History

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From UI to EI

Waging War on the Welfare State

UBC Press

From UI to EI examines the history of Canada’s unemployment insurance system and the rights it grants to the unemployed.

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Canada and the End of Empire

Edited by Phillip Buckner
UBC Press

This collection deals with a neglected subject in post-Confederation Canadian history – the implications to Canada and Canadians of British decolonization and the end of empire.

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Imagining Difference

Legend, Curse, and Spectacle in a Canadian Mining Town

UBC Press

An ethnography about historical and contemporary ideas of human difference expressed by residents of Fernie, BC, a coal-mining town transforming into an international ski resort.

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Spanish-Language Newspapers in New Mexico, 1834-1958

The University of Arizona Press

For more than a century, Mexican American journalists used their presses to voice socio-historical concerns and to represent themselves as a determinant group of communities in Nuevo México, a particularly resilient corner of the Chicano homeland. This book draws on exhaustive archival research to review the history of newspapers in ...

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The Heiress vs the Establishment

Mrs. Campbell's Campaign for Legal Justice

UBC Press

A rare first-person account of Canada’s early twentieth century legal system, this books retells the Mrs. Campbell fourteen-year-battle with the Ontario legal establishment to claim her mother’s estate.

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Chia

The University of Arizona Press

One of the four main Aztec crops at the time of Columbus's arrival in the New World, chia is now a forgotten food of the Americas. Chia seed oil offers the highest omega-3 fatty acid content available from plants, but today this species is known only for its use in "chia pets." Yet pre-Columbian civilizations used chia as a raw ...

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Journeys in the Canyon Lands of Utah and Arizona, 1914-1916

The University of Arizona Press

George Corning Fraser, who lived in the days before automobile travel became a way of life, was an easterner who loved to vacation on horseback in the American Southwest. No mere tourist, he sought out the most remote and forbidding landscapes he could find: the seldom-visited country north of the Grand Canyon, the vast slickrock ...

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The Pyramid under the Cross

The University of Arizona Press

As the driving force in early European expansionism, Spain was concerned not only with the political and economic subordination of the New World native but also with the need to possess his soul. In this book, Viviana Díaz Balsera tells the story of this zealous spiritual endeavor during its first one hundred years in Central Mexico ...

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First Nations Sacred Sites in Canada's Courts

UBC Press

This book demonstrates how and why courts have failed to fairly treat First Nations sacred sites, which are under increasing threat worldwide due to state appropriation and insatiable demands on natural resources.

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A Breach of Duty

Fiduciary Obligations and Aboriginal Peoples

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

The government, Guerin, and the golf course: the inside story of the Musqueam people’s 26-year struggle to right the injustice done to them by the federal government in leasing their land as a golf course.

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