Social History

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Uprooted

The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917

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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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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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Creating Postwar Canada

Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-75

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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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People, Politics, and Child Welfare in British Columbia

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Contributors contemplate the evolution of child protection policy and practice in BC, addressing political influences on structural arrangements, cultural traditions of First Nations clients, and establishing community control over services.

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The Manly Modern

Masculinity in Postwar Canada

UBC Press

Through a series of case studies covering such diverse subjects as car culture, mountaineering, war veterans, murder trials, and a bridge collapse, Christopher Dummitt argues that the very idea of what it meant to be modern was gendered.

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