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

Category: Book
By (author): Daschuk, James
Foreword By: Fenn, Elizabeth A.
Subject:  HISTORY / Canada / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*This new edition of Clearing the Plains has a forward by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Elizabeth Fenn, and explanations of the book's influence by leading Canadian historians. Called "one of the most important books of the twenty-first century" by the Literary Review of Canada, it was named a "Book of the Year" by The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, the Writers' Trust, and won the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, among many others.
From The Publisher*With over 25,000 copies sold, Clearing the Plains is this century's bestselling academic book in Canada. 
Review Quote*"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 diseases 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 of Pox Americana 
Biographical NoteJames 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.