History / Social History

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Consuming Modernity

Gendered Behaviour and Consumerism before the Baby Boom

UBC Press

Placing Canada in an international context, this book explores the intersections of gender, modernity, and consumerism from 1919 to 1945.

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Free Boy

A True Story of Slave and Master

University of Washington Press

This is the heroic story of a thirteen-year-old slave who escaped from Washington Territory to freedom in Canada on the West’s underground railroad.

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The Wages of Relief

Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39

Athabasca University Press
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Provincial Solidarities

A History of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour

Athabasca University Press

A pioneering study of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, this is the untold story of provincial labour solidarities that succeeded in overcoming divisions and defeats to raise the status of working men and women within New Brunswick society.

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Photography, Memory, and Refugee Identity

The Voyage of the SS Walnut, 1948

UBC Press

A nuanced look at the relationship between memory and photography as reflected in the experiences of Estonian refugees en route to Canada aboard the SS Walnut in 1948.

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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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