Alcohol and the 1873 Cyprus Hills Massacre (article)

Switzer, Jack. “Moses Solomon: Partner in Shameful and Bloody Whiskey Trade in Southern Alberta, Canada.” Western States Jewish History 47, no. 1 (Fall 2014): 73–76. Describes the role of alcohol in the conflict between Assiniboine Indians and white and Metis wolf hunters that led to an 1873 mass murder, the Cyprus Hills Massacre.

AB InBev considering purchase of SABMiller for about $122 billion

One of the major developments of twenty-first century brewery history has been the consolidation of historically independent breweries into very large multinational corporations. The trend continues. Fortune explains: “A new round of consolidation would come as global beer makers continue to face challenges in many Western markets where consumer spending has been muted. They’ve also been challenged by a shifting preference to wine and spirits over beer. In the U.S., for example, Millennials have especially gravitated to flavorful offerings from the spirits and wine industry, as well as to beers sold by craft brewers.” The article also notes “Japan-based beer and soft-drinks maker Suntory Holdings Ltd’s $13.6 billion acquisition of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark maker Beam Inc.” —  “Beer Industry May See Another Blockbuster Merger.” Fortune. Accessed September 15, 2014. Link.

On participant-observer studies of the drug scene in 1970s Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax (article)

Marquis, Greg. “Constructing an Urban Drug Ecology in 1970s Canada.” Urban History Review / Revue d’Histoire Urbaine 42, no. 1 (Fall 2013): 27–40. Examines unpublished “participant-observer studies of the drug scene in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax” from the early 1970s.

First Nations, Canadian Police, and Alcohol Legislation, 1880-1920 (book; book review)

Sawaya, Jean-Pierre. Au nom de la loi, je vous arrête!: Les Amérindiens du Québec et la Dominion Police, 1880-1920. Éditions du Septentrion, 2012.

A review of this book is: Jaccoud, Mylène. “Au Nom de La Loi Je Vous Arrête! (French).” Anthropologica 55, no. 2 (September 2013): 488–89.