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Two Years Below the Horn

Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946

by Andrew Taylor, edited by Daniel Heidt & Whitney Lackenbauer, read by Speechki
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook Hardcover
tagged: expeditions & discoveries, polar regions, world war ii

 

In Two Years Below the Horn, engineer Andrew Taylor vividly recounts his experiences and accomplishments during Operation Tabarin, a landmark British expedition to Antarctica to establish sovereignty and conduct science during the Second World War. When mental strain led the operation’s first commander to resign, Taylor—a military engineer wit …

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Villain, Vermin, Icon, Kin

Wolves and the Making of Canada

by Stephanie Rutherford
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: wolves, animal rights

A wolf’s howl is felt in the body. Frightening and compelling, incomprehensible or entirely knowable, it is a sound that may be heard as threat or invitation but leaves no listener unaffected.

Toothsome fiends, interfering pests, or creatures wild and free, wolves have been at the heart of Canada’s national story since long before Confederation. …

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Harriet's Legacies

Race, Historical Memory, and Futures in Canada

edited by Ronald Cummings & Natalee Caple
edition: Hardcover
tagged: canadian

Historic freedom fighter and conductor of the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman risked her life to ferry enslaved people from America to freedom in Canada. Her legacy instigates and orients this exploration of the history of Black lives and the future of collective struggle in Canada.

Harriet’s Legacies recuperates the significance of Tubman’s …

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A Legacy of Exploitation

Early Capitalism in the Red River Colony, 1763–1821

by Susan Dianne Brophy
edition: eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), indigenous studies, native american, non-classifiable

The Red River Colony was the Hudson’s Bay Company’s first planned settlement. As a settler-colonial project par excellence, it was designed to undercut Indigenous peoples’ “troublesome” autonomy and curtain the company’s dependency on their labour. In this critical re-evaluation of the history of the Red River Colony, Susan Dianne Broph …

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Jackson's Wars

A.Y. Jackson, the Birth of the Group of Seven, and the Great War

by Douglas Hunter
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: canadian, world war i, modern (late 19th century to 1945), canada, post-confederation (1867-), military

A captivating account of the formative years of one of Canada’s best-known artists, Jackson’s Wars follows A.Y. Jackson’s education and progress as a painter before he was a well-known artist and his time on the battlefield in Europe, before he cast his lot in with a group of like-minded Toronto artists.

Jackson fought many battles: he was a f …

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Heroin

An Illustrated History

by Susan C.  Boyd, designed by David Lester
edition: eBook
tagged: social history, drugs & the law
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Owóknage

The Story of Carry The Kettle Nakoda First Nation

by Carry the Kettle First Nation, contributions by Jim Tanner; Tracey Tanner; David R. Miller & Peggy Martin McGuire
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged: native american, native americans, pre-confederation (to 1867), post-confederation (1867-), indigenous studies

Born out of a meticulous, well-researched historical and current traditional land-use study led by Cega̔ K´iɳna Nakoda Oyáté (Carry the Kettle Nakoda First Nation), Owóknage is the first book to tell the definitive, comprehensive story of the Nakoda people (formerly known as the Assiniboine), in their own words. From pre-contact to current-d …

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