If you're looking for discussion of Emily Carr and the Group of Seven, this book is not for you.
Robert J. Belton, author of Sights of Resistance, wanted to get away from the typical book on Canadian art. As a result, you will not find a single work by Lawrence Harris or Tom Thompson.
"Most books on Canadian visual culture ... read like a 'greatest hits' list of Canadian art," says Belton. "They say, 'here's what to think about, this is how you should think about it.'"