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The Borders Within

The University of Arizona Press

Throughout its history, the nation that is now called the United States has been inextricably entwined with the nation now called Mexico. Indeed, their indigenous peoples interacted long before borders of any kind were established. Today, though, the border between the two nations is so prominent that it is front-page news in both countries.

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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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Voices Raised in Protest

Defending North American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, 1942-49

UBC Press
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Uprooted

The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917

UBC Press

Some 80,000 British children - many of them under the age of ten - were shipped from Britain to Canada in the 50 years following Confederation in 1867. How did this come about?

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Fight or Pay

Soldiers' Families in the Great War

UBC Press

In Fight or Pay, Desmond Morton turns his eye to the stories of those who paid in lieu of fighting – the wives, mothers, and families left behind when soldiers went to war.

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Working Girls in the West

Representations of Wage-Earning Women

UBC Press

Examining the eager debate that followed women into the paid workforce in the early twentieth century, this volume uncovers the "working girl" heroines of western Canada’s poetry, prose, and fiction.

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