Canadian History

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The Constant Liberal

Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left

UBC Press

Challenging interpretations of Pierre Elliott Trudeau as either the founder of a progressive Canada or an unavowed and destructive socialist, this book argues that he was in fact a staunch defender of capitalist values who helped make the country more conservative.

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Buying Happiness

The Emergence of Consumer Consciousness in English Canada

UBC Press

Buying Happiness explores the different ways that key public thinkers represented, conceptualized, and institutionalized new ideas about consumption, which shaped economic and social policy and influenced behaviour.

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One Hundred Years of Struggle

The History of Women and the Vote in Canada

UBC Press

On the eve of celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada comes a timely reassessment of everything Canadians thought they knew about the history of women, the vote, and democracy in our nation.

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Alan Caswell Collier, Relief Stiff

An Artist’s Letters from Depression-Era British Columbia

UBC Press

Aspiring artist Alan Caswell Collier’s letters, sketches, and paintings recall in vivid detail life in Canada’s relief camps and the crisis of youth unemployment during the Great Depression.

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Who Controls the Hunt?

First Nations, Treaty Rights, and Wildlife Conservation in Ontario, 1783-1939

UBC Press

Tracing the connections between colonialism and the early conservation movement in Ontario, Who Controls the Hunt? examines the contentious issue of treaty hunting rights and the impact of conservation laws on First Nations.

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The Creator’s Game

Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood

UBC Press

The Creator’s Game serves as a potent illustration of how, for over a century, the Indigenous game of lacrosse has served as a central means for Indigenous communities to activate their self-determination and reformulate their identities.

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