Arctic historian Kenn Harper has spent decades researching and writing the untold stories of the North. This series gathers the best of his regular column about the history of Inuit and other peoples in the circumpolar North.
In this second volume of In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History, Kenn Harper shares the tales of murderers, thieves, and fraudsters—as well as the wrongfully accused—in the early days of Northern colonization. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, settler and Inuit ideas of justice clashed, leading to some of the most unusual trials and punishments in history. Included in this collection are the stories of criminals and victims, both Southern and Inuit, and of the difficulties of finding justice in a land that was rapidly changing.
Tuesday, October 27 2015
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