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Before and After the State

Politics, Poetics, and People(s) in the Pacific Northwest

UBC Press

Documenting the profound impact of state formation on individuals and communities in the Pacific Northwest of the nineteenth century, Before and After the State reveals how national narratives and constructed identities were used in the service of nation building.

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British Columbia by the Road

Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape

UBC Press

By offering behind-the-scenery glimpses of how boosters and builders modified the BC landscape and shaped what drivers and tourists could view from the comfort of their vehicles, this book confounds the idea of “freedom of the road.”

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Infidels and the Damn Churches

Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia

UBC Press

The first major historical study of secularism in Canada, Infidels and the Damn Churches traces the origins of irreligion in BC to the unique character of the region’s settler society.

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Unbuilt Environments

Tracing Postwar Development in Northwest British Columbia

UBC Press

This book looks at the long-term social and environmental effects of imagined, abandoned, and failed resource-development schemes in northwest British Columbia.

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Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia

UBC Press

This book explores how the peoples and communities of northern British Columbia are responding to global demand for local resources.

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Maritime Command Pacific

The Royal Canadian Navy’s West Coast Fleet in the Early Cold War

UBC Press

One of Canada’s leading military historians recounts the story of the Canadian navy’s Pacific fleet during the tense years of the early Cold War.

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Insider’s Guide to K–12 Education in BC

UBC Press, Pacific Educational Press

This comprehensive guide offers real-life answers to real-life questions about British Columbia’s school system.

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Resettling the Range

Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in British Columbia

UBC Press

This unconventional history looks at the resettlement of interior British Columbia from the perspective of campaigns to exterminate grasshoppers and wild horses, creatures considered by some to be pests.

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Islands' Spirit Rising

Reclaiming the Forests of Haida Gwaii

UBC Press

Set within the context of resource conflict and collaborative land-use planning on Haida Gwaii, this book examines how historic relations of domination and oppression can be transformed and more sustainable forms of land governance created.

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The First Nations of British Columbia, Third Edition

An Anthropological Overview

UBC Press

The First Nations of British Columbia is a concise and accessible introduction to histories, cultures, and issues of the First Peoples of BC.

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