Reforming the Penitentiary in Nineteenth-Century Canada
Tracing the rise and evolution of Canadian penitentiaries in the nineteenth century, this book examines the concepts of criminality and rehabilitation, the role of labour in penal regimes, and the problem of violence.
Rodeo in Western Canada
Challenging the well-worn images of rodeo as a white man’s sport, A Wilder West shows how rodeo brought together Aboriginal and settler men and women into relationships of competition and camaraderie, forging new identities and communities in the process.
A historical perspective, from Mesoamerican counterfeits of cacao beans used as currency to cattle rustling to human trafficking; from Canada's and Mexico's different approaches to the illegality of liquor in the United States during Prohibition to contemporary case studies of the transnational movement of people, crime, narcotics, vice, and even ideas.
Race, Nature, and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness in Canada
Rethinking the Great White North explores the troubling side of the images of whiteness and wilderness that are so central to Canadian national identity.
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