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A Distilled History
Compass Points: Navigating the
Robert Chodos, ed.
Compass Points is a radical new history of the
twentieth century. Each section, organized by decade,
grapples with crucial developments in politics,
economics, society and culture--in Canada and abroad.
Featuring 107 original essays, Compass Points is
an ideal guide for both students and the general reader.
A timely resource for those looking to get a fix on the
past and find their bearings for the future.
and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism
$29.95 CDN (this edition available in Canada only)
Reshaping Immigrants in Cold War
Trouble: Female Delinquency in English
Cathedrals of the North
Text: Charlie Angus.
Photography: Louie Palu
French translation by Marguerite Andersen
Headframes dominate the landscape of mining communities
in Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec.
Distinctive structures built to house the apparatus at
the head of the mine shaft, headframes tower above their
surroundings, reminding every resident that without the
mine, there would be no reason for their settlement to
exist. For the past several years, photographer Louie
Palu and writer Charlie Angus have been documenting
historic mining sites in the north. Many of these have
since been erased from the landscape.
Co-produced with Prise de parole
of Stone: Fragments from the Porcupine
Charlie Angus, photos by Louie Palu
The Mountie from Dime Novel to
Historian Michael Dawson digs deep into the written and
pictorial record to reveal how the RCMP, since its
inception, has constructed and zealously guarded its
public image. Drawing on previously untapped sources,
Dawson documents how consultants and entrepreneurs
deliberately transformed and modernized the traditional
symbolism of the Mountie. His trenchant analysis extends
to the ironies of the recent licensing of the hallowed
Mountie image to the ultimate
"A fascinating account of the Mountie's history as
-- Geoff Pevere, Canadian Dimension
No-Nonsense Guide to World History, New
$16.00 CDN (this edition available in Canada only)
Paved with Gold: Italian-Canadian Immigrants in the
and the American Dream
Robert Chodos & Eric Hamovitch
Chodos and Hamovitch weave a blend of anecdote,
quotation, and scholarship to provide an incisive
historical account of the interaction between French
Canada and the political economy of the United
Space, and the Law: Unmapping a White Settler
Sherene Razack, ed.
Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada's Left
The Second Greatest
Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara
$29.95 CDN. Available from Rutgers University Press in
A lively and wide-ranging work on the history of the
North American honeymoon, and, of necessity, the tourist
industry at Niagara Falls. Dubinsky charts the growth of
Niagara Falls as a tourist destination from the 1850s to
the 1960s and explains how it acquired its reputation as
the "Honeymoon Capital of the World." Ultimately,
the author asks: Of all the ways to promote a
waterfall, why honeymoons?
Winner of the 2000 Albert B. Corey prize from the
Canadian Historical Association and the American
Historical Association for the best book in
Unauthorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the
Lived a Life and Then Some: The Life, Death, and Life of
a Mining Town
Charlie Angus and Brit Griffin.
Illustrations by Sally Lawrence and Rob Moir
Based on in-depth oral interviews with local residents,
and rich archival sources, We Lived A Life and Then Some
relates the common person's struggle to overcome harsh
working conditions and government neglect. The unique
culture of the hardrock mining town of Cobalt is exposed
through the eyes of retired miners, young welfare
mothers, and grade-school children. Angus and Griffin
reveal why, in spite of great adversity, Cobalt remains a
distinctive and cohesive working-class community.
"A fast-moving, highly readable tale."
--Mick Lowe, Northern Life
National Security? Canadian State Surveillance and the
Creation of Enemies
Gary Kinsman, Dieter K. Buse, and Mercedes Steedman,