Regional Studies

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The Nurture of Nature

Childhood, Antimodernism, and Ontario Summer Camps, 1920-55

UBC Press

This book explores how antimodern nostalgia and modern sensibilities about the landscape, child rearing, and identity shaped the history of summer camps.

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Kiss the kids for dad, Don’t forget to write

The Wartime Letters of George Timmins, 1916-18

Edited by Y.A. Bennett
UBC Press

The letters of Lance-Corporal George Timmins, who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, offer a rare glimpse into the life and relationships, at home and abroad, of an ordinary Canadian soldier.

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Suburb, Slum, Urban Village

Transformations in Toronto’s Parkdale Neighbourhood, 1875-2002

UBC Press

A history of Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, spanning three eras of suburban and urban development and examining the controversial planning practices that shaped it.

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Lament for a First Nation

The Williams Treaties of Southern Ontario

UBC Press

An important analysis of how the 1994 Howard decision on the Williams Treaties was based on erroneous cultural assumptions that favoured public over special rights.

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Landing Native Fisheries

Indian Reserves and Fishing Rights in British Columbia, 1849-1925

UBC Press
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Quebec

A Historical Geography

UBC Press
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Captain Alex MacLean

Jack London's Sea Wolf

UBC Press

Sealing wars and maritime history are brought into focus in this vivid account of the life of the Alex MacLean, the inspiration for Jack London's Sea-Wolf.

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At the Far Reaches of Empire

The Life of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra

UBC Press

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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Navigating Neoliberalism

Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation

UBC Press

This remarkable book argues that neoliberalism, which drives government policy concerning First Nations in Canada, can also drive self-determination -- including the Mikisew First Nation, which successfully exploited opportunities for greater autonomy and well-being that the current political and economic climate has presented.

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