This volume brings together an excellent collection of essays, providing a comprehensive introduction to the topic(s) suggested by its title. It is a notable contribution to the burgeoning field of Canadian environmental history, although it addresses other fields as well including Aboriginal studies, the history of the Canadian north, mining history, political history, and policy studies. Few books attempt to cover such a broad field and fewer still do so successfully. The editors have done a fine job.

The photograph on the book’s cover, a warning sign overlooking an abandoned mine near Schefferville, Québec, reflects its content. Throughout the Canadian north, mining was often a brief episode that left toxic waste in its wake and signs warning people to...

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