New Faces of the Fur Trade is a collection of fifteen essays selected from the Seventh North American Fur Trade Conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1995. These articles question the traditional focus of fur trade literature and suggest that there are richer, more diverse narratives to be constructed and new ways to look at the fur trade. Many focus on subjects and themes that either have been formerly overlooked or have been introduced and then neglected. Fur trade studies have been criticized for remaining outside the current mainstream of historiography, in particular for paying scant attention to the rich insights to be found in approaches adopted from the fields of social and gender history. This volume redresses some of those omissions.
New Faces of the Fur Trade
Selected Papers of the Seventh North American Fur Trade Conference Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1995
Publication Date: May 31st, 1998
358 pages| 6 in x 9 in
Jo-Anne Fiske is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at University of Northern British Columbia.
Susan Sleeper-Smith is Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, She received a 2002-2003 research fellowship at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and has written extensively on the fur trade and women in the fur trade, in both journal and book form.
William Wicken is Assistant Professor of History at York University in Toronto.