http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/History-Slam-155.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham The Smithsonian Institute bills itself as “the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.” In an average year, 22 million people visit the 19 Smithsonian museums, galleries, and gardens. The portfolio even includes the National Zoo. These sites can make for great days exploring the history of the United States, but… Read more »
Review by Emily Beliveau The Wild Ride: A History of the North West Mounted Police 1873–1904 Charles Wilkins Stanton Atkins & Dosil Publishers Soft cover $24.95, Hardcover $45.00 The Wild Ride: A History of the North West Mounted Police 1873–1904 is an engaging and handsomely illustrated book directed at general readers. Author Charles Wilkins is a writer whose previous books… Read more »
A reflection of Leni Riefenstahl’s “The Last of the Nuba,” which was designed as coffee table book when it was first published. By owning The Last of the Nuba does one own the last of the Nuba? Does one own a little slice of unspoiled African civilization? Is this more than a coffee table book? The author explores these questions.