Coming In from the Cold

  title={Coming In from the Cold},
  author={Liz Piper},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={567 - 573}
  • Liz Piper
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
Within Canadian historiography, there are two forms of northern history. One tradition, going back to Harold Innis’s The Fur Trade in Canada (1930) and forward to Tina Loo’s States of Nature (2006), is of works that encompass the North but are not defined by it.1 This tradition includes histories of the fur trade, exploration, and science,2 and, for much of it, there was rarely a separate, explicit consideration of northern settings. Fur trade historiography, for instance, is rooted in western… 


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