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Athabasca University Press is Canada’s first open access scholarly press. Founded in 2007 with the principal aim of reducing barriers to knowledge and increasing access to scholarship, AU Press is committed to bringing the work of emerging and established scholars to the public. With both an open-access journal and monograph program, they make a significant contribution to the growing body of academic and literary work that is available to a global readership at no cost to the reader.

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Lookout Cave

The Archaeology of Perishable Remains on the Northern Plains

By John H. Brumley; Photographs by James Marshall
Athabasca University Press

This fully illustrated volume sheds new light on Plains culture and the centuries old use of the well-hidden space at Lookout Cave.

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Fish Wars and Trout Travesties

Saving Southern Alberta's Coldwater Streams in the 1920s

Athabasca University Press
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"Truth Behind Bars"

Reflections on the Fate of the Russian Revolution

Athabasca University Press

The temporary class of peasants-in-uniform, unmotivated by Lenin’s vision of democracy, that brought down the Russian Revolution.

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World Bolshevism

By Iulii Martov; Introduction by Paul Kellogg; Translated by Paul Kellogg and Mariya Melentyeva
Athabasca University Press

In 1903, at the close of the Second Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, the socialist party had split into two factions, those that would follow Lenin’s proposed revolutionary path and those that would follow Iulii Martov—a group that would call themselves the Mensheviks. In this edition, Martov’s only book is ably translated by Paul Kellogg and Mariya Melentyeva, making it available in English in its complete form for the first time in a hundred years.

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Under the Nakba Tree

Athabasca University Press

In this moving memoir, a Palestinian man recalls his childhood in Canada and the struggles he faced at the intersection of indigeneity, national identity, and marginality.

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Bucking Conservatism

Alternative Stories of Alberta from the 60s and 70s

Athabasca University Press

With chapters by both scholars and activists, Bucking Conservatism highlights the lasting influence of Alberta’s nonconformists.

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Memory and Landscape

Indigenous Responses to a Changing North

Athabasca University Press
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Dissenting Traditions

Essays on Bryan D. Palmer, Marxism, and History

Athabasca University Press

The work of Bryan D. Palmer, one of North America’s leading historians, has influenced the fields of labour history, social history, discourse analysis, communist history, and Canadian history, as well as the theoretical frameworks surrounding them. Dissenting Traditions gathers Palmer’s contemporaries, students, and sometimes critics to examine and expand on the topics and themes that have defined Palmer’s career, from labour history to Marxism and communist politics.

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Plastic Legacies

Pollution, Persistence, and Politics

Athabasca University Press

Plastic Legacies brings together scholars from the fields of marine biology, psychology, anthropology, environmental studies, Indigenous studies, and media studies to investigate and address the urgent socio-ecological challenges brought about by plastics.

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An Honourable and Impartial Tribunal

The Court Martial of Major General Henry Procter, Minutes of the Proceedings

Athabasca University Press
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