Canadian History

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An Officer and a Lady

Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War

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Cynthia Toman analyzes how gender, war, and medical technology intersected to create a legitimate role for women in the masculine environment of the military and explores the incongruous expectations placed on military nurses as “officers and ladies.”

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Working Girls in the West

Representations of Wage-Earning Women

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Examining the eager debate that followed women into the paid workforce in the early twentieth century, this volume uncovers the “working girl” heroines of western Canada’s poetry, prose, and fiction.

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Creating a Modern Countryside

Liberalism and Land Resettlement in British Columbia

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Guarding the Gates

The Canadian Labour Movement and Immigration, 1872-1934

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A pioneering study of Canadian labour leaders’ approach to immigration from the 1870s to the Great Depression.

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Domestic Reforms

Political Visions and Family Regulation in British Columbia, 1862-1940

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Healing Henan

Canadian Nurses at the North China Mission, 1888-1947

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Set against a backdrop of war and revolution, this book brings sixty years of missionary nursing out of the shadows by examining how Canadian nurses shaped health care in the province of Henan and how China, in turn, influenced the nature of missionary nursing.

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Uprooted

The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917

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Some 80,000 British children - many of them under the age of ten - were shipped from Britain to Canada in the 50 years following Confederation in 1867. How did this come about?

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Voices Raised in Protest

Defending North American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, 1942-49

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Renegades

Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

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The definitive account of Canadians who fought in the Spanish Civil War.

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At the Far Reaches of Empire

The Life of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra

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The most complete study of Bodega and his epoch yet written, At the Far Reaches of Empire is an absorbing narrative of eighteenth-century empire building.

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