A Legacy of Exploitation (2022, UBC Press)


2023 Clio Prize Winner - The Prairies, Canadian Historical Association

“In her book A Legacy of Exploitation: Early Capitalism in the Red River Colony, 1763-1821, author Susan Dianne Brophy dismantles many facets of conventional narratives around the commercial fur trade at Red River during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Using a modified Marxist framework that emphasizes the complex relationship between the colonial process of dispossession and the autonomy of Indigenous producers, Brophy challenges linear, stagist accounts about the shift to capitalist modes of production in the Northwest.”