Showing 1-20 of 29 items.

Discovering Nothing

In Pursuit of an Elusive Northwest Passage

UBC Press

Quests to discover a navigable or usable Northwest Passage ended in failure, but as Discovering Nothing shows, the many attempts to find what nature did not provide led to the construction of its transcontinental equivalent, changing the landscape of North America forever.

  • Copyright year: 2024
More info

Hell’s Not Far Off

Bruce Crawford and the Appalachian Left

West Virginia University Press
  • Copyright year: 2024
More info

The Slow Rush of Colonization

Spaces of Power in the Maritime Peninsula, 1680–1790

UBC Press

This history analyzes over one hundred years of complex interactions between the Mi’kmaw, Wabanaki, Peskotomuhkati, Wolastoqiyik, French, and English to show the continuity of Indigenous independence from the European newcomers.

  • Copyright year: 2023
More info

Converging Empires

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

UBC Press

Converging Empires weaves a compelling history of the convergence of Indigenous peoples, Japanese immigrants, and colonial expansion in the Northern Pacific – encounters that made and remade these borderlands.

  • Copyright year: 2022
More info

Religion at the Edge

Nature, Spirituality, and Secularity in the Pacific Northwest

UBC Press

Religion at the Edge shows how the distinctive social and physical landscape of the Pacific Northwest proves fertile ground for an expansive exploration of contemporary spirituality and secularity.

  • Copyright year: 2022
More info

Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials

How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917–1945

University of Alabama Press

Investigates the groundbreaking role American women played in commemorating those who served and sacrificed in World War I.

  • Copyright year: 2021
More info

Feeling Godly

Religious Affections and Christian Contact in Early North America

University of Massachusetts Press
  • Copyright year: 2021
More info

Making the Forever War

Marilyn B. Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism

University of Massachusetts Press
  • Copyright year: 2021
More info

I Believe I'll Go Back Home

Roots and Revival in New England Folk Music

University of Massachusetts Press
  • Copyright year: 2021
More info

Ballad of an American

A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson

Rutgers University Press
  • Copyright year: 2021
More info

Fixing Niagara Falls

Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World’s Most Famous Waterfall

UBC Press

Long considered a natural wonder, the world’s most famous waterfall is anything but. Fixing Niagara Falls reveals the engineering and politics behind the transformation of Niagara Falls.

  • Copyright year: 2020
More info

He Thinks He's Down

White Appropriations of Black Masculinities in the Civil Rights Era

UBC Press

Offering fresh insights and raising important questions, this historical exploration of appropriation traces the ways in which gender and race were negotiated through the popular culture of the Civil Rights Era.

  • Copyright year: 2020
More info

A Deadly Wind

The 1962 Columbus Day Storm

Oregon State University Press

Veteran journalist John Dodge tell stories of tragedy and heroism, loss and resilience, in the aftermath of the 1962 Columbus Day Storm, which plowed a path of destruction from the San Francisco Bay Area to British Columbia.

  • Copyright year: 2018
More info

Beyond the Rebel Girl

Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924

Oregon State University Press
  • Copyright year: 2018
More info

Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80

UBC Press

The first full-length historical exploration of individual violence in the automotive industry, Blood, Sweat, and Fear taps the class, race, and gendered roots of the workplace as battleground.

  • Copyright year: 2017
More info

Not Fit to Stay

Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion

UBC Press

Not Fit to Stay reveals how officials used panic about public health concerns as a basis for excluding early twentieth-century South Asian immigrants from entering Canada and the United States.

  • Copyright year: 2017
More info

Science of the Seance

Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-40

UBC Press

In this enthralling study of the ethereal, the scientific, and the strange, Beth A. Robertson investigates the gendered world of the seance, a place where self-proclaimed “psychic researchers” laid claim to objectivity and where spiritual mediums and the spirits they channeled resisted their methods.

  • Copyright year: 2016
More info

North to Bondage

Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes

UBC Press

The first history of black slavery in the Maritimes, North to Bondage is a startling corrective to the enduring myth of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad.

  • Copyright year: 2016
More info

Hearts and Mines

The US Empire’s Culture Industry

UBC Press

A fascinating look at the symbiotic relationships between the US security state and the US culture industry, and their drive to promote the US Empire as a way of life through the production, packaging, and selling of cultural commodities in world markets.

  • Copyright year: 2016
More info

African Canadians in Union Blue

Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War

UBC Press

A landmark account of the background, motivations, and experiences of African Canadian volunteers in America’s Civil War.

  • Copyright year: 2014
More info
Find what you’re looking for...
Stay Informed

Receive the latest UBC Press news, including events, catalogues, and announcements.


Read past newsletters

Publishers Represented
UBC Press is the Canadian agent for several international publishers. Visit our Publishers Represented page to learn more.