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Separate but Unequal

Separate but Unequal

How Parallelist Ideology Conceals Indigenous Dependency
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The transition from the mercantilist fur trade to industrial capitalism […] led to the marginalization of many indigenous peoples, in part, because their cultures were not sufficiently developed to facilitate their success as independent farmers or craft producers.  The profit orientation of the emerging Canadian state, along with racist attitudes, led it to import European farmers and craftsmen rather than devoting the resources needed to prepare the native population for more disciplined and coordinated economic activity.  Consequently, it was indigenous lands, not their labour, which became significant […]. Indigenous tribal groupings became marginalized because they were not integrated into productive activities.

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A Woman in Engineering

A Woman in Engineering

Memoirs of a Trailblazer. An Autobiography by Monique (Aubry) Frize
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The momentous decision I made to study engineering was life-changing. It made me not only a woman in a non-traditional field, but something of a pioneer at a time when the profession was very much a man’s world.

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In the Spirit of ’68

In the Spirit of ’68

Youth Culture, the New Left, and the Reimagining of Acadia
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Canada's Best | La grande littérature du Canada
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These are the words we have chosen to remember. They are the stories that have touched our imagination. They are the rhymes we teach our children as we drive to the beach in the summer. They are the artwork we share with our grandchildren as we sit by a warm winter fire. In peacetime and in war, they have taught us our history. In good times and bad, they have given us glimpses into our future. Over the decades, they have helped us discover who we are and where we have come from. They have introduced us to our neighbours and helped us bridge our two solitudes. Generation after generation, they have given voice to a nation’s dreams and aspirations, and they have done it with grace and wit and learning and style. These are the books that have won the Governor General’s Literary Awards of Canada.

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