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Discovering Nothing

By (author) David L. Nicandri
Categories: Historical geography

The many attempts by navigators to find a Northwest Passage via its Pacific portal all ended in failure; however, their discoveries spurred expansionist developments that would forever alter the landscape ...

North of America

In 1941, influential US publishing magnate Henry Luce declared the world was in the midst of the first great American century, believing his nation held the power and vision to lead and transform the ...

The Riel Problem

By (author) Albert Braz
Categories: History of the Americas

Tracing Louis Riel’s metamorphosis from traitor to Canadian hero, Braz argues that, through his writing, Riel resists his portrayal as both a Canadian patriot and a pan-Indigenous leader. After being ...

Tours Inside the Snow Globe

By (author) Tonya K. Davidson
Categories: Human geography

The toppling of monuments globally in the last few years has highlighted the potency of monuments as dynamic and affectively loaded participants in society.
In the context of Ottawa, Canada’s capital ...

Big Mall

By (author) Kate Black
Categories: Social and cultural history

A phenomenology of the mall: If the mall makes us feel bad, why do we keep going back? In a world poisoned by capitalism, is shopping what makes life worth living?

Kate Black grew up in West Edmonton Mall ...

Remembering Our Relations

Wood Buffalo National Park is located in the heart of Dénesųłuné homelands, where Dené people have lived from time immemorial. Central to the creation, expansion, and management of this park, Canada ...

School of Racism

Exposing the history of racism in Canada’s classrooms

Winner of the prestigious Clio-Quebec, Lionel-Groulx, and Canadian History of Education Association awards

In School of Racism, Catherine Larochelle ...

Food Mobilities

Bringing together multidisciplinary scholars from the growing discipline of food studies, Food Mobilities examines food provisioning and the food cultures of the world, historically and in contemporary ...

Plundering the North

The manufacturing of a chronic food crisis

Food insecurity in the North is one of Canada’s most shameful public health and human rights crises. In Plundering the North, Kristin Burnett and Travis Hay ...

Fashioning Acadians

What people wore in the distant past is often challenging to determine, owing to the disintegration of natural textiles and materials over time. Yet when new findings from archaeological excavations are ...