Bradley Miller, an assistant professor of history at the University of British Columbia, has produced an unprecedented look at the patchwork development of the law as it pertains to the Canada-U.S. border over the course...
BC Studies no. 198 Summer 2018 | Page(s) 196-7
Through an Unknown Country: The Jarvis-Hanington Winter Expedition through the Northern Rockies, 1874-1875
This miscellany of writings, chiefly by two civil engineers who for parts of their careers toiled as railway surveyors, aims to carve out a prominent place for them in the history of Canada. Ed Jarvis...
BC Studies no. 194 Summer 2017 | Page(s) 212-214
Lives Lived West of the Divide: A Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders Working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858 Volumes 1-3
In 1793 Alexander Mackenzie crossed the continent in search of a route to the Pacific for the North West Company trade. He reached the Pacific at Dean Channel but failed to find a viable trade...
BC Studies no. 184 Winter 2014-2015 | Page(s) 142-44
Accepting the challenge to produce, within a fixed deadline, a comprehensive overview of the evolution of libraries in British Columbia must have been daunting. Works of this sort are most often destined to grow old,...
BC Studies no. 176 Winter 2012-2013 | Page(s) 165-6
Somewhere in a Vancouver basement is my copy of “Expo Hurts Everyone.” The seven-inch EP record came out in 1986, the same year my unimpressive high-school career drew to a close and Vancouver entered a...
BC Studies no. 174 Summer 2012 | Page(s) 152-3
With Whitewater Devils, retired forestry worker Jack Boudreau has written his eighth book of adventurous tales. Set mostly in British Columbia, Whitewater Devils – while not his best work – is an interesting complement...
BC Studies no. 173 Spring 2012 | Page(s) 160
This booklet was published to accompany the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s current exhibition (by the same name), which ends 6 February 2011. It is more than just a catalogue because, in addition to the superb...
BC Studies no. 169 Spring 2011 | Page(s) 155-156
Historiography may seem like a dry, pedantic exercise that would only attract a handful of readers. Add to that the seeming lack of history that the subject of British Columbia suggests. But a recent addition...
BC Studies no. 166 Summer 2010 | Page(s) 103-5
British Columbia produces an astounding number of works on non-British immigrants on the west coast. Many recent books, such as Voices Raised in Protest (2008), The Triumph of Citizenship (2007), Nikkei Fishermen on the BC...
BC Studies no. 163 Autumn 2009 | Page(s) 142-3
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 3, Autumn 1969
BC Studies no. 3 Autumn 1969 | Page(s) 67
Frank Swannell was a distinguished BC land surveyor whose career in the province extended from 1899, when he came west after completing a two-year course in mining engineering at the School of Practical Science at...
BC Studies no. 147 Autumn 2005 | Page(s) 131-2
OUR KNOWLEDGE of the history of architecture in British Columbia has taken a quantum leap forward with the publication of Building the West. This remarkable reference work is a collaborative effort involving no fewer than...
BC Studies no. 144 Winter 2004-2005 | Page(s) 126-8
The publication of Xiaoping Li’s Voices Rising is a rare literary event, a cause for celebration. Through its analysis of the social and cultural movements of Asian Canada, especially in Vancouver and Toronto, her work...