BC Studies 165 (Spring 2010)

BC Studies 165 (Spring 2010)

Review Essay

Taking Local History Seriously

Issue BC Studies 165 (Spring 2010)

by Jean Barman (pgs: 101-6)

  • Nothing without Effort: A HIstory of Langley
    by Warren Sommer
  • The Ambitious City: A History of the City of North Vancouver
    by Warren Sommer
  • Vancouver-Stories of a City: A History of Vancouver Neighbourhoods and the People Who Built Them
    by Lisa Smedman
  • Hollyburn: The Mountain and the City
    by Francis Mansbridge
  • Penticton, British Columbia: Celebrating a Century
    by Yasmin John-Thorpe, Penny Smith
  • Chewassen, Tsawwassen or Chiltinm: The Land Facing the Sea
    by Gwen Szychter
  • Voices from the Sound: Chronicles of Clayoquot Sound and Tofino, 1899-1929
    by Margaret Horsfield
  • Kamloops HIstory: Fictions, Facts and Fragments
    by Wayne Norton
  • The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood
    by Peggy Schofield
  • Desolation Sound: A History
    by Heather Harbord
  • Yi Fao/Speaking through Memory: A History of New Westminster's Chinese Community, 1850-1980
    by Jim Wolf, Patricia Owen
  • Lantzville: The First Hundred Years
    by Lynn Reeve
  • Tidal Passages: A History of the Discovery Islands
    by Jeanette Taylor
  • Dog Creek: 100 Years
    by Don Logan

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Book & Film Reviews

Issue BC Studies 165 (Spring 2010)

- Reviewed by Jason V. Starnes (pg: 118-20)



Jean Barman writes on Canadian and British Columbian history. Her book The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia (University of Toronto Press) is now in a 3rd edition. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. 

Jonathan Clapperton is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. His dissertation research focuses on the history of relationships among Aboriginal Peoples, conservationists and environmentalists in North America, specifically at parks and “protected” areas. He has recently published in UFV Research Review: A Special Topics Journal and has received a NiCHE grant in partnership with Keith Carlson to host a symposium on the history of provincial and local parks this fall. 

Richard A. Rajala is an Associate Professor in the University of Victoria History Department. His most recent article is, “From ‘On-to-Ottawa’ to ‘Bloody Sunday’: Unemployment Relief and British Columbia Forests, 1935-1939,” in Framing Canadian Federalism: Historical Essays in Honour of John T. Saywell, eds. Dimitry Anastakis and P.E. Bryden (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), 118-150. 

Mark C.J. Stoddart is a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. His areas of interest include environmental sociology, social movements, sport, and mass media. His work has been published in Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change; Local Environment; and Social Thought and Research

D.B. Tindall’s research focuses on contention over environmental issues, and in particular has examined the role of social networks in the environmental movement in Canada. He has published his work in a variety of journals including the Canadian Journal of Sociology, the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Social Networks, Society and Natural Resources, and Sociological Focus amongst others.