The Indian Association of Alberta
A History of Political Action
Best known for its role in spearheading the protest against the infamous 1969 White Paper produced by the Department of Indian Affairs, the Indian Association of Alberta played a critical role in mobilizing First Nations peoples to political action.
A Trading Nation
Canadian Trade Policy from Colonialism to Globalization
This brilliantly crafted overview and analysis of the historical foundations of modern Canadian trade policy is the first survey to address the history of Canadian commercial policy in over fifty years.
Preserving What Is Valued
Museums, Conservation, and First Nations
What are the “right ways” to preserve heritage? Are the aims and purposes of museums necessarily at odds with those of First Nations? This thoughtful book explores the concept of museum conservation in light of cultural repatriation issues, and helps readers understand the complex relationship between museums and Aboriginal peoples.
Women and the White Man's God
Gender and Race in the Canadian Mission Field
Based on diaries, letters, and mission correspondence, this is the first comprehensive examination of women’s roles in Anglican missions that were active in northern British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories between 1860 and 1940.
Making Native Space
Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia
It presents the most comprehensive account available of perhaps the most critical mapping of space ever undertaken in BC – the drawing of the lines that separated the tiny plots of land reserved for Native people from the rest.
A War of Patrols
Canadian Army Operations in Korea
Impeccably researched and analytical, this comprehensive account of the Canadian campaign in the Korean War provides the first detailed study of the training, leadership, operations, and tactics of the brigade under each of its three wartime commanders.
Parties Long Estranged
Canada and Australia in the Twentieth Century
A comparative collection of essays that examine different aspects of Canadian-Australian relations throughout the twentieth century.
Game in the Garden
A Human History of Wildlife in Western Canada to 1940
This intriguing book identifies the imaginative use of wild animals in early western society and shows how attitudes to wild animals changed according to subsistence and economic needs and how wildlife helped to determine social relations among people.
Tales of Ghosts
First Nations Art in British Columbia, 1922-61
An insightful examination of the complex functions of Northwest Coast art objects produced between 1922 and 1961, and a vital addition to First Nations and Canadian history.
Canadian Military Strategy and Nuclear Weapons, 1950-1963
An examination of Canadian military thinking on key issues of the nuclear age, such as deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, air defence, and the domestic acquisition of nuclear weapons.
Hunters and Bureaucrats
Power, Knowledge, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukon
A timely anthropological examination of the effect of land claims settlements and co-management of resources on the Kluane First Nation of the Southwest Yukon.
The Oriental Question
Consolidating a White Man's Province, 1914-41
Patricia E. Roy continues her study into why British Columbians were historically so opposed to Asian immigration.
Frigates and Foremasts
The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters 1745-1815
A meticulously researched and groundbreaking study of the activities and motivations of the British Navy on North America’s eastern seabord.
When Coal Was King
Ladysmith and the Coal-Mining Industry on Vancouver Island
The first scholarly history of the Ladysmith miners, the Great Strike of 1912-1914, and the coalmining industry on Vancouver Island.
A Voyage to the North West Side of America
The Journals of James Colnett, 1786-89
The journal of James Colnett is the last unpublished account of the early maritime fur trade on the Northwest Coast.
Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse
This demonstrates how the Doukhobors employed both “classic” and alternative forms of autobiography to communicate their views about communal living, vegetarianism, activism, and spiritual life, as well as to pass on traditions to successive generations.
Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945
A history of the activities and lives of undercover Canadian operatives in Europe and Asia during World War II.
Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers
Canada's Second World War
From labour conflicts to the black market to prostitution, this book examines the moral and social underbelly of Canada’s Second World War.
A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview
This book explores the Nuu-chah-nulth understanding of the universe as an integrated and orderly whole, providing a viable theoretical alternative that both complements and expands the view of reality presented by Western science.
The Red Man's on the Warpath
The Image of the "Indian" and the Second World War
This book explores how wartime symbolism and imagery propelled the “Indian problem” onto the national agenda, and why assimilation remained the goal of post-war Canadian Indian policy – even though the war required that it be rationalized in new ways.
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