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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 ...


Par (auteur) Angela Sterritt
Catégories: Histoires des Amériques

"A remarkable life story. . . Angela Sterritt is a formidable storyteller and a passionate advocate."—Cherie Dimaline, author of The Marrow Thieves

"Sterritt's story is living proof of how courageous ...

Performing Postracialism

Par (auteur) Philip S.S. Howard
Catégories: Histoires des Amériques

Blackface – instances in which non-Black persons temporarily darken their skin with make-up to impersonate Black people, usually for fun, and frequently in educational contexts – constitutes a postracialist ...

1950s Canada

Par (auteur) Nelson Wiseman
Catégories: Histoires des Amériques

While the 1950s in Canada were years of social conformity, it was also a time of political, economic, and technological change. Against a background of growing prosperity, federal and provincial politics ...

Our Home and Treaty Land

The words “Treaty means that your identity is bigger than just you” are used both literally and metaphorically.

“It’s tempting to start the story of a long journey, even a journey of realization, ...

Building Justice

Par (auteur) Shauna Van Praagh
Catégories: Histoires des Amériques

Building Justice draws on the inspiring life of former Canadian Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci to offer insight into the meaning of engaged citizenship through law.

Ignoring early advice that he ...

Gifts from Amin

In August 1972, military leader and despot Idi Amin expelled Asian Ugandans from the country, professing to return control of the economy to “Ugandan citizens.” Within ninety days, 50,000 Ugandans ...

Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge Volume II

Presented in English and Mi’kmaq, the latest chapter in this ambitious series presents a remarkable and respectful collaboration between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous artist, deepening and diversifying ...

Crude Genius

Par (auteur) Gary May
Catégories: Histoires des Amériques

“An unknown and hitherto untold story of one of the true pioneers of the international oil industry.” William McGarvey was crowned the “Petroleum King of Austria,” dubbed “Europe’s Rockefeller,” ...

10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada

Par (auteur) Aaron W. Hughes
Catégories: Histoires des Amériques

Revisiting ten notable days from recent history, Aaron W. Hughes invites readers to think about the tensions, events, and personalities that make Canada distinct. These indelible dates interweave to offer ...