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The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia

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British Columbia is regularly described in superlatives both positive and negative - most spectacular scenery, strangest politics, greatest environmental sensitivity, richest Aboriginal cultures, most aggressive resource exploitation, closest ties to Asia. Jean…
Invisible Generations: Living Between Indigenous And White In The Fraser Valley
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|September 13, 2019

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Irene Kelleher lived all her life in the shadow of her inheritance. Her local community in British Columbia's Fraser Valley all too often treated her as if she was invisible. The combination of white and Indigenous descent that Irene embodied was beyond the…
The Remarkable Adventures Of Portuguese Joe Silvey

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British Columbia is known for the colourful pioneers who helped build and shape the character of this weird but wonderful province. And few were as colourful as Portuguese Joe Silvey - a saloon keeper, whaler and pioneer of seine fishing in British Columbia. Born…
Stanley Park's Secret: The Forgotten Families Of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, And Brockton Point

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Finalist for 2006 BC Book Prize - Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize Shortlisted for George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in B.C. Writing and Publishing Each year, over eight million people visit Stanley Park, a 400-hectare (1000-acre) haven of beauty that…
On The Cusp Of Contact: Gender, Space And Race In The Colonization Of British Columbia

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"The ways in which we can redress the past are many and varied," writes Jean Barman, "and it is up to each of us to act as best we can." The seventeen essays collected here, originally published between 1996 and 2013, make a valuable contribution toward this…
British Columbia: Spirit Of The People

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In 2008, BC celebrates the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia and 150 years of cultural diversity, community and achievement. British Columbia: Spirit of the People celebrates this milestone, capturing the province's history, beauty and complex…
Maria Mahoi Of The Islands
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|April 27, 2017

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Since its original publication in 2004, Maria Mahoi of the Islands has become a classic in its field, and an important document on the history of Indigenous Hawaiians known as Kanakas, who had an early presence across the Pacific Northwest and are now part of the…
First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds

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Written mainly by First Nations and Metis people, this book examines current issues in First Nations education.
French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

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In French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest, Jean Barman rewrites the history of the Pacific Northwest from the perspective of French Canadians attracted by the fur economy, the indigenous women whose presence in their…
Good Intentions Gone Awry: Emma Crosby and the Methodist Mission on the Northwest Coast

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Unlike most missionary scholarship that focuses on male missionaries, Good Intentions Gone Awry chronicles the experiences of a missionary wife. It presents the letters of Emma Crosby, wife of the well-known Methodist missionary Thomas Crosby, who came to Fort…
Children, Teachers and Schools in the History of British Columbia: In the History of British…

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This new edition explores the myriad ways that education, broadly defined, molds each of us in profound and enduring ways. Laid against the supporting scaffolding of modern critical theory, the chapters offer cutting edge perspectives of going to school in…
Sojourning Sisters: The Lives and Letters of Jessie and Annie McQueen

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Shortly after the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1886, two young sisters from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, took the train west to British Columbia. Jessie and Annie McQueen each intended to teach there for three years and then return home. In fact…
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