Regional Studies

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Colonizing Bodies

Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia, 1900-50

UBC Press

This detailed but highly readable ethnohistory shows how a pluralistic medical system evolved among Canada’s most populous Aboriginal population.

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The Burden of History

Colonialism and the Frontier Myth in a Rural Canadian Community

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Once Upon an Oldman

Special Interest Politics and the Oldman River Dam

UBC Press

Once Upon an Oldman is an account of the controversy that surrounded the Alberta government's construction of a dam on the Oldman River to provide water for irrigation in the southern part of the province.

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Since the Time of the Transformers

The Ancient Heritage of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah

UBC Press

This book examines over 4000 years of culture history of the related Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah peoples on western Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula.

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The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney

UBC Press

The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney is a biography of a man who played a key role in the events which marked the political, social, and economic transformation of western Canada in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

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Quasi-Democracy?

Parties and Leadership Selection in Alberta

UBC Press

In Quasi-Democracy? David Stewart and Keith Archer examine political parties and leadership selection in Alberta using mail-back surveys administered to voters who participated in the Conservative, Liberal, and NDP leadership conventions elections of the 1990s.

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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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Flexible Crossroads

The Restructuring of British Columbia's Forest Economy

UBC Press

Columbia's forest economy is at a crucial crossroads, and Flexible Crossroads looks at the contemporary restructuring of British Columbia's forest economy, demonstrating how both resource dynamics and industrial dynamics have shaped this transformation.

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Potlatch at Gitsegukla

William Beynon's 1945 Field Notebooks

UBC Press

This rare, first-hand, ethnographic account of a potlatch from Tsimshian scholar William Benyon reveals the wonderful complexities of the events that took place in Gitsegukla in 1945.

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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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