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


  • Chicago photographs : La Salle Bank Photography Collection
    F 548.37 L3724 2004
    Ukrainian-born Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831--1891) was a powerful and controversial member of the spiritualist world and for a time famous for her powers as a medium. She was a co-founder of the theosophy movement in the United States, which she later extended to Europe and India, drawing from her extensive global travels and her familiarity with a broad range of belief systems, from Asian religions to New Orleans voodoo, as well as secret societies such as the Freemasons. Drawing from Hinduism and Buddhism, theosophy aimed to understand the mystic powers of the universe and promote the study of other religions. In The Secret Doctrine, published in 1888, Blavatsky aims to explain the spiritual origins of the world. Volume 2 looks at the creation of humans and animals, and considers the lost world of Atlantis.

  • On Alexander Gardner's photographic sketch book of the Civil War / Anthony W. Lee, Elizabeth Young
    E 468.7 G1934 2007
    Soon after Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book was published, in 1866, it became the Civil War's best-known visual record and helped define how viewers, then and in subsequent generations, would come to know the war. Gardner's classic also became foundational in the history of American photography, combining, for the first time, words and images in a sophisticated and moving account. This book, written by the art historian Anthony W. Lee and the literary scholar Elizabeth Young, interprets the story of the war as told by Gardner, unraveling his careful choice of words and images and the complicated play between them, and understanding them against the backdrop of the literary and photographic cultures of the American antebellum and Reconstruction eras. This book presents a unique study of a pivotal American historical document, approaching it from the perspective of visual studies as well as American literature and history.

  • Fair is our land, designed and edited by Samuel Chamberlain. Introd. by Donald Moffat
    E 169 C447 1946

  • Time frames : the meaning of family pictures / by Michael Lesy
    E 169 L6 1980

  • Photographic views of Sherman's campaign / George N. Barnard ; with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall
    E 475.97 B32 1977
    Haunting images of battlefields and ruined mansions reflect one of the Civil War's most devastating military campaigns. A complete document by the only photographer known to have accompanied Union General William Tecumseh Sherman on his march to the sea, it features 68 historic photographs. Originally published in a now-rare collector's photo portfolio in 1866, the Dover edition features a Preface by the prominent photographic historian Beaumont Newhall.

  • Another place : photographs of a Maya community / Frank Cancian
    F 1221 T9 C29 1974

  • Visions of ancient America / photographs by Roberto Schezen ; introduction by Ricardo Legorreta
    F 1219 S38 1990
    The ancient peoples of Mesoamerica were the builders of magnificent civilizations. Their cities and monuments have survived the centuries and serve as testimony to their architectural genius and their refined concepts of beauty. Architectural photographer Schezen spent several years traveling throughout Mexico and Central America to capture the grandeur, mystery,and mood of the buildings that comprise the historic sites of the pre-Columbians. Occasionally he captures "too much" mystery--his "soft-focus" shots sacrificing detail to mood. But mostly this is a treasure. 101/2x101/2". Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

  • Looking in : Robert Frank's The Americans / Sarah Greenough ; with contributed essays by Stuart Alexander [and others]
    E 169 Z8 G694 2009
    Published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009 and 2010, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of this prescient book. Drawing on newly examined archival sources, it provides a fascinating in-depth examination of the making of the photographs and the book's construction, using vintage contact sheets, work prints, and letters that literally chart Frank's journey around the country on a Guggenheim grant in 1955/56. Curator and editor Sarah Greenough and her colleagues also explore the roots of The Americans in Frank's earlier books, which are abundantly illustrated here, and in books by photographers Walker Evans, Bill Brandt, and others. The eighty-three original photographs from The Americans are presented in sequence in as near vintage prints as possible. The catalogue concludes with an examination of Frank's later reinterpretations and deconstructions of The Americans, bringing full circle the history of this resounding entry in the annals of photography.

  • Changing Chicago : a photodocumentary / preface by Jack Jaffe ; introduction by Walter Rosenblum ; essays by Naomi Rosenblum and Larry Heinemann
    F 548.37 C48 1989
    A terrific collection of corner-to-corner, top-to-bottom Chicago that really looks like the city Chicagoans (not conventioneers) love and hate. With some good writing too--but you want it for the pictures. 93/4x12 Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

  • Image of America: early photography, 1839-1900; a catalog. An exhibit held in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., opened on February 8, 1957
    E 169.1 U7147 1957

  • #NotYourPrincess : voices of Native American women / edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
    E 98 W8N68 2017eb

  • Le Témiscouata : de la préhistoire à la confédération / Jean-Claude Massé
    FC 2945 T43M37 2017eb

  • Le voyage au bout du vent : la Nouvelle-France et la mer aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles / Jean des Gagniers
    VK 71 D454 2017eb

  • Attention! : l'homme blanc va venir te chercher : l'épreuve coloniale des Cris du Québec / Toby Morantz ; traduit de l'anglais par Patricia Raynault-Desgagné
    E 99 C88M67 2017eb

  • 1967 : quatre journées qui ébranlèrent le Québec / Olivier Courteaux
    DC 420 C863 2017eb

  • La Corriveau : la formation d'une légende / Luc Lacourcière ; édition préparée par Bertrand Bergeron & Jean-Pierre Pichette
    FC 2903 L333 2017eb

  • Vers la confédération: la construction du Canada, 1867. textes réunis par Jacqueline D. Krikorian , David R. Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew W. McDougall, Robert C. Vipond ; préface de Meric S. Gertler, Rhonda L. Lenton, Mamdouh Shoukri
    FC 474 M35314 2017eb t. 2

  • Vers la confédération: la construction du Canada, 1867. textes réunis par Jacqueline D. Krikorian , David R. Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew W. McDougall, Robert C. Vipond ; préface de Meric S. Gertler, Rhonda L. Lenton, Mamdouh Shoukri
    FC 474 M35314 2017eb t. 1

  • When I was eight / Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton ; art by Gabrielle Grimard
    E 96.5 J653 2013eb

  • Searching for Mary SchŠaffer : women wilderness photography / Colleen Skidmore
    TR 140 S33S55 2017eb
    Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia, well known for her travels in the Canadian Rockies and Japan at the turn of the twentieth century. In Searching for Mary Schäffer, Colleen Skidmore takes up Schäffer's own resonant themes--women and wilderness, travel and science--to ask new questions, tell new stories, and reassess the persona of Mary Schäffer imagined in more recent times. Public and private archival collections in the United States and Canada set the stage for this engrossing exploration of Schäffer's creative, collaborative, and competitive enterprise amid the cultural complexities of Philadelphia's science and photography communities, and the scientific, tourist, and Indigenous societies of the Rocky Mountains of Canada. "In this impressive book, Colleen Skidmore uses her considerable skills as a social historian of photography to shed new light on the remarkable life of Mary Schäffer. She knows the stories, the characters, and presents a social history that is fresh and convincing. Skidmore's conclusion is brilliant and will certainly serve as a catalyst for further research and study of Mary Schäffer." Donna Livingstone, President and CEO, Glenbow Museum

  • Native recipes from the grandmothers / by John Wisdomkeeper
    E 98 F7W575 2015eb

  • A son of the fur trade : the memoirs of Johnny Grant / edited with an introduction by Gerhard J. Ens
    FC 109.1 G74A3 2008eb
    Born in 1833 at Fort Edmonton, Johnny Grant experienced and wrote about many historical events in the Canada-US northwest, and died within sight of the same fort in 1907. Grant was not only a fur trader; he was instrumental in early ranching efforts in Montana and played a pivotal role in the Riel Resistance of 1869-70. Published in its entirety for the first time, Grant's memoir-with a perceptive introduction by Gerhard Ens-is an indispensable primary source for the shelves of fur trade and Métis historians.

  • Without walls or barriers : the speeches of Premier David Peterson / edited by Arthur Milnes and Ryan Zade
    FC 3076.1 P48W58 2017eb
    In June 1985, David Peterson was sworn in as the leader of Ontario's first Liberal government in forty-two years. This collection of speeches explores the activist agenda the London, Ontario, lawyer pursued through his premiership, which sought to ensure all Ontarians were able to participate fully in provincial society. When Peterson was asked what he viewed as his most important accomplishment, he thought for a brief moment and then whispered with obvious emotion, "breaking down walls and barriers." Through his speeches, readers can see Premier Peterson on the wider Canadian stage by addressing the economic challenges faced by the federation - most notably free trade - and by supporting the Meech Lake Accord, which was designed to bring Quebec into the constitutional family. His speeches also show him on the global stage, engaged in the challenges of the transformation of world politics and Canada's trading relationship with the United States. By the time Peterson's premiership had come to an end in 1990, the Berlin Wall had fallen, Europe was increasingly integrated, a fragmented Soviet Union was beginning to collapse, the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement was in full force and effect, and the age of globalization had begun. Through this selection of speeches, the editors also present insights into a range of other figures, from former premiers and Peterson's political contemporaries to the British royal family. Particularly powerful tributes include Nelson Mandela's first visit to Canada and Peterson's eulogy for MPP Dalton McGuinty, Sr, the father of Ontario's 24th premier. TVOntario's Steve Paikin provides an in-depth introduction that puts the life and political times of Premier Peterson and his government in broader perspective.

  • The North End revisited / photographs by John Paskievich
    FC 3396.37 P3782 2017eb
    Cities and the people who live in them are enduring subjects of photography. Winnipeg's North End is one of North America's iconic neighbourhoods, a place where the city's unique character and politics have been forged. First built when Winnipeg was the "Chicago of the North," the North End is the great Canadian melting pot, where Indigenous peoples and Old World immigrants cross the boundaries of ethnicity, class, and culture. Like New York's Lower East Side, the North End is also the place that helped to forge Winnipeg's political identity of resistance and revolt.Award-winning filmmaker John Paskievich grew up in Winnipeg's North End, and for the last forty years he has photographed its people and captured its spirit. Paskievich's films, many made for the National Film Board of Canada, follow the lives of different outsiders, from Slovakian Roma to stutterers.The North End Revisited brings together many of the photographs from Paskievich's now-classic book The North End (2007) with eighty additional images to present a deep and poignant picture of a special community. Texts by art critics Stephen Osborne and Alison Gillmor and film scholar George Melnyk explore the different aspects of Paskievich's work and add context from Winnipeg's history and culture.

  • Shredding the public interest : Ralph Klein and 25 years of one-party government / Kevin Taft
    JL 108 T124 1997eb
    Alberta had the tightest controls on spending in Canada during the very period when the Klein government has claimed costs were soaring out of control. Now, public programs in Alberta-including health care-have become the most poorly supported in Canada. (6 weeks on the Financial Post national best-seller list!)

  • The clay we are made of : Haudenosaunee land tenure on the Grand River / Susan M. Hill
    E 99 I7H59 2017eb
    If one seeks to understand Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) history, one must consider the history of Haudenosaunee land. For countless generations prior to European contact, land and territory informed Haudenosaunee thought and philosophy, and was a primary determinant of Haudenosaunee identity. In The Clay We Are Made Of, Susan M. Hill presents a revolutionary retelling of the history of the Grand River Haudenosaunee from their Creation Story through European contact to contemporary land claims negotiations. She incorporates Indigenous theory, Fourth world post-colonialism, and Amerindian autohistory, along with Haudenosaunee languages, oral records, and wampum strings to provide the most comprehensive account of the Haudenosaunee's relationship to their land. Hill outlines the basic principles and historical knowledge contained within four key epics passed down through Haudenosaunee cultural history. She highlights the political role of women in land negotiations and dispels their misrepresentation in the scholarly canon. She guides the reader through treaty relationships with Dutch, French, and British settler nations, including the Kaswentha/Two-Row Wampum (the precursor to all future Haudenosaunee-European treaties), the Covenant Chain, the Nanfan Treaty, and the Haldimand Proclamation, and concludes with a discussion of the current problematic relationships between the Grand River Haudenosaunee, the Crown, and the Canadian government.

  • The blue shirts : Adrien Arcand and fascist anti-semitism in Canada / Hugues Théorêt ; translation by Ferdinanda Van Gennip and Howard Scott
    FC 2924.1 A72T4313 2017eb
    While Adolf Hitler was seizing power in Germany, Adrien Arcand was laying the foundations in Quebec for his Parti national social chrétien. The Blue Shirts, as its members were called, wore a military uniform and prominently displayed the swastika. Arcand saw Jewish conspiracy wherever he turned and his views resonated with his followers who, like him, sought a scapegoat for all the ills eroding society.
    Even after his imprisonment during the Second World War, the fanatical Adrien Arcand continued his correspondence with those on the frontlines of anti-semitism. Until his death in 1967, he pursued his campaign of propaganda against communists and Jews.
    Hugues Théorêt describes a dark period in Quebec's ideological history using an objective approach and careful, rigorous research in this book, which won the 2015 Canada Prize (Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences).

  • Voices from Hudson Bay : Cree stories from York Factory / compiled and edited by Flora Beardy and Robert Coutts
    E 99 C88V64 2017eb

  • Victor and Evie : British aristocrats in wartime Rideau Hall / Dorothy Anne Phillips
    FC 556 A1P55 2017eb

  • Montreal : the history of a North American city / edited by Dany Fougères and Roderick MacLeod
    FC 2947.4 M6672 2017eb
    Surrounded by water and located at the heart of a fertile plain, the Island of Montreal has been a crossroads for Indigenous peoples, European settlers, and today's citizens, and an inland port city for the movement of people and goods into and out of North America. Commemorating the city's 375th anniversary, Montreal: The History of a North American City is the definitive, two-volume account of this fascinating metropolis and its storied hinterland.This comprehensive collection of essays, filled with hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and maps, draws on human geography and environmental history to show that while certain distinctive features remain unchanged - Mount Royal, the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River - human intervention and urban evolution mean that over time Montrealers have had drastically different experiences and historical understandings. Significant issues such as religion, government, social conditions, the economy, labour, transportation, culture and entertainment, and scientific and technological innovation are treated thematically in innovative and diverse chapters to illuminate how people's lives changed along with the transformation of Montreal. This history of a city in motion presents an entire picture of the changes that have marked the region as it spread from the old city of Ville-Marie into parishes, autonomous towns, boroughs, and suburbs on and off the island. The first volume encompasses the city up to 1930, vividly depicting the lives of First Nations prior to the arrival of Europeans, colonization by the French, and the beginning of British Rule. The crucial roles of waterways, portaging, paths, and trails as the primary means of travelling and trade are first examined before delving into the construction of canals, railways, and the first major roads. Nineteenth-century industrialization created a period of near-total change in Montreal as it became Canada's leading city and witnessed staggering population growth from less than 20,000 people in 1800 to over one million by 1930.The second volume treats the history of Montreal since 1930, the year that the Jacques Cartier Bridge was opened and allowed for the outward expansion of a region, which before had been confined to the island. From the Great Depression and Montreal's role as a munitions manufacturing centre during the Second World War to major cultural events like Expo 67, the twentieth century saw Montreal grow into one of the continent's largest cities, requiring stringent management of infrastructure, public utilities, and transportation. This volume also extensively studies the kinds of political debate with which the region and country still grapple regarding language, nationalism, federalism, and self-determination.Contributors include Philippe Apparicio (INRS), Guy Bellavance (INRS), Laurence Bherer (University of Montreal), Stéphane Castonguay (UQTR), the late Jean-Pierre Collin (INRS), Magda Fahrni (UQAM), the late Jean-Marie Fecteau (UQAM), Dany Fougères (UQAM), Robert Gagnon (UQAM), Danielle Gauvreau (Concordia), Annick Germain (INRS), Janice Harvey (Dawson College), Annie-Claude Labrecque (independent scholar), Yvan Lamonde (McGill), Daniel Latouche (INRS), Roderick MacLeod (independent scholar), Paula Negron-Poblete (University of Montreal), Normand Perron (INRS), Martin Petitclerc (UQAM), Christian Poirier (INRS), Claire Poitras (INRS), Mario Polèse (INRS), Myriam Richard (unaffiliated), Damaris Rose (INRS), Anne-Marie Séguin (INRS), Gilles Sénécal (INRS), Valérie Shaffer (independent scholar), Richard Shearmur (McGill), Sylvie Taschereau (UQTR), Michel Trépanier (INRS), Laurent Turcot (UQTR), Nathalie Vachon (INRS), and Roland Viau (University of Montreal).

  • The hand of God : Claude Ryan and the fate of Canadian liberalism, 1925-1971 / Michael Gauvreau
    FC 2925.1 R9G38 2017eb

  • Trudeau's tango : Alberta meets Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-1972 / Darryl Raymaker
    FC 625 R39 2017eb
    Trudeau appeared to enjoy the encounter. He stood his ground while escaping projectiles, including a tomato...In this insightful and lively history, Liberal insider Darryl Raymaker recalls the attempt to broker "a marriage from hell" between the federal Liberal Party and Alberta's Social Credit government in the late 1960s. Raymaker uses his deep connections and backroom knowledge to trace the tangled political relationships that developed when charismatic statesman Pierre Trudeau confronted the forces of oil and agriculture in Canada's west. Part memoir, part chronicle, Trudeau's Tango provides a window into Canadian history, politics, economics, and the zeitgeist of the late 1960s. Foreword by Lloyd Axworthy.

  • Italian lives, Cape Breton memories / Sam Migliore and A. Evo DiPierro, editors
    FC 2343.8 I8I83 2017eb

  • Les trésors cachés / l'Honorable Antonine Maillet, lauréat de la médaille Symons en 2016 = Our hidden treasures / the Honourable Antonine Maillet, 2016 recipient of the Symons medal
    FC 95.5 M34 2017eb
    A veritable artist, Maillet becomes a "creator of sounds, of colours, of forms and words." As she speaks, she paints a vast landscape of mountains and oceans, history and story, using the tools on her palette: blending the colours of myths and those of contemporary issues, creating an epic poem in a profoundly personal voice. This country she portrays is both young and old, speaks two languages, has a rich subconscious, and aspirations. She ends her lecture by re-telling a story originally written by Rabelais-- which, incidentally, was penned the same year as the discovery of America.
    The grande dame of storytelling uses her art to make an appeal for solidarity, in favour of the protection of cultures and the preservation of languages. Will her country, she asks, the one made "of many faces" and paradoxes, "be able to give nations of diverse origins their rightful place?"
    Renowned, notably, for her iconic play La Sagouine , Antonine Maillet received the prestigious Prix Goncourt for her novel P#65533;lagie-la-Charette , thereby becoming the first non-European laureate of the most prestigious award in France. Since then, she has published over twenty novels and many plays, and also translated several celebrated authors such as Shakespeare. She is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Governor General Literary Award, the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal, and the Prix Goncourt.

  • One woman's Charlottetown : diaries of Margaret Gray Lord, 1863, 1876, 1890 / edited with notes and additional text by Evelyn J. MacLeod
    FC 2646.26 L67A3 1988eb

  • Cahiers Charlevoix. études franco-ontariennes
    FC 3100.5 C34 vol. 9
    Ce neuvi#65533;me volume des Cahiers Charlevoix regroupe trois #65533;tudes sur l'Ontario fran#65533;ais : Simon Laflamme (Universit#65533; Laurentienne) examine le passage de l'#65533;l#65533;mentaire au secondaire et le d#65533;crochage culturel en Ontario fran#65533;ais ; Michel Bock (Universit#65533; d'Ottawa) analyse le travail du Comit#65533; franco-ontarien d'enqu#65533;te culturelle #65533; l'heure des grandes ruptures (1967-1970) ; et Jean-Pierre Pichette (Universit#65533; Sainte-Anne) pr#65533;sente la premi#65533;re tranche des propos et confidences du j#65533;suite ethnologue Germain Lemieux (1914-1958).

  • Cahiers Charlevoix. études franco-ontariennes
    FC 3100.5 C34 vol. 8

    Ce huitième volume des Cahiers Charlevoix - la publication bisannuelle de la Société Charlevoix - regroupe quatre études sur l'Ontario français : Jean-Pierre Pichette (Université Sainte-Anne), examine la sanction de l'aîné célibataire, une pratique qui a profondément marqué le rituel du mariage franco-ontarien; Simon Laflamme (Université Laurentienne) présente le nouveau visage de l'ambition de la jeunesse franco-ontarienne; Michel Bock (Université d'Ottawa) regarde des mouvements de jeunesse franco-ontariens du milieu du XXe siècle et la contribution de France Martineau (Université d'Ottawa) porte sur le français de la région du Détroit.


  • Les Maghrébins de Montréal / Bochra Manaï
    FC 2950 N67M36 2018eb

  • Identité et nation : penser à contre-courant / Anne Legaré
    FC 2928.9 N3L43 2017eb

  • Un Jurassien en Amérique du Nord : de Cornol à Montréal, le journal d'Amédée Girard (1893-1897) / édité et présenté par Marie-Angèle Lovis
    FC 2950 F8G57 2017eb

  • Mythologie huronne et wyandotte : avec en annexe les textes publiés antérieurement / par Charles Marius Barbeau ; traduction de Stephen Dupont
    E 99 H9B3714 2017eb

  • Dictionnaire des intellectuel.les au Québec / sous la direction de Yvan Lamonde, Marie-Andrée Bergeron, Michel Lacroix et Jonathan Livernois
    FC 2919 D53 2017eb

  • Keetsahnak : our missing and murdered Indigenous sisters / Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcourt, editors
    E 98 W8K448 2018eb
    In Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly as the contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all. Together, they create a model for anti-violence work from an Indigenous perspective. They acknowledge the destruction wrought by colonial violence, and also look at controversial topics such as lateral violence, challenges in working with "tradition," and problematic notions involved in "helping." Through stories of resilience, resistance, and activism, the editors give voice to powerful personal testimony and allow for the creation of knowledge. It's in all of our best interests to take on gender violence as a core resurgence project, a core decolonization project, a core of Indigenous nation building, and as the backbone of any Indigenous mobilization. --Leanne Betasamosake SimpsonContributors: Kim Anderson, Stella August, Tracy Bear, Christi Belcourt, Robyn Bourgeois, Rita Bouvier, Maria Campbell, Maya Ode'amik Chacaby, Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group, Susan Gingell, Michelle Good, Laura Harjo, Sarah Hunt, Robert Alexander Innes, Beverly Jacobs, Tanya Kappo, Tara Kappo, Lyla Kinoshameg, Helen Knott, Sandra Lamouche, Jo-Anne Lawless, Debra Leo, Kelsey T. Leonard, Ann-Marie Livingston, Brenda Macdougall, Sylvia Maracle, Jenell Navarro, Darlene R. Okemaysim-Sicotte, Pahan Pte San Win, Ramona Reece, Kimberly Robertson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Beatrice Starr, Madeleine Kétéskwew Dion Stout, Waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy, Alex Wilson

  • Towards a new ethnohistory : community-engaged scholarship among the People of the River / edited by Keith Thor Carlson, John Sutton Lutz, David M. Schaepe, Naxaxalhts'i (Albert "Sonny" McHalsie
    E 78 B9T69 2018eb
    "Towards a New Ethnohistory" engages respectfully in cross-cultural dialogue and interdisciplinary methods to co-create with Indigenous people a new, decolonized ethnohistory. This new ethnohistory reflects Indigenous ways of knowing and is a direct response to critiques of scholars who have for too long foisted their own research agendas onto Indigenous communities. Community-engaged scholarship invites members of the Indigenous community themselves to identify the research questions, host the researchers while they conduct the research, and participate meaningfully in the analysis of the researchers' findings. The historical research topics chosen by the Stó:lō community leaders and knowledge keepers for the contributors to this collection range from the intimate and personal, to the broad and collective. But what principally distinguishes the analyses is the way settler colonialism is positioned as something that unfolds in sometimes unexpected ways within Stó:lō history,as opposed to the other way around.This collection presents the best work to come out of the world's only graduate-level humanities-based ethnohistory field school. The blending of methodologies and approaches from the humanities and social sciences is a model of twenty-first century interdisciplinarity.

  • Stories of Oka : land, film, and literature / Isabelle St-Amand ; translated by S.E. Stewart
    E 99 M8S7314 2018eb
    In the summer of 1990, the Oka Crisis--or the Kanehsatake Resistance--exposed a rupture in the relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples in Canada. In the wake of the failure of the Meech Lake Accord, the conflict made visible a contemporary Indigenous presence that Canadian society had imagined was on the verge of disappearance. The 78-day standoff also reactivated a long history of Indigenous people's resistance to colonial policies aimed at assimilation and land appropriation. The land dispute at the core of this conflict raises obvious political and judicial issues, but it is also part of a wider context that incites us to fully consider the ways in which histories are performed, called upon, staged, told, imagined, and interpreted. "Stories of Oka: Land, Film, and Literature" examines the standoff in relation to film and literary narratives, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. This new English edition of St-Amand's interdisciplinary, intercultural, and multi-perspective work offers a framework for thinking through the relationships that both unite and oppose settler societies and Indigenous peoples in Canada.

  • An ethnohistorian in Rupert's Land : unfinished conversations / Jennifer S.H. Brown
    FC 3206 B78 2017eb
    In 1670, the ancient homeland of the Cree and Ojibwe people of Hudson Bay became known to the English entrepreneurs of the Hudson's Bay Company as Rupert's Land, after the founder and absentee landlord, Prince Rupert. For four decades, Jennifer S. H. Brown has examined the complex relationships that developed among the newcomers and the Algonquian communities--who hosted and tolerated the fur traders--and later, the missionaries, anthropologists, and others who found their way into Indigenous lives and territories. The eighteen essays gathered in this book explore Brown's investigations into the surprising range of interactions among Indigenous people and newcomers as they met or observed one another from a distance, and as they competed, compromised, and rejected or adapted to change.While diverse in their subject matter, the essays have thematic unity in their focus on the old HBC territory and its peoples from the 1600s to the present. More than an anthology, the chapters of An Ethnohistorian in Rupert's Land provide examples of Brown's exceptional skill in the close study of texts, including oral documents, images, artifacts, and other cultural expressions. The volume as a whole represents the scholarly evolution of one of the leading ethnohistorians in Canada and the United States.

  • Report of an inquiry into an injustice : Begade Shutagot'ine and the Sahtu treaty / Peter Kulchyski
    E 99 C59K85 2018eb
    "A Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice" chronicles Peter Kulchyski's experiences with the Begade Shutagot'ine, a small community of a few hundred people living in and around Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), on the Mackenzie River in the heart of Canada's Northwest Territories. Despite their formal objections and boycott of the agreement, the band and their lands were included in the Sahtu Treaty, a modern comprehensive land claims agreement negotiated between the Government of Canada and the Sahtu Tribal Council, representing Dene and Metis peoples of the region. While both Treaty 11 (1921) and the Sahtu Treaty (1994) purport to extinguish Begade Shutagot'ine Aboriginal title, oral history and documented attempts to exclude themselves from treaty strongly challenge the validity of that extinguishment.Structured as a series of briefs to an inquiry into the Begade Shutagot'ine's claim, this manuscript documents the negotiation and implementation of the Sahtu Treaty and amasses evidence of historical and continued presence and land use to make eminently clear that the Begade Shutagot'ine are the continued owners of the land by law: they have not extinguished title to their traditional territories; they continue to exercise their customs, practices, and traditions on those territories; and they have a fundamental right to be consulted on, and refuse or be compensated for, development projects on those territories. Kulchyski bears eloquent witness to the Begade Shutagot'ine people's two-decade struggle for land rights, which have been blatantly ignored by federal and territorial authorities for too long.

  • Metis pioneers : Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed / Doris Jeanne MacKinnon
    E 99 M47M334 2018eb
    In Metis Pioneers, Doris Jeanne MacKinnon compares the survival strategies of two Metis women born during the fur trade--one from the French-speaking free trade tradition and one from the English-speaking Hudson's Bay Company tradition--who settled in southern Alberta as the Canadian West transitioned to a sedentary agricultural and industrial economy. MacKinnon provides rare insight into their lives, demonstrating the contributions Metis women made to the building of the Prairie West. This is a compelling tale of two women's acts of quiet resistance in the final days of the British Empire.

  • Les Innus / [compilé par] Daniel Clément
    E 99 I55I568 2018eb

  • Les Atikamekw / Daniel Clément
    E 99 T33C543 2018eb

  • Les grands discours de l'histoire du Québec / [compilé par] Paul Terrien
    FC 2921 G726 2018eb

  • Relations par lettres de l'Amérique septentrionale / Antoine-Denis Raudot ; édition critique par Pierre Berthiaume
    FC 370 R243A4 B541 2018eb

  • Island in an empire : education, religion, and social life in Newfoundland, 1800-1855 / Phillip McCann
    FC 2172 M4 2016eb

    The first half of the nineteenth century brought two major revolution, the British Industrial Revolution and the French political revolution, which devastatingly heralded the modern world. In Newfoundland, an important strategic outpost island within the powerful British Empire, the period brought the start of religious, educational, and class identifications and divisions, particularly in the capital, St. John's.

    It also marked the beginning of the growth of a popular culture: citizens of St. John's enjoyed amateur and professional theatre, on par with that in London, as well as horse--racing, the Regatta, circuses, concerts, and exhibitions of art and natural history, opening the eyes of residents to worlds they would never have experienced. Overall, argues historian Phillip McCann, the years 1800 to 1855 can be seen as a crucible in which Newfoundland society and identity was born.


  • Tu sais, mon vieux Jean-Pierre : essays on the archaeology and history of New France and Canadian culture in honour of Jean-Pierre Chrestien / edited by John Willis
    FC 305 T83 2017eb
    Tu sais, mon vieux Jean-Pierre is inspired by the work of archaeologist Jean-Pierre Chrestien (1949-2008), who worked hand-in-glove with a generation of researchers in helping to unearth unexpected and always interesting aspects of New France.
    Contributions focus first upon the door to New France in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Acadia. A second set of essays move further up the St. Lawrence and into the heartland of the continent.
    The final section examines aspects of Canadian culture: popular art, religion and communication. The essays share a curiosity for material culture, a careful regard for detail and nuance that forms the grain of New France studies, and sensitivity to the overall context that is part and parcel of how history proceeds on the local or regional scale.
    Happily we can now dispense with old-fashioned and facile generalizations about the allegedly absent bourgeoisie, the purportedly deficient commercial ethic of the habitants and the so-called underlying military character of the colony and get down the business of understanding real people and their possessions in context.

  • Les valeurs de la société distincte : une comparaison Québec-Canada / Kristoff Talin
    FC 145 B5T358 2017eb

  • Robert Nelson dit le diable : face-à-face entre les Britanniques et les forces rebelles réfugiées aux États-Unis (1838-1839) / François Labonté
    FC 451 A1L337 2017eb

  • Perspectives créoles sur la culture et l'identité franco-ontariennes : essai sur une prise de parole / Aurélie Lacassagne
    FC 3100.5 L33 2017eb

  • De l'impuissance à l'autonomie : évolution culturelle et enjeux identitaires des minorités canadiennes-françaises / Laurent Poliquin
    FC 139 I34P65 2017eb

  • West/border/road : nation and genre in contemporary Canadian narrative / Katherine Ann Roberts
    FC 95.5 R65 2018eb

  • Mad flight? : the Quebec emigration to the coffee plantations of Brazil / John Zucchi
    FC 2908.3 Z83 2018eb

  • Inside politics / L. Ian MacDonald
    FC 655 M33 2018eb
    If journalism is the first draft of history, it's equally important to see how the work stands the test of time. If the writing isn't prescient and perspicacious, it doesn't meet that test. This collection of columns and articles by L. Ian MacDonald - a sequel to Politics, People & Potpourri - meets that test.Much has happened in the politics of Canada and Quebec, as well as to the leaders who have defined and shaped the first two decades of the twenty-first century, since the first collection was published in 2009. The successful election campaigns of Harper and Trudeau form the political bookends of the present decade in Canada and the opening chapters of the book. Between these governments, there are the events, personalities, and issues that have shaped the political narrative and policy debate, from fiscal frameworks to clean energy and pipelines, from the Senate expense scandal and democratic reform to national security at home and the mission against ISIS abroad. In his columns, and longer pieces from Policy Options and Policy magazines, MacDonald provides clear-minded commentary on political issues salient to all Canadians - including the election of Donald Trump in the United States. He also profiles a diverse group of political figures, and writes moving tributes to departed, nationally respected figures such as Jean Béliveau, Jim Flaherty, Jack Layton, and Tom Van Dusen.This intelligent and entertaining collection presents MacDonald at his best, and offers a captivating view of Canadian politics and life.

  • Turtle Island : the story of North America's first people / Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger
    E 77 Y35 2017eb

  • The history of US-Japan relations : from Perry to the present / Makoto Iokibe, editor ; Tosh Minohara, English translation editor
    E 183.8 J3 N51613 2017

    Examining the 160 year relationship between America and Japan, this cutting edge collection considers the evolution of the relationship of these two nations which straddle the Pacific, from the first encounters in the 19th century to major international shifts in a post 9/11 world. It examines the emergence of Japan in the wake of the 1905 Russo-Japanese War and the development of U.S. policies toward East Asia at the turn of the century. It goes on to study the impact of World War One in Asia, the Washington Treaty System, the issue of Immigration Issue and the deterioration of US-Japan relations in the 1930s as Japan invaded Manchuria. It also reflects on the Pacific War and the Occupation of Japan, and the country's postwar Resurgence, democratization and economic recovery, as well as the maturing and the challenges facing the US Japan relationship as it progresses into the 21st century. This is a key read for those interested in the history of this important relationship as well as for scholars of diplomatic history and international relations.


  • The Ozarks : an American survival of primitive society / Vance Randolph ; edited by Robert Cochran
    F 417 O9 R22 2017eb

  • Multiethnicity and migration at Teopancazco : investigations of a Teotihuacan neighborhood center / edited by Linda R. Manzanilla
    F 1219.1 T27 M865 2017eb

    Like modern-day New York City, the ancient city of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico was built by a flood of immigrants who created a complex and diverse urban landscape. The city benefited from the knowledge, technical expertise, and experience that foreigners brought. The neighborhoods also competed with each other in displaying the finest crafts, the rarest raw materials, and the most lavish sumptuary goods.

    This detailed volume looks at 116 formal burials in Teopancazco, a powerful neighborhood that controlled the distribution of foreign raw materials from Teotihuacan toward Nautla in Veracruz. Applying sophisticated bioarchaeological analyses of stable and strontium isotopes, trace elements, funerary patterns, and ancient DNA, this holistic study identifies the population's age and sex profiles, paleopathologies, paleodiet, provenance, and facial approximations. What emerges is a detailed portrait of a multiethnic group working and interacting in one of the largest urban sites in the preindustrial world.

    Contributors: Luis Adri#65533;n Alvarado | Brenda A. Alvarez-Sandoval | Mar#65533;a Isabel Casar-Aldrete | Edith Cienfuegos | Lilia Escorcia | Jos#65533; Ram#65533;n Gallego | Teodoro Hern#65533;ndez | Peter Horn | Becket Lailson | Linda R. Manzanilla | Gabriela In#65533;s Mej#65533;a-Appel | Rafael Montiel | Pedro A. Morales-Puente | Francisco Javier Otero | Peter Schaaf | Gabriela Natalia Sol#65533;s-Pichardo

  • Mississippian beginnings / edited by Gregory D. Wilson
    E 99 M6815 M535 2017eb
    "An excellent volume that demonstrates a more explicit, nuanced, and careful approach to interpreting the social lives of these past communities. An indispensable resource."--Paul D. Welch, author of Archaeology at Shiloh Indian Mounds, 1899-1999 "Provides much-needed updated perspectives on the origins of the Mississippian archaeological cultural phenomenon in the Southeast. The contributions to the volume present new information including the results of recent fieldwork and investigations of legacy collections considered within contemporary interpretive frameworks that emphasize agency, social lives, and historical contingency."--Sissel Schroeder, University of Wisconsin-Madison Using fresh evidence and nontraditional ideas, the contributing authors of Mississippian Beginnings reconsider the origins of the Mississippian culture of the North American Midwest and Southeast (A.D. 1000-1600). Challenging the decades-old opinion that this culture evolved similarly across isolated Woodland populations, they discuss signs of migrations, missionization, pilgrimages, violent conflicts, long-distance exchange, and other far-flung entanglements that now appear to have shaped the early Mississippian past. Presenting recent fieldwork from a wide array of sites including Cahokia and the American Bottom, archival studies, and new investigations of legacy collections, the contributors interpret results through contemporary perspectives that emphasize agency and historical contingency. They track the various ways disparate cultures across a sizeable swath of the continent experienced Mississippianization and came to share similar architecture, pottery, subsistence strategies, sociopolitical organization, iconography, and religion. Together, these essays provide the most comprehensive examination of early Mississippian culture in over thirty years. Gregory D. Wilson, associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of The Archaeology of Everyday Life at Early Moundville. A volume in the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series

  • Harney Flats : a Florida Paleo-Indian site / I. Randolph Daniel, Jr. and Michael Wisenbaker ; foreword by Albert C. Goodyear
    E 78 F6 D35 2017eb
    "Represents another stepping stone toward our understanding of life in the Southeast 10,000-11,000 years ago."-- Southeastern Archaeology "The Paleoindian component at Harney Flats is a benchmark in early [human] studies in Florida and the Southeast."-- North American Archaeologist "A work which must be recognized as a definitive study of Paleoindians in Florida and which will serve as a model for future archaeological studies throughout North America and elsewhere."-- Florida Anthropologist "The book is a Florida Paleoindian classic."--Dan F. Morse, coauthor of Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley

    Discovered during construction of the I-75 corridor northeast of Tampa, the site of Harney Flats was a turning point in the archaeology of the southeastern United States. Beneath evidence of human settlement from the Middle Archaic period, researchers unearthed Paleoindian stone tools--representing a rare example of a stratified site in the Southeast with a Paleoindian occupation. The expansive excavations at Harney Flats demonstrated that significant land-based sites of early human settlement exist in Florida and are worth exploring.

    Harney Flats describes the excavation, which was praised for its state-of-the-art strategy and interpretive methods despite its sandy environment, and details the objects uncovered--projectile points, scrapers, adzes--and what they reveal about the lives of the people who used them. Including an update on relevant research since its first publication, this volume is the definitive account of a critical finding in the study of early human history.


  • Political landscapes of the Late Intermediate Period in the Southern Andes : the pukaras and their hinterlands / Alina Álvarez Larrain, Catriel Greco editors
    F2217

  • Systemic racism in the United States : scaffolding as social construction
    E185.615

  • Justin Trudeau and Canadian foreign policy / edited by Norman Hillmer and Philippe Lagasse
    F1034.2

  • American Foreign Policy Towards the Colonels' Greece : Uncertain Allies and the 1967 Coup d'État / Neovi M. Karakatsanis, Jonathan Swarts
    E183.8.G8

  • The war against the pirates : British and American suppression of Caribbean piracy in the early nineteenth century / Barry Gough, Charles Borras
    F 2161 G68 2018eb

  • The American Press and the Cold War : the Rise of Authoritarianism in South Korea, 1945-1954 / by Oliver Elliott
    E171

  • Eisenhower and American Public Opinion on China / by Mara Oliva
    E171

  • Red conspirator : J. Peters and the American communist underground / Thomas Sakmyster
    E 743.5 S29 2011
    In this bold contribution to our understanding of the Communist underground in the United States, Thomas Sakmyster offers the first biography of controversial spymaster J. Peters, a shadowy figure in the American Communist party in the 1920s through the 1940s. Using Peters's unpublished memoir as well as multilingual sources from the United States, the United Kingdom, Hungary, and the Soviet Union, Sakmyster traces Peters's activities from his arrival in the United States to the dawn of the Cold War and his deportation back to Hungary. Known as the "Hungarian man of mystery," Peters emigrated to the United States in 1924 after serving in the Austrian Army during World War I. In America, he oversaw a false passport operation that facilitated movement of Soviet agents to the United States and American communists to the Soviet Union. Working under a number of aliases, he constructed a complex network of informants and spies that stole numerous State Department documents in the 1930s. After years of hiding underground he was arrested and deported in 1949. While previous studies of the American Communist movement have relegated Peters to a minor role, Sakmyster reveals him to be not just the influential leader of conspiratorial Communist activities but also an important organizer in the open American Communist party. The author of an influential handbook on Communism, Peters also set up a program to infiltrate the armed forces in the United States. Red Conspirator is a gripping and important story that advances the ongoing debate over the extent and nature of Soviet espionage in the United States.

  • Interpreting Canada's past : a pre-Confederation reader / edited by Michel Ducharme, Damien-Claude Bélanger, J.M. Bumsted
    FC 170 I57 2017
    Organized both chronologically and thematically, this pre-Confederation reader encourages students to explore Canada's history through authentic primary documents and critical academic articles. Each chapter begins with an introduction that offers context for the carefully selected primarysources and critical academic articles that follow, as well as questions for consideration and related readings.

  • In the desert of desire : Las Vegas and the culture of spectacle / William L. Fox
    F 849 L35F694 2005eb

    Las Vegas, says William Fox, is a pay-as-you-play paradise that succeeds in satisfying our fantasies of wealth and the excesses of pleasure and consumption that go with it. In this context, Fox examines how Las Vegas's culture of spectacle has obscured the boundaries between high art and entertainment extravaganza, nature and fantasy, for-profit and nonprofit enterprises. His purview ranges from casino art galleries--including Steve Wynn's private collection and a branch of the famed Guggenheim Museum--to the underfunded Las Vegas Art Museum; from spectacular casino animal collections like those of magicians Siegfried and Roy and Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef exhibit to the city's lack of support for a viable public zoo; from the environmental and psychological impact of lavish water displays in the arid desert to the artistic ambiguities intrinsic to Las Vegas's floating world of showgirls, lapdancers, and ballet divas. That Las Vegas represents one of the world's most opulent displays of private material wealth in all its forms, while providing miserly funding for local public amenities like museums and zoos, is no accident, Fox maintains. Nor is it unintentional that the city's most important collections of art and exotic fauna are presented in the context of casino entertainment, part of the feast of sensation and excitement that seduces millions of visitors each year. Instead, this phenomenon shows how our insatiable modern appetite for extravagance and spectacle has diminished the power of unembellished nature and the arts to teach and inspire us, and demonstrates the way our society privileges private benefit over public good. Given that Las Vegas has been a harbinger of national cultural trends, Fox's commentary offers prescient insight into the increasing commercialization of nature and culture across America.


  • Super casino : inside the "new" Las Vegas / Pete Earley
    F 849 L35 E27 2001
    In this lively and probing book, award-winning author Pete Earley traces the extraordinary evolution of Las Vegas -- from the gaudy Mecca of the Rat Pack era to one of the country's top family vacation spots. He revisits the city's checkered history of moguls, mobsters, and entertainers, reveals the real stories of well-known power brokers like Steve Wynn and legends like Howard Hughes and Bugsy Siegel, and offers a fascinating portrait of the life, death, and fantastic rebirth of the Las Vegas Strip.

    Earley also documents the gripping tale of the entrepreneurs behind the rise and fall and rise again of one of the largest gaming corporations in the nation, Circus Circus -- to which he was given unique access. In his trademark you-are-there style, he takes us behind the scenes to meet the blackjack dealers and hookers, the heavy hitters and bit players, the security officers, cabbies, and showgirls who are caught up in the mercurial pace that pulses at the heart of this astounding city.

  • Las Vegas : a pictorial celebration / Michael S. Green ; photography by Elan Penn
    F 849 L35 G74 2005
    Fueled by the poker craze and hit TV shows, Las Vegas is hot, with more than 37 million visitors annually. But the city is more than just bright lights and blackjack, as Michael Green, professor and Editor-in-Chief of the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly proves. Follow the fascinating, sometimes scandalous stories behind the glittery fa#65533;ade with splendid images that capture both the man-made glitz and nature's splendor. Experience the old-from the Mojave Desert to the downtown Paiute colony-that offers a refreshing change of pace from the central action. Go into the neighborhoods where locals live their everyday lives. And, of course, walk down every inch of the famous Strip: hotels and casinos; fun sites such as the Elvis-O-Rama Museum; and arcades, malls, bars, and landmarks.

  • The worlds of Junípero Serra : historical contexts and cultural representations / edited by Steven W. Hackel
    F 864 S44 W67 2018
    As one of America's most important missionaries, Junípero Serra is widely recognized as the founding father of California's missions. It was for that work that he was canonized in 2015 by Pope Francis. Less well known, however, is the degree to which Junípero Serra embodied the social, religious and artistic currents that shaped Spain and Mexico across the 18th century. Further, Serra's reception in American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries has often been obscured by the controversies surrounding his treatment of California's Indians. This volume situates Serra in the larger Spanish and Mexican contexts within which he lived, learned, and came of age. Offering a rare glimpse into Serra's life, these essays capture the full complexity of cultural trends and developments that paved the way for this powerful missionary to become not only California's most polarizing historical figure but also North America's first Spanish colonial saint.
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