BC Studies 121 (Spring 1999)

BC Studies 121 (Spring 1999)

Review Essay

Power's Dominion: A Review of Recent Writings on Rivers and Hydroelectricity

Issue BC Studies 121 (Spring 1999)

by Bruce Stadfeld (pgs: 115-21)

  • Forests, Power, and Policy: The Legacy of Ray Williston
    by Eileen Williston
  • The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River
    by Richard White
  • The Business of Power: Hydro-Electricity in Southeastern British Columbia, 1897-1997
    by Jeremy Mouat
  • Delusions of Power: Vanity, Folly and the Uncertain Future of Canada's Hydro Giants
    by Wayne Skene
  • Gaslights to Gigawatts: A Human History of BC Hydro and its Predecessor
    by BC Hydro Power Pioneers
  • Transforming Power: The Politics of Electricity Planning
    by Aynsley Kellow

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New Approaches to the Klondike Gold Rush: A Review Essay

Issue BC Studies 121 (Spring 1999)

by Myra Rutherdale (pgs: 121-5)

  • Women of the Klondike
    by Frances Backhouse
  • Gamblers and Dreamers: Women, Men and Community in the Klondike
    by Charlene Porsild
  • Gold Diggers of the Klondike: Prostitution in Dawson City, Yukon
    by Bay Ryley

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The Wave-Lined Edge of Home: A Review Essay

Issue BC Studies 121 (Spring 1999)

by Sue Wheeler (pgs: 125-8)

  • Lighthouse Chronicles: Twenty Years on the B.C. Lights
    by Flo Anderson
  • On Island Time
    by Hilary Stewart
  • Salt Spring: The Story of an Island
    by Charles Kahn
  • Jedediah Days: One Woman's Island Paradise
    by Mary Palmer

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Donald K. Alper is professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies at the University of Western Washington. His recent research and publications deal with Canada-US environmental issues and transboundary linkages in the western Canada-Pacific Northwest international region.

Daniel Hiebert teaches in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He coordinates research on housing and neighbourhood change at the Vancouver Centre for Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis.

Scott Kerwin graduated with an M.A. in History from the University of British Columbia, focussing on British Columbian, Tibetan, and modern Chinese history. He recently graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and is returning to Vancouver to practice law.

Myra Rutherdale teaches in the Women's Studies Department at Simon Fraser University. She is currently revising for publication her dissertation "Models of Grace and Boundaries of Culture: Anglican Women Missionaries on a Northern Frontier, 1860-1940."

Debra J. Salazar is professor of Political Science at the University of Western Washington. Her research and publications focus on the role of social justice in the discourse and practice of environmentalism. She is particularly interested in how increasing diversity within the environmental movement is transforming environmental politics.

Bruce Stadfeld, a Fulbright Scholar, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Manitoba writing on the environmental history of river development in British Columbia.

Peter Trower was a logger for twenty-two years before he turned to writing poetry and fiction. He divides his time between Gibsons and North Vancouver. His most recent book of poetry is Chainsaws in the Cathedral.

Sue Wheeler lives, farms, and writes on Lasqueti Island, BC. Her first collection of poems, Solstice on the Anacortes Ferry, won the Kalamalka New Writers Award in 1995. Her second book will be published in Spring 2000 by Brick Books.



The Janet Smith Bill of 1924 and the Language of Race and Nation in British Columbia

Issue BC Studies 121 (Spring 1999)

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