Canadian History

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The Canadian Department of Justice and the Completion of Confederation 1867-78

UBC Press

Drawing on legal records and other archival documents, Jonathan Swainger considers the growth and development of the ostensibly apolitical Department of Justice in the eleven years after the union of 1867.

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Telling Tales

Essays in Western Women's History

UBC Press

Telling Tales both challenges founding myths of the region and inspires rethinking of how we tell the story of western Canadian colonization and settlement.

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Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision

UBC Press

This inspiring volume elaborates a new inclusive vision of a global and national order and articulates new approaches for protecting, healing, and restoring long-oppressed peoples, and for respecting their cultures and languages.

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Islands of Truth

The Imperial Fashioning of Vancouver Island

UBC Press

Timely, provocative, and a vital contribution to post-colonial studies, this book questions premises underlying much of present B.C. historical writing, arguing that international literature offers more fruitful ways of framing local historical experiences.

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The Chinese in Vancouver, 1945-80

The Pursuit of Identity and Power

UBC Press

Wing Chung Ng captures the fascinating story of the city's Chinese in their search for identity.

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Cis dideen kat – When the Plumes Rise

The Way of the Lake Babine Nation

UBC Press

This book, the first to be written about the Lake Babine Nation in north-central British Columbia, examines its traditional legal order, self-identity, and their involvement in current treaty negotiations.

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Early Childhood Care and Education in Canada

Past, Present, and Future

UBC Press

Larry Prochner and Nina Howe reflect the variation within the field by bringing together a multidisciplinary group of experts to address key issues in the field.

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Couture and Commerce

The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s

UBC Press

Couture and Commerce investigates how and why 1950s couture fashion was important in its own day.

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Hobnobbing with a Countess and Other Okanagan Adventures

The Diaries of Alice Barrett Parke, 1891-1900

Edited by Jo Fraser Jones
UBC Press

In 1891, Alice Barrett moved from Port Dover, Ontario, to the Okanagan Valley. Few women’s diaries have survived from that time, and Barrett Parke recalls a period of profound transformation in a region newly opened to white settlement.

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