Canadian Film and Video: A Bibliography and Guide to the by Loren Lerner

By Loren Lerner

This vast bibliography and reference consultant is a useful source for researchers, practitioners, scholars, and somebody with an curiosity in Canadian movie and video. With over 24,500 entries, of which 10,500 are annotated, it opens up the literature dedicated to Canadian movie and video, ultimately making it conveniently obtainable to students and researchers. Drawing on either English and French assets, it identifies books, catalogues, executive experiences, theses, and periodical and newspaper articles from Canadian and non-Canadian guides from the 1st decade of the 20 th century to 1989. The paintings is bilingual; descriptive annotations are awarded within the language(s) of the unique e-book.

Canadian movie and Video / movie et vidéo canadiens offers an in-depth advisor to the paintings of over 4000 participants operating in movie and video and 5000 movies and movies. The entries in quantity I conceal subject matters similar to movie varieties, the function of presidency, legislation and laws, censorship, fairs and awards, construction and distribution businesses, schooling, cinema structures, ladies and movie, and video paintings. an important part covers filmmakers, video artists, cinematographers, actors, manufacturers, and diverse different movie humans. quantity II provides an writer index, a movie and video name index, and a reputation and topic index.

In the culture of the hugely acclaimed book Art and structure in Canada those volumes fill a long-standing desire for a accomplished reference software for Canadian movie and video. This bibliography publications and helps the paintings of movie historians and practitioners, media librarians and visible curators, scholars and researchers, and participants of most people with an curiosity in movie and video.

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The Book of Trees by Leanne Lieberman

By Leanne Lieberman

Whilst Mia, a Jewish youngster from Ontario, is going to Israel to spend the summer time learning at a yeshiva, or seminary, she desires to connect to the land and deepen her realizing of Judaism. besides the fact that, Mia's summer season plans pass off beam while she falls in love with a non-Jewish vacationer, Andrew. via him, Mia learns in regards to the Israeli career of Palestinian land and begins to questions her Zionist aspirations. specifically, Mia is disturbed via the Palestinian's lack of their olive bushes, and the kingdom of Israel's planting of pine bushes, symbolizing the atmosphere down of recent roots. After narrowly escaping a bus bombing, Mia comes to a decision that being a peace activist is extra vital than being spiritual.

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Contested Empire: Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River by John Phillip Reid

By John Phillip Reid

Do legislations and criminal strategies exist in basic terms as long as there's an reliable authority to implement them? Or can we have an unstated experience of legislations and ethics?

To resolution those questions, John Phillip Reid’s Contested Empire explores the implicit notions of legislations shared via American and British fur investors within the Snake River kingdom of Idaho and surrounding components within the early 19th century. either the U.S. and nice Britain had claimed this quarter, and passions have been extreme. Focusing frequently on Canadian explorer and dealer Peter Skene Ogden, Reid unearths that either facet mostly kept away from violence and different problems simply because they held an identical definitions of estate, agreement, conversion, and possession.

In 1824, the Hudson’s Bay corporation directed Ogden to decimate the furbearing animal inhabitants of the Snake River nation, hence marking the sector a “fur desert.” With this mandate, nice Britain was hoping to neutralize any curiosity American furtrappers can have within the region. this sort of mandate set British and American fur males on a collision path, yet Ogden and his American opposite numbers implicitly one of those legislation and process and saw a mutual experience of estate and rights at the same time the 2 facets vied for keep watch over of the fur trade.

Failing to take criminal tradition into account, a few earlier bills have depicted those conflicts as mere episodes of lawless frontier violence. Reid expands our realizing of the West via contemplating the unstated feel of legislation that existed, regardless of the shortcoming of any formalized professionals, in what had in a different way been thought of a “lawless” time.

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Canada's Big House: The Dark History of the Kingston by Peter H. Hennessy

By Peter H. Hennessy

A record in 1833 by means of a committee of 3 revered Kingston colonials known as for the development of a limestone penal complex on Hatter’s Bay to the west of the city. Their record contained those phrases of recommendation for its destiny governors: "…[shall] be a spot through each potential no longer merciless and never affecting the well-being of the criminal, [but] can be rendered so irksome and so bad that in his lifetime he could dread not anything a lot as a repetition of the punishment…" the most obvious contradiction inside of this ancient mandate of Canada’s giant condo has bedevilled the total background of the detention center. Its unique excessive ethical goal - penitence via silent mirrored image - drifted away into the foggy realm of legitimate delusion nearly once the 1st convicts arrived in 1835.

This semi-documentary learn of the Kingston prison by way of a neighborhood author and historian lays naked in cool prose the swift descent from puritanical objective to in basic terms punitive administration. For the 1st seventy five years, repression was once permitted because the norm, even applauded, by way of the neighborhood electorate, the various inmates, and the political institution. over the past hundred years, repressive practices at Kingston Peneitentiary were publicized, analyzed, and more and more denounced. within the end result, the large condo at Kingston has turn into virtually unmanageable. What to do with it? The query nonetheless hangs within the air.

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Cowboys, Gentlemen, and Cattle Thieves: Ranching on the by Warren M. Elofson

By Warren M. Elofson

Prostitution, gunfights, barroom brawls and livestock rustling - whereas triumphing photographs from the yank previous West - have mostly been absent from histories of the Canadian frontier. In Cowboys, gents, and livestock Thieves Warren Elofson demonstrates that the Canadian frontier was once much less limited, law-abiding, and insulated from dying and violence than has been believed. He demanding situations conventional perspectives that Canadian ranching society was once a microcosm of the "Old World," arguing that the best impact on ranchers and settlers was once the necessity to take care of the frontier environment.

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Montreal's Irish Mafia: The True Story of the Infamous West by D'Arcy O'Connor

By D'Arcy O'Connor

Their names resonate with equipped crime in Montreal: the Matticks, MacAllisters, Johnstons and Griffins, and Peter Dunie Ryan. they're the Irish similar of the notorious Rizzuto and Cotroni households, and the "Mom" Bouchers and Walter Stadnicks of the Hells Angels. Award-winning manufacturer, journalist and writer D’Arcy O’Connor narrates the genesis and upward thrust to strength of 1 of Montreal’s strongest, violent and colourful legal companies. it's the West finish Gang, whose participants managed the docks and fought the Hells Angels and Mafia for his or her percentage of the city’s prostitution, playing, personal loan sharking and drug dealing. from time to time, they didn't disdain forging alliances with rival gangs while large gains have been at stake, or whilst a killing had to be carried out. 

The West finish Gang—the Irish Mafia of Montreal—is a mythical beast. They sprang out of the impoverished southwest of the town, a few searching for how one can earn sufficient simply to live on, a few short of greater than a role in an abattoir or on a building website. In that feel, they have been no diversified from different immigrants from Italy and different ecu nations. A shortcut to wealth was once their universal aim. And Montreal, with its burgeoning post-WWII inhabitants, used to be ripe for the picking.

The Irish Mob made headlines with a outstanding Brinks theft in 1976, utilizing the money to dealer a big heroin and cocaine trafficking ring. It took over the Port of Montreal, controlling the movement of gear into the town, medicines which the Mafia funnelled to long island. The West finish Gang had connections to the cocaine cartel in Colombia; cannabis agents in Morocco and France; and marijuana growers in Mexico. the crowd imported medicinal drugs on a huge scale. One bust that happened off the coast of Angola in 2006 concerned 22.5 tonnes of cannabis, destined for Montreal. 

The West finish Gang is a ripping story that unveils yet one more bankruptcy in Montreal’s colourful legal underworld.

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Stefansson and the Canadian Arctic by Richard J. Diubaldo

By Richard J. Diubaldo

Stefansson's contributions to arctic exploration are massive. He came upon a number of the world's final significant land plenty within the Arctic and his hydrographic soundings defined, for the 1st time, the continental shelf from Alaska to Prince Patrick Island and published the submarine mountains and valleys underneath the Beaufort Sea. whereas within the Arctic he lived with the Inuit, studying their behavior and language, and saved an in depth list of early Inuit society. in spite of the fact that, a few of Stefansson's deeds, and the reasons in the back of them, garnered much less acclaim. in a single example Stefansson used to be accused of leaving behind send previous to the send used to be overwhelmed within the ice, a heinous act for the chief of an day trip. On one other social gathering, following a disastrous day trip to Wrangel Island in which nice numbers of the occasion died, Stefansson was once accused of intentionally deceptive participants of the day trip and mendacity concerning the perils that confronted them. The affair triggered Canada to turn into embroiled with the us and the Soviet Union, and lots of argued that Stefansson was once extra excited by own reputation and monetary achieve than people's lives. used to be Stefansson a prophet or a profiteer, a sufferer or a villain? Stefansson and the Canadian Arctic finds the reality approximately this attention-grabbing personality.

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Superior Rendezvous-Place: Fort William in the Canadian Fur by Jean Morrison

By Jean Morrison

Jean Morrison has written a desirable and significant publication, filled with drama and vibrant old figures. infrequent work, drawings, maps and archival pictures supplement her impeccable study and vigorous textual content. improved Rendezvous-Place encompasses the French predecessors of citadel William, local Peoples of the time and the evolution of the fur exchange, with an emphasis at the North West corporation period. This most crucial paintings concludes with information of the reconstruction of the castle and the improvement of outdated castle William, certainly one of Ontario's "must see" sights. "Jean Morrison is a usual tale teller, and hers is a vital historic rfile within the compelling background of castle William, as soon as the centre of the North American advertisement universe."- Peter C. Newman, writer of Caesars of the wasteland "This e-book is tremendous interpreting. Jean Morrison's prose is beautiful."- Carolyn Podruchny, fur exchange historian, Newberry Library, Chicago

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The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney by Brian Titley

By Brian Titley

A serious biography of Edgar Dewdney and his participation within the judgements and occasions that reworked western Canada within the latter half the nineteenth century. the writer argues that Dewdney considered public place of work now not as an result in itself, yet as a method to private wealth.

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