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A White Man's Province

British Columbia Politicians and Chinese and Japanese Immigrants 1858-1914

A revealing historical account of the complex racism in early British Columbia and the lives and contributions made to the province by its Chinese and Japanese residents.


2013, Winner - Patricia E. Roy is the recipient of the Canadian Historical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013.

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Assu of Cape Mudge

Recollections of a Coastal Indian Chief

This personal memoir by an important Native leader of British Columbia will delight anthropologists, historians, and all those with an interest in Native studies and autobiography.


1990, Winner - Special Commendation Award for superior production of an indigenous oral history, American Society for Ethnohistory

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Life Lived Like a Story

Life Stories of Three Yukon Native Elders

The life stories of three remarkable and gifted women of Athapaskan and Tlingit ancestry who were born in the southern Yukon Territory around the turn of the century - when storytelling provides a customary framework for discussing the past.


1992, Winner - Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association

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The Railway King of Canada

Sir William Mackenzie, 1849-1923

A dramatic biography of the now-forgotten Canadian entrepreneur, who spearheaded the most technologically advanced projects ever undertaken in the country, and built a business empire that stretched to Brazil, but was virtually bankrupt by the time of this death.


1992, Winner - Fred Landon Award for the Best Book on Regional History in Ontario

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Our Chiefs and Elders

Words and Photographs of Native Leaders

David Neel presents us with a magnificent series of images of Native chiefs and elders which sharply contrasts with earlier depictions of Natives as “noble savages” or representatives of a “vanishing race.”


1993, Winner - Alcuin Citation for excellence in book design in Canada, Alcuin Society

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The Struggle for Social Justice in British Columbia

Helena Gutteridge, the Unknown Reformer


1992, Winner - University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography, UBC

1993, Short-listed - Vancouver Book Award, City of Vancouver

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