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Captain Cook Rediscovered

Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes

UBC Press

This first modern study to focus on James Cook’s polar adventures, Captain Cook Rediscovered introduces an entirely new explorer who is more at home along the edge of the polar ice packs than the Pacific’s sandy beaches.

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Acts of Occupation

Canada and Arctic Sovereignty, 1918-25

UBC Press

This fascinating tale of the rivalries and intrigues that played out as Canada secured the Arctic illuminates an under-explored era in Canadian foreign policy.

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The Hero and the Historians

Historiography and the Uses of Jacques Cartier

UBC Press

This unique exploration of commemoration and memory traces Jacque Cartier’s evolving image over five centuries to show how changing notions of the past have shaped identity formation and nationalism in English- and French-speaking Canada.

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The Reluctant Land

Society, Space, and Environment in Canada before Confederation

UBC Press
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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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Gunboat Frontier

British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-1890

UBC Press

Gunboat Frontier presents a different interpretation of Indian-white relations in nineteenth-century British Columbia, focusing on the interaction of West Coast Indians with British law and authority.

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Strangers in Blood

Fur Trade Company Families in Indian Country

UBC Press

The experience of these conscientious objectors offers insight into evolving attitudes about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship during a key period of Canadian nation building.

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A Voyage to the North West Side of America

The Journals of James Colnett, 1786-89

UBC Press

The journal of James Colnett is the last unpublished account of the early maritime fur trade on the Northwest Coast.

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Undelivered Letters to Hudson's Bay Company Men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830-57

UBC Press

This collection of correspondence – letters sent to Hudson's Bay Company men by their families and loved ones but never delivered – offers a rare and human history of ordinary people, many of whom were the early settlers of the Pacific Northwest.

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Pacific Empires

Essays in Honour of Glyndwr Williams

By Alan Frost; Edited by Jane Samson
UBC Press

A new interest in European maritime exploration was aroused with the publication of the first volume of J.C. Beaglehole's edition of The Journals of Captain James Cook in 1955. In the forty-odd years since then ...

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Trading Beyond the Mountains

The British Fur Trade on the Pacific, 1793-1843

UBC Press

This books examines the Hudson's Bay company exploration efforts beyond the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean from 1793 to 1843 – which led to the commercial development of the Pacific coast and the Cordilleran interior of western North America.

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The Vancouver Island Letters of Edmund Hope Verney

1862-65

Edited by Allan Pritchard
UBC Press

This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold rush.

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Paul Kane's Great Nor-West

UBC Press

In this beautifully designed and richly illustrated book, Diane Eaton and Sheila Urbanek re-create Paul Kane's heroic journey across Canada and bring to life the people, places, and events he experienced.

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Yukon

The Last Frontier

UBC Press
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Robert Brown and the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition

Edited by John Hayman
UBC Press

The remarkable journal of the 1864 Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, a four-and-a-half-month journey that describes the island's pristine wilderness, as well as Cowichan, Chemainus, and Comox and the coal-mining town of Nanaimo.

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They Call Me Father

Memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola

UBC Press

These fascinating memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola, a Corsican-born Oblatean who arrived in British Columbia in 1880, reveal the complexity of the work carried out by ordinary missionary priests.

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