Social History

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The Nature of Gold

An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush

University of Washington Press

A profound and compelling exploration of how the economic and political culture of the 1890s shaped the rush for gold in the Yukon and Alaska.

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Sensing Changes

Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003

UBC Press

These narratives about state-driven megaprojects and technological and regulatory changes reveal how humans make sense of their world in the face of rapid environmental change.

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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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