George Abbott is a doctoral student in Political Science at the Uni- versity of Victoria. He has previously published in BC Studies on “Duff Pattullo and the Coalition Controversy of 1941” (Summer 1994) and “Pattullo, the Press, and the Dominion-Provincial Conference of 1941” (Autumn 1996). He was a Member of the BC Legislative Assembly for Shuswap from 1996 to 2013 and a cabinet minister from 2001 to 2012.
John Dunbabin is now an Emeritus Fellow, and was, before retiring, Fellow in Politics and Modern History at St. Edmund Hall, and a uni- versity Reader in International Relations, at Oxford. His publications include books on rural discontent in nineteenth-century Britain and on international relations since 1945. He is now writing on the diplomatic processes through which what is now the line of the Canadian-US border came to be agreed. The present article is a spinoff from this project, as are two earlier map-related articles in Imago Mundi.
Caroline Grego is a second-year PhD student in history at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Originally from South Carolina, Caroline graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a BA in geography in 2011, and earned her MA in geography from the University of British Columbia in 2013. Her work now has a broad focus on environmental history, and she writes primarily about hurricanes, race, the South, and the environment.
Gordon Lyall received his MA in history from the University of Victoria in 2013. His research interests include First Nations’ histori- ography, nineteenth-century British Columbia, regional identity, and the occult in Victoria. Gordon is currently project manager of Colonial Despatches, a digital archive at UVic.
Ron Verzuh is a writer, historian, and documentary filmmaker currently completing his doctoral dissertation in history at sfu. He is a retired national communications director for the Canadian Union of Public Employees and author of three books, several monographs ,and numerous articles for newspapers and magazines. His latest film, Remembering Salt, is an examination of McCarthyism in small-town BC. His most recent article for BC Studies was “Oregon’s Doukhobors: The Hidden History of a Religious Sect’s Attempts to Found Colonies in the Beaver State.”