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Highway of Tears: a true story of racism, indifference, and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
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Published:
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
xiii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Status:
Lafayette Nonfiction Area
362.8808 McD
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"For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The corridor is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid meticulously investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate in which Indigenous women and girls are overpoliced yet underprotected. McDiarmid interviews those closest to the victims and provides an intimate firsthand account of their loss and unflagging fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to four thousand—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in the country. Highway of Tears is a piercing exploration of our ongoing failure to provide justice for the victims and a testament to their families’ and communities’ unwavering determination to find it"--Book jacket.

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APA Citation (style guide)

McDiarmid, J. (2019). Highway of Tears: a true story of racism, indifference, and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. First Atria Books hardcover edition. New York, Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McDiarmid, Jessica. 2019. Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. New York, Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McDiarmid, Jessica, Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. New York, Atria Books, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McDiarmid, Jessica. Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. First Atria Books hardcover edition. New York, Atria Books, 2019.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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English
ISBN:
9781501160288 (hardcover), 1501160281 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The corridor is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid meticulously investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate in which Indigenous women and girls are overpoliced yet underprotected. McDiarmid interviews those closest to the victims and provides an intimate firsthand account of their loss and unflagging fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to four thousand—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in the country. Highway of Tears is a piercing exploration of our ongoing failure to provide justice for the victims and a testament to their families’ and communities’ unwavering determination to find it"--Book jacket.