Author Archives: Amanda Murphyao

Baby & Kid & Person Gifts – Part 1

Once upon a time, when I was an impressionable young undergraduate student at McGill University, our philosophy of feminism professor told us a story about buying gifts for two young relatives, a sister and brother. She said that at first … Continue reading

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California Map Society & Stanford Lecture Series Notes

After a series of hilarious incidents during which I ate half of someone else’s grilled cheese and ice cream sundae, then couldn’t find the campus shuttle due to a failure to read maps correctly… I wound up at the California Map … Continue reading

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It’s 2017…

Here is a letter that I sent to Current Catalog about diversity in capitalism. (No word back yet, despite an alleged 48-hour reply time… But I can wait!) — To: Current Order Processing Center, Colorado Springs, CO 80941-0001 Sent: 3 April 2017 … Continue reading

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Nunavut!

I’m working on a publication about Nunavut derived from the Nunavut case study in my dissertation and thought I’d share this mash-up of invented Nunavut names… Merle Tingley (Ting), London Free Press Montreal Daily Star, 1928

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Finding the way…

Peter Radacina. Vancouver Sun. Aislin. “Northwest Territories to Be Divided in Two.” Montreal Gazette. 1987. Alootook Ipellie. ~ Happy Birthday, Nunavut.

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Cartoon of Quebec’s Little Boy

Duncan Macpherson for the Toronto Star, in Behind the Jester’s Mask: Canadian editorial cartoons about dominant and minority groups 1960-1979 by Raymond N. Morris (page 68) “Madame Quebec’s Wild Boy,” Grip, 12 August 1882, in A Caricature History of Canadian Politics, Volume 2 by John Wilson … Continue reading

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Hand Maps

Today, let’s look at some hand(y) maps! Michigan might have the best known hand map (at least for Midwesterners!). But attentive readers will know that Alaska has a hand map, too! Here are some other gems… Map glove from 1851. (Via … Continue reading

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Quebed

“Turn out the lights and go to sleep Lucien, you can catch the mouse in the morning…” by John Larter, Calgary Sun, 2 March 1996 “Nine Premiers Consult on How to Woo Quebec,” by Serge Chapleau, 1997 Graeme MacKay, Hamilton Spectator, 5 … Continue reading

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A Piece of Imperial Pie

We’ve already seen some of the various plum puddings of the world in danger, so let’s move on to pie and other territorial delicacies… How West Virginia Became a State: “Chief Cook CAMERON divides the VIRGINIA GOOSE between MARYLAND and … Continue reading

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Expansion vs. Isolation

“Outline Map Showing the Territory of Greater America” from Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, page 7, November 1898, Vol XLVII, No 1 (also in also Marshall Everett, ed., Exciting Experiences in Our Wars with Spain and the Filipinos, Chicago: Book Publishers … Continue reading

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