American History

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Fixing Niagara Falls

Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World’s Most Famous Waterfall

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Long considered a natural wonder, the world’s most famous waterfall is anything but. Fixing Niagara Falls reveals the engineering and politics behind the transformation of Niagara Falls.

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He Thinks He's Down

White Appropriations of Black Masculinities in the Civil Rights Era

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Offering fresh insights and raising important questions, this historical exploration of appropriation traces the ways in which gender and race were negotiated through the popular culture of the Civil Rights Era.

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Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80

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The first full-length historical exploration of individual violence in the automotive industry, Blood, Sweat, and Fear taps the class, race, and gendered roots of the workplace as battleground.

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Not Fit to Stay

Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion

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Not Fit to Stay reveals how officials used panic about public health concerns as a basis for excluding early twentieth-century South Asian immigrants from entering Canada and the United States.

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Science of the Seance

Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-40

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In this enthralling study of the ethereal, the scientific, and the strange, Beth A. Robertson investigates the gendered world of the seance, a place where self-proclaimed “psychic researchers” laid claim to objectivity and where spiritual mediums and the spirits they channeled resisted their methods.

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North to Bondage

Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes

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The first history of black slavery in the Maritimes, North to Bondage is a startling corrective to the enduring myth of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad.

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Hearts and Mines

The US Empire’s Culture Industry

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A fascinating look at the symbiotic relationships between the US security state and the US culture industry, and their drive to promote the US Empire as a way of life through the production, packaging, and selling of cultural commodities in world markets.

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African Canadians in Union Blue

Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War

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A landmark account of the background, motivations, and experiences of African Canadian volunteers in America’s Civil War.

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Welcome to Resisterville

American Dissidents in British Columbia

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A compelling, highly readable study of American migration to the West Kootenays and of the counterculture values that created a vibrant society in the Canadian wilderness.

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Murdering Holiness

The Trials of Franz Creffield and George Mitchell

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Murdering Holiness explores the story of the "Holy Roller" sect led by Franz Creffield, a charismatic, self-styled messiah, in the early years of the 20th century.

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