence of racism and colonialism has shaped the lives of Indigenous people. The text aims to provide insight into what can be done to address historic wrongdoings while also showing how much canbe gained by working across differences, revitalizing original partnerships and agreements, and coming together collectively as Canadians to combat racism.

  • Truth and reconciliation in Canadian schools / Pamela Rose Toulouse
    E 96.2 T68 2018
    In this book, author Pamela Toulouse provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lesson plans that support Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse residential school history, treaty education, Indigenous contributions, First Nation/Métis/Inuit perspectives and sacred circle teachings into their subjects and courses. The author presents a culturally relevant and holistic approach that facilitates relationship building and promotes ways to engage in reconciliation activities.

  • T is for territories : a Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut alphabet / written by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak and illustrated by Iris Churcher
    FC 3956 K87 2013
    In T is for Territories: A Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Alphabet, acclaimed storyteller Michael Kusugak gives an A-Z tour of Canada's three territories, the northern region of the country that is a giant in size, history, and culture. Young readers can kick up their heels at the Arctic Winter Games with sports such as the one-foot high-kick, listen to world-renowned storytellers at Whitehorse's International Storytelling Festival, or experience Wood Buffalo National Park where sometimes visitors have to stop and wait for wildlife to get out of the way. Everyone will enjoy this alphabetical journey that showcases the riches of the territories.

  • Tales from the tundra : a collection of Inuit stories / retold by Ibi Kaslik ; illustrated by Anthony Brennan ; foreword by Louise Flaherty
    E 99 E7 K366 2010

    A book of fables like no other!

    Learn why the raven is black or how a little boy was transformed into a bird. Find out why a walrus used to have antlers and how an earth spirit pulled the first caribou from the ground. These fascinating stories will capture the imagination of young readers and introduce them to the rich mythology of the Canadian Inuit.

    Anthony Brennan's illustrations are like nothing you've seen in children's books. Edgy, vivid and dynamic to the extreme, the images enrich the reading experience.


  • Reclaiming indigenous research in higher education / edited by Robin Starr Minthorn and Heather J. Shotton ; foreword by Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy
    E 97 R43 2018
    Indigenous students remain one of the least represented populations in higher education. They continue to account for only one percent of the total post-secondary student population, and this lack of representation is felt in multiple ways beyond enrollment. Less research money is spent studying Indigenous students, and their interests are often left out of projects that otherwise purport to address diversity in higher education.

    Recently, Native scholars have started to reclaim research through the development of their own research methodologies and paradigms that are based in tribal knowledge systems and values, and that allow inherent Indigenous knowledge and lived experiences to strengthen the research. Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education highlights the current scholarship emerging from these scholars of higher education. From understanding how Native American students make their way through school, to tracking tribal college and university transfer students, this book allows Native scholars to take center stage, and shines the light squarely on those least represented among us.

  • Discrimination and disparities / Thomas Sowell
    E 184 A1 S686 2018


    An empirical examination of how economic and other disparities arise
    Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate.

    Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence from to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation or genetics.

    It is readable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum.

    The point of Discrimination and Disparities is not to recommend some particular policy "fix" at the end, but to clarify why so many policy fixes have turned out to be counterproductive, and to expose some seemingly invincible fallacies--behind many counterproductive policies.


  • Trump and the media / edited by Pablo J. Boczkowski and Zizi Papacharissi
    E 912 T78 2018

    The election of Donald Trump and the great disruption in the news and social media.

    Donald Trump's election as the 45th President of the United States came as something of a surprise--to many analysts, journalists, and voters. The New York Times' s The Upshot gave Hillary Clinton an 85 percent chance of winning the White House even as the returns began to come in. What happened? And what role did the news and social media play in the election? In Trump and the Media , journalism and technology experts grapple with these questions in a series of short, thought-provoking essays. Considering the disruption of the media landscape, the disconnect between many voters and the established news outlets, the emergence of fake news and "alternative facts," and Trump's own use of social media, these essays provide a window onto broader transformations in the relationship between information and politics in the twenty-first century.

    The contributors find historical roots to current events in Cold War notions of "us" versus "them," trace the genealogy of the assault on facts, and chart the collapse of traditional news gatekeepers. They consider such topics as Trump's tweets (diagnosed by one writer as "Twitterosis") and the constant media exposure given to Trump during the campaign. They propose photojournalists as visual fact checkers ("lessons of the paparazzi") and debate whether Trump's administration is authoritarian or just authoritarian-like. Finally, they consider future strategies for the news and social media to improve the quality of democratic life.

    Contributors
    Mike Ananny, Chris W. Anderson, Rodney Benson, Pablo J. Boczkowski, danah boyd, Robyn Caplan, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Josh Cowls, Susan J. Douglas, Keith N. Hampton, Dave Karpf, Daniel Kreiss, Seth C. Lewis, Zoey Lichtenheld, Andrew L. Mendelson, Gina Neff, Zizi Papacharissi, Katy E. Pearce, Victor Pickard, Sue Robinson, Adrienne Russell, Ralph Schroeder, Michael Schudson, Julia Sonnevend, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Tina Tucker, Fred Turner, Nikki Usher, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Silvio Waisbord, Barbie Zelizer


  • Heart berries : a memoir / Terese Marie Mailhot
    E 78 B9 M35 2018
    * New York Times Bestseller
    *National Bestseller
    *Finalist for the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
    *Finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards

    *Named one of the most anticipated books of 2018 by: Chatelaine , Entertainment Weekly , ELLE , Cosmopolitan , Esquire , Huffington Post , B*tch , NYLON , BuzzFeed , Bustle , The Rumpus and Goodreads

    *A New York Times Editor's Choice

    *Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for March/April 2018

    Guileless and refreshingly honest, Terese Mailhot's debut memoir chronicles her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation.

    Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II, Terese Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries , a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father--an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist--who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.

    Mailhot "trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain and what we can bring ourselves to accept." Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people and to her place in the world.

  • A land of dreams : ethnicity, nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923 / Patrick Mannion
    FC 106 I6 M336 2018
    Wherever they settled, immigrants from Ireland and their descendants shaped and reshaped their understanding of being Irish in response to circumstances in both the old and new worlds. In A Land of Dreams, Patrick Mannion analyzes and compares the evolution of Irish identity in three communities on the prow of northeastern North America: St John's, Newfoundland, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Portland, Maine, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These three port cities, home to diverse Irish populations in different stages of development and in different national contexts, provide a fascinating setting for a study of intergenerational ethnicity. Mannion traces how Irishness could, at certain points, form the basis of a strong, cohesive identity among Catholics of Irish descent, while at other times it faded into the background. Although there was a consistent, often romantic gaze across the Atlantic to the old land, many of the organizations that helped mediate large-scale public engagement with the affairs of Ireland - especially Irish nationalist associations - spread from further west on the North American mainland. Irish ethnicity did not, therefore, develop in isolation, but rather as a result of a complex interplay of local, regional, national, and transnational networks. This volume shows that despite a growing generational distance, Ireland remained "a land of dreams" for many immigrants and their descendants. They were connected to a transnational Irish diaspora well into the twentieth century.

  • Swindler sachem : the American Indian who sold his birthright, dropped out of Harvard, and conned the king of England / Jenny Hale Pulsipher
    E 99 N7 W66 2018
    Indians, too, could play the land game for both personal and political benefit

    According to his kin, John Wompas was "no sachem," although he claimed that status to achieve his economic and political ends. He drew on the legal and political practices of both Indians and the English--even visiting and securing the support of King Charles II--to legitimize the land sales that funded his extravagant spending. But he also used the knowledge acquired in his English education to defend the land and rights of his fellow Nipmucs.

    Jenny Hale Pulsipher's biography offers a window on seventeenth-century New England and the Atlantic world from the unusual perspective of an American Indian who, even though he may not have been what he claimed, was certainly out of the ordinary. Drawing on documentary and anthropological sources as well as consultations with Native people, Pulsipher shows how Wompas turned the opportunities and hardships of economic, cultural, religious, and political forces in the emerging English empire to the benefit of himself and his kin.

  • Almost home : maroons between slavery and freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone / Ruma Chopra
    F 1884 C46 2018
    The unique story of a small community of escaped slaves who revolted against the British government yet still managed to maneuver and survive against all odds

    After being exiled from their native Jamaica in 1795, the Trelawney Town Maroons endured in Nova Scotia and then in Sierra Leone. In this gripping narrative, Ruma Chopra demonstrates how the unlikely survival of this community of escaped slaves reveals the contradictions of slavery and the complexities of the British antislavery era.

    While some Europeans sought to enlist the Maroons' help in securing the institution of slavery and others viewed them as junior partners in the global fight to abolish it, the Maroons deftly negotiated their position to avoid subjugation and take advantage of their limited opportunities. Drawing on a vast array of primary source material, Chopra traces their journey and eventual transformation into refugees, empire builders--and sometimes even slave catchers and slave owners. Chopra's compelling tale, encompassing three distinct regions of the British Atlantic, will be read by scholars across a range of fields.

  • Murder by decree : the crime of genocide in Canada : a counter report to the "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" / issued by the International Tribunal for the Disappeared of Canada in conjunction with previous Citizen Commissions of Inquiry
    E 78 C2 I68 2016
    Murder by Decree is an uncensored record of the planned extermination of indigenous children in Canada's murderous "Indian residential schools". It is issued as a corrective Counter Report to the miscarriage of justice by Church and State known as the "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" (TRC).Based on eyewitness testimonies and archival documentation deliberately suppressed or ignored by the TRC, Murder by Decree proves that the genocide of indigenous people began as a religion-led campaign and continues to be a deliberate governmental policy in Canada. This Counter Report reveals these startling facts:- Over half of Indian residential school children began dying the very first year these church-run facilities were opened- This huge mortality rate continued unabated for over a half century because of deliberate practices of germ warfare according to a prescribed monthly "death quota"- Evidence of these crimes and their intentional nature has been continually destroyed by the RCMP and the Catholic, Anglican and United Church since at least 1960- The same genocide continues today, is aimed at indigenous women and children, and is driven by foreign corporate interests hungry for native lands and resourcesMurder by Decree is issued by The International Tribunal for the Disappeared of Canada (ITDC), an international coalition of jurists and human rights groups. The ITDC was formed in December, 2015 to investigate the disappearance of people in Canada, prosecute those responsible and prevent a further whitewash by Canada of its Crimes against Humanity. This report is an answer to these crimes and an urgent summons to the world and to all Canadians to live no longer under genocidal regimes. Published by the ITDC Central Offices in Brussels and Toronto. For more information: disappearedofcanada@gmail.com

  • How the other half looks : the Lower East Side and the afterlives of images
    F 128.68 L6 B55 2018

    How New York's Lower East Side inspired new ways of seeing America

    New York City's Lower East Side, long viewed as the space of what Jacob Riis notoriously called the "other half," was also a crucible for experimentation in photography, film, literature, and visual technologies. This book takes an unprecedented look at the practices of observation that emerged from this critical site of encounter, showing how they have informed literary and everyday narratives of America, its citizens, and its possible futures.

    Taking readers from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, Sara Blair traces the career of the Lower East Side as a place where image-makers, writers, and social reformers tested new techniques for apprehending America--and their subjects looked back, confronting the means used to represent them. This dynamic shaped the birth of American photojournalism, the writings of Stephen Crane and Abraham Cahan, and the forms of early cinema. During the 1930s, the emptying ghetto opened contested views of the modern city, animating the work of such writers and photographers as Henry Roth, Walker Evans, and Ben Shahn. After World War II, the Lower East Side became a key resource for imagining poetic revolution, as in the work of Allen Ginsberg and LeRoi Jones, and exploring dystopian futures, from Cold War atomic strikes to the death of print culture and the threat of climate change.

    How the Other Half Looks reveals how the Lower East Side has inspired new ways of looking--and looking back--that have shaped literary and popular expression as well as American modernity.


  • Harvey Milk : his lives and death / Lillian Faderman
    F 869 S353 M5453 2018
    Harvey Milk--eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck--was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the age of forty-eight made him the most famous gay man in modern history; twenty years later Time magazine included him on its list of the hundred most influential individuals of the twentieth century.

    Before finding his calling as a politician, however, Harvey variously tried being a schoolteacher, a securities analyst on Wall Street, a supporter of Barry Goldwater, a Broadway theater assistant, a bead-wearing hippie, the operator of a camera store and organizer of the local business community in San Francisco. He rejected Judaism as a religion, but he was deeply influenced by the cultural values of his Jewish upbringing and his understanding of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. His early influences and his many personal and professional experiences finally came together when he decided to run for elective office as the forceful champion of gays, racial minorities, women, working people, the disabled, and senior citizens. In his last five years, he focused all of his tremendous energy on becoming a successful public figure with a distinct political voice.

  • Keetsahnak : our missing and murdered Indigenous sisters / Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcourt, editors
    E 98 W8 K448 2018
    In Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly as the contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all. Together, they create a model for anti-violence work from an Indigenous perspective. They acknowledge the destruction wrought by colonial violence, and also look at controversial topics such as lateral violence, challenges in working with "tradition," and problematic notions involved in "helping." Through stories of resilience, resistance, and activism, the editors give voice to powerful personal testimony and allow for the creation of knowledge. It's in all of our best interests to take on gender violence as a core resurgence project, a core decolonization project, a core of Indigenous nation building, and as the backbone of any Indigenous mobilization. --Leanne Betasamosake SimpsonContributors: Kim Anderson, Stella August, Tracy Bear, Christi Belcourt, Robyn Bourgeois, Rita Bouvier, Maria Campbell, Maya Ode'amik Chacaby, Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group, Susan Gingell, Michelle Good, Laura Harjo, Sarah Hunt, Robert Alexander Innes, Beverly Jacobs, Tanya Kappo, Tara Kappo, Lyla Kinoshameg, Helen Knott, Sandra Lamouche, Jo-Anne Lawless, Debra Leo, Kelsey T. Leonard, Ann-Marie Livingston, Brenda Macdougall, Sylvia Maracle, Jenell Navarro, Darlene R. Okemaysim-Sicotte, Pahan Pte San Win, Ramona Reece, Kimberly Robertson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Beatrice Starr, Madeleine Kétéskwew Dion Stout, Waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy, Alex Wilson

  • Scale & the Incas / Andrew James Hamilton
    F 3429 H36 2018

    A groundbreaking work on how the topic of scale provides an entirely new understanding of Inca material culture

    Although questions of form and style are fundamental to art history, the issue of scale has been surprisingly neglected. Yet, scale and scaled relationships are essential to the visual cultures of many societies from around the world, especially in the Andes. In Scale and the Incas , Andrew Hamilton presents a groundbreaking theoretical framework for analyzing scale, and then applies this approach to Inca art, architecture, and belief systems.

    The Incas were one of humanity's great civilizations, but their lack of a written language has prevented widespread appreciation of their sophisticated intellectual tradition. Expansive in scope, this book examines many famous works of Inca art including Machu Picchu and the Dumbarton Oaks tunic, more enigmatic artifacts like the Sayhuite Stone and Capacocha offerings, and a range of relatively unknown objects in diverse media including fiber, wood, feathers, stone, and metalwork. Ultimately, Hamilton demonstrates how the Incas used scale as an effective mode of expression in their vast multilingual and multiethnic empire.

    Lavishly illustrated with stunning color plates created by the author, the book's pages depict artifacts alongside scale markers and silhouettes of hands and bodies, allowing readers to gauge scale in multiple ways. The pioneering visual and theoretical arguments of Scale andthe Incas not only rewrite understandings of Inca art, but also provide a benchmark for future studies of scale in art from other cultures.


  • The constant liberal : Pierre Trudeau, organized labour, and the Canadian social democratic left / Christo Aivalis
    FC 626 T7 A48 2018
    Pierre Elliott Trudeau - radical progressive or unavowed socialist? His legacy remains divisive. The Constant Liberal traces the charismatic politician's relationship with the left and labour movements throughout his career. Christo Aivalis argues that Trudeau was in fact a consistently classic liberal, driven by individualist and capitalist principles. This comprehensive analysis showcases the interplay between liberalism and democratic socialism that defined Trudeau's world view - and shaped his use of power. The Constant Liberal suggests that Trudeau's leftist activity was less a call for social democracy than a warning to fellow liberals that lack of reform could undermine liberal-capitalist social relations.

  • The presidency of Barack Obama : a first historical assessment / edited by Julian E. Zelizer
    E 907 P735 2018

    An original and engaging account of the Obama years from a group of leading political historians

    Barack Obama's election as the first African American president seemed to usher in a new era, and he took office in 2009 with great expectations. But by his second term, Republicans controlled Congress, and, after the 2016 presidential election, Obama's legacy and the health of the Democratic Party itself appeared in doubt. In The Presidency of Barack Obama , Julian Zelizer gathers leading American historians to put President Obama and his administration into political and historical context.

    These writers offer strikingly original assessments of the big issues that shaped the Obama years, including the conservative backlash, race, the financial crisis, health care, crime, drugs, counterterrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan, the environment, immigration, education, gay rights, and urban policy. Together, these essays suggest that Obama's central paradox is that, despite effective policymaking, he failed to receive credit for his many achievements and wasn't a party builder. Provocatively, they ask why Obama didn't unite Democrats and progressive activists to fight the conservative counter-tide as it grew stronger.

    Engaging and deeply informed, The Presidency of Barack Obama is a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand Obama and the uncertain aftermath of his presidency.

    Contributors include Sarah Coleman, Jacob Dlamini, Gary Gerstle, Risa Goluboff, Meg Jacobs, Peniel Joseph, Michael Kazin, Matthew Lassiter, Kathryn Olmsted, Eric Rauchway, Richard Schragger, Paul Starr, Timothy Stewart-Winter, Thomas Sugrue, Jeremi Suri, Julian Zelizer, and Jonathan Zimmerman.


  • Ford City / Herb Colling
    FC 3099 W56 C65 2017

    Ford City was a town steeped in the history of the auto industry. Companies including Ford, E.M.F., Studebaker, Chalmers and Chrysler all called Ford City their home of Canadian operations. But it was more than just an industrial town. It was a rumrunning hub, a communist hotbed, and a thriving cultural centre for the people of the Border Cities. From the town's inception, through amalgamation, to the revitalization of the Ford plant in the 1990s, Ford City is the story of the industrial heart of Windsor.

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