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  • The survival guide to British Columbia / Ian Ferguson
    F1087

    A completely satirical yet oddly practical guide to surviving and thriving in Canada's westernmost province.

    So you've arrived in British Columbia. Perhaps you're just passing through; perhaps you want to stay a while. You may even be contemplating making British Columbia your home. What you need is a well-researched, clearly written, and comprehensive guide to living and even prospering in Canada's westernmost province. This isn't it. However, the information contained in this book will allow you to experience British Columbia with minimal damage to your health and well being.

    Having lived in nearly every province in the country before settling in BC, Ian Ferguson can say with great authority that things work differently here. So differently, in fact, that visitors and newcomers from other parts of Canada may put themselves in physical (or social) peril if they try to dress, act, drive, work, vote, or socialize in the same ways as they would in Ontario, New Brunswick, or (god forbid) Alberta. With practical advice, little-known facts, and personal anecdotes, Ferguson tackles everything from how to recognize a local (and differentiate the various types of facial hair that delineate the male British Columbian) to how to survive both natural and unnatural disasters (whether it's a light dusting of snow on the southern tip of Vancouver Island or a full-blown hockey riot) to how BC has been governed through the ages (like the time a bootlegger was put in charge of prohibition). Illuminating, hilarious, and only mildly offensive (if you have no sense of humour), The Survival Guide to British Columbia will make you question why you ever came here in the first place.


  • La renaissance des cultures autochtones : enjeux et défis de la reconnaissance / sous la direction de Jean-François Côté et Claudine Cyr
    E 77.2 R393 2018eb

  • La communication interpersonnelle en santé : habiletés et attitudes essentielles pour favoriser un processus de guérison / Nathalie Parent
    RA423.2

  • Concevoir une formation continue en ligne pour les professionnels de la santé / Pierre Valois, Jean-Sébastien Renaud, Claudine Ouellet, Patrick Blouin
    R845

  • Autour de l'oeuvre d'Yvan Lamonde : colonialisme et modernité au Canada depuis 1867 / sous la direction de Claude Couture, Srilata Ravi et François Pageau
    F 1053.25 L36A97 2019eb

  • Bilan du gouvernement libéral de Justin Trudeau : 353 promesses et un mandat de changement / sous la direction de Lisa Birch et François Pétry
    F 1034.3 T78B55 2019eb

  • La communauté portugaise de Montréal : langue et identité / Fabio Scetti
    F 1054.5 M89P65 2019eb

  • Une réconciliation durable est-elle à la portée du Canada? : le parcours ardu et inachevé du Canada français vers une reconnaissance et un respect mérités : essais / Pierre Joncas ; préface de Louis Balthazar
    F 1027 J59 2018eb

  • Les récits de notre terre. [compilé par] Daniel Clément
    E 99 A35R297 2019eb

  • Une vie de soldat le Général Jacques A. Dextraze (1919-1993) / Jean-Pierre Gagnon
    F 1033 D49G28 2019eb

  • Les Bois-Brûlés de l'Outaouais une étude ethnoculturelle des Métis de la Gatineau / Michel Bouchard, Sébastien Malette, Guillaume Marcotte ; préface de Michel Noël
    E 99 M47B63 2019eb

  • Assessing Justin Trudeau's Liberal Government. 353 Promises and a Mandate for Change
    F 1034.3 T78A87 2019eb

  • La Confédération : nouvelles perspectives, 1864-1999 / sous la direction de Daniel Heidt ; avec la collaboration de Colin M. Coates
    F 1032 R43 2019eb

  • Waterloo you never knew : life on the margins / Joanna Rickert-Hall
    F 1059 W32R53 2019eb
    The history you don't know is the most fascinating of all. Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century, Waterloo, Ontario, could be any small Canadian community. Its familiar histories privilege the "great accomplishments" of those who built the institutions we know today: industry, government, and education. But what of those who were marginalized, weird, and wonderful -- real people who lived between the boundaries of mainstream existence? Waterloo You Never Knew reveals forgotten and little known tales of a community in transition and reflects on those lives lived in infamy and obscurity, by choice or design. Meet the rumrunner, the ex-slaves, and the cholera victims, the grave-digging doctor, the séance-loving politician, and the sorcery-practising healer. Come inside. See the Waterloo you never knew, revealed.

  • Settler city limits : Indigenous resurgence and colonial violence in the urban Prairie West / edited by Heather Dorries (Carleton University), Robert Henry (University of Calgary), David Hugill (Carleton University), Tyler McCreary (Florida State University), and Julie Tomiak (Ryerson University)
    E 78 P7S48 2019
    While cities like Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Saskatoon, Rapid City, Edmonton, Missoula, Regina, and Tulsa are places where Indigenous marginalization has been most acute, they have also long been sites of Indigenous placemaking and resistance to settler colonialism.Although such cities have been denigrated as "ordinary" or banal in the broader urban literature, they are exceptional sites to study Indigenous resurgence. T​he urban centres of the continental plains have featured Indigenous housing and food co-operatives, social service agencies, and schools. The American Indian Movement initially developed in Minneapolis in 1968, and Idle No More emerged in Saskatoon in 2013.The editors and authors of Settler City Limits , both Indigenous and settler, address urban struggles involving Anishinaabek, Cree, Creek, Dakota, Flathead, Lakota, and Métis peoples. Collectively, these studies showcase how Indigenous people in the city resist ongoing processes of colonial dispossession and create spaces for themselves and their families.Working at intersections of Indigenous studies, settler colonial studies, urban studies, geography, and sociology, this book examines how the historical and political conditions of settler colonialism have shaped urban development in the Canadian Prairies and American Plains. Settler City Limits frames cities as Indigenous spaces and places, both in terms of the historical geographies of the regions in which they are embedded, and with respect to ongoing struggles for land, life, and self-determination.

  • The man who lived with a giant : stories from Johnny Neyelle, Dene elder / Alana Fletcher and Morris Neyelle, editors
    E 99 C59M36 2019eb
    Our parents always taught us well. They told us to look on the good side of life and to accept what has to happen. The Man Who Lived with a Giant is a collection of traditional and personal stories told by Johnny Neyelle, a Dene Elder from Déline, Northwest Territories. Johnny used storytelling to teach Dene youth and others to understand and celebrate Dene traditions and knowledge. Johnny's voice makes his stories accessible to readers young and old, and his wisdom reinforces the right way to live: in harmony with people and places. Storytelling forms the core of Dene knowledge-keeping, making this a vital book for Dene people of today and tomorrow, researchers working with Indigenous cultures and oral histories, and all those dedicated to preserving Elders' stories.

  • A diminished roar : Winnipeg in the 1920s / Jim Blanchard
    F 1064.5 W7B53 2019
    The third instalment in Jim Blanchard's popular history of early Winnipeg, "A Diminished Roar" presents a city in the midst of enormous change. Once the fastest growing city in Canada, by 1920 Winnipeg was losing its dominant position in western Canada. As the decade began, Winnipeggers were reeling from the chaos of the Great War and the influenza pandemic. But it was the divisions exposed by the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike which left the deepest marks. As Winnipeg wrestled with its changing fortunes, its citizens looked for new ways to imagine the city's future and identity.Beginning with the opening of the magnificent new provincial legislature building in 1920, A Diminished Roar guides readers through this decade of political and social turmoil. At City Hall, two very different politicians dominated the scene. Winnipeg's first Labour mayor, S.J. Farmer, pushed for more public services. His rival, Ralph Webb, would act as the city's chief "booster" as mayor, encouraging U.S. tourists with the promise of"snowballs and highballs." Meanwhile, promoters tried to rekindle the city's spirits with plans for new public projects, such as a grand boulevard through the middle of the city, a new amusement park, and the start of professional horse racing. In the midst of the Jazz Age, Winnipeg's teenagers grappled with "problems of the heart," and social groups like the Gyro Club organized masked balls for the city's elite.

  • Catch and release : an Oregon life in politics / Les AuCoin
    E 840.8 A93A3 2019

  • The memoirs of Harry S. Truman : a reader's edition / edited by Raymond H. Geselbracht
    E 814 A327 2019
    This new "Reader's Edition" of Harry Truman's memoirs removes the overload of detail and reproduced historical documents, reduces the bloated cast of characters, clarifies the often confusing balance between chronological and thematic presentation, and corrects some important problems of presentation that made the two volumes of Truman's memoirs, published in 1955 and 1956, difficult to read and enjoy. This new edition, reduced to half the length of the original text, offers a new generation of readers the thrill of hearing the unique and authentic voice of Harry S. Truman, probably the most important president of the last seventy-five years, telling the story of his life, his presidency, and some of the most important years in American history.

  • Dismantlings : words against machines in the American long seventies / Matt Tierney
    E 169.12 T557 2019

  • Literary San Antonio / edited by Bryce Milligan
    F 394 S2L73 2018

  • Racial Alterity, Wixarika Youth Activism, and the Right to the Mexican City / Diana Negrin
    F 1221 H9N43 2019

  • Reclaiming the great world house : the global vision of Martin Luther King Jr. / Vicki L. Crawford and Lewis V. Baldwin, editors ; foreword by Robert M. Franklin
    E 185.97 K5R397 2019

    The burgeoning terrain of Martin Luther King Jr. studies is leading to a new appreciation of his thought and its meaningfulness for the emergence and shaping of the twenty-first-century world. This volume brings together an impressive array of scholars from various backgrounds and disciplines to explore the global significance of King--then, now, and in the future.

    Employing King's metaphor of "the great world house," the major focus is on King's appraisal of the global-human struggle in the 1950s and 1960s, his relevance for today's world, and how future generations might constructively apply or appropriate his key ideas and values in addressing racism, poverty and economic injustice, militarism, sexism, homophobia, the environmental crisis, globalization, and other challenges confronting humanity today. The contributors treat King in context and beyond context, taking seriously the historical King while also exploring how his name, activities, contributions, and legacy are still associated with a globalized rights culture .


  • Postcards from the Chihuahua border : revisiting a pictorial past, 1900s-1950s / Daniel D. Arreola
    F 1261 A77 2019

  • How "Indians" think : colonial indigenous intellectuals and the question of critical race theory / Gonzalo Lamana
    F 2230.1 I58L36 2019

  • William Gregg's Civil War : The Battle to Shape the History of Guerrilla Warfare / by William H. Gregg ; edited and annotated by Joseph M. Beilein Jr
    E 470.45 G74 2019eb

    During the Civil War, William H. Gregg served as William Clarke Quantrill's de facto adjutant from December 1861 until the spring of 1864, making him one of the closest people to the Confederate guerrilla leader. "Quantrill's raiders" were a partisan ranger outfit best known for their brutal guerrilla tactics, which made use of Native American field skills. Whether it was the origins of Quantrill's band, the early warfare along the border, the planning and execution of the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, the Battle of Baxter Springs, or the dissolution of the company in early 1864, Gregg was there as a participant and observer. This book includes his personal account of that era.

    The book also includes correspondence between Gregg and William E. Connelley, a historian. Connelley was deeply affected by the war and was a staunch Unionist and Republican. Even as much of the country was focusing on reunification, Connelley refused to forgive the South and felt little if any empathy for his Southern peers. Connelley's relationship with Gregg was complicated and exploitive. Their bond appeared mutually beneficial, but Connelley manipulated an old, weak, and naïve Gregg, offering to help him publish his memoir in exchange for Gregg's inside information for a biography of Quantrill.


  • Standing with Standing Rock : voices from the #NoDAPL movement / Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon, editors
    E 99 D1S61835 2019

    Dispatches of radical political engagement from people taking a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline

    It is prophecy. A Black Snake will spread itself across the land, bringing destruction while uniting Indigenous nations. The Dakota Access Pipeline is the Black Snake, crossing the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The oil pipeline united communities along its path--from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois--and galvanized a twenty-first-century Indigenous resistance movement marching under the banner Mni Wiconi--Water Is Life! Standing Rock youth issued a call, and millions around the world and thousands of Water Protectors from more than three hundred Native nations answered. Amid the movement to protect the land and the water that millions depend on for life, the Oceti Sakowin (the Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota people) reunited. A nation was reborn with renewed power to protect the environment and support Indigenous grassroots education and organizing. This book assembles the multitude of voices of writers, thinkers, artists, and activists from that movement.

    Through poetry and prose, essays, photography, interviews, and polemical interventions, the contributors, including leaders of the Standing Rock movement, reflect on Indigenous history and politics and on the movement's significance. Their work challenges our understanding of colonial history not simply as "lessons learned" but as essential guideposts for current and future activism.

    Contributors: Dave Archambault II, Natalie Avalos, Vanessa Bowen, Alleen Brown, Kevin Bruyneel, Tomoki Mari Birkett, Troy Cochrane, Michelle L. Cook, Deborah Cowen, Andrew Curley, Martin Danyluk, Jaskiran Dhillon, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Liz Ellis, Nick Estes, Marcella Gilbert, Sandy Grande, Craig Howe, Elise Hunchuck, Michelle Latimer, Layli Long Soldier, David Uahikeaikalei'ohu Maile, Jason Mancini, Sarah Sunshine Manning, Katie Mazer, Teresa Montoya, Chris Newell, The NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective, Jeffrey Ostler, Will Parrish, Shiri Pasternak, endawnis Spears, Alice Speri, Anne Spice, Kim TallBear, Mark L. Tilsen, Edward Valandra, Joel Waters, Tyler Young.


  • Alone on the Colorado / Harold H. Leich ; foreword by Roy Webb
    F 788 L45 2019

  • Divided Peoples : Policy, Activism, and Indigenous Identities on the U.S.-Mexico Border / Christina Leza
    E 78 S7L49 2019

  • Persistent callings : seasons of work and identity on the Oregon Coast / Joseph E. Taylor III
    F 882 T5T39 2019eb

  • Voices of African immigrants in Kentucky : migration, identity, and transnationality / Francis Musoni, Iddah Otieno, Angene Wilson, and Jack Wilson
    F 460 A24M87 2019eb

    Following historical and theoretical overview of African immigration, the heart of this book is based on oral history interviews with forty-seven of the more than twenty-two thousand Africa-born immigrants in Kentucky. From a former ambassador from Gambia, a pharmacist from South Africa, a restaurant owner from Guinea, to a certified nursing assistant from the Democratic Republic of Congo -- every immigrant has a unique and complex story of their life experiences and the decisions that led them to emigrate to the United States. The compelling narratives reveal why and how the immigrants came to the Bluegrass state -- whether it was coming voluntarily as a student or forced because of war -- and how they connect with and contribute to their home countries as well as to the US. The immigrants describe their challenges -- language, loneliness, cultural differences, credentials for employment, ignorance towards Africa, and racism -- and positive experiences such as education, job opportunities, and helpful people. One chapter focuses on family -- including interviews with the second generations -- and how the immigrants identify themselves.


  • Historical archaeologies of the Caribbean : contextualizing sites through colonialism, capitalism, and globalism / edited by Todd M. Ahlman and Gerald F. Schroedl
    F 2175 H565 2020

  • Migrations in late Mesoamerica / edited by Christopher S. Beekman ; foreword by Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase
    F 1219.3 M54M548 2019
    Bringing the often-neglected topic of migration to the forefront of ancient Mesoamerican studies, this volume uses an illuminating multidisciplinary approach to address the role of population movements in Mexico and Central America from AD 500 to 1500, the tumultuous centuries before European contact. Clarifying what has to date been chiefly speculation, researchers from the fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics, ethnohistory, and art history delve deeply into the causes and impacts of prehistoric migration in the region. They draw on evidence including records of the Nahuatl language, murals painted at the Cacaxtla polity, ceramics in the style known as Coyotlatelco, skeletal samples from multiple sites, and conquest-era accounts of the origins of the Chichén Itzá Maya from both Native and Spanish scribes. The diverse datasets in this volume help reveal the choices and priorities of migrants during times of political, economic, and social changes that unmoored populations from ancestral lands. Migrations in Late Mesoamerica shows how migration patterns are vitally important to study due to their connection to environmental and political disruption in both ancient societies and today's world. A volume in the series Maya Studies, edited by Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase

  • Bloodsucking witchcraft : an epistemological study of anthropomorphic supernaturalism in rural Tlaxcala / Hugo G. Nutini & John M. Roberts
    F 1221 N3N87 1993

  • Salmon is everything : community-based theatre in the Klamath Watershed / Theresa May ; with Suzanne Burcell, Kathleen McCovey, Jean O'Hara, Kirby Brown ; foreword by Gordon Bettles
    E 99 K7M39 2018

  • Multiculturalism in Canada : constructing a model multiculture with multicultural values / Hugh Donald Forbes
    F1035.A1

  • Exile and nation-state formation in Argentina and Chile, 1810-1862 / Edward Blumenthal
    F2843

  • Toussaint Louverture, la rebelión negra de 1791 y Santo Domingo / Carlos Esteban Deive
    F 1938.3 D45 2018
    Premio Anual de Historia José Gabriel García 2017. Essay. Winner of the Annual History Essay Prize at the 2017 Santo Domingo Bookfair. Carlos Esteban Deive (1935) is an important Dominican historian and fiction writer. His other history works include Las culturas afrocaribeñas (2015), Y tu abuela donde está: el negro en la cultura y la historia dominicanas (2013), Los dominicanos visto por los extranjeros, 1730-1929 (2009), El festín de los generales (2007), Tangomangos: contrabando y piratería en Santo Domingo, 1522-1606 (1996), La esclavitud del negro en Santo Domingo, 1492-1844 (1980) and Vodú y magia en Santo Domingo (1979), among others. For his fictional work Deive has received several literary prizes including the 1963 Premio Nacional de Novela for Tendencias de la novela contemporánea and the Siboney prize twice in 1978 for his novel Las devastaciones and for his essay Heterodoxia e inquisición en Santo Domingo.

  • Violence and the Caste War of Yucatán / Wolfgang Gabbert
    F 1376 G15 2019
    Violence and The Caste War of Yucatán analyzes the extent and forms of violence employed during one of the most significant indigenous rural revolts in nineteenth-century Latin America: the Caste War of Yucatán in the tropical southeast of Mexico. Combining the results of historical, anthropological, and sociological research with the thorough investigation of primary sources from numerous archives, the book ascertains that violence was neither random nor the result of individual bloodthirstiness but in many cases followed specific patterns related to demographic, economic, political, and military factors. In addition to its use against the enemy, violence also played a role in the establishment and maintenance of order and leadership within the ranks of the contending parties. While the Caste War has been widely considered a conflict between the whites and the Maya, this book shows that Indians and non-Indians fought and died on both sides.

  • "Opposition on the Coast" : the Hudson's Bay Company, American coasters, the Russian-American Company, and Native traders on the Northwest Coast, 1825-1846 / edited by James R. Gibson
    FC 3207 O66 2019

  • A frontier lady : recollections of the gold rush and early California / by Sarah Royce ; with a foreword by Katharine Royce ; edited by Ralph Henry Gabriel
    F 865 R86 1977
    Since it was first published in 1932, A Frontier Lady has held a high and special place in the literature of Americas westward migration. Written in the 1880s at the request of her son, the philosopher and educator Josiah Royce, Sarah Royce's narrative of the family odyssey across the continent and of their early years in California is also the portrait of a remarkable woman. In the words of her daughter-in-law, "Wherever she was, she made civilization, even when it seemed that she had little indeed from which to make it."

  • Minnesota and the far West / by Laurence Oliphant
    F 606 O47

  • Puritans among the Indians : accounts of captivity and redemption, 1676-1724 / edited by Alden T. Vaughan & Edward W. Clark
    E 85 P87
    These eight reports by white settlers held captive by Indians gripped the imagination not only of early settlers but also of American writers through our history. Puritans among the Indians presents, in modern spelling, the best of the New England narratives. These both delineate the social and ideological struggle between the captors and the settlers, and constitute a dramatic rendition of the Puritans' spiritual struggle for redemption.

  • Fabled city : the Jews of Montreal / Joe King
    FC 2947.9 J4 K543 2009

  • The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war / Victoria E. Bynum
    F 347 J6B95 2016
    Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River, where they declared their loyalty to the U.S. government.



    The story of the Jones County rebellion is well known among Mississippians, and debate over whether the county actually seceded from the state during the war has smoldered for more than a century. Adding further controversy to the legend is the story of Newt Knight's interracial romance with his wartime accomplice, Rachel, a slave. From their relationship there developed a mixed-race community that endured long after the Civil War had ended, and the ambiguous racial identity of their descendants confounded the rules of segregated Mississippi well into the twentieth century.



    Victoria Bynum traces the origins and legacy of the Jones County uprising from the American Revolution to the modern civil rights movement. In bridging the gap between the legendary and the real Free State of Jones, she shows how the legend--what was told, what was embellished, and what was left out--reveals a great deal about the South's transition from slavery to segregation; the racial, gender, and class politics of the period; and the contingent nature of history and memory.



    In a new afterword, Bynum updates readers on recent scholarship, current issues of race and Southern heritage, and the coming movie that make this Civil War story essential reading.



    The Free State of Jones film, starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Keri Russell, will be released in May 2016.


  • Citizen Brown : race, democracy, and inequality in the St. Louis suburbs / Colin Gordon
    E 185.93 M7G67 2019
    The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, ignited nationwide protests and brought widespread attention police brutality and institutional racism. But Ferguson was no aberration. As Colin Gordon shows in this urgent and timely book, the events in Ferguson exposed not only the deep racism of the local police department but also the ways in which decades of public policy effectively segregated people and curtailed citizenship not just in Ferguson but across the St. Louis suburbs.

    Citizen Brown uncovers half a century of private practices and public policies that resulted in bitter inequality and sustained segregation in Ferguson and beyond. Gordon shows how municipal and school district boundaries were pointedly drawn to contain or exclude African Americans and how local policies and services--especially policing, education, and urban renewal--were weaponized to maintain civic separation. He also makes it clear that the outcry that arose in Ferguson was no impulsive outburst but rather an explosion of pent-up rage against long-standing systems of segregation and inequality--of which a police force that viewed citizens not as subjects to serve and protect but as sources of revenue was only the most immediate example. Worse, Citizen Brown illustrates the fact that though the greater St. Louis area provides some extraordinarily clear examples of fraught racial dynamics, in this it is hardly alone among American cities and regions.

    Interactive maps and other companion resources to Citizen Brown are available at the book website .

  • This atom bomb in me / Lindsey A. Freeman
    F 444 O3F75 2019

    This Atom Bomb in Me traces what it felt like to grow up suffused with American nuclear culture in and around the atomic city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As a secret city during the Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge enriched the uranium that powered Little Boy, the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. The city was a major nuclear production site throughout the Cold War, adding something to each and every bomb in the United States arsenal. Even today, Oak Ridge contains the world's largest supply of fissionable uranium.

    The granddaughter of an atomic courier, Lindsey A. Freeman turns a critical yet nostalgic eye to the place where her family was sent as part of a covert government plan. Theirs was a city devoted to nuclear science within a larger America obsessed with its nuclear prowess. Through memories, mysterious photographs, and uncanny childhood toys, she shows how Reagan-era politics and nuclear culture irradiated the late twentieth century. Alternately tender and alarming, her book takes a Geiger counter to recent history, reading the half-life of the atomic past as it resonates in our tense nuclear present.


  • Wayward lives, beautiful experiments : intimate histories of social upheaval / Saidiya Hartman
    E 185.86 H379 2019
    In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer relations, and single motherhood were among the sweeping changes that altered the character of everyday life and challenged traditional Victorian beliefs about courtship, love, and marriage. Hartman narrates the story of this radical social transformation against the grain of the prevailing century-old argument about the crisis of the black family.In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship that were indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of law. They cleaved to and cast off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist, and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work.Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives recreates the experience of young urban black women who desired an existence qualitatively different than the one that had been scripted for them--domestic service, second-class citizenship, and respectable poverty--and whose intimate revolution was apprehended as crime and pathology. For the first time, young black women are credited with shaping a cultural movement that transformed the urban landscape. Through a melding of history and literary imagination, Wayward Lives recovers their radical aspirations and insurgent desires.

  • American exodus : second-generation Chinese Americans in China 1901-1949 / Charlotte Brooks
    E 184 C5B735 2019
    In the first decades of the 20th century, almost half of the Chinese Americans born in the United States moved to China--a relocation they assumed would be permanent. At a time when people from around the world flocked to the United States, this little-noticed emigration belied America's image as a magnet for immigrants and a land of upward mobility for all. Fleeing racism, Chinese Americans who sought greater opportunities saw China, a tottering empire and then a struggling republic, as their promised land.

    American Exodus is the first book to explore this extraordinary migration of Chinese Americans. Their exodus shaped Sino-American relations, the development of key economic sectors in China, the character of social life in its coastal cities, debates about the meaning of culture and "modernity" there, and the U.S. government's approach to citizenship and expatriation in the interwar years. Spanning multiple fields, exploring numerous cities, and crisscrossing the Pacific Ocean, this book will appeal to anyone interested in Chinese history, international relations, immigration history, and Asian American studies.

  • Design for the crowd : patriotism and protest in Union Square / Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
    F 128.65 U6M47 2019
    Situated on Broadway between Fourteenth and Seventeenth Streets, Union Square occupies a central place in both the geography and the history of New York City. Though this compact space was originally designed in 1830 to beautify a residential neighborhood and boost property values, by the early days of the Civil War, New Yorkers had transformed Union Square into a gathering place for political debate and protest. As public use of the square changed, so, too, did its design. When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux redesigned the park in the late nineteenth century, they sought to enhance its potential as a space for the orderly expression of public sentiment. A few decades later, anarchists and Communist activists, including Emma Goldman, turned Union Square into a regular gathering place where they would advocate for radical change. In response, a series of city administrations and business groups sought to quash this unruly form of dissidence by remaking the square into a new kind of patriotic space. As Joanna Merwood-Salisbury shows us in Design for the Crowd , the history of Union Square illustrates ongoing debates over the proper organization of urban space--and competing images of the public that uses it.

    In this sweeping history of an iconic urban square, Merwood-Salisbury gives us a review of American political activism, philosophies of urban design, and the many ways in which a seemingly stable landmark can change through public engagement and design.

    Published with the support of Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.

  • Germany on their minds : German Jewish refugees in the United States and their relationships with Germany, 1938-1988 / Anne C. Schenderlein
    E 184.354 S34 2020

    Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, approximately ninety thousand German Jews fled their homeland and settled in the United States, prior to that nation closing its borders to Jewish refugees. And even though many of them wanted little to do with Germany, the circumstances of the Second World War and the postwar era meant that engagement of some kind was unavoidable--whether direct or indirect, initiated within the community itself or by political actors and the broader German public. This book carefully traces these entangled histories on both sides of the Atlantic, demonstrating the remarkable extent to which German Jews and their former fellow citizens helped to shape developments from the Allied war effort to the course of West German democratization.


  • When democracy trumps populism : European and Latin American lessons for the United States / edited by Kurt Weyland (University of Texas, Austin) and Raúl L. Madrid (University of Texas, Austin)
    E 912 W47 2019
    The victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 election left specialists of American politics perplexed and concerned about the future of US democracy. Because no populist leader had occupied the White House in 150 years, there were many questions about what to expect. Marshaling the long-standing expertise of leading specialists of populism elsewhere in the world, this book provides the first systematic, comparative analysis of the prospects for US democracy under Trump, considering the two regions - Europe and Latin America - that have had the most ample recent experiences with populist chief executives. Chapters analyze the conditions under which populism slides into illiberal or authoritarian rule and in so doing derive well-grounded insights and scenarios for the US case, as well as a more general cross-national framework. The book makes an original argument about the likely resilience of US democracy and its institutions.

  • Worldviews of the Greenlanders : an Inuit Arctic perspective / Birgitte Sonne
    E 99 E7S6425 2017
    Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research has grown around the Inuit and Yupiit of North America--but, until now, English-language readers have had little access to the broad corpus of work on Greenlandic natives.
    Worldviews of the Greenlanders draws upon extensive Danish and Greenlandic research on Inuit arctic peoples--as well as Birgitte Sonne's own decades of scholarship and fieldwork--to present in rich detail the key symbols and traditional beliefs of Greenlandic Natives, as well as the changes brought about by contact with colonial traders and Christian missionaries. It includes critical updates to our knowledge of the Greenlanders' pre-colonial world and their ideas on space, time, and other worldly beings. This expansive work will be a touchstone of Arctic Native studies for academics who wish to expand their knowledge past the boundaries of North America.

  • Nîtisânak / Lindsay Nixon
    E 98 S48 N59 2018

    Lindsay Nixon's nîtisânak honours blood and chosen kin with equal care. A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, it is woven around grief over the loss of their mother. It also explores despair and healing through community and family, and being torn apart by the same. Using cyclical narrative techniques and drawing on their Cree, Saulteaux, and Métis ancestral teachings, this work offers a compelling perspective on the connections that must be broken and the ones that heal.

    Winner of the 2019 Quebec Writers' Federation Concordia University First Book Prize


  • Breaking the ocean : a memoir of race, rebellion, and reconciliation / Annahid Dashtgard
    FC 106 I5Z7 2019

    Annahid Dashtgard was born into a supportive mixed-race family in 1970s Iran. Then came the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which ushered in a powerful and orthodox religious regime. Her family was forced to flee their homeland, immigrating to a small town in Alberta, Canada. As a young girl, Dashtgard was bullied, shunned, and ostracized by both her peers at school and adults in the community. Home offered little respite as her parents were embroiled in their own struggles, exposing the sharp contrasts between her British mother and Persian father.

    Determined to break free from her past, Dashtgard created a new identity for herself as a driven young woman who found strength through political activism, eventually becoming a leader in the anti-corporate globalization movement of the late 1990s. But her unhealed trauma was re-activated following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Suffering burnout, Dashtgard checked out of her life and took the first steps towards personal healing, a journey that continues to this day.

    Breaking the Ocean introduces a unique perspective on how racism and systemic discrimination result in emotional scarring and ongoing PTSD. It is a wake-up call to acknowledge our differences, offering new possibilities for healing and understanding through the revolutionary power of resilience. Dashtgard answers the universal questions of what it means to belong, what it takes to become whole, and ultimately what is required to create change in ourselves and in society.


  • Moments of crisis : religion and national identity in Québec / Ian A. Morrison
    FC 2920 N38M67 2019

    In the past two decades, Québec has been racked by a series of controversies in which the religiosity of migrants and minorities has been represented as a threat to the province's once staunchly Catholic, and now resolutely secular, identity. In Moments of Crises, Ian Morrison locates these debates within a longer history of crises within - and transformations of - Québécois identity, from the Conquest of New France in 1760 to contemporary times. He argues that rather than seeking to overcome these crises by reconsolidating national identity, Québec should look on them as opportunities to forge alternative conceptions of community, identity, and belonging.


  • The return of the sun : suicide and reclamation among Inuit of Arctic Canada / Michael J. Kral
    E 99 E7K73 2019
    Inuit have among the highest suicide rates in the world - ten times the national average. Inuit narratives of suicide provide clues as to what can and in some cases has been done to combat the problem, but until recently they have not circulated far beyond Inuit communities themselves. At the same time, academic researchers have studied suicide among Indigenous peoples, but have stopped short of analyzing narrative accounts for their themes of cultural survival.

    Based on two decades of participatory action and ethnographic research, The Return of the Sun is a historical and anthropological examination of suicide among Inuit youth in Arctic Canada. Conceptualizing suicide among Inuit as a response to colonial disruption of family and interpersonal relationships and examining how the community has addressed the issue, Kral draws on research from psychology, anthropology, Indigenous studies, and social justice to understand and address this population. Central to the book are narrative accounts by Inuit of their experiences and perceptions of suicide, and the lives of youth and their community action for change. As these Indigenous community success stories have not previously been widely retold, The Return of the Sun gives voice to a historically ignored community. Kral also locates this community action within the larger Inuit movement toward self-determination and self-governance. This important volume will be of interest to a broad range of social scientists, as well as researchers and practitioners in the mental health fields.

  • Structures of indifference : an indigenous life and death in a Canadian city / Mary Jane Logan McCallum and Adele Perry
    E 78 M25 M33 2018
    Structures of Indifference examines an Indigenous life and death in a Canadian city, and what it reveals about the ongoing history of colonialism. At the heart of this story is a thirty-four-hour period in September 2008. During that day and half, Brian Sinclair, a middle-aged, non-Status Anishinaabeg resident of Manitoba's capital city, arrived in the emergency room of the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg's major downtown hospital, was left untreated and unattended to, and ultimately died from an easily treatable infection. His death reflects a particular structure of indifference born of and maintained by colonialism.McCallum and Perry present the ways in which Sinclair, once erased and ignored, came to represent diffuse, yet singular and largely dehumanized ideas about Indigenous people, modernity, and decline in cities. This story tells us about ordinary indigeneity in the City of Winnipeg through Sinclair's experience and restores the complex humanity denied him in his interactions with Canadian health and legal systems, both before and afterhis death.Structures of Indifference completes the story left untold by the inquiry into Sinclair's death, the 2014 report of which omitted any consideration of underlying factors, including racism and systemic discrimination.

  • Fear, love, and liberation in contemporary Quebec : a feminist reflection / Alexa Conradi ; translated by Catherine Browne
    FC 2928.2 C6613 2019

    In response to rapid and unsettling social, economic, and climate changes, fearmongering now features as a main component of public life. Right-wing nationalist populism has become a hallmark of politics around the world. No less so in Quebec.

    Alexa Conradi has made it her life's work to understand and to generate thoughtful debate about this worrisome trend. As the first president of Qu bec solidaire and the president of Canada's largest feminist organisation, the F d ration des femmes du Qu bec, Conradi refused to shy away from difficult issues: the Charter of Quebec Values, religion and Islam, sovereignty, rape culture and violence against women, extractive industries and the treatment of Indigenous women, austerity policy and the growing gap between rich and poor. This determination to address uncomfortable subjects has made Conradi--an anglo-Montrealer--a sometimes controversial leader. In

    Fear, Love, and Liberation in Contemporary Quebec

    , Conradi invites us to take off our rose-coloured glasses and to examine Quebec's treatment of women with more honesty. Through her personal reflections on Quebec politics and culture, she dispels the myth that gender equality has been achieved and paves the way for a more critical understanding of what remains to be done.


  • Unmooring the Komagata Maru : charting colonial trajectories / edited by Rita Kaur Dhamoon, Davina Bhandar, Renisa Mawani, and Satwinder Kaur Bains
    FC 3847.9 E2U56 2019
    In 1914, the SS Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver Harbour and was detained for two months. Most of its 376 passengers were then forcibly returned to India. Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional Canadian historical accounts by drawing from multiple disciplines and fields to consider the international and colonial dimensions of the voyage. By situating South Asian Canadian history within a global-imperial context, the contributors offer a critical reading of Canadian multiculturalism through past events and their commemoration. A hundred years later, the voyage of the Komagata Maru has yet to reach its conclusion.

  • In my own moccasins : a memoir of resilience / Helen Knott
    E 78 B9K56 2019
    A nationally bestselling book on the struggle of addiction and the power of Indigenous resilience. Helen Knott, a highly accomplished Indigenous woman, seems to have it all. But in her memoir, she offers a different perspective. This is an unflinching account of addiction, intergenerational trauma, and the wounds brought on by sexual violence. It is also the story of sisterhood, the power of ceremony, the love of family, and the possibility of redemption. With gripping moments of withdrawal, times of spiritual awareness, and historical insights going back to the signing of Treaty 8 by her great-great grandfather, Chief Bigfoot, her journey exposes the legacy of colonialism, while reclaiming her spirit. "In My Own Moccasins never flinches. The story goes dark, and then darker. We live in an era where Indigenous women routinely go missing, our youth are killed and disposed of like trash, and the road to justice doesn't seem to run through the rez. Knott's journey is familiar, filled with the fallout of residential school, racial injustice, alcoholism, drugs, and despair. But she skillfully draws us along and opens up her life, her family, and her communities to show us a way forward. It's the best kind of memoir: clear-eyed, generous, and glorious Bear witness to the emergence of one of the most powerful voices of her generation." -- Eden Robinson, author of Son of a Trickster and Monkey Beach (from the foreword).

  • The Leamington Italian community : ethnicity and identity in Canada / Walter Temelini
    FC 3099 L4Z75 2019
    The Leamington Italian Community intertwines personal and family stories with both empirical and intuitive writing to offer new historical insights into the complex social, economic, and psychological causes and effects of the migration phenomenon. Walter Temelini meticulously reconstructs the history of immigration and settlement in Leamington, Ontario, of Italians from the southern regions of Lazio, Molise, and Sicily. He explains how, despite their regional differences, three generations between 1925 and the 1990s forged a cohesive, socially conscious, and unique agricultural community by balancing their inherited values and their newly adopted Canadian economic opportunities. Temelini's groundbreaking research draws on testimonial and documentary evidence gathered from in-depth interviews with hundreds of residents, as well as on original archival information and Italian-language histories translated by the author and previously unavailable to English-speaking readers. He concludes his study with an investigation into the award-winning novel Lives of the Saints by Nino Ricci, one of the community's most celebrated descendants. Drawing parallels between Ricci's narrative and the development of the community, Temelini demonstrates that ethnicity can be transformed successfully into a powerful universal archetype, and a creative force of identity. A pioneering and authoritative work, The Leamington Italian Community creates an intimate portrait within a global framework, delving into issues both timely and timeless, that will interest and inform the general and specialized reader alike.
Updated: Saturday 14 December 2019
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