Social History

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Wife to Widow

Lives, Laws, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal

UBC Press

The diversity of women’s lives as wives then as widows negotiating the law, patriarchy, family relationships, and the economy in 19th-century Montreal come alive in this first major study of widows in Canada.

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The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah

A Tsimshian Man on the Pacific Northwest Coast

UBC Press

Drawing on a painstaking transcription of Clah’s diaries, Peggy Brock offers a riveting portrait of a Tsimshian man and his encounters with colonialism.

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The Way of the Bachelor

Early Chinese Settlement in Manitoba

UBC Press

This book documents the religious beliefs and cultural practices that helped sustain and lend meaning to Chinese bachelors in smaller towns and cities of Manitoba.

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Manufacturing National Park Nature

Photography, Ecology, and the Wilderness Industry of Jasper

UBC Press

Focusing on Jasper National Park, this richly illustrated book shows how photography has shaped and continues to inform perceptions of nature and ecological issues in Canada.

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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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