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First Person Plural

Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship

UBC Press

Focusing on the 1990s, when debates over voice and representation were particularly explosive, McCall investigates a wide range of “told-to” narratives that have shaped the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Canada, and asks what is at stake in crafting a politics and ethics of collaboration.

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Oral History on Trial

Recognizing Aboriginal Narratives in the Courts

UBC Press

This compelling analysis of Aboriginal, legal, and anthropological concepts of fact and evidence argues for the inclusion of Aboriginal oral histories in Canadian courts, and pushes for a reconsideration of the Crown's approach to oral history.

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The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah

A Tsimshian Man on the Pacific Northwest Coast

UBC Press

Drawing on a painstaking transcription of Clah’s diaries, Peggy Brock offers a riveting portrait of a Tsimshian man and his encounters with colonialism.

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Corps Commanders

Five British and Canadian Generals at War, 1939-45

UBC Press

Corps Commanders explains how five very different Second World War British and Canadian generals fought their battles, and why they fought them in similar fashion.

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Defence and Discovery

Canada’s Military Space Program, 1945-74

UBC Press

A revealing investigation into the origins, development, and impact of Canada’s space program from 1945 to 1974.

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The Way of the Bachelor

Early Chinese Settlement in Manitoba

UBC Press

This book documents the religious beliefs and cultural practices that helped sustain and lend meaning to Chinese bachelors in smaller towns and cities of Manitoba.

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Manufacturing National Park Nature

Photography, Ecology, and the Wilderness Industry of Jasper

UBC Press

Focusing on Jasper National Park, this richly illustrated book shows how photography has shaped and continues to inform perceptions of nature and ecological issues in Canada.

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Contesting White Supremacy

School Segregation, Anti-Racism, and the Making of Chinese Canadians

UBC Press

By drawing on Chinese sources and perspectives, this book offers an anti-racist history of the 1922-23 Chinese students’ strike in Victoria and Asian exclusion and racism in British Columbia.

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Retail Nation

Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada

UBC Press

Retail Nation traces Canada’s modern consumer culture back to an era when department stores not only ruled, but defined, the nation’s shopping scene.

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Unsettling the Settler Within

Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada

UBC Press

Unsettling the Settler Within is a powerful call to action that lays bare the myth of the peacemaking settler and points the way toward a meaningful reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians grappling with the legacy of the Indian residential school system.

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Storied Communities

Narratives of Contact and Arrival in Constituting Political Community

UBC Press

An exploration of the role of storytelling in community and nation building that disrupts the assumption in many works that indigenous and immigrant identities fall into two separate streams of analysis.

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The Information Front

The Canadian Army and News Management during the Second World War

UBC Press

The first book on the public relations efforts of the Canadian Army during the Second World War.

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Fort Chipewyan and the Shaping of Canadian History, 1788-1920s

"We like to be free in this country"

UBC Press

This meticulously researched study of the most famous of the Treaty No. 8 communities offers a unique perspective on nation building that challenges the nature of history writing in Canada itself.

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Being Again of One Mind

Oneida Women and the Struggle for Decolonization

UBC Press

By combining the narratives of Oneida women with a critical reading of feminist literature on nationalism, this book reveals that some Indigenous women view nationalism in the form of decolonization as a way to restore balance and well-being to their own lives and communities.

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Indigenous Women and Feminism

Politics, Activism, Culture

UBC Press

This wide-ranging collection examines the historical roles of Indigenous women, their intellectual and activist work, and the relevance of contemporary literature, art, and performance for an emerging Indigenous feminist project.

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From Victoria to Vladivostok

Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19

UBC Press

Uncovers the forgotten story of the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force – sent to Russia in 1918 as part of an Allied intervention to defeat Bolshevism – despite the objections of many Canadians who were sympathetic to the goals of the Russian Revolution.

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Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada

Edited by James Opp and John C. Walsh
UBC Press

A fascinating book that situates local places and local expressions of public memory such as statues, photographs, and oral stories at the centre of identity formation in twentieth-century Canada and beyond.

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In Defence of Principles

NGOs and Human Rights in Canada

UBC Press

This exploration of the activities of four Canadian NGOs in advancing and defending human rights principles sheds new light on the fragility and resilience of human rights norms in liberal democracies.

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Gathering Places

Aboriginal and Fur Trade Histories

UBC Press

Scholars from multiple disciplines draw on unique and innovative sources – archaeological and material evidence, personal experience and oral history – to recover Aboriginal and cross-cultural histories and explore new approaches to the past.

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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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