In Unfreezing the Arctic, Andrew Stuhl weaves together a transnational history of the North American Arctic, proving that a richer understanding of its social and environmental transformation can only come from studying the region’s past. Drawing on historical records and extensive ethnographic fieldwork, as well as time spent living in the Northwest Territories, he closely examines the long-running interplay of scientific exploration, colonial control, the testimony and experiences of Inuit residents, and multinational investments in natural resources. A rich and timely portrait, Unfreezing the Arctic offers a comprehensive look at scientific activity across the long twentieth century. It will be welcomed by anyone interested in political, economic, environmental, and social histories of transboundary regions the world over.

All author royalties to support the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action program and the On the Land program at East Three School (Inuvik, NWT, Canada)

University of Chicago Press