Prairie Studies

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A Sales Tax for Alberta

Why and How

Edited by Robert L. Ascah
Athabasca University Press

In this collection, Alberta scholars and policy experts map out why and how a provincial sales tax should and can be implemented as the days of buoyant capital investment, jobs, and wealth are passing Alberta by.

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Cultivating Connections

The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada

UBC Press

The voices of Chinese immigrants who settled in the pre-1950s Canadian prairies come alive in this extraordinary record of migration, settlement, and community life.

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Development Derailed

Calgary and the CPR, 1962-64

Athabasca University Press
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Pinay on the Prairies

Filipino Women and Transnational Identities

UBC Press

An investigation into the experiences of Filipino women in Canada’s Prairie provinces, which reveals much about their understanding of transnational identities, feminism, migration, diaspora, and the rubric of multiculturalism.

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Keeping Canada British

The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Saskatchewan

UBC Press

This provocative book provides a new interpretation of the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Saskatchewan, arguing that it should not be portrayed merely as an irrational outburst of intolerance but as a slightly more extreme version of mainstream opinion that wanted to keep Canada British.

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Man Proposes, God Disposes

Recollections of a French Pioneer

By Pierre Maturié; Introduction by Gilles Cadrin; Translated by Vivian Bosley
Athabasca University Press

A crystal clear evocation of another time and place and a compelling meditation on hope and loss.

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Hunger, Horses, and Government Men

Criminal Law on the Aboriginal Plains, 1870-1905

UBC Press

Tells the complex story of the relationship between Plains Indians and Canadian criminal law as it took root in their land.

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A Wilder West

Rodeo in Western Canada

UBC Press

Challenging the well-worn images of rodeo as a white man’s sport, A Wilder West shows how rodeo brought together Aboriginal and settler men and women into relationships of competition and camaraderie, forging new identities and communities in the process.

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Westward Bound

Sex, Violence, the Law, and the Making of a Settler Society

UBC Press

Through the study of hundreds of criminal cases, Westward Bound explores how encounters between the courts and ordinary people on the Canadian Prairies contributed to the construction of race, class, and gender hierarchies in a settler society.

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Goodlands

A Meditation and History on the Great Plains

Athabasca University Press

Goodlands suggests methods for redeveloping the Great Plains region that are founded on native cultural values.

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