Author Archives: Amanda Murphyao

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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Anthropological Mash-up

Just a few things I like… “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” by Horace Mann is a good read. Relatedly, from toothpastefordinner: As Margaret Atwood writes in The Age of Lead, “An interest in the clothing of the present is frivolity, an interest … Continue reading

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Mash-Up: Ladies & Fashion & Shite, 1732-2016

If you haven’t been watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, here’s “The Sexy Getting Ready Song,” one of the many amazing songs from the show: “The Sexy Getting Ready Song” reminded me of “The Lady’s Dressing Room” by Jonathon Swift: Five hours, (and who … Continue reading

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