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Sue Heffernan talks about one of her favorite books, The Gender of Breadwinners by Joy Parr.
The Gender of Breadwinners by Joy Parr from Canada's History on Vimeo.
Book Review: In 1956, a crew of four sailors, led by Henri Beaudout, and two kittens set out to cross the North Atlantic on a raft made from little more than nine telephone poles and two kilometres of rope.
Book Review: The nucleus of the book is Morris’s account of her mother’s institutionalization for seventeen years at British Columbia’s Nanaimo Indian Hospital, as well as Morris’s own experiences of racism in the Canadian health system.
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: Thomas King is far more than a good writer, storyteller, and academic. He has a dazzling intelligence that quickly sees through so many of the “accepted” truths people are repeatedly fed by the media, and he skewers these with delightful humour and self-deprecation.