Archive for January, 2012

Books received: Carol Campbell and James F. Smith, Necessaries and Sufficiencies: Planter Society in Londonderry Onslow and Truro Townships, 1761-1780 (Sydney, NS: Cape Breton Press, 2011). 2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the coming of New England and Irish Planters to Nova Scotia. “Necessaries and Sufficiencies,” is a social political, cultural and material microhistory of […]

Last week the African National Congress celebrated its centenary, marking a full hundred years of valiant struggle against colonialism, settler colonialism, racism and Apartheid in South Africa. All of us who had occasion to work with that great movement and its leaders and militants celebrated too. Jenerali Ulimwengu for the East African.

I abandoned my thatch, my cobblestones, my tolerant Dutch protectors. For barren oak trees. On empty shores. Under grey skies. The cold bites me in the arse. I died in great numbers. Half of me died. Most of my women. I am not a Sachem, God damn it! I cannot heal. I cannot lead. And […]

From the blurb: Are you ready to leave behind your home in England and risk your life in the name of exploration? You will have to face starvation and angry natives if you are going to set up a colony. Check out the mixed reviews on amazon here, and for the sequel (You wouldn’t want to […]

Janette Habashi, ‘Colonial Guilt and the Recycling of Oppression: The Merit of Unofficial History in Transforming the State’s Narrative’, Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education 6, 1 (2012). This article juxtaposes colonial guilt with selective historical memory of Palestinian narratives as presented in the Israeli state-mandated history textbooks. The advancement of colonial guilt imposes a particular […]

International Journal on Human Rights 16, 1 (2012). Special Issue: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: New Perspectives. TOC: Mauro Barelli: ‘Free, prior and informed consent in the aftermath of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: developments and challenges ahead’. Marco Odello: ‘Indigenous peoples’ rights and cultural identity in the inter-American context’. Kristin Hausler: ‘Indigenous […]

John Sandloss and Arn Keeling, ‘Claiming the New North: Development and Colonialism at the Pine Point Mine, Northwest Territories, Canada’, Environment and History 18, 1 (2012). This paper explores the history of economic, social and environmental change associated with the Pine Point lead-zinc mine, a now-abandoned industrial site and town in the Northwest Territories. Recent […]

aboriginal policy studies is a new online, peer-reviewed and multidisciplinary journal that, on a bi-annual basis, publishes original, scholarly, and policy relevant research on issues relevant to Métis, non-status Indians and urban Aboriginal peoples in Canada. We encourage the submission of articles by and for a wide audience of scholars, researchers, community activists, and policymakers. Though […]

The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West is pleased to present: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FRONTIER IN AN AGE OF TRANSNATIONAL HISTORY An international symposium on the concept of the frontier in its global contexts Saturday, February 25, 2012, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Friends’ Hall, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA All lectures and roundtables […]

Paul A. Kramer, ‘Power and Connection: Imperial Histories of the United States in the World’, American Historical Review 116, 5 (2011). Excerpt: What would a post-exceptionalist account of U.S. imperial history look like? It would purposively engage in dialogue with other societies’ globalizing historiographies, which have often involved imperial turns. One of the most striking and […]