James Rice"Québec, the Cree, and the James Bay Project in a Hemispheric Perspective"

Event

Date:           Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time:          From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Location:    MISC, 3463 Peel Street, 2nd Floor

Details:      This event is open to the public and registration is free but RSVP is preferred at misc.iecm [at] mcgill.ca

Abstract

This lecture places a familiar subject in the modern history of Québec - the story of Hydro-Québec’s James Bay Project - in a comparative perspective. Although this story is in many respects unique to Québec, Rice argues that it is also part of broader historical patterns that can be discerned elsewhere in the Americas.

Biography

Rice specializes in early American, Native American, and environmental history. His publications include Nature and History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson and Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America.  He is currently writing a synthesis of Native American environmental history in North America from the first human habitation to the present. Currently a Professor of History at SUNY Plattsburgh, he has also taught at the University of Maryland and Tübingen University.

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