Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America

Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America

Shelagh D. Grant

Winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize
Winner of the 2011 J. W. Dafoe publication Prize
Nominated for the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize
Nominated for the 2011 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize
Nominated for the Lela universal ebook Prize for Canadian History

Based on Shelagh Grant’s groundbreaking archival study and drawing on her acceptance as a number one historian within the box, Polar Imperative is a compelling evaluation of the historic claims of sovereignty over this continent’s polar areas. This attractive, 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 an eye on over the adjoining waters of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenland; the occasions, matters and methods that experience encouraged 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 viewpoint inside North the United States and parallel occasions within the ecu and Asian Arctic.

Polar crucial is a definitive reference on Arctic heritage and may redefine North americans’ realizing of the sovereign rights and duties of this northernmost region.

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