Social History

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The Limits of Labour

Class Formation and the Labour Movement in Calgary, 1883-1929

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Death So Noble

Memory, Meaning, and the First World War

UBC Press

This book examines Canada’s collective memory of the First World War through the 1920s and 1930s. It is a cultural history, considering art, music, and literature.

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Telling Tales

Essays in Western Women's History

UBC Press

Telling Tales both challenges founding myths of the region and inspires rethinking of how we tell the story of western Canadian colonization and settlement.

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Women and the White Man's God

Gender and Race in the Canadian Mission Field

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Based on diaries, letters, and mission correspondence, this is the first comprehensive examination of women’s roles in Anglican missions that were active in northern British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories between 1860 and 1940.

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Game in the Garden

A Human History of Wildlife in Western Canada to 1940

UBC Press

This intriguing book identifies the imaginative use of wild animals in early western society and shows how attitudes to wild animals changed according to subsistence and economic needs and how wildlife helped to determine social relations among people.

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When Coal Was King

Ladysmith and the Coal-Mining Industry on Vancouver Island

UBC Press

The first scholarly history of the Ladysmith miners, the Great Strike of 1912-1914, and the coalmining industry on Vancouver Island.

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