Weight of Gold

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Author: Mica Jorgenson

Format: Cloth
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781647791049
Published Date: 2023

Treasure House to the Worldtells the story of the rise of Canadian gold mining and its environmental consequences in the Abitibi region of northern Ontario in the early twentieth century. It connects Canadian gold mining to its international context and demonstrates how mining companies redistribute the harms associated with extraction to nearby communities.

Author Bio
Mica Jorgenson is an environmental historian specializing in natural resource history, especially gold mining and forestry. She completed her Masters in history at the University of Northern British Columbia, and her PhD at McMaster University. She has held postdoctoral positions at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship in Canada and as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Stavanger in Norway. She is home when she is in Lheidli T'enneh territory in Prince George, northern British Columbia.