Memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola
These fascinating memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola, a Corsican-born Oblatean who arrived in British Columbia in 1880, reveal the complexity of the work carried out by ordinary missionary priests.
"Question: How do you write a short history about the longest continuously occupied community in the United States? Answer: You don't. You ask the experts to characterize the past with a profound hope its strengths will live into the future.
"The persons who have crafted this book are all Tucsonans. None were born here, but all ...
The remarkable journal of the 1864 Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, a four-and-a-half-month journey that describes the island's pristine wilderness, as well as Cowichan, Chemainus, and Comox and the coal-mining town of Nanaimo.
Haida Heritage Sites of the Queen Charlotte Islands
Presents an overview of extensive research carried out by archeologist George MacDonald in the 1960s and 1970s to document the history of the Haida villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
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.
Documents relating to Rivera's inspection of New Spain's military frontier, presented in their original Spanish and in translation, provide a detailed background by which modern scholars can better assess the status and role of Spain's military outposts.
"In this handsome volume, the author discusses the region from geologic times until its withdrawal by an act of Congress as our first `national park' in 1872. . . .This is an exceptionally fine book, a noteworthy blending of scholarly and popular history. Bartlett knows his subject well, both as a student and as an outdoorsman." ...
"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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