Social History

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From Slave Girls to Salvation

Gender, Race, and Victoria’s Chinese Rescue Home, 1886-1923

UBC Press

A fascinating and critical study of the Chinese Rescue Home, an iconic institution in Victoria, BC, where members of the Women’s Missionary Society taught domestic skills to Chinese and Japanese women believed to be prostitutes, slave girls, or to be at risk of falling into these roles.

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Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

Rival Images of a New World in 1930s Vancouver

Athabasca University Press
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Paths to the Bench

The Judicial Appointment Process in Manitoba, 1870-1950

UBC Press

A close study of the judges appointed in early 20th-century Manitoba, revealing Canada’s highly political judicial appointment process.

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Rebel Youth

1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada

UBC Press

Rebel Youth draws important connections between the stories of young workers and the youth movement in Canada, claiming a central place for labour and class in the legacy of the 1960s.

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Welcome to Resisterville

American Dissidents in British Columbia

UBC Press

A compelling, highly readable study of American migration to the West Kootenays and of the counterculture values that created a vibrant society in the Canadian wilderness.

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According to Baba

A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury’s Ukrainian Community

UBC Press

This book employs new and critical approaches to oral history to write an insightful and deeply personal history of Sudbury’s Ukrainian community between 1901 and 1939.

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