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People, Politics, and Purpose

Biography and Canadian Political History

UBC Press

People, Politics, and Purpose investigates the roles and reputations of a wide array of political actors, offering insight into Canada’s place in the world and stimulating fresh thinking about political biography.

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Revival and Change

The 1957 and 1958 Diefenbaker Elections

UBC Press

Revival and Change is a compelling account of the elections, accomplishments, challenges, failures, and ultimate end of the Diefenbaker era.

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Pivot or Pirouette?

The 1993 Canadian General Election

UBC Press

Pivot or Pirouette? The 1993 Canadian General Election tells the story of the most surprising election in Canadian history.

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Pleasure and Panic

New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs

UBC Press

Pleasure and Panic illustrates how attitudes toward drug and alcohol consumption are complicated by the politics, economics, and culture of their times.

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Liquor and the Liberal State

Drink and Order before Prohibition

UBC Press

Cultural pastime, profitable industry, or harmful influence on the nation? Liquor and the Liberal State explores government approaches to drink and drinking in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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A Liberal-Labour Lady

The Times and Life of Mary Ellen Spear Smith

UBC Press

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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A Long Way to Paradise

A New History of British Columbia Politics

UBC Press

A Long Way to Paradise is a lively account of the personalities and ideas that shaped the first hundred years of BC politics and created one of Canada’s most fractious and dynamic political scenes.

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The Rowell-Sirois Commission and the Remaking of Canadian Federalism

UBC Press

The Rowell-Sirois Commission and the Remaking of Canadian Federalism reveals the commission’s impact on the high politics of federal-provincial relations and its legacy for Canadian federalism today.

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Constitutional Pariah

Reference re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament

UBC Press

Constitutional Pariah is the first comprehensive account of the Senate in the aftermath of the landmark Supreme Court decision that resulted in one of the most significant reforms to Parliament in Canadian history.

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Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces

UBC Press

This long-overdue account of the suffrage campaigns in the first region to grant women the vote in Canada shatters cherished myths about how the West was won.

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Canadian Foreign Policy

Reflections on a Field in Transition

Edited by Brian Bow and Andrea Lane
UBC Press

Canadian Foreign Policy brings together leading scholars in a lively, engaging meditation on the current state and future direction of the Canadian foreign policy discipline, and on how we see Canada in the world.

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The Unexpected Louis St-Laurent

Politics and Policies for a Modern Canada

Edited by Patrice Dutil
UBC Press

In this invigorating reappraisal of Louis St-Laurent and his government, leading Canadian historians and political scientists investigate the impact of an overlooked political figure whose innovative policies moved Canada into the modern era.

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The Nuclear North

Histories of Canada in the Atomic Age

UBC Press

The Nuclear North investigates Canada’s place in the grey area between nuclear and non-nuclear to explore how this has shaped Canadians’ understanding of their country and its policies.

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Big Promises, Small Government

Doing Less with Less in the BC Liberal New Era

UBC Press

Big Promises, Small Government tells the inside story of what happened when Gordon Campbell’s government dramatically cut taxes, demonstrating the need to understand the consequences before taking political action.

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A Great Revolutionary Wave

Women and the Vote in British Columbia

UBC Press

The first book on the woman’s suffrage movement in British Columbia, A Great Revolutionary Wave traces the history of the fight for the vote from the 1870s to the 1940s against a backdrop of social reform, international social movements, labour politics, and settler colonialism.

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Canada and Ireland

A Political and Diplomatic History

UBC Press

This intriguing study sheds light on Canada’s relationship with Ireland, revealing the origins, trials, and successes of the intimate and at times turbulent connection between the two countries.

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The Good Fight

Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy

UBC Press

The Good Fight is the insightful and entertaining biography of arguably the most important francophone diplomat and civil servant in Canadian history.

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Duty to Dissent

Henri Bourassa and the First World War

UBC Press

This revisionist account of Henri Bourassa’s writings and times reshapes our understanding of why Quebec diverged from the rest of Canada when it came to war.

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Bootstraps Need Boots

One Tory’s Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada

UBC Press, On Point Press

In this deeply personal memoir, Hugh Segal looks back on a life that took him from childhood poverty to the heights of Canadian politics and how these early experiences shaped his life-long advocacy for the poor.

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To Be Equals in Our Own Country

Women and the Vote in Quebec

UBC Press

To Be Equals in Our Own Country chronicles the bitter struggle for women’s suffrage in Quebec, the last province to grant Canadian women this fundamental human right.

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