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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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Inuit Education and Schools in the Eastern Arctic

UBC Press

The first history of educational policy, practice, and decision making in the Eastern Arctic, now Nunavut.

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No need of a chief for this band

The Maritime Mi'kmaq and Federal Electoral Legislation, 1899-1951

UBC Press

A nuanced account of Ottawa’s failed attempt to replace Mi’kmaw political culture with Euro-Canadian political values and structures.

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Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence, 1954-2009

Déjà Vu All Over Again

UBC Press

This insightful book offers an explanation for Canada’s uncertain response to US ballistic missile defence initiatives from the 1950s to the present.

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The Practice of Execution in Canada

UBC Press

The first comprehensive examination of execution as a social institution in Canada.

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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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Militia Myths

Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921

UBC Press

Militia Myths traces the cultural history of the citizen soldier from 1896 to 1921, an ideal that lay at the foundation of how Canadians experienced and remember the First World War.

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Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples

Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

UBC Press

Offers a perspective on Aboriginal title and land rights that extends beyond national borders and the contemporary context to consider historical developments in common law countries.

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Awfully Devoted Women

Lesbian Lives in Canada, 1900-65

UBC Press

This intimate study of the lives of middle-class lesbians who came of age before the gay rights movement unveils a previously unknown world of private relationships, discreet social networks, and love.

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Veterans with a Vision

Canada’s War Blinded in Peace and War

UBC Press

Illuminates the challenges faced by Canada’s war-blinded veterans and outlines the history of the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded, an advocacy group for all Canadian veterans and blind citizens.

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The British Columbia Court of Appeal

The First Hundred Years

UBC Press

An authoritative history of British Columbia’s highest court.

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One of the Family

Metis Culture in Nineteenth-Century Northwestern Saskatchewan

UBC Press

Employs a sophisticated theoretical framework and diverse sources to trace the birth and growth of a Metis community in northern Saskatchewan.

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The Hero and the Historians

Historiography and the Uses of Jacques Cartier

UBC Press

This unique exploration of commemoration and memory traces Jacque Cartier’s evolving image over five centuries to show how changing notions of the past have shaped identity formation and nationalism in English- and French-speaking Canada.

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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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Canada, the Congo Crisis, and UN Peacekeeping, 1960-64

UBC Press

Canada, the Congo Crisis, and UN Peacekeeping, 1960-64 reveals the complex web of influences that shaped Canada’s relationship with Africa and its involvement in UN peacekeeping.

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Pearson's Peacekeepers

Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67

UBC Press

Pearson’s Peacekeepers describes Canada’s role in the first peacekeeping effort mounted by the UN and uncovers realities, and challenges, that lie beneath the myth of Canada’s peacekeeping mission.

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The Politics of Procurement

Military Acquisition in Canada and the Sea King Helicopter

UBC Press

A history of failed attempts to replace the Sea King maritime helicopter reveals the political nature and shortcomings of the Canadian defence procurement process.

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Sensing Changes

Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003

UBC Press

These narratives about state-driven megaprojects and technological and regulatory changes reveal how humans make sense of their world in the face of rapid environmental change.

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The Canadian War on Queers

National Security as Sexual Regulation

UBC Press

The Canadian War on Queers shows how the Canadian state used the ideology of national security to wage war on gays and lesbians.

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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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