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War-Torn Exchanges

The Lives and Letters of Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes

Edited by Andrea McKenzie
UBC Press

This vivid portrait of female friendship follows two Canadian nursing sisters who endured the trauma and privations of the Great War.

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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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Time Travel

Tourism and the Rise of the Living History Museum in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada

UBC Press

This fascinating look at Canada’s living history museums – pioneer villages and old forts where actors recreate the past – shows how they reveal as much about Canadian post-war interests as they do about settler history.

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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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When Wheat Was King

The Rise and Fall of the Canada-UK Grain Trade

UBC Press

By tracing the rise and controversial fall of the Canadian Wheat Board, Magnan reveals how trade, international relations, and food politics have influenced the grain industry in prairie Canada, the UK, and around the world.

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When Good Drugs Go Bad

Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws

UBC Press

This intoxicating look at the history of drug regulation in Canada reveals how a variety of social and political forces converged at the turn of the twentieth century to transform both public attitudes toward, and access to, narcotics.

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Planning Toronto

The Planners, The Plans, Their Legacies, 1940-80

UBC Press

This lavishly illustrated book will stand as the definitive history of Toronto postwar planning and of the impact that planning has had on the city and its surrounding metropolitan area.

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Far Off Metal River

Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic

UBC Press

Drawing on the story of the 1771 Bloody Falls massacre, human geographer Emilie Cameron explores the relationship between stories and colonialism, challenging readers to examine their perceptions of the contemporary Arctic and its peoples.

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North to Bondage

Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes

UBC Press

The first history of black slavery in the Maritimes, North to Bondage is a startling corrective to the enduring myth of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad.

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Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma

A History of British Columbia’s Social Policy

UBC Press

As a deeply researched history, Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma reveals how, for over 100 years, a persistent political uneasiness with the role of mothers in the workforce has contributed to the lack of affordable, quality child care services in British Columbia.

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Conflicting Visions

Canada and India in the Cold War World, 1946-76

UBC Press

Conflicting Visions recounts the Cold War history of Canada’s turbulent diplomatic relationship with India, from India’s independence through to its controversial emergence as a nuclear power, using Canadian technology to help build its first nuclear device.

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The People and the Bay

A Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour

UBC Press

This engaging history brings to life the personalities and power struggles that shaped how Hamiltonians used their harbour and, in the process, invites readers to consider how moral and political choices being made about the natural world today will shape the cities of tomorrow.

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Making a Scene

Lesbians and Community across Canada, 1964-84

UBC Press

A celebratory history of how lesbians “made a scene” by creating places and opportunities to form relationships, debate politics, and build their own culture across Canada.

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Maritime Command Pacific

The Royal Canadian Navy’s West Coast Fleet in the Early Cold War

UBC Press

One of Canada’s leading military historians recounts the story of the Canadian navy’s Pacific fleet during the tense years of the early Cold War.

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From Slave Girls to Salvation

Gender, Race, and Victoria’s Chinese Rescue Home, 1886-1923

UBC Press

A fascinating and critical study of the Chinese Rescue Home, an iconic institution in Victoria, BC, where members of the Women’s Missionary Society taught domestic skills to Chinese and Japanese women believed to be prostitutes, slave girls, or to be at risk of falling into these roles.

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Beyond Testimony and Trauma

Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

Edited by Steven High
UBC Press

By challenging the ways that survivors of mass violence are typically understood as either eyewitnesses to history or victims of it, the contributors to this volume ask us to go “beyond testimony” to embrace sustained listening and collaborative research design.

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So They Want Us to Learn French

Promoting and Opposing Bilingualism in English-Speaking Canada

UBC Press

So They Want Us to Learn French examines how and why Canadians both embraced and virulently opposed the ideal of personal bilingualism over the past fifty years, detailing and analyzing the strategies that social movements on both sides used to advance their goals.

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Grit

The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.

UBC Press

Grit examines the remarkable life and political career of Paul Martin Sr., a liberal reformer and cabinet minister from 1945 to 1968, who championed health care and pension rights, new meanings for Canadian citizenship, and internationalism in world affairs.

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Resettling the Range

Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in British Columbia

UBC Press

This unconventional history looks at the resettlement of interior British Columbia from the perspective of campaigns to exterminate grasshoppers and wild horses, creatures considered by some to be pests.

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In Peace Prepared

Innovation and Adaptation in Canada’s Cold War Army

UBC Press

This book explores how the Canadian Army prepared for the possibility of a Third World War and how its innovations and adaptations laid the groundwork for the evolution of our national army.

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