Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Life

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Price
$26.39
Publisher
University of Regina Press
Publish Date
Pages
386
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.0 X 1.1 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780889776227

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About the Author

James Daschuk is an associate professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina and a researcher with the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit.

Reviews
"Clearing the Plains is a tour de force that dismantles and destroys the view that Canada has a special claim to humanity in its treatment of indigenous peoples. Daschuk shows how infectious disease and state-supported starvation combined to create a creeping, relentless catastrophe that persists to the present day. The prose is gripping, the analysis is incisive, and the narrative is so chilling that it leaves its reader stunned and disturbed. For days after reading it, I was unable to shake a profound sense of sorrow. This is fearless, evidence-driven history at its finest."--Elizabeth A. Fenn, author "Pox Americana "
"[A] great work of history...James Daschuk's Clearing the Plains is colossal. This is excavation of an authentically Canadian past from under layers of colonial myth, performed with a scalpel, and illuminated by searing prose."--The Globe and Mail
"Clearly written, deeply researched, and properly contextualized history...Essential reading for everyone interested in the history of indigenous North America."--J.R. McNeill, author "Mosquito Empires "
"Required reading for all Canadians."--Candace Savage, author "A Geography of Blood "