Social History

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Working People in Alberta

A History

Athabasca University Press

A political and economic analysis of the history of working people in Alberta.

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Try to Control Yourself

The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-Prohibition Ontario, 1927-44

UBC Press

A fascinating history that challenges common assumptions of how the Ontario government attempted to regulate licensed public drinking after the repeal of prohibition.

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Hard Time

Reforming the Penitentiary in Nineteenth-Century Canada

Athabasca University Press

Tracing the rise and evolution of Canadian penitentiaries in the nineteenth century, this book examines the concepts of criminality and rehabilitation, the role of labour in penal regimes, and the problem of violence.

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Epidemic Encounters

Influenza, Society, and Culture in Canada, 1918-20

UBC Press

A multidisciplinary exploration of Canada’s experience of illness and death during the 1918-20 influenza pandemic.

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Reel Time

Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986

Athabasca University Press

Reel Time depicts how the industry shaped the development of the Canadian Prairie West and propelled the region into the modern era.

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Strong, Beautiful and Modern

National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935-1960

UBC Press

Strong, Beautiful and Modern tells the story of the national fitness campaigns spanning the “British world” beginning in the 1930s.

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