By Shelagh D. Grant
Winner of the 2011 J. W. Dafoe booklet Prize
Nominated for the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize
Nominated for the 2011 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize
Nominated for the Lela universal booklet Prize for Canadian History
Based on Shelagh Grant’s groundbreaking archival study and drawing on her popularity as a number one historian within the box, Polar Imperative is a compelling evaluate of the old claims of sovereignty over this continent’s polar areas. This enticing, well timed heritage examines the unfolding implications of significant weather alterations; the impression of source exploitation at the indigenous peoples; the present high-stakes online game for keep watch over over the adjoining waters of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenland; the occasions, matters and methods that experience stimulated claims to authority over the lands and waters of the North American Arctic, from the coming of the 1st population round 3,000 BCE to the current; and sovereignty from a comparative standpoint inside North the USA and parallel events within the eu and Asian Arctic.
Polar critical is a definitive reference on Arctic historical past and may redefine North american citizens’ realizing of the sovereign rights and duties of this northernmost region.