Books – Titles A-Z
This Benevolent Experiment
Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in Canada and the United States
Comparative analysis of residential schools in the United States and Canada.
Thomas Scott’s Body
And Other Essays on Early Manitoba History
What did happen to the body of Thomas Scott? The disposal of the body of Canadian history’s most famous political victim is the starting point for historian J.M. Bumsted’s new look at some of the most fascinating events and personalities of Manitoba’s Red River Settlement. By looking at well-known figures from a new perspective, and by examining some of the more obscure corners of the settlement’s history, Bumsted challenges many of the widely held assumptions about Red River.
Those Who Belong
Identity, Family, Blood, and Citizenship among the White Earth Anishinaabeg
The battle against blood quantum and a new vision of tribal citizenship.
Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling
Wrestling on the prairies.
Toward Defining the Prairies
Region, Culture, and History
New ways of thinking about literature and history have radically changed how we think about or even “define” a region like the Prairie West. Toward Defining the Prairies highlights recent approaches to thinking about the Prairie West. Bounded by pieces from well-known historian Gerald Friesen and Governor-General’s Award-winning writer Robert Kroetsch, these 13 essays are as diverse as the region itself.
Towards a New Ethnohistory
Community Engaged Scholarship among the People of the River
A community-driven history. A cross-cultural dialogue.
Transboundary Environmental Governance Across the World’s Longest Border
Governing the world’s longest border.
Italian Anarchists in Canada and the U.S., 1915–1940
Fleeing repression at home and abroad, Italian anarchists established strength through transnationalism.
Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada
In the context of de/colonization, the boundary between an Aboriginal text and the analysis by a non-Aboriginal outsider poses particular challenges often constructed as unbridgeable. Eigenbrod argues that politically correct silence is not the answer but instead does a disservice to the literature that, like all literature, depends on being read, taught, and disseminated in various ways. In Travelling Knowledges, Eigenbrod suggests decolonizing strategies when approaching Aboriginal texts as an outsider and challenges conventional notions of expertise.
The Hidden Life of Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Vilhjalmur Stefansson has long been known for his groundbreaking work as an anthropologist and expert on Arctic peoples. His three expeditions to the Canadian Arctic in the early 1900s, as well as his expertise in northern anthropology, helped create his public image as an heroic, Hemingway-esque figure in the annals of twentieth-century exploration. Travelling Passions sheds new light on Stefanssonís life and work, focussing on the tension between his private life and the theories that brought his name to the halls of fame.