Social History

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A Small Price to Pay

Consumer Culture on the Canadian Home Front, 1939-45

UBC Press

A long-overdue challenge to the commonplace assumption that the Second World War was a period of consumer austerity in Canada.

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Building Sanctuary

The Movement to Support Vietnam War Resisters in Canada, 1965-73

UBC Press

This book brings to light the activities and influence of the anti-draft groups that sprang up to build support for American Vietnam war resisters in Canada.

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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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