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Book Review: James Daschuk’s much-heralded Clearing the Plains is an intricate and well-crafted examination of the historical role of food and disease in the life of First Nations of Western Canada. In a strong first chapter, Daschuk dispenses notions that indigenous sickness and starvation were “new” while gesturing to food security and political autonomy as reasons why these communities flourished for centuries before European contact.
Book review: Peace, love, and … labour? Perhaps not as sexy a description as we usually see for the 1960s and 1970s, but Ian Milligan’s Rebel Youth argues that it was the labour class, above all else, that drove youth to participate in civil upheaval in the mid-twentieth century.
Book Review: The Group of Seven were shrewd self-mythologizers. Their overwhelming presence has tended to eclipse Canadian artists who worked around the turn of the twentieth century. A.K. Prakash’s Impressionism in Canada is a much needed corrective.
Book Review: It’s a storyline straight out of a Robert Louis Stevenson novel — a mysterious and seemingly bottomless pit that just might be filled with a fortune in pirate booty.