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To Share, Not Surrender

Indigenous and Settler Visions of Treaty Making in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia

To Share, Not Surrender presents multiple views and lived experience of the treaty-making process and its repercussions in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, and publishes, for the first time, the Vancouver Island Treaties in First Nations languages.

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A Liberal-Labour Lady

The Times and Life of Mary Ellen Spear Smith

This authoritative biography of Mary Ellen Smith (1863–1933) – British Columbia’s first female MLA, the British Empire’s first female cabinet minister, and a BC suffragist – recovers from obscurity an audacious but imperfect champion in the struggle for greater democracy in early twentieth-century Canada.

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Nursing Shifts in Sichuan

Canadian Missions and Wartime China, 1937–1951

Nursing Shifts in Sichuan is a testament to the resilience of educated women, exploring modern nursing as one of the most consequential additions to health care in early-twentieth-century China.

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Beyond Rights

The Nisg̱a’a Final Agreement and the Challenges of Modern Treaty Relationships

Beyond Rights examines the legal, political, and cultural implications of the groundbreaking process of negotiating the Nisga’a treaty.

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Against the Tides

Reshaping Landscape and Community in Canada’s Maritime Marshlands

Against the Tides tells the compelling story of the rehabilitation of the Maritime marshlands, a project that reshaped not only the landscape of the Bay of Fundy region but the communities that depended on it.

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Building the Army’s Backbone

Canadian Non-Commissioned Officers in the Second World War

Building the Army’s Backbone reveals how the creation of Canada’s Second World War corps of non-commissioned officers helped the force train, fight, and win.

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White Space

Race, Privilege, and Cultural Economies of the Okanagan Valley

White Space offers a compelling analysis of how whiteness sustains settler privilege and maintains social inequity in the BC interior.

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Twice Migrated, Twice Displaced

Indian and Pakistani Transnational Households in Canada

The first study of Gulf South Asians in Canada, Twice Migrated, Twice Displaced reveals the impact of discriminatory labour markets, precarious work, and transnational family relationships on Gulf South Asians in Canada.

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Inside the Local Campaign

Constituency Elections in Canada

With modern media and technology, the local campaign has made a comeback. Inside the Local Campaign pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of constituency-level campaigning during a Canadian federal election.

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Converging Empires

Citizens and Subjects in the North Pacific Borderlands, 1867–1945

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Behind Closed Doors

The Law and Politics of Cabinet Secrecy

Behind Closed Doors asks – and answers – whether the doctrine of Cabinet secrecy still has a role in the Westminster parliamentary system.

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Transformative Media

Intersectional Technopolitics from Indymedia to #BlackLivesMatter

In an era of social media dominance, Transformative Media reveals the often invisible, transformative media practices of marginalized groups.

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Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds

Canadian Women and the Search for Global Order

Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds explores the lives and careers of women, famous and forgotten, who influenced Canada’s place in the world during the twentieth century.

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