Canadian History

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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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