Social History

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Creating Historical Memory

English-Canadian Women and the Work of History

UBC Press

This engaging collection of essays seeks to create an awareness of the contributions made by women to history and the historical profession from 1870 to 1970 in English Canada.

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The Emergence of Social Security in Canada

Third Edition

UBC Press

The first and most detailed history of Canadian social security from colonial times to the present, The Emergence of Social Security in Canada has become a standard text in social work and related courses in post-secondary institutions across Canada, since its publication in 1980.

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Making Vancouver

Class, Status, and Social Boundaries, 1863-1913

UBC Press

Explores social relationships in Vancouver from 1863 to 1913.

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Roaring Days

Rossland's Mines and the History of British Columbia

UBC Press

This lively history of mining in Rossland, British Columbia brings to life the unique individuals who built a bustling town out of the wilderness.

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Gold at Fortymile Creek

Early Days in the Yukon

UBC Press

Michael Gatesfollows the first gold-seekers from their arrival in 1873 until the stampede to the Klondike in 1896, capturing the essence of these early years of the gold rush and chronicling the trials and successes of the hardy individualists who searched for gold in the wilderness.

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The Klondike Stampede

UBC Press

This classic in Yukon gold rush literature was originally published in 1900 and has long been out of print.

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Yukon

The Last Frontier

UBC Press
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Ships and Memories

Merchant Seafarers in Canada's Age of Steam

UBC Press

An account of life on steamships, this book draws on the experiences of seafarers in peace and war and during the depression.

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United We Win

University of Arizona Mexican American Studies and Research Center, University of Arizona

"Clearly, Ignacio M. Garcia has written a sympathetic history of the movement, critically describing conditions of the sixties and seventies and clarifying the outstanding issues and personalities in the Mexican American community of the Southwest. . . Garcia's passionate and insightful contribution cannot be overlooked as a source ...

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On the Northwest

Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967

UBC Press

On the Northwest is the first complete history of commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest from its shadowy origins in the late 1700s to its demise in western Canada in 1967.

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