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Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces
by Sarah Carter
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Many of Canada’s most famous suffragists lived and campaigned in the Prairie provinces, which led the way in granting women the right to vote and hold office. In Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice, Sarah Carter challenges the myth that grateful male legislators simply handed women the vote when it was asked for. Settler suffragists worked lon …

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Gold in British Columbia

Gold in British Columbia

Discovery to Confederation
by Marie Elliott
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The influx of over 20,000 European and Chinese miners to the Fraser River in the spring of 1858, all of them hungry for gold, compelled the British government to declare the mainland, known then as New Caledonia, the Colony of British Columbia. In an attempt to capture the excitement of this period and the challenges faced by the colonial governmen …

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The Vilest Rag You Can Imagine

100 Years of the Ubyssey
by Tom Hawthorn
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In October 1918, a four-sheet newspaper appeared in the shacks that served as a campus for the fledgling University of British Columbia. It had an odd name with an odd spelling, a rhyming corruption of The Odyssey invoking the university’s initials. For one hundred years, the Ubyssey newspaper has outraged, entertained and, on occasion, informed …

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Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Charting Colonial Trajectories
edited by Rita Dhamoon; Davina Bhandar; Renisa Mawani & Satwinder Kaur Bains
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In 1914, the SS Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver Harbour and was detained for two months. Most of its 376 passengers were then forcibly returned to India. Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional Canadian historical accounts by drawing from multiple disciplines and fields to consider the international and colonial dimensions of the voy …

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Ranch Tales

Ranch Tales

Stories from the Frontier
by Ken Mather, illustrated by Rob Dinwoodie
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An entertaining, fast-paced look at early ranching in British Columbia.

Frontier historian Ken Mather is known for his fascinating, in-depth profiles of the men and women who established a distinctive ranching culture in Western Canada over a hundred years ago. Now, in this concise collection of stories—based on Mather’s column in the Vernon Mor …

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At the Bridge

At the Bridge

James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging
by Wendy Wickwire
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tagged : cultural, post-confederation (1867-), indigenous studies

At the Bridge chronicles the little-known story of James Teit, a prolific ethnographer who, from 1884 to 1922, worked with and advocated for the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and the northwestern United States. From his base at Spences Bridge, BC, Teit forged a participant-based anthropology that was far ahead of its time. Whereas his cont …

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Moved by the State

Moved by the State

Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada
by Tina Loo
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From the 1950s to the 1970s, the Canadian government relocated people living in rural and urban communities, often against their will, in order to alleviate the all-too-common lack of social services and economic opportunities. Moved by the State offers a completely new interpretation of this undertaking, focusing on the bureaucrats and academics w …

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The Hot Springs Cove Story

The Hot Springs Cove Story

The Beginnings of Maquinna Marine Provincial Park
by Michael Kaehn
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Up until the 1930s, Refuge Cove was one of the most remote places on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Tucked into Clayoquot Sound, it sheltered boats from Pacific storms and its hot springs provided welcome relief for anyone waiting for bad weather to pass. In spite of its natural wonders, the cove was undeveloped and transiently populated. But …

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Ranching under the Arch

Ranching under the Arch

Stories from the Southern Alberta Rangelands
by D. Larraine Andrews
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A visually rich, historically epic tale of cattle ranching in southern Alberta, focusing on multi-generational family-owned ranches that are still in existence today.

In the 1880s, a group of fledgling cattle ranchers descended on the plains of southern Alberta. They were drawn by the promise of the West, where the grass seemed endless and they coul …

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Resolve

Resolve

The Story of the Chelsea Family and a First Nation Community's Will to Heal
by Carolyn Parks Mintz
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Andy and Phyllis Chelsea met during their years spent at the St. Joseph's Mission School in Williams Lake, BC. Like the thousands of others forced into the church-run residential school system, Andy and Phyllis are no strangers to the ongoing difficulties experienced by most Indigenous peoples in Canada. The couple married in 1964 but brought the t …

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Searching for Pitt Lake Gold

Searching for Pitt Lake Gold

Facts and Fantasy in the Legend of Slumach
by Fred Braches
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A smart, concise analysis of the legend of Slumach’s Gold, which strives to uncover the truth behind this mythical gold deposit said to be hidden north of Pitt Lake.

British Columbia is gold country, and with gold comes legends that have been passed down through the generations. Ever since the Fraser Canyon gold rush, prospectors and adventurers h …

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Doing Politics Differently?

Doing Politics Differently?

Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories
edited by Sylvia Bashevkin
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Women have reached the highest levels of political office in Canada’s provinces and territories, but what difference has their rise to the top made? In Doing Politics Differently? leading researchers from across the country assess the track records of eleven premiers, including their impact on policies of particular interest to women and their in …

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New Ground

New Ground

A Memoir of Art and Activism in BC's Interior
by Ann Kujundzic
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In the late fifties, Ann Kujundzic, her husband and artist Zeljko, and three children--with a fourth on the way--packed up their lives in post-war Edinburgh and emigrated to the Kootenays in BC, seeking adventure and opportunity. In Nelson, Ann was involved in establishing the Kootenay School of Art in 1960, a remarkable institution whose history h …

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Raincoast Chronicles 24

Raincoast Chronicles 24

Cougar Companions: Bute Inlet Country and the Legendary Schnarrs
by Judith Williams
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Of the settlers, prospectors, trappers, mountaineers and loggers who came to British Columbia’s remote Bute Inlet between the 1890s and the 1940s, few remained long. August Schnarr, however, trapped far up the Homathko and Southgate Rivers and logged the inlet shores from 1910 until the 1960s. An adventurous photographer, August strapped his Koda …

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James Macleod

James Macleod

The Red Coats' First True Leader
by Elle Andra-Warner
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A vivid account of the life and times of the larger-than-life Canadian hero who played a major role in the peaceful development of western Canada.

A descendant of warriors, chiefs, and military men of the Clan MacLeod, James A.F. Macleod led an adventurous life that took him from his birthplace on Scotland's Isle of Skye to the Canadian west. After …

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Cornelius O'Keefe

Cornelius O'Keefe

The Life, Loves, and Legacy of an Okanagan Rancher
by Sherri Field, foreword by Ken Mather
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An entertaining biography of cattle baron and land magnate Cornelius O’Keefe, founder of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch.

From humble beginnings to a life of prosperity in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Cornelius O’Keefe is best known today through the historic ranch in Vernon, BC, that still bears his name. Established in 1867, the O’Keefe Ra …

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Fighting with the Empire

Fighting with the Empire

Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947
edited by Steve Marti & William John Pratt
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Canadians often characterize their military history as a march toward nationhood, but in the first eighty years of Confederation they were fighting for the British Empire. War forced Canadians to re-examine their relationship to Britain and to one another. As French Canadians, Indigenous peoples, and those with roots in continental Europe and beyon …

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The Empire on the Western Front

The Empire on the Western Front

The British 62nd and Canadian 4th Divisions in Battle
by Geoffrey Jackson
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When Great Britain and its dominions declared war on Germany in August 1914, they were faced with the formidable challenge of transforming masses of untrained citizen-soldiers at home and abroad into competent, coordinated fighting divisions. The Empire on the Western Front focuses on the development of two units, Britain’s 62nd (2nd West Riding) …

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Redpatch

Redpatch

by Sean Harris Oliver & Raes Calvert
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tagged : canadian, post-confederation (1867-), historical

This is the story of a Métis soldier fighting for Canada on the Western Front of Europe during World War I. Vancouver 1914: a young Indigenous man named Jonathon Woodrow, desperate to prove himself as a warrior, enlists to fight in the Canadian army. Relying on his experience in hunting and wilderness survival, Private Woodrow quickly becomes one …

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Thumbing a Ride

Thumbing a Ride

Hitchhikers, Hostels, and Counterculture in Canada
by Linda Mahood
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As a national network of roads and hostels spread across Canada, so did the practice of hitchhiking. Thumbing a Ride examines its rise and fall in the 1970s, drawing on records from the time. Many equated adventure travel with freedom and independence, but a counter-narrative emerged of girls gone missing and other dangers. Town councillors, commun …

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Assembling Unity

Assembling Unity

Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
by Sarah A. Nickel
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Established narratives portray Indigenous unity as emerging solely in response to the political agenda of the settler state. But unity has long shaped the modern Indigenous political movement. With Indigenous perspectives in the foreground, Assembling Unity explores the relationship between global political ideologies and pan-Indigenous politics in …

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One Hundred Years of Struggle

One Hundred Years of Struggle

The History of Women and the Vote in Canada
by Joan Sangster
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The achievement of the vote in 1918 is often celebrated as a triumphant moment in the onward, upward advancement of Canadian women. Acclaimed historian Joan Sangster looks beyond the shiny rhetoric of anniversary celebrations and Heritage Minutes to show that the struggle for equality included gains and losses, inclusions and exclusions, depending …

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The Co-op Revolution

The Co-op Revolution

Vancouver's Search for Food Alternatives
by Jan DeGrass
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'We were undercapitalized, inexperienced, practiced democratic decision-making and some of us smoked dope occasionally. All elements that would make us grow as human beings and as business people. We ran a helluva show.''

In the spring of 1975, a free-spirited Jan DeGrass backpacked across Canada in search of adventure and greater meaning in life. W …

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George Garrett

George Garrett

Intrepid Reporter
by George Garrett
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“George Garrett is one of the most remarkable reporters of news that I have ever known. He has always had the ability to smell a good story and to report on it honestly and accurately.”

—Jim Pattison, Canadian business magnate

Starting from humble beginnings as a farm boy in Saskatchewan, George Garrett rose through the ranks of journalism and …

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Being Chinese in Canada

Being Chinese in Canada

The Struggle for Identity, Redress and Belonging
by William Ging Wee Dere
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After the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed in 1885—construction of the western stretch was largely built by Chinese workers—the Canadian government imposed a punitive head tax to deter Chinese citizens from coming to Canada. The exorbitant tax strongly discouraged those who had already emigrated from sending for wives and children left in …

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Resisting Rights

Resisting Rights

Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76
by Jennifer Tunnicliffe
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From 1948 to 1966, the United Nations worked to create a common legal standard for human rights protection around the globe. Resisting Rights analyzes the Canadian government’s changing policy toward this endeavour from the 1940s to the 1970s, exploring how developments in international relations and evolving cultural attitudes within Canadian so …

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Making Men, Making History

Making Men, Making History

Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place
edited by Peter Gossage & Robert Rutherdale
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What has it meant to be a man in Canada? Percy Nobbs, architect, fisherman, fencer; Andy Paull, residential school survivor and athlete; Yves Charbonneau, jazz musician and commune member; “James,” black and gay in postwar Windsor. Who were these men, and how did they identify as masculine? Populated with figures both well known and unknown, Ma …

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Be Wise! Be Healthy!

Be Wise! Be Healthy!

Morality and Citizenship in Canadian Public Health Campaigns
by Catherine Carstairs; Bethany Philpott & Sara Wilmshurst
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Lose weight. Quit smoking. Exercise. For over a century, public health campaigns have encouraged Canadians to adopt healthy habits in order to prolong lives, cost the state less, and produce more efficient workers. Be Wise! Be Healthy! explores the history of public health from the 1920s to the 1970s and its emphasis on health as a responsibility o …

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The Terrific Engine

The Terrific Engine

Income Taxation and the Modernization of the Canadian Political Imaginary
by David Tough
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What do we mean by left wing or right wing? People started using the language of a political spectrum when early twentieth-century political parties began to distinguish their platforms by offering different approaches to income distribution. The Terrific Engine examines how income taxation modernized political language over the period from the 191 …

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Made Modern

Made Modern

Science and Technology in Canadian History
edited by Edward Jones-Imhotep & Tina Adcock
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Science and technology have shaped not only economic empires and industrial landscapes, but also the identities, anxieties, and understandings of people living in modern times. Made Modern draws together leading scholars from a wide range of fields who write on topics ranging from exploration and infrastructure to the occult sciences and communicat …

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Iron Road West

Iron Road West

An Illustrated History of British Columbia’s Railways
by Derek Hayes
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British Columbia wouldn’t exist without the railway; the province was brought into the Canadian Confederation in 1871 in exchange for the promise of a transcontinental line to the West Coast. It was the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886 that set off economic development in the province, created the city of Vancouver and spurred othe …

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Buying Happiness

Buying Happiness

The Emergence of Consumer Consciousness in English Canada
by Bettina Liverant
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The idea of Canada as a consumer society was largely absent before 1890 but familiar by the mid-1960s. This change required more than rising incomes and greater impulses to buy; it involved the creation of new concepts. Buying Happiness explores the ways that key public thinkers represented, conceptualized, and institutionalized new ideas about con …

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The Constant Liberal

The Constant Liberal

Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left
by Christo Aivalis
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Pierre Elliott Trudeau – radical progressive or unavowed socialist? His legacy remains divisive. The Constant Liberal traces the charismatic politician’s relationship with the left and labour movements throughout his career. Christo Aivalis argues that Trudeau was in fact a consistently classic liberal, driven by individualist and capitalist pr …

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Our Voices Must Be Heard

Our Voices Must Be Heard

Women and the Vote in Ontario
by Tarah Brookfield
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In 1844, seven widows dared to cast ballots in an election in Canada West, a display of feminist effrontery that was quickly punished: the government struck a law excluding women from the vote. It would be seven decades before women regained voting rights in Ontario. Our Voices Must Be Heard explores Ontario’s suffrage history, examining its idea …

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A Not-So-Savage Land

A Not-So-Savage Land

The Art and Times of Frederick Whymper, 1838–1901
by Peter Johnson
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A richly illustrated exploration of the art, life, and historical impact of artist Frederick Whymper, who documented the landscape of the North American west.

Before the advent of photography, the topography of the colonial North American landscape was recorded by travelling artists hired to reproduce what they saw with unadulterated realism. One of …

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Before We Lost the Lake

Before We Lost the Lake

A Natural and Human History of Sumas Valley
by Chad Reimer
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For thousands of years, the broad expanse between Sumas and Vedder Mountains east of Vancouver lay under water, forming the bed of Sumas Lake. As recently as a century ago, the lake's shores stood four miles across and six miles long. During yearly high water, the lake spilled onto the surrounding prairies; during high flood years, it reached from …

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Don’t Never Tell Nobody Nothin’ No How

Don’t Never Tell Nobody Nothin’ No How

The Real Story of West Coast Rum Running
by Rick James
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“We operated perfectly legally. We considered ourselves philanthropists! We supplied good liquor to poor thirsty Americans ... and brought prosperity back to the Harbour of Vancouver ...”—Captain Charles Hudson

At the stroke of one minute past midnight, January 17, 1920, the National Prohibition Act was officially declared in effect in the Uni …

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