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Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors

Revitalizing Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth Traditions

UBC Press

Following the revival of the gray whale hunt by the Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth tribes in the Pacific Northwest, this books looks at the significance of whaling to these societies, exploring environmentalism, animal rights, and what it means to be “Indian.”

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Terrain of Memory

A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

UBC Press

This book explores how Japanese Canadians living in an isolated mountainous valley in the province of British Columbia worked together to transform the village where they lived for over fifty years from a site of political violence into a space for remembrance.

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Speaking for a Long Time

Public Space and Social Memory in Vancouver

UBC Press

This vivid account of the creation of three public monuments in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside offers unique insights into the links between power, public space, and social memory and asks us to reconsider the nature and role of civic art.

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The Business of Women

Marriage, Family, and Entrepreneurship in British Columbia, 1901-51

UBC Press

A groundbreaking study of women entrepreneurs in early twentieth-century British Columbia.

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Urbanizing Frontiers

Indigenous Peoples and Settlers in 19th-Century Pacific Rim Cities

UBC Press

This book explores the lives of Indigenous peoples and settlers and compares the emergence of racial boundaries in two Pacific Rim cities – Victoria, British Columbia, and Melbourne, Australia.

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Writing British Columbia History, 1784-1958

UBC Press

This sweeping exploration of history writing in British Columbia shows how historians helped to construct Canada's settler society.

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