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


  • Resort city in the sunbelt : Las Vegas, 1930-2000 / Eugene P. Moehring
    F 849 L35 M643 2000eb

  • Talking back : thinking feminist, thinking Black / bell hooks
    E185.86 .H74 2015eb

    In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among her discoveries is that moving from silence into speech is for the oppressed, the colonized, the exploited, and those who stand and struggle side by side, a gesture of defiance that heals, making new life and new growth possible.


  • Las Vegas : the great American playground / Robert D. McCracken
    F 849 L35 M39 1997eb

  • Beyond the Mafia : Italian Americans and the development of Las Vegas / Alan Balboni ; foreword by Jerome E. Edwards
    F849 L35 B34 1996eb

  • The call of the world : a political memoir / Bill Graham
    FC 636 G72 A3 2016

    Bill Graham - Canada's minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 - takes us on a personal journey from his Vancouver childhood to important behind-the-scenes moments in recent global history. With candour and wit, he recounts meetings with world leaders, contextualizes important geopolitical relationships, and offers acute observations on backstage politics. He explains Canada's decision not to participate in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and makes a passionate case for why international law offers the best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and just world.


  • Sweet land of liberty : the forgotten struggle for civil rights in the North / Thomas J. Sugrue
    E 185.9 S95 2009
    Sweet Land of Liberty is Thomas J. Sugrue's epic account of the abiding quest for racial equality in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South. Sugrue's panoramic view sweeps from the 1920s to the present-more than eighty of the most decisive years in American history. He uncovers the forgotten stories of battles to open up lunch counters, beaches, and movie theaters in the North; the untold history of struggles against Jim Crow schools in northern towns; the dramatic story of racial conflict in northern cities and suburbs; and the long and tangled histories of integration and black power. Filled with unforgettable characters and riveting incidents, and making use of information and accounts both public and private, such as the writings of obscure African American journalists and the records of civil rights and black power groups, Sweet Land of Liberty creates an indelible history.

  • Las Vegas : a centennial history / Eugene P. Moehring and Michael S. Green
    F 849 L35 M638 2005
    Since Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905, when the Union Pacific auctioned off land around its new railroad shops, the city has grown from a ramshackle village to a sprawling metropolitan area of well over a million people. Such phenomenal growth was never a sure thing - in its first decades, the town languished as a railroad company town and market center for nearby ranches and mines. The construction of Hoover Dam in the 1930s brought thousands of workers, some of whom decided to stay, and World War II and the Cold War brought others, including military personnel and workers at the Nevada Test Site. But it was when Nevada legalized casino gambling in 1931 that Las Vegas met its destiny. This act, combined with the growing popularity of the automobile, cheap land and electricity, and changing national attitudes toward gambling, led to the fantastical casinos and opulent resorts that became the trademark industry of the city and created the ambiance that has made Las Vegas an international icon of pleasure and entertainment. Eugene Moehring and Michael Green have studied and written about Las Vegas for many years, and in Las Vegas: A Centennial History they offer a detailed and deeply knowledgeable account of the growth of this unique city, the impact of politics and of wars, and the city's struggle to establish diversified economy. Here are the larger-than-life characters who shaped the city, as well as the business and civic decisions. The authors' scope extends chronologically from the first Paiute people who settled around the artesian springs that gave the city its name, right up to the construction of the latest megaresort, and geographically far beyond the original township to include the several municipalities that make up the metropolitan Las Vegas area. They consider various aspects of city building such as the role of developers; the creation of infrastructure, services, and transportation; the struggle to obtain a reliable source of water; the function of cultural, civic, educational, and religious institutions; and of ethnic minorities. Las Vegas: A Centennial History celebrates the city's unparalleled growth in the brief century of its existence. It also offers fresh insight into the process of city building in the American West, where urban needs and aspirations must contend with water scarcity, isolation, erratic economies, highly diverse populations, and the rocky relationship between the need for civic order and the Western spirit of independence. That Las Vegas has become one of the nation's major cities in so brief a time reflects the prodigious energies of its people and a happy convergence of events and circumstances. Its story will engage residents and visitors alike, as well as all readers interested in the history and workings of an American city.

  • Las Vegas : the great American playground / Robert D. McCracken
    F 849 L35 M39 1997
    This is an expanded edition of McCracken's guide to one of America's favourite holiday destinations. The very name of the city conjures up a collection of images: fun, excitement, escape, or, more concretely, mega-sized hotels and casinos, spectacular showrooms, theme parks, and marquees as large as office buildings lit with the names of the biggest stars. One of the most interesting things about Las Vegas is how quickly it grew from almost nothing to its present size and stature as an entertainment and gaming mecca. What is equally remarkable is that this development took place in the middle of an inhospitable desert. Only 90 years ago, the valley in which Las Vegas sits held a mere handful of small, dusty ranches. Today, a huge city occupies the valley, and a million people call it home. More than 30 million people per year visit this desert paradise. Tbis guide, illustrated with many contemporary and historical photographs, traces the city's history from its first Native American occupants more than 10,000 years ago to its present status as a premier tourist destination.

  • Experiencing empire : power, people, and revolution in early America / edited by Patrick Griffin
    E 210 E97 2017

    Born of clashing visions of empire in England and the colonies, the American Revolution saw men and women grappling with power-- and its absence--in dynamic ways. On both sides of the revolutionary divide, Americans viewed themselves as an imperial people. This perspective conditioned how they understood the exercise of power, how they believed governments had to function, and how they situated themselves in a world dominated by other imperial players.

    Eighteenth-century Americans experienced what can be called an "imperial-revolutionary moment." Over the course of the eighteenth century, the colonies were integrated into a broader Atlantic world, a process that forced common men and women to reexamine the meanings and influences of empire in their own lives. The tensions inherent in this process led to revolution. After the Revolution, the idea of empire provided order--albeit at a cost to many--during a chaotic period.

    Viewing the early republic from an imperial-revolutionary perspective, the essays in this collection consider subjects as far-ranging as merchants, winemaking, slavery, sex, and chronology to nostalgia, fort construction, and urban unrest. They move from the very center of the empire in London to the far western frontier near St. Louis, offering a new way to consider America's most formative period.


  • To be indio in colonial Spanish America / edited by Mónica Díaz
    E 59 E75 T62 2017

    The conquest and colonization of the Americas imposed new social, legal, and cultural categories upon vast and varied populations of indigenous people. The colonizers? intent was to homogenize these cultures and make all of them ?Indian.' The creation of those new identities is the subject of the essays collected in D#65533;az's To Be Indio in Colonial Spanish America. Focusing on central Mexico and the Andes (colonial New Spain and Peru), the contributors deepen scholarly knowledge of colonial history and literature, emphasizing the different ways people became and lived their lives as ?indios.' While the construction of indigenous identities has been a theme of considerable interest among Latin Americanists since the early 1990s, this book presents new archival research and interpretive thinking, offering new material and a new approach to the subject to both scholars of colonial Peru and central Mexico.


  • Give me liberty! : an American history. Eric Foner
    E 178 F662 2017b
    Give Me Liberty! is the #1 book in the U.S. history survey course because it works in the classroom. A single-author text by a leader in the field, Give Me Liberty! delivers an authoritative, accessible, concise, and integrated American history. Updated with powerful new scholarship on borderlands and the West, the Fifth Edition brings new interactive History Skills Tutorials and Norton InQuizitive for History, the award-winning adaptive quizzing tool. The best-selling Seagull Edition is also available in full color for the first time.

  • Perfect wave : more essays on art and democracy / Dave Hickey
    E 169 Z82 H534 2017
    When Dave Hickey was twelve, he rode the surfer's dream: the perfect wave. And, like so many things in life we long for, it didn't quite turn out----he shot the pier and dashed himself against the rocks of Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach, which just about killed him.

    Fortunately, for Hickey and for us, he survived, and continues to battle, decades into a career as one of America's foremost critical iconoclasts, a trusted, even cherished no-nonsense voice commenting on the all-too-often nonsensical worlds of art and culture. Perfect Wave brings together essays on a wide range of subjects from throughout Hickey's career, displaying his usual breadth of interest and powerful insight into what makes art work, or not, and why we care. With Hickey as our guide, we travel to Disneyland and Vegas, London and Venice. We discover the genius of Karen Carpenter and Waylon Jennings, learn why Robert Mitchum matters more than Jimmy Stewart, and see how the stillness of Antonioni speaks to us today. Never slow to judge--or to surprise us in doing so--Hickey powerfully relates his wincing disappointment in the later career of his early hero Susan Sontag, and shows us the appeal to our commonality that we've been missing in Norman Rockwell. With each essay, the doing is as important as what's do≠ the pleasure of reading Dave Hickey lies nearly as much in spending time in his company as in being surprised to find yourself agreeing with his conclusions.

    Bookended by previously unpublished personal essays that offer a new glimpse into Hickey's own life--including the aforementioned slam-bang conclusion to his youthful surfing career-- Perfect Wave is not a perfect book. But it's a damn good one, and a welcome addition to the Hickey canon.

  • Dying to please you : indigenous suicide in contemporary Canada / Roland D. Chrisjohn, Ph. D. and Shaunessy M. McKay with Andrea O. Smith, M.Sc., ABD
    E 98 S9 C57 2017
    "Resistance is the cure for Indigenous suicides. There is nothing?wrong? with Indigenous individuals that was not caused by the relentless violence of ongoing colonization, and therefore the treatment of the fatal condition of dispossession and oppression is to right that basic wrong. That, and an anti-capitalist campaign that will set the humanistic balance of pre-capitalist, or pre-Columbian, economics back in place. So writes the very qualified lead author Dr. Roland Chrisjohn, Onyota'a:ka of the Haudenausaunee, who published one of the earliest and most accurate exposés of the prevalence of violence against children in Indian Residential Schools, The Circle Game."--NationTalk.ca.

  • Our tomorrows, today : Wahbung 1971 / David Courchene Jr., Janet Fontaine, Kathi Avery Kinew
    E 78 M25 C68 2017

  • Indian given : racial geographies across Mexico and the United States / María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
    F 790 M47 S25 2016
    In Indian Given Mar#65533;a Josefina Salda#65533;a-Portillo addresses current racialized violence and resistance in Mexico and the United States with a genealogy that reaches back to the sixteenth century. Salda#65533;a-Portillo formulates the central place of indigenous peoples in the construction of national spaces and racialized notions of citizenship, showing, for instance, how Chicanos/as in the U.S./Mexico borderlands might affirm or reject their indigenous background based on their location. In this and other ways, she demonstrates how the legacies of colonial Spain's and Britain's differing approaches to encountering indigenous peoples continue to shape perceptions of the natural, racial, and cultural landscapes of the United States and Mexico. Drawing on a mix of archival, historical, literary, and legal texts, Salda#65533;a-Portillo shows how los indios /Indians provided the condition of possibility for the emergence of Mexico and the United States.

  • Colonial genocide in indigenous North America / Andrew Woolford, Jeff Benvenuto, and Alexander Laban Hinton, editors ; foreword by Theodore Fontaine
    E 77 C69 2014
    This important collection of essays expands the geographic, demographic, and analytic scope of the term genocide to encompass the effects of colonialism and settler colonialism in North America. Colonists made multiple and interconnected attempts to destroy Indigenous peoples as groups. The contributors examine these efforts through the lens of genocide. Considering some of the most destructive aspects of the colonization and subsequent settlement of North America, several essays address Indigenous boarding school systems imposed by both the Canadian and U.S. governments in attempts to "civilize" or "assimilate" Indigenous children. Contributors examine some of the most egregious assaults on Indigenous peoples and the natural environment, including massacres, land appropriation, the spread of disease, the near-extinction of the buffalo, and forced political restructuring of Indigenous communities. Assessing the record of these appalling events, the contributors maintain that North Americans must reckon with colonial and settler colonial attempts to annihilate Indigenous peoples.

    Contributors . Jeff Benvenuto, Robbie Ethridge, Theodore Fontaine, Joseph P. Gone, Alexander Laban Hinton, Tasha Hubbard, Margaret D. Jabobs, Kiera L. Ladner, Tricia E. Logan, David B. MacDonald, Benjamin Madley, Jeremy Patzer, Julia Peristerakis, Christopher Powell, Colin Samson, Gray H. Whaley, Andrew Woolford

  • Les saisons de Montréal / texte et illustrations, Raphaëlle Barbanègre
    FC 2947.33 B37 2017

  • Claiming Turtle Mountain's constitution : the history, legacy, and future of a tribal nation's founding documents / Keith Richotte Jr
    E 99 C6 R54 2017
    In an auditorium in Belcourt, North Dakota, on a chilly October day in 1932, Robert Bruce and his fellow tribal citizens held the political fate of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in their hands. Bruce, and the others, had been asked to adopt a tribal constitution, but he was unhappy with the document, as it limited tribal governmental authority. However, white authorities told the tribal nation that the proposed constitution was a necessary step in bringing a lawsuit against the federal government over a long-standing land dispute. Bruce's choice, and the choice of his fellow citizens, has shaped tribal governance on the reservation ever since that fateful day.



    In this book, Keith Richotte Jr. offers a critical examination of one tribal nation's decision to adopt a constitution. By asking why the citizens of Turtle Mountain voted to adopt the document despite perceived flaws, he confronts assumptions about how tribal constitutions came to be, reexamines the status of tribal governments in the present, and offers a fresh set of questions as we look to the future of governance in Native America and beyond.


  • Trudeau's world : insiders reflect on foreign policy, trade, and defence, 1968-84 / Robert Bothwell and J.L. Granatstein
    FC 625 B68 2017
    Pierre Trudeau and most of his contemporaries at home and abroad are now dead. This book offers reflections on Canadian foreign, trade, and defence policies from interviews with many of the key policy makers, diplomats, and military officers in the Trudeau government. Conducted more than three decades ago, the interviews are informative and revealingly frank. They also offer personal insights into Trudeau himself - a man of great "esprit," who often embodied contradiction. A unique resource, this book adds immeasurably to our understanding of the Trudeau era. It also has much to tell us about Canada and the world from 1968 to 1984.

  • 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 2017
    Tu sais, mon vieux Jean-Pierre honore le travail de l'arch#65533;ologue Jean-Pierre Chrestien (1949-2008), qui a collabor#65533; avec une g#65533;n#65533;ration de chercheurs en vue de d#65533;terrer des aspects inattendus de la Nouvelle-France.
    La premi#65533;re section sur la porte d'entr#65533;e de la Nouvelle-France, soit le Golfe du Saint-Laurent, Terre-Neuve et l'Acadie. Une deuxi#65533;me section nous fait remonter le Saint-Laurent, au coeur m#65533;me du continent. La derni#65533;re section examine certains aspects de la culture Canadienne : l'art populaire, la religion et la communication. Le fil conducteur de ces essais est une curiosit#65533; pour la culture mat#65533;rielle, une attention au d#65533;tail et #65533; la nuance qui sont les piliers des #65533;tudes sur la Nouvelle-France, et une sensibilit#65533; au contexte g#65533;n#65533;ral essentiel #65533; la compr#65533;hension de la fa#65533;on dont l'histoire se d#65533;ploie aux #65533;chelles locale ou r#65533;gionale.
    On peut donc aller au-del#65533; des g#65533;n#65533;ralisations faciles et d#65533;su#65533;tes d'une bourgeoisie pr#65533;tendument absente, d'une #65533;thique commerciale suppos#65533;ment d#65533;ficiente chez les habitants et le caract#65533;re soi-disant militaire de la colonie. De ce fait, nous pouvons tenter de comprendre les vraies gens et leurs possessions en contexte

  • Theorizing race in the Americas : Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos / Juliet Hooker
    E 449 D75 H66 2017
    In 1845 two thinkers from the American hemisphere - the Argentinean statesman Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, and the fugitive ex-slave, abolitionist leader, and orator from the United States, Frederick Douglass - both published their first works. Each would become the most famous and enduringtexts in what were both prolific careers, and they ensured Sarmiento and Douglass' position as leading figures in the canon of Latin American and U.S. African-American political thought, respectively. But despite the fact that both deal directly with key political and philosophical questions in theAmericas, Douglass and Sarmiento, like African-American and Latin American thought more generally, are never read alongside each other. This may be because their ideas about race differed dramatically. Sarmiento advocated the Europeanization of Latin America and espoused a virulent form ofanti-indigenous racism, while Douglass opposed slavery and defended the full humanity of black persons. Still, as Juliet Hooker contends, looking at the two together allows one to chart a hemispheric intellectual geography of race that challenges political theory's preoccupation with and assumptionsabout East / West comparisons, and questions the use of comparison as a tool in the production of theory and philosophy.By juxtaposing four prominent nineteenth and twentieth-century thinkers - Frederick Douglass, Domingo F. Sarmiento, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Jose Vasconcelos - her book will be the first to bring African-American and Latin American political thought into conversation. Hooker stresses that LatinAmerican and U.S. ideas about race were not developed in isolation, but grew out of transnational intellectual exchanges across the Americas. In so doing, she shows that nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. and Latin American thinkers each looked to political models in the 'other' America toadvance racial projects in their own countries. Reading these four intellectuals as hemispheric thinkers, Hooker foregrounds elements of their work that have been dismissed by dominant readings, and provides a crucial platform to bridge the canons of Latin American and African-American politicalthought.

  • Rise to greatness : the history of Canada / Conrad Black
    FC 165 B53 2017
    From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada - a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation. The first of three volumes, spanning from the year 1603 to 1867, and beginning with Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history challenges our perception of Canadian history and Canada's role in the world, taking on sweeping themes and vividly recounting the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country.

  • A little history of Canada / H.V. Nelles
    FC 165 N44 2017
    Lively, compact, and highly readable, this bestselling history offers a fascinating overview of the Canadian landscape and its people. From the earliest human inhabitants of North America who learned to thrive in challenging physical environments to the French and British invaders whoestablished colonies across a vast continent to the influential individuals who have shaped Canada's social and political orders since Confederation, Nelles describes a dynamic country that is constantly changing, adjusting, and redefining itself. Revised to cover recent developments and issues ofongoing concern, the third edition is an indispensable introduction to the nation that is Canada today and a perfect companion to celebrations of Canada's 150th anniversary.

  • L'émergence de Montréal dans le système urbain nord-américain : 1642-1776 / Luc-Normand Tellier
    FC 2947.4 T45 2017

  • De l'impuissance à l'autonomie : évolution culturelle et enjeux identitaires des minorités canadiennes-françaises / Laurent Poliquin
    FC 139 I34 P65 2017

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    Dans cette Etude, l'auteur analyse les discours journalistiques (Le Droit, Le Patriote de l'Ouest, La LibertE, La Survivance) publiEs durant ces crises, ainsi que les discours relatifs A l'enfance - dont ceux vEhiculEs dans la littErature pour la jeunesse canadienne-franCaise. Son objectif: saisir l'impact de ces discours sur les communautEs et les mutations qu'ils provoquent dans la reprEsentation collective des minoritEs.

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  • The American debate over slavery, 1760-1865 : an anthology of sources / edited, with an introduction and notes, by Howard L. Lubert, Kevin R. Hardwick, & Scott J. Hammond
    E 441 A5769 2016
    " The American Debate over Slavery, 1760--1865 will be a superb resource for teachers and students of early American history. Editors Lubert, Hardwick, and Hammond have carefully assembled and introduced a rich collection of significant documents that bring the slavery debate into sharp and illuminating focus. This is easily the best book in its field." --Peter S. Onuf, University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello)

  • Residential schools and reconciliation : Canada confronts its history / J.R. Miller
    E 96.5 M53 2017

    Since the 1980s successive Canadian institutions, including the federal government and Christian churches, have attempted to grapple with the malignant legacy of residential schooling, including official apologies, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). In Residential Schools and Reconciliation , award winning author J. R. Miller tackles and explains these institutional responses to Canada's residential school legacy. Analysing archival material and interviews with former students, politicians, bureaucrats, church officials, and the Chief Commissioner of the TRC, Miller reveals a major obstacle to achieving reconciliation - the inability of Canadians at large to overcome their flawed, overly positive understanding of their country's history. This unique, timely, and provocative work asks Canadians to accept that the root of the problem was Canadians like them in the past who acquiesced to aggressively assimilative policies.


  • Blood and land : the story of native North America / J.C.H. King
    E 77 K55 2016
    " Blood and Land is a personal view of the success and achievements of Native North America, and of today's challenges. It is about why Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples matter today and why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the United States and Canada through their original inhabitants. This dazzling, panoramic account introduces a deeply complex story, of myriad identities and determined ethnicities - from the desert Southwest to the high Arctic, from first contact between Europeans and Native Americans to the challenges of Native leadership today. Instead of writing a chronological history, King confronts the reader with the paradoxes, diversity and achievements of Native North America - the astonishing ingenuity and supple intelligence that have allowed, after suffering centuries of violence and dispossession, a striking level of recovery, optimism and autonomy in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated and filled with arresting and surprising stories, Blood and Land looks well beyond the 'feathers-and-failure' narratives beloved by historians."

  • Seven fallen feathers : racism, death, and hard truths in a northern city / Tanya Talaga
    E 98 S67 T35 2017

    In 1966, twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from residential school. An inquest was called for and four recommendations were made to ensure the safety of indigenous students. None of those recommendations were applied.

    More than a quarter of a century later, from 2000 to 2011, seven indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven were hundreds of miles away from their families, forced to leave home because there was no high school on their reserves. Five were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior, below a sacred indigenous site. Jordan Wabasse, a gentle boy and star hockey player, disappeared into the -20#65533; Celsius night. The body of celebrated artist Norval Morrisseau's grandson, Kyle, was pulled from a river, as was Curran Strang's. Robyn Harper died in her boarding-house hallway and Paul Panacheese inexplicably collapsed on his kitchen floor. Reggie Bushie's death finally prompted an inquest, seven years after the discovery of Jethro Anderson, the first boy whose body was found in the water. But it was the death of twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack that foreshadowed the loss of the seven.

    Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this small northern city that has come to manifest Canada's long struggle with human rights violations against indigenous communities.


  • The Water Walker / written and illustrated by Joanne Robertson
    E 78 G7 R63 2017
    The story of a determined Ojibwe Grandmother (Nokomis) Josephine Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine invites us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.

  • Speaking our truth : a journey of reconciliation / Monique Gray Smith
    E 78 C2 G85 2017
    Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by Survivors and their families. Guided by acclaimed Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action.

  • Inuit community / by Rachel Seigel
    E 99 E7 S422 2017

  • Voices from Hudson Bay : Cree Stories from York Factory / compiled and edited by Flora Beardy and Robert Coutts
    E 99 C88 V64 2017
    In Voices from Hudson Bay Cree elders recall the daily lives and experiences of the men and women who lived and worked at the Hudson's Bay Company post at York Factory in Manitoba. Their stories, their memories of family, community, and daily life, define their past and provide insights into a way of life that has largely disappeared in northern Canada. The era the elders describe, from the end of World War I to the closing of York Factory in 1957, saw dramatic changes - both positive and negative - to Indigenous life in the North. The extension of Treaty 5 in 1910 to include members of the York Factory band, the arrival of police and government agents, and the shifting economy of the fur trade are all discussed. Despite these upheavals, the elders' accounts demonstrate the continuity of northern life in the twentieth century, from the persistence of traditional ways to the ongoing role of community and kinship ties. Perceptions of Cree life have been shaped largely by non-Native accounts that offered limited views of Indigenous history and recorded little beyond the social and economic interaction that was part of life in the fur trade. The stories in this collection provide Cree perspectives on northern life and history, and represent a legacy bequeathed to a younger generation of Indigenous people. This second edition includes updates to the original text and a new preface.

  • Secwépemc people, land, and laws = Yerí7 re Sts̓qe̓ys-kucw / Marianne Ignace and Ronald E. Ignace ; with contributions by Mike K. Rousseau, Nancy J. Turner, Kenneth Favrholdt, and many Secwépemc storytellers, past and present ; foreword by Bonnie Leonard
    E 99 S45 I46 2017
    Secw#65533;pemc People, Land, and Laws is a journey through the 10,000-year history of the Interior Plateau nation in British Columbia. Told through the lens of past and present Indigenous storytellers, this volume detail how a homeland has shaped Secw#65533;pemc existence while the Secw#65533;pemc have in turn shaped their homeland. Marianne Ignace and Ronald Ignace, with contributions from ethnobotanist Nancy Turner, archaeologist Mike Rousseau, and geographer Ken Favrholdt, compellingly weave together Secw#65533;pemc narratives about ancestors' deeds. They demonstrate how these stories are the manifestation of Indigenous laws (stsq'ey') for social and moral conduct among humans and all sentient beings on the land, and for social and political relations within the nation and with outsiders. Breathing new life into stories about past transformations, the authors place these narratives in dialogue with written historical sources and knowledge from archaeology, ethnography, linguistics, earth science, and ethnobiology. In addition to a wealth of detail about Secw#65533;pemc land stewardship, the social and political order, and spiritual concepts and relations embedded in the Indigenous language, the book shows how between the mid-1800s and 1920s the Secw#65533;pemc people resisted devastating oppression and the theft of their land, and fought to retain political autonomy while tenaciously maintaining a connection with their homeland, ancestors, and laws. An exemplary work in collaboration, Secw#65533;pemc People, Land, and Laws points to the ways in which Indigenous laws and traditions can guide present and future social and political process among the Secw#65533;pemc and with settler society.

  • Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet : exploration, encounter and the French new world / by Laura Chmielewski
    F 352 C48 2018

    In this succinct dual biography, Laura Chmielewski demonstrates how the lives of two French explorers #65533; Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a fur trapper #65533; reveal the diverse world of early America. Following the explorers' epic journey through the center of the American continent, Marquette and Jolliet combines a story of discovery and encounter with the insights derived from recent historical scholarship. The story provides perspective on the different methods and goals of colonization and the role of Native Americans as active participants in this complex and uneven process.


  • Dominion of race : rethinking Canada's international history / edited by Laura Madokoro, Francine McKenzie, and David Meren
    FC 104 D64 2017
    How has race shaped Canada's international encounters and its role in the world? In Dominion of Race, leading scholars demonstrate the necessity of placing race at the centre of the narratives of Canadian international history. Destabilizing conventional understandings of Canada in the world, they expose how race-thinking has informed priorities and policies, positioned Canada in the international community, and contributed to a global order rooted in racial beliefs. By demonstrating that race is a fundamental component of Canada and its international history, this book calls for reengagement with the histories of those marginalized in, or excluded from, the historical record.

  • City of dreams : the 400-year epic history of immigrant New York / Tyler Anbinder
    F 128.9 A1 A63 2017
    "Told brilliantly, even unforgettably ... An American story, one that belongs to all of us." -- Boston Globe

    "A richly textured guide to the history of our immigrant nation's pinnacle immigrant city has managed to enter the stage during an election season that has resurrected this historically fraught topic in all its fierceness." -- New York Times Book Review

    New York has been America's city of immigrants for nearly four centuries. Growing from Peter Minuit's tiny settlement of 1626 to a clamorous metropolis with more than three million immigrants today, the city has always been a magnet for transplants from all over the globe. City of Dreams is the long-overdue, inspiring, and defining account of New York's immigrants, both famous and forgotten: the young man from the Caribbean who relocated to New York and became a founding father; Russian-born Emma Goldman, who condoned the murder of American industrialists as a means of aiding downtrodden workers; Dominican immigrant Oscar de la Renta, who dressed first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Over ten years in the making, Tyler Anbinder's story is one of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs. In so many ways, today's immigrants are just like those who came to America in centuries past--and their stories have never before been told with such breadth of scope, lavish research, and resounding spirit.

    "A masterful achievement, City of Dreams is the definitive account of the American origin story, as told through our premier metropolis. Bold, exhaustive, always surprising, Anbinder's book is a wonderful reminder of how we came to be who we are." -- Timothy Egan, best-selling author of The Immortal Irishman
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