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The Laws and the Land

The Settler Colonial Invasion of Kahnawà:ke in Nineteenth-Century Canada

The Laws and the Land, an original and impassioned account of the history of the relationship between Canada and Kahnawà:ke, reveals the clash of settler and Indigenous legal traditions and the imposition of settler colonial law on Indigenous peoples and land.

Awards

2022, Winner - Indigenous History Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association

2022, Winner - Best Book Prize, Canadian Studies Network

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Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces

This long-overdue account of the suffrage campaigns in the first region to grant women the vote in Canada shatters cherished myths about how the West was won.

Awards

2021, Winner - WILLA Literary Award, Scholarly Nonfiction

2021, Shortlisted - Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2020, Shortlisted - Margaret McWilliams Prize in Manitoba History

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Fossilized

Environmental Policy in Canada's Petro-Provinces

Fossilized reveals how Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador – blinded by exceptional economic growth from 2005 to 2015 – undermined environmental policies to intensify ecologically detrimental extreme oil extraction.

Awards

2021, Winner - Book Awards, Canadian Political Science Association

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Whipped

Party Discipline in Canada

This revealing examination of the inner workings of party discipline exposes the machinery of message coordination that courses through Canadian legislatures and politics.

Awards

2021, Shortlisted - Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, The Writers Trust

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Fixing Niagara Falls

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

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.

Awards

2020, Winner - Honourable Mention - Wilson Book Prize, The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University 

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Cataloguing Culture

Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation

In examining how the technologies of museum bureaucracy – the ledger book, the card catalogue, the database – operate through a colonial lens, Cataloguing Culture shines a light on access to and the return of Indigenous cultural heritage.

Awards

2022, Winner - The Labrecque-Lee Book Prize, Canadian Anthropology Society

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