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The Middle Power Project

Canada and the Founding of the United Nations

UBC Press

Based on materials not previously available to Canadian scholars, The Middle Power Project presents a critical reassessment of the traditional and widely accepted account of Canada’s role and interests in the formation of the United Nations.

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Picturing Arizona

The University of Arizona Press

As cultural documents, as works of art, and as historical records, photographs of 1930s Arizona tell a remarkable story. They capture enduring visions of the Depression that linger in cultural memory: dust storms, Okies on their way to California, breadlines, and ramshackle tent cities. They also reflect a more particular experience ...

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Commanding Canadians

The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard

Edited by Michael Whitby
UBC Press

Commander A.F.C. Layard, RN, wrote almost daily in his diary from 1913 until 1947. The pivotal 1943-45 years of this edited volume offer an extraordinarily full and honest chronicle, revealing Layard’s preoccupations, both with the daily details and with the strain and responsibility of wartime command at sea.

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Contact Zones

Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada's Colonial Past

UBC Press

This provocative book examines how women were uniquely positioned at the axis of the colonial encounter – the so-called “contact zone” – between Aboriginals and newcomers.

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Prisoners of the Home Front

German POWs and "Enemy Aliens" in Southern Quebec, 1940-46

UBC Press

Detailing the day-to-day affairs of Germans civilians and POWs in Canadian internment camps camps during the Second World War, this book fills an important void in our knowledge of the Canadian home front.

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Laws and Societies in the Canadian Prairie West, 1670-1940

UBC Press

Challenging myths about a peaceful west and prairie exceptionalism, the book explores the substance of prairie legal history and the degree to which the region's mentality is rooted in the historical experience of distinctive prairie peoples.

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Brute Souls, Happy Beasts, and Evolution

The Historical Status of Animals

UBC Press

In this provocative inquiry into the status of animals in human society from the fifth century BC to the present, Rod Preece provides a wholly new perspective on the human-animal relationship.

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Japan's Modern Prophet

Uchimura Kanzô, 1861-1930

UBC Press

Charts the introduction of Christianity to Japan through the life of Uchimura Kanzô, was one of Japan’s foremost thinkers, whose ideas influenced contemporary novelists, statesmen, reformers, and religious leaders.

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With Good Intentions

Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada

UBC Press

Examines the joint efforts of Aboriginal people and individuals of European ancestry to counter injustice in Canada when colonization was at its height, from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

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Journalism of Attachment

Dutch Newspapers during the Bosnian War

UBC Press

Drawing on an extensive content analysis of news coverage about the Bosnian war, this study describes the phenomenon of “journalism of attachment” as reflected in Dutch newspapers covering the Bosnian war.

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