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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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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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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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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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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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