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


  • The Cambridge companion to John F. Kennedy / edited by Andrew Hoberek, University of Missouri
    E 842 C36 2015eb
    John F. Kennedy remains central to both the American and the global imagination. Featuring essays by leading literary critics, historians, and film scholars, The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy addresses such topics as Kennedy's youth in Boston and his time at Harvard, his foreign policy and his role in reshaping the US welfare state, his relationship to the civil rights and conservative movements, and the ongoing reverberations of his life and death in literature and film. Going beyond historical or biographical studies, these chapters explore the creation and afterlife of an icon, a figure who still embodies - and sparks debate about - what it means to be American.

  • The Cambridge companion to Benjamin Franklin / edited by Carla Mulford
    E 302.6 F8C218 2008eb
    Comprehensive and accessible, this Companion addresses several well-known themes in the study of Franklin and his writings, while also showing Franklin in conversation with his British and European counterparts in science, philosophy, and social theory. Specially commissioned chapters, written by scholars well-known in their respective fields, examine Franklin's writings and his life with a new sophistication, placing Franklin in his cultural milieu while revealing the complexities of his intellectual, literary, social, and political views. Individual chapters take up several traditional topics, such as Franklin and the American dream, Franklin and capitalism, and Franklin's views of American national character. Other chapters delve into Franklin's library and his philosophical views on morality, religion, science, and the Enlightenment and explore his continuing influence in American culture. This Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of American literature, history and culture.

  • The Cambridge companion to Abraham Lincoln / edited by Shirley Samuels
    E 457.2 C245 2012eb
    Abraham Lincoln's stature as an American cultural figure grows from his political legacy. In today's milieu, the speeches he delivered as the sixteenth president of the United States have become synonymous with American progress, values and exceptionalism. But what makes Lincoln's language so effective? Highlighting matters of style, affect, nationalism and history in nineteenth-century America, this collection examines the rhetorical power of Lincoln's prose - from the earliest legal decisions, stump speeches, anecdotes and letters, to the Gettysburg Address and the lingering power of the Second Inaugural Address. Through careful analysis of his correspondence with Civil War generals and his early poetry, the contributors, all literary and cultural critics, give readers a unique look into Lincoln's private life. Such a collection enables teachers, students, and readers of American history to assess the impact of this extraordinary writer - and rare politician - on the world's stage.

  • Forestiers et voyageurs : moeurs et légendes canadiennes / Joseph-Charles Taché ; avec une postface, une chronologie et une bibliographie de Michel Biron
    FC 2918 T32 2002

  • Leon Trotsky on black nationalism and self-determination. [Edited, with introductory notes, by George Breitman
    E 185.6 L38 1967

  • To belong in Buenos Aires : Germans, Argentines, and the rise of a pluralist society / Benjamin Bryce
    F 3001.9 G3 B79 2018

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a massive wave of immigration transformed the cultural landscape of Argentina. Alongside other immigrants to Buenos Aires, German speakers strove to carve out a place for themselves as Argentines without fully relinquishing their German language and identity. Their story sheds light on how pluralistic societies take shape and how immigrants negotiate the terms of citizenship and belonging.

    Focusing on social welfare, education, religion, language, and the importance of children, Benjamin Bryce examines the formation of a distinct German-Argentine identity. Through a combination of cultural adaptation and a commitment to Protestant and Catholic religious affiliations, German speakers became stalwart Argentine citizens while maintaining connections to German culture. Even as Argentine nationalism intensified and the state called for a more culturally homogeneous citizenry, the leaders of Buenos Aires's German community advocated for a new, more pluralistic vision of Argentine citizenship by insisting that it was possible both to retain one's ethnic identity and be a good Argentine. Drawing parallels to other immigrant groups while closely analyzing the experiences of Argentines of German heritage, Bryce contributes new perspectives on the history of migration to Latin America--and on the complex interconnections between cultural pluralism and the emergence of national cultures.


  • The pursuit of happiness : Black women, diasporic dreams, and the politics of emotional transnationalism / Bianca C. Williams
    E 185.86 W555 2018
    In The Pursuit of Happiness Bianca C. Williams traces the experiences of African American women as they travel to Jamaica, where they address the perils and disappointments of American racism by looking for intimacy, happiness, and a connection to their racial identities. Through their encounters with Jamaican online communities and their participation in trips organized by Girlfriend Tours International, the women construct notions of racial, sexual, and emotional belonging by forming relationships with Jamaican men and other "girlfriends." These relationships allow the women to exercise agency and find happiness in ways that resist the damaging intersections of racism and patriarchy in the United States. However, while the women require a spiritual and virtual connection to Jamaica in order to live happily in the United States, their notion of happiness relies on travel, which requires leveraging their national privilege as American citizens. Williams's theorization of "emotional transnationalism" and the construction of affect across diasporic distance attends to the connections between race, gender, and affect while highlighting how affective relationships mark nationalized and gendered power differentials within the African diaspora.

  • Borders of visibility : Haitian migrant women and the Dominican nation-state / Jennifer L. Shoaff
    F 1941 H3 S53 2017
    An anthropological study of Haitian migrant women's mobility in the Dominican Republic.

    Borders of Visibility offers extremely timely insight into the Dominican Republic's racist treatment of Haitian descendants within its borders. Jennifer L. Shoaff employs multisited feminist research to focus on the geographies of power that intersect to inform the opportunities and constraints that migrant women must navigate to labor and live within a context that largely denies their human rights, access to citizenship, and a sense of security and belonging.

    Paradoxically, these women are both hypervisible because of the blackness that they embody and invisible because they are marginalized by intersecting power inequalities. Haitian women must contend with diffuse legal, bureaucratic and discursive state-local practices across "border" sites that situate them as a specific kind of threat that must be contained. Shoaff examines this dialectic of mobility and containment across various sites in the northwest Dominican Republic, including the official border crossing, transborder and regional used-clothing markets, migrant settlements ( bateyes ), and other rural-urban contexts.

    Shoaff combines ethnographic interviews, participant observation, institutional analyses of state structures and nongovernmental agencies, and archival documentation to bring this human rights issue to the fore. Although primarily grounded in critical ethnographic practice, this work contributes to the larger fields of transnational feminism, black studies, migration and border studies, political economy, and cultural geography. Borders of Visibility brings much needed attention to Haitian migrant women's economic ingenuity and entrepreneurial savvy, their ability to survive and thrive, their often impossible choices whether to move or to stay, returning them to a place of visibility, while exposing the very structures that continue to render them invisible and, thus, expendable over time.

  • Qanemcit amllertut = many stories to tell : traditional tales and narratives from southwest Alaska / transcribed and translated by Alice Rearden with Marie Meade ; edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan
    E 99 E7 Q24 2017
    This bilingual collection shares new translations of old stories recorded over the last four decades though interviews with Yup'ik elders from throughout southwest Alaska. Some are true qulirat (traditional tales), while others are recent. Some are well known, like the adventures of the wily Raven, while others are rarely told. All are part of a great narrative tradition, shared and treasured by Yup'ik people into the present day.
    This is the first region-wide collection of traditional Yup'ik tales and stories from Southwest Alaska. The elders and translators who contributed to this collection embrace the great irony of oral traditions: that the best way to keep these stories is to give them away. By retelling these stories, they hope to create a future in which the Yup'ik view of the world will be both recognized and valued.

  • The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of Native people in North America / Thomas King
    E 77 K563 2017
    An illustrated edition of the award-winning, bestselling Canadian classic, featuring over 150 images that add colour and context to this extraordinary work .

    "Every Canadian should read [this] book." -- Toronto Star

    Since its publication in 2012, The Inconvenient Indian has become an award-winning bestseller and a modern classic. In its pages, Thomas King tells the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Native and Indigenous people in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. This new, provocatively illustrated edition matches essential visuals to the book's urgent words, and in so doing deepens and expands King's message. With more than 150 images--from artwork, photographs, advertisements and archival documents to contemporary representations of Native peoples by Native peoples, including some by King himself--this unforgettable volume vividly shows how "Indians" have been seen, understood, propagandized, represented and reinvented in North America.
    Here is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger and tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope--an inconvenient but necessary account for all of us seeking to tell a new story, in both words and images, for the future.

  • Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit : what Inuit have always known to be true / edited by Joe Karetak, Frank Tester & Shirley Tagalik
    E 99 E7 I5854 2017

    The Inuit have experienced colonization and the resulting disregard for the societal systems, beliefs and support structures foundational to Inuit culture for generations. While much research has articulated the impacts of colonization and recognized that Indigenous cultures and worldviews are central to the well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities, little work has been done to preserve Inuit culture. Unfortunately, most people have a very limited understanding of Inuit culture, and often apply only a few trappings of culture -- past practices, artifacts and catchwords --to projects to justify cultural relevance.

    Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit -- meaning all the extensive knowledge and experience passed from generation to generation -- is a collection of contributions by well- known and respected Inuit Elders. The book functions as a way of preserving important knowledge and tradition, contextualizing that knowledge within Canada's colonial legacy and providing an Inuit perspective on how we relate to each other, to other living beings and the environment.


  • Chinook resilience : heritage and cultural revitalization on the lower Columbia River / Jon D. Daehnke ; foreword by Tony A. Johnson
    E 99 C57 D34 2017

    The Chinook Indian Nation--whose ancestors lived along both shores of the lower Columbia River, as well as north and south along the Pacific coast at the river's mouth--continue to reside near traditional lands. Because of its nonrecognized status, the Chinook Indian Nation often faces challenges in its efforts to claim and control cultural heritage and its own history and to assert a right to place on the Columbia River.

    Chinook Resilience is a collaborative ethnography of how the Chinook Indian Nation, whose land and heritage are under assault, continues to move forward and remain culturally strong and resilient. Jon Daehnke focuses on Chinook participation in archaeological projects and sites of public history as well as the tribe's role in the revitalization of canoe culture in the Pacific Northwest. This lived and embodied enactment of heritage, one steeped in reciprocity and protocol rather than documentation and preservation of material objects, offers a tribally relevant, forward-looking, and decolonized approach for the cultural resilience and survival of the Chinook Indian Nation, even in the face of federal nonrecognition.


  • "That's what they used to say" : reflections on American Indian oral traditions / Donald L. Fixico
    E 98 F6 F54 2017

    As a child growing up in rural Oklahoma, Donald Fixico often heard "hvmakimata"--"that's what they used to say"--a phrase Mvskoke Creeks and Seminoles use to end stories. In his latest work, Fixico, who is Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Mvskoke Creek, and Seminole, invites readers into his own oral tradition to learn how storytelling, legends and prophecies, and oral histories and creation myths knit together to explain the Indian world.

    Interweaving the storytelling and traditions of his ancestors, Fixico conveys the richness and importance of oral culture in Native communities and demonstrates the power of the spoken word to bring past and present together, creating a shared reality both immediate and historical for Native peoples. Fixico's stories conjure war heroes and ghosts, inspire fear and laughter, explain the past, and foresee the future--and through them he skillfully connects personal, familial, tribal, and Native history.

    Oral tradition, Fixico affirms, at once reflects and creates the unique internal reality of each Native community. Stories possess spiritual energy, and by summoning this energy, storytellers bring their communities together. Sharing these stories, and the larger story of where they come from and how they work, "That's What They Used to Say" offers readers rare insight into the oral traditions at the very heart of Native cultures, in all of their rich and infinitely complex permutations.

  • Hunting the northern character / Tony Penikett
    F 1090.5 P43 2017

    Canadian politicians, like many of their circumpolar counterparts, brag about their country's "Arctic identity" or "northern character," but what do they mean, exactly? Stereotypes abound, from Dudley Do-Right to Northern Exposure, but these southern perspectives fail to capture northern realities. During decades of service as a legislator, mediator, and negotiator, Tony Penikett witnessed a new northern consciousness grow out of the challenges of the Cold War, climate change, land rights struggles, and the boom and bust of resource megaprojects. His lively account of clashes and accommodations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders not only retraces the footsteps of his hunt for a northern identity but tells the story of an Arctic that the world does not yet know.


  • The reconciliation manifesto : recovering the land, rebuilding the economy / Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson ; preface by Naomi Klein
    E 92 M359 2017

    In this book Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson challenge virtually everything that non-Indigenous Canadians believe about their relationship with Indigenous Peoples and the steps that are needed to place this relationship on a healthy and honourable footing.

    Manuel and Derrickson show how governments are attempting to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples without touching the basic colonial structures that dominate and distort the relationship. They review the current state of land claims. They tackle the persistence of racism among non-Indigenous people and institutions. They celebrate Indigenous Rights Movements while decrying the role of government-funded organizations like the Assembly of First Nations. They document the federal government's disregard for the substance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples while claiming to implement it. These circumstances amount to what they see as a false reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.

    Instead, Manuel and Derrickson offer an illuminating vision of what Canada and Canadians need for true reconciliation.

    In this book, which Arthur Manuel and Ron Derrickson completed in the months before Manuel's death in January 2017, readers will recognize their profound understanding of the country, of its past, present, and potential future.

    Expressed with quiet but firm resolve, humour, and piercing intellect The Reconciliation Manifesto will appeal to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are open and willing to look at the real problems and find real solutions.


  • Hard work conquers all : building the Finnish community in Canada / edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, and Ronald N. Harpelle
    F 1035 F5 H37 2018
    Above the entrance to the Finnish Labour Temple in Thunder Bay is the motto labor omnia vincit - "hard work conquers all" - reflecting the dedication of the Finnish community in Canada. Hard Work Conquers All examines Finnish community building in Canada during the twentieth century. Waves of immigrants imbued the relationship between people, homeland, and host country with the politics, ideologies, and cultural expressions of their time. This collection of essays explores the cultural identities of Finnish Canadians, their ties to Finland, intergenerational cultural transfer, and the community's connections with socialism and labour movements. It offers new interpretations of the influence of Finnish immigration on Canada.

  • Talking Black and White : an intercultural exploration of twenty-first-century racism, prejudice, and perception / Gina Castle Bell ; foreword by Mark C. Hopson
    E 185.615 B397 2017
    Talking Black and White: An Intercultural Exploration of Twenty-First-Century Racism, Prejudice, and Perception investigates domestic race-related social justice issues and intercultural communication between Black and White individuals. Twenty-first-century racism, racial tensions, prejudice, police brutality, #BLM, misperception, and the role of the past are deconstructed in an engaging, provocative, and accessible manner. Gina Castle Bell explores these dynamics through the lenses of intercultural communication, critical intercultural communication, critical race theory, critical theory, rhetoric, sociology, race and racism, interracial communication, Black communication, identity, identity negotiation, and communication theory. This is an ideal book for scholars, students, and working professionals who are interested in intercultural communication, race relations, and healthy communication across various areas of difference.

  • Latin America in the era of the Cuban Revolution and beyond / Thomas C. Wright
    F 1414.2 W75 2018

    An in-depth explanation of how the Cuban Revolution dictated Latin American politics and U.S.-Latin American relations from the 1950s to the present, including widespread democratization and the rise of the "Pink Tide."

    * Explains how and why Fidel Castro established communism in Cuba, his motivations for taking Cuba into the Soviet camp, and the consequences of both of these actions

    * Documents how the repression, dictatorships, and human rights violations of the 1970s and 1980s were unanticipated outcomes of the Cuban Revolution

    * Clarifies the often confusing and contradictory trends in Latin American political history from the 1950s to the present

    * Examines the "Pink Tide" of recent leftist governments, including those of Hugo Ch#65533;vez in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia


  • The Indian Caribbean : migration and identity in the diaspora / Lomarsh Roopnarine
    F 2191 E27 R66 2018

    This book tells a distinct story of Indians in the Caribbean--one concentrated not only on archival records and institutions, but also on the voices of the people and the ways in which they define themselves and the world around them. Through oral history and ethnography, Lomarsh

    Roopnarine explores previously marginalized Indians in the Caribbean and their distinct social dynamics and histories, including the French Caribbean and other islands with smaller South Asian populations. He pursues a comparative approach with inclusive themes that cut across the Caribbean.

    In 1833, the abolition of slavery in the British Empire led to the import

    of exploited South Asian indentured workers in the Caribbean. Today India bears little relevance to most of these Caribbean Indians. Yet, Caribbean Indians have developed an in-between status, shaped by South Asian customs such as religion, music, folklore, migration, new identities, and Bollywood films. They do not seem akin to Indians in India, nor are they like Caribbean Creoles, or mixed-race Caribbeans. Instead, they have merged India and the Caribbean to produce a distinct, dynamic local entity.

    The book does not neglect the arrival of nonindentured Indians in the Caribbean since the early 1900s. These people came to the Caribbean without an indentured contract or after indentured emancipation but have formed significant communities in Barbados, the US Virgin Islands, and Jamaica. Drawing upon over

    twenty-five years of research in the Caribbean and North America, Roopnarine contributes a thorough analysis of the Indo-Caribbean, among the first to look at the entire Indian diaspora across the Caribbean.




  • Weaving Chiapas : Maya women's lives in a changing world / edited by Yolanda Castro Apreza, Charlene M. Woodcock, and K'inal Antsetik, A.C. ; translated into English by Leíre Gutiérrez with Charlene M. Woodcock ; foreword by Inés Castro Apreza ; with contributions by Barbara Shütz
    F 1435.3 T48 V63 2018

    In the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, a large indigenous population lives in rural communities, many of which retain traditional forms of governance. In 1996, some 350 women of these communities formed a weavers' cooperative, which they called Jolom Mayaetik. Their goal was to join together to market textiles of high quality in both new and ancient designs. Weaving Chiapas offers a rare view of the daily lives, memories, and hopes of these rural Maya women as they strive to retain their ancient customs while adapting to a rapidly changing world.

    Originally published in Spanish in 2007, this book captures firsthand the voices of these Maya artisans, whose experiences, including the challenges of living in a highly patriarchal culture, often escape the attention of mainstream scholarship. Based on interviews conducted with members of the Jolom Mayaetik cooperative, the accounts gathered in this volume provide an intimate view of women's life in the Chiapas highlands, known locally as Los Altos. We learn about their experiences of childhood, marriage, and childbirth; about subsistence farming and food traditions; and about the particular styles of clothing and even hairstyles that vary from community to community. Restricted by custom from engaging in public occupations, Los Altos women are responsible for managing their households and caring for domestic animals. But many of them long for broader opportunities, and the Jolom Mayaetik cooperative represents a bold effort by its members to assume control over and build a wider market for their own work.

    This English-language edition features color photographs--published here for the first time--depicting many of the individual women and their stunning textiles. A new preface, chapter introductions, and a scholarly afterword frame the women's narratives and place their accounts within cultural and historical context.

  • Relational engagements of the indigenous Americas : alterity, ontology and shifting paradigms / edited by Melissa R. Baltus and Sarah E. Baires
    E 77.9 R45 2018
    In Relational Engagements of the Indigenous Americas, Melissa R. Baltus and Sarah E. Baires critically examine the current understanding of relationality in the Americas, covering a diverse range of topics from indigenous cosmologies to the life-world of the Inuit dog. The contributors to this diverse edited collection interrogate and discuss the multiple natures of relational ontologies, touching on the ever-changing, fluid, and varied ways of how people, both alive and dead, relate and related to their surrounding world. While the case studies presented in this edited collection all stem from the New World, the Indigenous histories and archaeological interpretations vary widely and the boundaries of relational theory are pushed to challenge current preconceptions of earlier ways of life in the indigenous Americas.

  • Mapping the megalopolis : order and disorder in Mexico City / edited by Glen David Kuecker and Alejandro Puga
    F 1386 M34 2018
    Mapping the Megalopolis: Order and Disorder in Mexico City brings the humanities and the social sciences into a conversation about Mexico City in its social, political, and aesthetic manifestations. Through a shared exploration of the order and disorder that mutually constitute the city, contributing authors engage topics such as the privatization of public space, challenges to existing conceptualizations of the urban form, and variations on the flaneur and other urban actors. Mexico City is truly a city of versions, and Mapping the Megalopolis celebrates the intersection of the image of the city and the lived experience of it. Readers will find substantive entries on a great variety of Mexico City's monumental and counter-monumental spaces, as well as some of its pivotal contemporary debates and cultural products. The volume serves both as supplemental reading on the world city or the Latin American city, and as a central text in a multidisciplinary study of Mexico City.

  • Histoire des Juifs du Québec / Pierre Anctil
    FC 2950 J5A52 2017

  • Pouvoir et territoire au Québec depuis 1850 / sous la direction de Harold Bérubé et Stéphane Savard ; avec la collaboration de Benoît Grenier et Michel Morissette
    FC 2911 P68 2017
    "Depuis l'époque du régime seigneurial jusqu'à l'élaboration du Plan Nord, pouvoir et territoire ont toujours été intimement liés. Comment le pouvoir s'exerce-t-il sur le territoire et, inversement, comment le territoire influence-t-il de façon déterminante le pouvoir? Alors que cette relation bidirectionnelle a parfois été explicitement ou implicitement évoquée dans certains travaux d'historiens, de géographes, de politologues et de sociologues, elle n'a étonnamment jamais fait l'objet d'une réflexion plus globale et synthétique dans le contexte québécois. En réunissant des chercheurs aux horizons multiples, tout en ancrant l'analyse dans une perspective résolument historique, ce collectif entend poser les premiers jalons venant combler cette lacune" --

  • Promenade dans le passé de Montréal / avec Dinu Bumbaru et Laurent Turcot ; plus de 275 photos tirées des archives de La Presse
    FC 2947.37 B85 2017

  • Mapmaker : Philip Turnor in Rupert's Land in the Age of Enlightenment / Barbara Mitchell
    FC 3212.1 T87 M58 2017
    "[M]arvelous and compelling..." -- John Milloy, author of "The Plains Cree" and "A National Crime". As the first inland surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company, Philip Turnor stands tall among the explorers and mapmakers of Canada. Accompanied by Cree guides and his Cree wife, Turnor travelled 15,000 miles by canoe and foot between 1778 and 1792 to produce ten maps, culminating in his magnum opus, a map that was the foundation of all northern geographic knowledge at that time. Barbara Mitchell's biography brings to life the man who taught David Thompson and Peter Fidler how to survey. In her search for Turnor's story, Mitchell discovers her own Cree-Orkney ancestry and that of thousands of others who are descendents of Turnor and his Cree wife. "Mitchell's work adds substantially to a deeper knowledge of Turnor, his life, his work, and to the extent possible, his character. It provides the first close study of his background, writings, career trajectory, and contributions to the mapping of North America." -- Jennifer Brown, author of Strangers in Blood: Fur Trade Company Families in Indian Country

  • Les angles morts : perspectives sur le Québec actuel / Alexa Conradi
    FC 2928 C66 2017

  • Gilles Duceppe : bleu de cœur et de regard : biographie / Robert Blondin
    FC 636 D83 B56 2017

  • Empire of the senses : sensory practices of colonialism in early America / edited by Daniela Hacke, Paul Musselwhite
    E 20 E47 2018
    Empire of the Senses brings together pathbreaking scholarship on the role the five senses played in early America. With perspectives from across the hemisphere, exploring individual senses and multi-sensory frameworks, the volume explores how sensory perception helped frame cultural encounters, colonial knowledge, and political relationships. From early French interpretations of intercultural touch, to English plans to restructure the scent of Jamaica, these essays elucidate different ways the expansion of rival European empires across the Americas involved a vast interconnected range of sensory experiences and practices. Empire of the Senses offers a new comparative perspective on the way European imperialism was constructed, operated, implemented and, sometimes, counteracted by rich and complex new sensory frameworks in the diverse contexts of early America.

  • Ti-Toine Landry & la petite histoire du village acadien : roman biographique / Sylvain Rivière
    FC 2478.1 L35 R58 2017

  • Le pari québécois : heureux mais sans projet... le Québec peut-il rêver mieux? / Serge Cabana
    FC 2928 C32 2017

  • Embattled nation : Canada's wartime election of 1917 / Patrice Dutil, David MacKenzie
    FC 557.5 D88 2017
    Embattled Nation explores Canada's tense wartime election of 1917. Amidst the drama of the First World War, Canada's most divisive election ever raised pivotal questions about Canada's place in the war and the world. This book examines the issues, people, and events behind one of the most important elections in Canada's history.

  • The indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica and Central America : their societies, cultures, and histories / Robert M. Carmack
    F 1434 C37 2017
    In The Indigenous Peoples of Mesoamerica and Central America, Robert Carmack focuses on K'iche' natives of Guatemala, Masayan peoples of Nicaragua, and the native peoples of Buenos Aires and Costa Rica. Starting with Christopher Columbus' proclaimed "discovery" of Central America, Carmack illustrates the Central American native peoples' dramatic struggles for survival, native languages, and unique communities and states. Carmack draws on the fieldwork that he has conducted over the past fifty years to highlight the diversity of the Central American peoples, cultures, and histories, and to explain their significance relative to other native peoples of the world. This book is recommended for scholars of anthropology, Latin American studies, history, and sociology

  • Chronique du Bas-Saint-Laurent : 1535-2017 / Richard Saindon
    FC 2945 B36 S25 2017

  • The 1624 Tumult of Mexico in perspective (c. 1620-1650) : authority and conflict resolution in the Iberian Atlantic / by Angela Ballone
    F 1231 B35 2018
    In The 1624 Tumult of Mexico in Perspective Angela Ballone offers, for the first time, a comprehensive study of an understudied period of Mexican early modern history. By looking at the mandates of three viceroys who, to varying degrees, participated in the events surrounding the Tumult, the book discusses royal authority from a transatlantic perspective that encompasses both sides of the Iberian Atlantic. Considering the similarities and tensions that coexisted in the Iberian Atlantic, Ballone offers a thorough reassessment of current historiography on the Tumult proving that, despite the conflicts and arguments underlying the disturbances, there was never any intention to do away with the king's authority in New Spain.

  • Les yeux tristes de mon camion / Serge Bouchard
    FC 2918 B685 2016

  • Exploitation, inequality, and resistance : a history of Latin America since Columbus / Mark A. Burkholder, Monica Rankin, Lyman L. Johnson
    F 1412 B97 2018
    The words "exploitation," "inequality," and "resistance" bind together attitudes and actions that encapsulate much of Latin America's economic, social, and political history for more than half a millennium. In this compelling text, authors Mark A. Burkholder, Lyman L. Johnson, and Monica A.Rankin tell the story of more than 500 years of Latin American history through the themes of exploitation, inequality, and resistance.Some examples of exploitation and inequality include slavery and other labor systems, sexual and gender exploitation, an inequitable economic relationship with foreign countries, repressive political systems through dictatorship and military regimes, and an unequal diplomatic relationship with theUnited States and other powerful nations. Despite deeply entrenched systems of injustice, Latin Americans remain notable for their resilience. Active and passive resistance to oppression and discrimination still persist in the twenty-first century, with native revolts and slave flights,unionization, the emergence of the Latin American women's movement, black-market economies, the emergence of populism, and various forms of revolt and revolution. Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance: A History of Latin America since Columbus emphasizes these themes and analyzes the ways inwhich earlier events continue to resonate today.

  • Latin America's radical left : rebellion and Cold War in the global 1960s / Aldo Marchesi, Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay) ; translated by Laura Perez Carrara
    F 1414.2 M2654 2018
    This book examines the emergence, development, and demise of a network of organizations of young leftist militants and intellectuals in South America. This new generation, formed primarily by people who in the late 1960s were still under the age of thirty, challenged traditional politics and embraced organized violence and transnational strategies as the only ways of achieving social change in their countries during the Cold War. This lasted for more than a decade, beginning in Uruguay as a result of the rise of authoritarianism in Brazil and Argentina, and expanding with Che Guevara's Bolivia campaign in 1966. These coordination efforts reached their highest point in Buenos Aires from 1973 to 1976, until the military coup d'tat in Argentina eliminated the last refuge for these groups. Aldo Marchesi offers the first in-depth, regional and transnational study of the militant left in Latin America during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s.

  • The struggle for power in colonial America, 1607-1776 / by William Nester
    E 188 N47 2017
    America's colonial era began and ended dramatically, with the founding of the first enduring settlement at Jamestown on May 14, 1607, and the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. During those many decades, conflicts were endemic and often overlapping among the various groups of people involved, as were struggles for power. The Struggle for Power in Colonial America, 1607-1776 provides a broad scholarly evaluation of these power struggles that occurred among the indigenous population, colonists, and other European peoples who shaped the American colonies. It analyzes the origins, development, and outcomes of such conflicts and their various cultural and political impacts. William Nester argues that the underlying dynamic was powered by two central developments: the transformation of English subjects into American citizens and the shift in core American cultural values from communitarianism and theocracy to individualism and humanism. Book jacket.

  • Downwardly Global : Women, Work, and Citizenship in the Pakistani Diaspora / Lalaie Ameeriar
    FC 106 P3 A44 2017
    In Downwardly Global Lalaie Ameeriar examines the transnational labor migration of Pakistani women to Toronto. Despite being trained professionals in fields including engineering, law, medicine, and education, they experience high levels of unemployment and poverty. Rather than addressing this downward mobility as the result of bureaucratic failures, in practice their unemployment is treated as a problem of culture and racialized bodily difference. In Toronto, a city that prides itself on multicultural inclusion, women are subjected to two distinct cultural contexts revealing that integration in Canada represents not the erasure of all differences, but the celebration of some differences and the eradication of others. Downwardly Global juxtaposes the experiences of these women in state-funded unemployment workshops, where they are instructed not to smell like Indian food or wear ethnic clothing, with their experiences at cultural festivals in which they are encouraged to promote these same differences. This form of multiculturalism, Ameeriar reveals, privileges whiteness while using race, gender, and cultural difference as a scapegoat for the failures of Canadian neoliberal policies.

  • Reflections.qc.ca, 1840 to our times : history of Québec and Canada, secondary IV. Sylvain Fortin, Dominique Lapointe, Rémi Lavoie, Alain Parent ; translators, Gwendolyn Schulman, Natasha DeCruz, Matthew Brown
    FC 170 F6713 2018

  • Situational identities along the raiding frontier of colonial New Mexico / Jun U. Sunseri
    F 799 S86 2017
    Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico examines pluralistic communities that navigated between colonial and indigenous practices to negotiate strategic alliances with both sides of generations-old conflicts. The rich history of the southwestern community of Casitas Viejas straddles multiple cultures and identities and is representative of multiple settlements in the region of northern New Mexico that served as a "buffer," protecting the larger towns of New Spain from Apache, Navajo, Ute, and Comanche raiders. These genízaro settlements of Indo-Hispano settlers used shrewd cross-cultural skills to survive.

    Researching the dynamics of these communities has long been difficult, due in large part to the lack of material records. In this innovative case study, Jun U. Sunseri examines persistent cultural practices among families who lived at Casitas Viejas and explores the complex identities of the region's communities. Applying theoretical and methodological approaches, Sunseri adds oral histories, performative traditions of contemporary inhabitants, culinary practices, and local culture to traditional archaeology to shed light on the historical identities of these communities that bridged two worlds.



  • Breaking white supremacy : Martin Luther King Jr. and the black social gospel / Gary Dorrien
    E 185.615 D677 2018
    This magisterial follow-up to The New Abolition, a Grawemeyer Award winner, tells the crucial second chapter in the black social gospel's history.

    The civil rights movement was one of the most searing developments in modern American history. It abounded with noble visions, resounded with magnificent rhetoric, and ended in nightmarish despair. It won a few legislative victories and had a profound impact on U.S. society, but failed to break white supremacy. The symbol of the movement, Martin Luther King Jr., soared so high that he tends to overwhelm anything associated with him. Yet the tradition that best describes him and other leaders of the civil rights movement has been strangely overlooked.

    In his latest book, Gary Dorrien continues to unearth the heyday and legacy of the black social gospel, a tradition with a shimmering history, a martyred central figure, and enduring relevance today. This part of the story centers around King and the mid-twentieth-century black church leaders who embraced the progressive, justice-oriented, internationalist social gospel from the beginning of their careers and fulfilled it, inspiring and leading America's greatest liberation movement.

  • Sovereignty's entailments : first nation state formation in the Yukon / Paul Nadasdy
    E 78 Y8 N33 2017

    In recent decades, indigenous peoples in the Yukon have signed land claim and self-government agreements that spell out the nature of government-to-government relations and grant individual First Nations significant, albeit limited, powers of governance over their peoples, lands, and resources. Those agreements, however, are predicated on the assumption that if First Nations are to qualify as governments at all, they must be fundamentally state-like, and they frame First Nation powers in the culturally contingent idiom of sovereignty.

    Based on over five years of ethnographic research [carried out] in the southwest Yukon, Sovereignty's Entailments is a close ethnographic analysis of everyday practices of state formation in a society whose members do not take for granted the cultural entailments of sovereignty. This approach enables Nadasdy to illustrate the full scope and magnitude of the "cultural revolution" that is state formation and expose the culturally specific assumptions about space, time, and sociality that lie at the heart of sovereign politics.

    Nadasdy's timely and insightful work illuminates how the process of state formation is transforming Yukon Indian people's relationships with one another, animals, and the land.


  • The rise of the American security state : the National Security Act of 1947 and the militarization of U.S. foreign policy / M. Kent Bolton
    E 183.7 B65 2018

    This book examines the impact of the National Security Act of 1947, the most important foreign policy legislation that many Americans (including policymakers and academics) have never heard of.

    * Surveys U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras through the careful and consistent evaluation of 14 case studies

    * Examines the National Security Act of 1947 (and subsequent amendments) and its main creations that have propelled the United States into being the interventionist nation it is today

    * Makes connections between the policymakers involved in the Cold War consensus (both in the White House National Security Counsel and on Capitol Hill) in the late 1940s and those of today's era


  • Our beloved kin : a new history of King Philip's war / Lisa Brooks
    E 83.67 B795 2018
    A compelling and original recovery of Native American resistance and adaptation to colonial America

    With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Lisa Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the "First Indian War" (later named King Philip's War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson. Through both a narrow focus on Weetamoo, Printer, and their network of relations, and a far broader scope that includes vast Indigenous geographies, Brooks leads us to a new understanding of the history of colonial New England and of American origins. Brooks's pathbreaking scholarship is grounded not just in extensive archival research but also in the land and communities of Native New England, reading the actions of actors during the seventeenth century alongside an analysis of the landscape and interpretations informed by tribal history.

  • Forgotten continent : a history of the new Latin America / Michael Reid
    F 1414.3 R35 2017
    A newly updated edition of the best-selling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America

    Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid's best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the "Forgotten Continent." The former Americas editor for the Economist , Reid suggests that much of Central and South America, though less poor, less unequal, and better educated than before, faces harder economic times now that the commodities boom of the 2000s is over. His revised, in-depth account of the region reveals dynamic societies more concerned about corruption and climate change, the uncertainties of a Donald Trump-led United States, and a political cycle that, in many cases, is turning from left-wing populism to center-right governments. This essential new edition provides important insights into the sweeping changes that have occurred in Latin America in recent years and indicates priorities for the future.

  • Culture and the Cuban state : participation, recognition, and dissonance under communism / Yvon Grenier
    F 1788 G746 2017
    Culture and the Cuban State examines the politics of culture in communist Cuba. It focuses on cultural policy, censorship, and the political participation of artists, writers and academics such as Tania Bruguera, Jesus Diaz, Rafael Hernandez, Kcho, Reynier Leyva Novo, Leonardo Padura, and Jose Toirac. The cultural field is important for the reproduction of the regime in place, given its pretense and ambition to be eternally "revolutionary" and to lead a genuine "cultural revolution." Cultural actors must be mobilized and handled with care, given their presumed disposition to speak their mind and to cherish their autonomy. This book argues that cultural actors also seek recognition by the main (for a long time the only) sponsor and patron of the art in Cuba: the "curator state." The "curator state" is also a "gatekeeper state," arbitrarily and selectively opening and closing the space for public expression and for access to foreign currencies and the global market. The time when everything was either mandatory or forbidden is over in Cuba. The regime seems to have learned from egregious mistakes that led to a massive exodus of artists, writers and academics. In a country where things change so everything could stay the same, the controlled opening in the cultural field, playing on the actors' ambition and fear, illuminates a broader phenomenon: the evolving rules of the political game in the longest standing dictatorship of the hemisphere.

  • Invento, luego resisto : el período especial en Cuba como experiencia y metáfora (1990-2015) / Elzbieta Sklodowska
    F 1788 S54 2016

  • A clan mother's call : reconstructing Haudenosaunee cultural memory / Jeanette Rodriguez ; with Iakoiane Wakerahkats:teh, Condoled Bear Clan Mother of the Kanien'kehá:ka Nation
    E 99 I7 R584 2017
    Addresses the importance of Haudenosaunee women in the rebuilding of the Iroquois nation.


  • Una nación para todos : raza, desigualdad y política en Cuba, 1900-2000 / Alejandro de la Fuente
    F 1789 A1 F8418 2014

  • Le Québec, une nation imaginaire / Anne Legaré
    FC 2928.9 N3 L43 2017

  • Les Sépharades du Québec : parcours d'éxils nord-africains / sous la direction de Yolande Cohen
    FC 2950 N58 S47 2017

  • Cuando lo nuevo conquistó América : prensa, moda y literatura en el siglo XIX / Víctor Goldgel
    F 1408.3 G605 2016

  • Truth and reconciliation / by Simon Rose
    E 96.5 R67 2017

  • Reflections.qc.ca, origins to 1840 : history of Québec and Canada, secondary III. Francis Campeau, Sylvain Fortin, Rémi Lavoie, Alain Parent ; translators, Gwendolyn Schulman, Natasha DeCruz
    FC 170 C34813 2017
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