History / Social History

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Contesting White Supremacy

School Segregation, Anti-Racism, and the Making of Chinese Canadians

UBC Press

By drawing on Chinese sources and perspectives, this book offers an anti-racist history of the 1922-23 Chinese students’ strike in Victoria and Asian exclusion and racism in British Columbia.

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Retail Nation

Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada

UBC Press

Retail Nation traces Canada’s modern consumer culture back to an era when department stores not only ruled, but defined, the nation’s shopping scene.

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Champagne and Meatballs

Adventures of a Canadian Communist

By Bert Whyte; Introduction by Larry Hannant
Athabasca University Press

Bert Whyte’s fascinating memoir of life as an underground historical rogue who spent 40 years navigating left-wing politics and communism in Canada.

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From Victoria to Vladivostok

Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19

UBC Press

Uncovers the forgotten story of the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force – sent to Russia in 1918 as part of an Allied intervention to defeat Bolshevism – despite the objections of many Canadians who were sympathetic to the goals of the Russian Revolution.

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Populism in Twentieth Century Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

This volume brings together twelve original essays that explore the concept of populism in twentieth century Mexico. Contributors analyze the presidencies of two of the century's most clearly populist figures, evaluating them against each other and in light of other Latin American and Mexican populist leaders.

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Terrain of Memory

A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

UBC Press

This book explores how Japanese Canadians living in an isolated mountainous valley in the province of British Columbia worked together to transform the village where they lived for over fifty years from a site of political violence into a space for remembrance.

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