Social History

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A History of Domestic Space

Privacy and the Canadian Home

UBC Press

Peter Ward looks at how spaces in the Canadian home have changed over the last three centuries, and how family and social relationships have shaped – and been shaped by – these changing spaces.

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From Rights to Needs

A History of Family Allowances in Canada, 1929-92

UBC Press

This comprehensive exploration of the origins and development of family allowances offers inventive insights into Canada’s welfare state and social policy over the past half century.

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In Mixed Company

Taverns and Public Life in Upper Canada

UBC Press

A fascinating exploration of the tavern as a significant and fluid social space in colonial Canada.

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Becoming Native in a Foreign Land

Sport, Visual Culture, and Identity in Montreal, 1840-85

UBC Press

This richly illustrated book shows how English-speaking colonists in Montreal appropriated French Canadian and indigenous sports traditions to forge a new, “Canadian” identity, which marginalized French Canadians and Aboriginal peoples in their own land.

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The Nurture of Nature

Childhood, Antimodernism, and Ontario Summer Camps, 1920-55

UBC Press

This book explores how antimodern nostalgia and modern sensibilities about the landscape, child rearing, and identity shaped the history of summer camps.

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Kiss the kids for dad, Don’t forget to write

The Wartime Letters of George Timmins, 1916-18

Edited by Y.A. Bennett
UBC Press

The letters of Lance-Corporal George Timmins, who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, offer a rare glimpse into the life and relationships, at home and abroad, of an ordinary Canadian soldier.

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