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John Sandlos: Selected Publications

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Arn Keeling and John Sandlos, “Ghost Towns and Zombie Mines: The Historical Dimensions of Mine Abandonment, Reclamation and Redevelopment in the Canadian North.” Perspectives on the Environmental History of Northern Canada, Stephen Bocking and Brad Martin, eds. (forthcoming with the University of Calgary Press’ Canadian History and the Environment Series).

John Sandlos and Arn Keeling, Eds. Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, forthcoming 2015). Accepted and forthcoming November 2015.

John Sandlos and Arn Keeling, “Aboriginal Communities, Traditional Knowledge, and the Environmental Legacies of Extractive Development in Canada,” Extractive Industries and Society (accepted June 2015 as part of special issue on Arctic extractive industries).

(Co-authored with Arn Keeling and Kevin O'Reilly), Communicating Danger: A Community Primer on Communicating the Arsenic Hazards at Yellowknife’s Giant Mine to Future Generations. Open Access Report. 

(Co-authored with Arn Keeling and Jean-Sebatien Boutet), “Mining and the Aboriginal Social Economy.” In Northern Communities Working Together: The Social Economy of Canada’s North, edited by Chris Southcott (University of Toronto Press, 2015), 198-227.

“Point Pelee’s Summer of Discontent,” Blockades or Breakthroughs?: Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State, 1970-2010, edited by Yale Belanger and P. Whitney Lackenbauer (McGill-Queen’s, 2014).

“National Parks in the Canadian North: Co-Management or Colonialism Revisited?” In Stan Stevens, ed., Indigenous Peoples, National Parks, and Protected Areas: a New Paradigm Linking Conservation, Culture, and Rights (University of Arizona Press, 2014), 133-49.

"Nature’s Nations: The Shared History of Game, Fish, and Forest Protection between Canada and the United States," International Journal of Environmental Studies Monograph, Series Vol. 70, Issue 3 (2013), 358-71

(co-authored with Arn Keeling) Zombie Mines and the (Over)Burden of History, The Solutions Journal Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2013)

(co-authored with Peter Alagona and Yolanda Wiersma), “Past Imperfect: Using Historical Ecology and Baseline Data for Contemporary Conservation and Restoration Projects,” Environmental Philosophy Vol. 9, No. 1 (2012), 49-70.

(co-authored with Arn Keeling), “Claiming the New North: Mining and Colonialism at the Pine Point Mine, Northwest Territories, Canada,” Environment and History Vol. 18, No. 1 (2012), 5-34.

“Nature’s Playgrounds: The Parks Branch and Tourism Promotion in the National Parks, 1911-1929,” for volume edited by Claire Campbell titled, A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011,(University of Calgary Press), 53-78.

(co-authored with Arn Keeling), “Shooting the Archives: Document Digitization for Historical-Geographical Collaboration,” History Compass Vol. 9, No. 5 (May 2011), 423-432.

(co-authored with Yolanda Wiersma), “Once there were so many: Animals as Ecological Baselines,” Environmental History Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2011- in special forum honoring the 50th anniversary of Peter Matthiessen’s Wildlife in America), 400-407.

(co-authored with Arn Keeling), “Environmental Justice goes Underground? Historical Notes from Canada’s Northern Mining Frontier.” Environmental Justice 2,3 (Sept. 2009), 117-125.

"Not Wanted in the Boundary: the Expulsion of the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway Band from Riding Mountain National Park," Canadian Historical Review Vol. 89, No. 2 (June 2008), 189-221.

Hunters at the Margin Cover(2007). Winner of the Canadian Historical Association's 2008 Clio Prize for best book on the history of the Canadian North. Winner of the Forest History Society's 2008 Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Prize for best book in forest and conservation history.

(co-authored with Liza Piper), “A Broken Frontier: Ecological Imperialism in the Canadian North,” Environmental History Vol. 12, No. 4 (October 2007), 759-95.

Federal Spaces, Local Conflicts: National Parks and the Exclusionary Politics of the Conservation Movement in Ontario, 1900-1935.Journal of the Canadian Historical Association (2005), 293-318. Winner of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association Prize.

“Purple Loosestrife and the Bounding of Nature in North American Wetlands.” In Thomas Heyd, ed., Recognizing the Autonomy of Nature (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005), 137-53.

“Landscaping Desire: Poetics, Politics in the Early Biological Surveys in the Canadian North.” Space and Culture, Vol. 6, Issue 4 (November 2003), 394-414.

“Where the Scientists Roam: Ecology, Management and Bison in Northern Canada.” Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Summer 2002), 93-129.

"From the Outside Looking In: Aesthetics, Politics and Wildlife Conservation in the Canadian North.” Environmental History, Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2001), 6-31.