Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Page 34
Page 35
Page 36
Page 37
Page 38
Page 39
Page 40
Page 41
Page 42
Page 43
Page 44
Page 45
With its long and well-documented history Prince Edward Island makes a compelling case study for thousands of years of human interaction with a specic ecosystem. The pastoral landscapes red sandstone cliffs and small shing villages of Canadas garden province are appealing because they appear timeless but they are as culturally constructed as they are shaped by the ebb and ow of the tides. Bringing together experts from a multitude of disciplines the essays in Time and a Place explore the islands marine and terrestrial environment from its prehistory to its recent past. Beginning with peis history as a blank slate a land scraped by ice and then surrounded by rising seas this mosaic of essays documents the arrival of ora fauna and humans and the differ- ent ways these inhabitants have lived in this place over time. The collection offers policy insights for the province while also informing broader questions about the value of islands and other geographically bounded spaces for the study of environmental history and the crafting of global sustainability. Putting pei at the forefront of Canadian environmental history Time and a Place is a remarkable accomplishment that will be eagerly received and read by historians geographers scholars of Canadian and island studies and environmentalists. Edward MacDonald is associate professor of Canadian and Prince Edward Island history at the University of Prince Edward Island. Joshua MacFadyen is assistant professor of environmental humanities at Arizona State University. Iren Novaczek is the former director of the Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. In recent years over one million Canadians have claimed Polish heritage a signicant population increase since the rst group of Poles came from Prussian-occupied Poland and settled in Wilno Ontario west of Ottawa in 1858. For over a century descendants from this community thought of themselves as Polish but this began to change in the 1980s due to the work of a descendant priest who emphasized the communitys origins in Polands Kashubia region. What resulted was the reinvention of ethnicity concurrent with a similar movement in northern Poland. Creating Kashubia chronicles more than one hundred and fty years of history identity and memory and challenges the historiography of migration and settlement in the region. For decades authors from outside Wilno as well as community insiders have written histories without using the others stores of knowledge. Joshua Blank combines primary archival material and oral history with national narratives and a rich secondary literature to reimagine the period. He examines the socio-political and religious forces in Prussia delves into the world of emigrant recruitment and analyzes the trans-Atlantic voyage. In doing so Blank challenges old narratives and traces the refashioning of the communitys ethnic identity from Polish to Kashubian. An illuminating study Creating Kashubia shows how changing identities and the politics of ethnic memory are locally situated yet transnationally inuenced. Joshua C. Blank teaches in the Ottawa Catholic School Board. 1 6 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Rural Wildland and Resource Studies June 2016 978-0-7735-4693-6 34.95A 34.95A 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4692-9 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 416pp 60 images Ebook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Studies in Ethnic History May 2016 978-0-7735-4720-9 34.95A 34.95A 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4719-3 100.00S 100.00S 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 376pp 30 photos 15 maps 14 tables Ebook available Time and a Place An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island edited by edward macdonald joshua macfadyen and iren novaczek Canadas rst province-based environmental history tracks changes from the Ice Age to the Information Age. C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y E T H N I C H I S T O R YE N V I R O N M E N TA L H I S T O R Y C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y Creating Kashubia History Memory and Identity in Canadas First Polish Community joshua c. blank A groundbreaking work that looks at the changing ways in which Canadas rst Polish community views itself.