Exploration & Discovery

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Captain Cook Rediscovered

Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes

UBC Press

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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An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land

Unfinished Conversations

Athabasca University Press

These essays Jennifer Brown’s investigations into the surprising range of interactions among Indigenous people and newcomers as they met or observed one another from a distance, and as they competed, compromised, and rejected or adapted to change.

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Acts of Occupation

Canada and Arctic Sovereignty, 1918-25

UBC Press

This fascinating tale of the rivalries and intrigues that played out as Canada secured the Arctic illuminates an under-explored era in Canadian foreign policy.

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The Hero and the Historians

Historiography and the Uses of Jacques Cartier

UBC Press

This unique exploration of commemoration and memory traces Jacque Cartier’s evolving image over five centuries to show how changing notions of the past have shaped identity formation and nationalism in English- and French-speaking Canada.

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The Reluctant Land

Society, Space, and Environment in Canada before Confederation

UBC Press
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At the Far Reaches of Empire

The Life of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra

UBC Press

The most complete study of Bodega and his epoch yet written, At the Far Reaches of Empire is an absorbing narrative of eighteenth-century empire building.

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Northern Rover

The Life Story of Olaf Hanson

Athabasca University Press
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Gunboat Frontier

British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-1890

UBC Press

Gunboat Frontier presents a different interpretation of Indian-white relations in nineteenth-century British Columbia, focusing on the interaction of West Coast Indians with British law and authority.

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Strangers in Blood

Fur Trade Company Families in Indian Country

UBC Press

The experience of these conscientious objectors offers insight into evolving attitudes about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship during a key period of Canadian nation building.

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A Voyage to the North West Side of America

The Journals of James Colnett, 1786-89

UBC Press

The journal of James Colnett is the last unpublished account of the early maritime fur trade on the Northwest Coast.

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