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Against the Grain

Foresters and Politics in Nova Scotia

UBC Press

This book argues that forestry is a more diverse and complex activity than has been generally recognized. It also underlines the political character of the profession.

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Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism

UBC Press

This book offers a concise history of the Sri Lankan Tamil nation, examining its culture and political evolution.

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The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney

UBC Press

The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney is a biography of a man who played a key role in the events which marked the political, social, and economic transformation of western Canada in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

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The Canadian Department of Justice and the Completion of Confederation 1867-78

UBC Press

Drawing on legal records and other archival documents, Jonathan Swainger considers the growth and development of the ostensibly apolitical Department of Justice in the eleven years after the union of 1867.

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Telling Tales

Essays in Western Women's History

UBC Press

Telling Tales both challenges founding myths of the region and inspires rethinking of how we tell the story of western Canadian colonization and settlement.

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Islands of Truth

The Imperial Fashioning of Vancouver Island

UBC Press

Timely, provocative, and a vital contribution to post-colonial studies, this book questions premises underlying much of present B.C. historical writing, arguing that international literature offers more fruitful ways of framing local historical experiences.

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Potlatch at Gitsegukla

William Beynon's 1945 Field Notebooks

UBC Press

This rare, first-hand, ethnographic account of a potlatch from Tsimshian scholar William Benyon reveals the wonderful complexities of the events that took place in Gitsegukla in 1945.

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Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision

UBC Press

This inspiring volume elaborates a new inclusive vision of a global and national order and articulates new approaches for protecting, healing, and restoring long-oppressed peoples, and for respecting their cultures and languages.

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The Chinese in Vancouver, 1945-80

The Pursuit of Identity and Power

UBC Press

Wing Chung Ng captures the fascinating story of the city's Chinese in their search for identity.

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Cis dideen kat – When the Plumes Rise

The Way of the Lake Babine Nation

UBC Press

This book, the first to be written about the Lake Babine Nation in north-central British Columbia, examines its traditional legal order, self-identity, and their involvement in current treaty negotiations.

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