The Historiography of the Enigmatic North

  title={The Historiography of the Enigmatic North},
  author={S. S{\"o}rlin},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={555 - 566}
  • S. Sörlin
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
In 1995, I came across a new collection entitled Consuming Canada: Readings in Environmental History, simultaneously the first Canadian book in the field so named and the obligatory anthology of canonical texts.1 The arrival of this volume was both encouraging and a bit puzzling. As an observer from Sweden, a circumpolar country that already had a sizable library of environmental history, I scratched my head: hadn’t Canada advanced further? The land of Innis, the land of ‘‘too much geography… Expand
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