British Empire History

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Captain Cook Rediscovered

Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes

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This first modern study to focus on James Cook’s polar adventures, Captain Cook Rediscovered introduces an entirely new explorer who is more at home along the edge of the polar ice packs than the Pacific’s sandy beaches.

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Caroline's Dilemma

A Colonial Inheritance Saga

UBC Press

This extraordinary book skillfully blends diverse historical evidence to tell the harrowing story of Caroline Kearney and her struggles against the paternalistic inheritance laws of the nineteenth century colonial world.

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Canada and Ireland

A Political and Diplomatic History

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This intriguing study sheds light on Canada’s relationship with Ireland, revealing the origins, trials, and successes of the intimate and at times turbulent connection between the two countries.

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For Home and Empire

Voluntary Mobilization in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand during the First World War

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For Home and Empire compares home-front mobilization during the First World War in three British dominions, using a settler colonial framework to show that voluntary efforts strengthened communal bonds while reinforcing class, race, and gender boundaries.

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Nothing to Write Home About

British Family Correspondence and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia

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The first substantial study of family correspondence and settler colonialism, Nothing to Write Home About elucidates the significance of trans-imperial intimacy, epistolary silence, and the everyday in laying the foundations of settler colonialism in British Columbia.

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Fighting with the Empire

Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947

UBC Press

This insightful collection untangles the paradox of mobilizing a Canadian contribution to Britain’s imperial wars – and forging a national identity in the process.

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The Empire on the Western Front

The British 62nd and Canadian 4th Divisions in Battle

UBC Press

Focusing on developments at the divisional level in Britain and Canada, The Empire on the Western Front casts a critical eye on how the British Empire transformed unseasoned volunteers into battle-ready soldiers for the Western Front.

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Military Education and the British Empire, 1815–1949

UBC Press

Bringing together the world’s leading scholars on the subject, Military Education and the British Empire explores distinct national narratives within a comparative context to expose the role of military education in maintaining empire.

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Guiding Modern Girls

Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s

UBC Press

By analyzing how the Girl Guide movement sought to maintain social stability in England, Canada, and India during the 1920s and 1930s, this book reveals the ways in which girls and young women understood, reworked, and sometimes challenged the expectations placed on them by the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls.

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Turning Point 1917

The British Empire at War

UBC Press

A panoramic view of the British Empire during the most pivotal and dynamic twelve months of the Great War.

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