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The Government of Natural Resources

Science, Territory, and State Power in Quebec, 1867–1939

By Stéphane Castonguay; Foreword by Graeme Wynn; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

The Government of Natural Resources is a revealing look at how science can extend state power through territorial and environmental transformations.

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Frontiers of Feminism

Movements and Influences in Québec and Italy, 1960–80

UBC Press

Frontiers of Feminism shines new light on the recent history of feminist movements, using the examples of Italy and Québec to bring an international perspective to major themes, strategies, and modes of organizing.

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Bois-Brûlés

The Untold Story of the Métis of Western Québec

UBC Press

Bois-Brûlés shatters the prevailing orthodoxy that Métis communities are found solely in western Canada by demonstrating that a distinct community emerged in the fur trade frontier of Quebec in the early nineteenth century and persists to this day.

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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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Moments of Crisis

Religion and National Identity in Québec

UBC Press

Wide-ranging and theoretically sophisticated, Moments of Crisis offers a groundbreaking explanation for why religion continues to be implicated in national identity crises in Québec.

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Montreal, City of Water

An Environmental History

UBC Press

Montreal, City of Water investigates the development of the city over two centuries, tracing the relationship between the city’s inhabitants and the waterways that ring its island and flow beneath it in underground networks.

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A Town Called Asbestos

Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community

UBC Press

In A Town Called Asbestos, a mining town’s proud and painful history is unearthed to reveal the challenges a small resource community faced in a globalized world.

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Power from the North

Territory, Identity, and the Culture of Hydroelectricity in Quebec

UBC Press

This book explores how French Canada’s aspirations migrated north with natural resource development, creating a culture of hydroelectricity that continues to shape territorial planning and relations with Aboriginal peoples in the province.

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Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914

UBC Press

A revealing look at the origins of modern wildlife conservation in Quebec.

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With Friends Like These

Entangled Nationalisms and the Canada-Quebec-France Triangle, 1944-1970

UBC Press

Reveals the underlying forces that shaped postwar conflict and cooperation in the Canada-Quebec-France triangle.

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Wife to Widow

Lives, Laws, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal

UBC Press

The diversity of women’s lives as wives then as widows negotiating the law, patriarchy, family relationships, and the economy in 19th-century Montreal come alive in this first major study of widows in Canada.

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Judging Homosexuals

A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and France

By Patrice Corriveau; Foreword by Barry Adam; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

This history examines shifting constructions of homosexuality over time through a comparative analysis of gay persecution in France and Quebec.

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Quebec Women and Legislative Representation

By Manon Tremblay; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

This book examines the under-representation of Quebec women in Quebec’s National Assembly and in Canada’s House of Commons and Senate from 1791 to the present.

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Home Is the Hunter

The James Bay Cree and Their Land

UBC Press

The James Bay Cree lived in relative isolation until 1970, when Northern Quebec was swept up in the political and cultural changes of the Quiet Revolution. Home Is the Hunter presents the historical, environmental, and cultural context from which this recent story grows.

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Becoming Native in a Foreign Land

Sport, Visual Culture, and Identity in Montreal, 1840-85

UBC Press

This richly illustrated book shows how English-speaking colonists in Montreal appropriated French Canadian and indigenous sports traditions to forge a new, “Canadian” identity, which marginalized French Canadians and Aboriginal peoples in their own land.

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Quebec

A Historical Geography

UBC Press
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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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Negotiating Identities in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Montreal

UBC Press

In this illuminating history of Montreal, readers will discover the links between identity, place, and historical moment as they meet vagrant women, sailors in port, unemployed men of the Great Depression, elite families, shopkeepers, reformers, notaries, and social workers.

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The Politics of Resentment

British Columbia Regionalism and Canadian Unity

UBC Press

The first book to examine the role that British Columbia has played in the evolving Canadian unity debate.

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Aboriginal Autonomy and Development in Northern Quebec and Labrador

Edited by Colin Scott
UBC Press

The essays in this volume illuminate key conditions for autonomy and development: the definition and redefinition of national territories as cultural orders clash and mix; control of resource bases upon which northern economies depend; and renewal and reworking of cultural identity.

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