Social History

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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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Working People in Alberta

A History

Athabasca University Press

A political and economic analysis of the history of working people in Alberta.

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A Wilder West

Rodeo in Western Canada

UBC Press

Challenging the well-worn images of rodeo as a white man’s sport, A Wilder West shows how rodeo brought together Aboriginal and settler men and women into relationships of competition and camaraderie, forging new identities and communities in the process.

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Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine

The University of Arizona Press

A historical perspective, from Mesoamerican counterfeits of cacao beans used as currency to cattle rustling to human trafficking; from Canada's and Mexico's different approaches to the illegality of liquor in the United States during Prohibition to contemporary case studies of the transnational movement of people, crime, narcotics, vice, and even ideas.

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Rethinking the Great White North

Race, Nature, and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness in Canada

UBC Press

Rethinking the Great White North explores the troubling side of the images of whiteness and wilderness that are so central to Canadian national identity.

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