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Biographical Dictionary of Enslaved Black People in the Maritimes

by Harvey Amani Whitfield, foreword by Donald Wright
edition: Hardcover
tagged: slavery, americas, african american, reference, black studies (global)

This important book sheds light on more than 1,400 brief life histories of mostly enslaved Black people, with the goal of recovering their individual lives.

 

Harvey Amani Whitfield unearths the stories of men, women, and children who would not otherwise have found their way into written history. The individuals mentioned come from various points of …

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In Those Days: Inuit and Explorers

Inuit and Explorers

by Kenn Harper
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: polar regions, native american, expeditions & discoveries, americas

In the fifth volume of the In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History series, Kenn Harper shares tales of European explorers who came to the Arctic seeking adventure, riches, and the elusive Northwest Passage, and Inuit they encountered there. Inuit were invaluable in adding to Western knowledge of the Arctic, serving as guides, clothing-m …

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The 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book: Revised and Expanded

Revised and Expanded

by Gord Hill, foreword by Pamela Palmater
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american, non-classifiable, americas, nonfiction

A new and expanded version of Gord Hill's seminal illustrated history of Indigenous struggles in the Americas.

When it was first published in 2010, The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book was heralded as a groundbreaking illustrated history of Indigenous activism and resistance in the Americas over the previous 500 years, from contact to present day. …

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Remaking North American Sovereignty

State Transformation in the 1860s

contributions by Jewel L. Spangler; Frank Towers; Robert E. Bonner; Christopher Clark; Jane Dinwoodie; Steven Hahn; Ryan Hall; Benjamin Johnson; Pablo Mijangos; Mary Ryan; Andrew Smith & Marcela Terrazas y Basante, series edited by Andrew L. Slap
edition: Paperback
tagged: americas, indigenous studies

North America took its political shape in the crisis of the 1860s, marked by Canadian Confederation, the U.S. Civil War, the restoration of the Mexican Republic, and numerous wars and treaty regimes conducted between these states and indigenous peoples. This crisis wove together the three nation-states of modern North America from a patchwork of c …

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Julia

by Michael Kluckner
edition: eBook
tagged: americas

The extraordinary life of Julia Henshaw. A novelist, journalist, socialite, botanist, explorer, and World War I ambulance driver, Julia Henshaw was a unique and colourful personality. This graphic biography follows her eventful life from Montreal to Vancouver, from Banff to London, and from the mining towns of BC’s Kootenays to the battlefields o …

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Pots and Other Living Beings

by annie ross
edition: Paperback
tagged: places, americas, canadian, landscapes, historical

Pots and Other Living Beings is a literally and visually compelling first poetry collection by upcoming Indigenous artist annie ross. The text combines socially conscious poems with geographically grounded photographs, each describing an aspect of living in the postmodern, neoliberal age. All compositions emphasize in evocative ways our times’ di …

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Modern Classics Cut Stones and Crossroads

A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru

by Ronald Wright
edition: Paperback
tagged: peru, americas, reference

Traveling through Peru, tracing the history of the Incas from their royal cities of Cusco and Machu Picchu to their mythic origin in Lake Titicaca, Ronald Wright explores a country of contrasts—between Spanish and Indian, past and present, coastal desert and mountainous interior.

In his highly entertaining and perceptive account, Wright brings to …

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