In Growing Up Weird: A Memoir of an Oak Bay Childhood, author Liz Maxwell Forbes provides a very personal account of childhood in a British Columbia community in the 1940s and 1950s. Drawing from her...
BC Studies no. 196 Winter 2017-2018 | Page(s) 168-169
Exhibition, Film, and New Media Review
Reflexive Anthropology on Display: Franz Boas, George Hunt, and the Co-Production of Ethnographic Knowledge
A portion of an 1897 letter from Franz Boas to Kwagu’ł Chiefs, reproduced in English and Kwak’wala, opens The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology, an exhibition on view...
BC Studies no. 201 Spring 2019 | Page(s) 131-139
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 79, Autumn 1998
BC Studies no. 79 Autumn 1988 | Page(s) 81-2
A Strange and Dangerovs Voyage (1633) was published by command of King Charles I after Thomas James (c.1593-1635) returned from overwintering in James Bay. Dead by 1635, James had nothing to do with the founding...
BC Studies no. 186 Summer 2015 | Page(s) 160-63
Jennifer Kramer’s book K’esu’: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer was written to accompany the Museum of Anthropology’s 2012 landmark retrospective exhibit about the life and work of the internationally renowned Kwakwaka’wakw artist Doug...
BC Studies no. 181 Spring 2014 | Page(s) 155-57
Over sixty years after her death, Emily Carr has hit the international scene. It began in June 2012 when seven of her paintings were featured in Kassell, Germany’s prestigious Documenta, an art fair that showcases...
BC Studies no. 192 Winter 2016-2017 | Page(s) 178-180
In essence, this is a study of governorship, or governorships — Richard Blanshard to Frederick Seymour, with Sir James Douglas as the centrepiece of description. The addition of many charts and tables lend it an...
BC Studies no. 180 Winter 2013-2014 | Page(s) 172-174
During his round-the-world voyage in 1842, Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) Governor George Simpson arrived at Fort Stikine and discovered that chief trader John McLoughlin Jr. had been killed. Two recent books discuss this event....
BC Studies no. 189 Spring 2016 | Page(s) 154-155
This book claims to be a “multi-faceted photo-essay” which combines historical detail with compelling narrative to provide the visitor with new insights into the many wonders of Victoria and its environs. As an extra bonus,...
BC Studies no. 173 Spring 2012 | Page(s) 150-51
The aim of this collection of ten essays and an introductory and concluding chapter is to reveal tensions, challenges, pitfalls, complexities, and strategies in working within feminist community based research (FCR) approaches. The contributors come...
BC Studies no. 184 Winter 2014-2015 | Page(s) 156-57
In Undelivered Letters, editors Judith Hudson Beattie and Helen M. Buss provide a voice for those North American fur trade people usually thought to be voiceless. This publication of over 200 undelivered letters to men who...
BC Studies no. 148 Winter 2005-2006 | Page(s) 129-30
“Opposition on the Coast”: The Hudson’s Bay Company, American Coasters, the Russian American Company, and Native Traders on the Northwest Coast, 1825-1846
Jim Gibson has assembled a collection of primary sources: 27 documents from Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) archives, British Columbia provincial archives, and microfilm of Russian-American Company (RAC) records from the US National Archives. A significant...
BC Studies no. 206 Summer 2020 | Page(s) 121-122
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 94, Summer 1992
BC Studies no. 94 Summer 1992 | Page(s) 82-5
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 134, Summer 2002
BC Studies no. 134 Summer 2002 | Page(s) 107-8
From Hudson Bay to Haro Strait: Books on Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, A Collectors’ Guide
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999
BC Studies no. 124 Winter 1999-2000 | Page(s) 126
This well-illustrated and modest in size guidebook presents totem poles that a tourist could see on a trip from Seattle, Washington, to Juneau, Alaska. The focus in not on totem poles as art objects displaying...
BC Studies no. 180 Winter 2013-2014 | Page(s) 170-171
The Finnish socialist utopian community on Malcolm Island has fared better than most smaller BC com munities in the number of books, articles, theses, and films devoted to the telling of its history. Still, the...
BC Studies no. 154 Summer 2007 | Page(s) 144-5
Jeanette Taylor’s history of Quadra Island is a welcome addition to Harbour Publishing’s growing collection of Coast histories. It draws on Taylor’s profound local knowledge of the northern strait and complements her histories of Campbell...
BC Studies no. 170 Summer 2011 | Page(s) 186-187
This volume assembles the remaining records (with the exception of accounts) produced between 1806 and 1821 at Edmonton House, the Saskatchewan District headquarters of the Hudson’s Bay Company. This period starts with the 1806 Lewis...
BC Studies no. 195 Autumn 2017 | Page(s) 164-165
The author of this work, Professor J.F. Bosher, was born in North Saanich near Sidney, British Columbia and raised in a cultured English family. Having retired from York University in Toronto, where he specialized in...
BC Studies no. 181 Spring 2014 | Page(s) 128-30
This may be the most important book on the history of the fur trade in the Hudson’s Bay Company Territories published in a generation. Although its purview does not include British Columbia, all historians of...