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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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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

UBC Press

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

UBC Press

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

UBC Press

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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Science of the Seance

Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-40

UBC Press

In this enthralling study of the ethereal, the scientific, and the strange, Beth A. Robertson investigates the gendered world of the seance, a place where self-proclaimed “psychic researchers” laid claim to objectivity and where spiritual mediums and the spirits they channeled resisted their methods.

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New Treaty, New Tradition

Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law

UBC Press

Maori author and legal scholar Carwyn Jones provides a nuanced analysis, enhanced by storytelling, of the New Zealand land claims process to draw attention to the cultural implications of Indigenous self-determination, settlement negotiations, and reconciliation projects around the globe.

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Lawyers’ Empire

Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950

UBC Press

In approaching the history of the legal professions through the lens of cultural history, Wes Pue locates the legal profession within England and its empire, supplementing and disrupting established narratives of professionalism as proffered by lawyers and their critics.

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Unwanted Warriors

Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

UBC Press

This book uncovers the history of Canada’s first casualties of the Great War – men who tried to enlist, were deemed “unfit for service,” and then lived with shame, guilt, and ostracism.

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Settler Anxiety at the Outposts of Empire

Colonial Relations, Humanitarian Discourses, and the Imperial Press

UBC Press

A fascinating look at how humanitarian language was used by the colonial press in New Zealand and on Vancouver Island to justify ongoing settler expansion while allaying fears of Indigenous resistance.

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Fragile Settlements

Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada

UBC Press

Fragile Settlements compares the historical processes through which British colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people in southwest Australia and prairie Canada from the 1830s to the early twentieth century.

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Webs of Empire

Locating New Zealand's Colonial Past

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Strong, Beautiful and Modern

National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935-1960

UBC Press

Strong, Beautiful and Modern tells the story of the national fitness campaigns spanning the “British world” beginning in the 1930s.

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An Ethic of Mutual Respect

The Covenant Chain and Aboriginal-Crown Relations

UBC Press

This book holds up the Covenant Chain, the historical treaty relationship between the British Crown and indigenous people in North America, as a model for building an ethic of mutual respect to guide modern treaty disputes and land claims.

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Prophetic Identities

Indigenous Missionaries on British Colonial Frontiers, 1850-75

UBC Press

An exploration of how two missionaries in southern Africa and western Canada used their faith and ties to Britain to rearticulate the meaning of indigeneity.

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