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Nikkei Fishermen on the BC Coast: Their Biographies and Photographs

The term “Nikkei” has become prevalent in the last decade or two. Its broad definition is “people of Japanese descent and their descendants,” and includes those of mixed heritage. It assumes they have an interest...

Review by Michiko Ayukawa


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Creating a Modern Countryside: Liberalism and Land Resettlement in British Columbia

British Columbia is noteworthy among Canadian provinces for its paucity of good farmland. Too much is rocky, the coastal forests are daunting, a great deal is arid, elevations are too great to support crops, and...

Review by John Belshaw


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Tsimshian Treasures: The Remarkable Journey of the Dundas Collection

In October 1863, the Reverend Robert J. Dundas of Scotland travelled up the coast from Victoria to Old Metlakatla, near Prince Rupert. There, he acquired seventy-seven “ceremonial objects” from the Anglican evangelical lay minister William...

Review by Karen Duffek


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In Search of Canadian Political Culture

In Search of Canadian Political Culture positions itself at the centre of debates over the nature of political culture in Canada, taking on disputes within what Alan Cairns would call the “sociological school” (behavioural versus...

Review by Dennis Pilon


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Capital and Labour in the British Columbia Forest Industry, 1934-1974

A few exceptions aside, the remarkable escalation of books that have investigated British Columbia’s forests and forest economy in recent years have not paid much attention to labour. Yet labour’s role is vital to the evolution...

Review by Roger Hayter


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The British Columbia Atlas of Wellness

Maps and atlases have acquired a mystique in the lore of public health since the publication of Dr. John Snow’s famous cholera map of London in the mid-nineteenth century. Somewhere along the way, a notion...

Review by Neil Hanlon


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Liquid Gold: Energy Privatization in British Columbia

John Calvert is a professor of political science at Simon Fraser University, but this is not the kind of book one expects from an academic. It presents a conspiracy theory in which the sole purpose...

Review by Mark Jaccard


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States of Nature: Conserving Canada’s Wildlife in the Twentieth Century

The publication of Tina Loo’s States of Nature: Conserving Canada’s Wildlife in the Twentieth Century marks the coming of age of the field of Canadian environmental history. In some respects, this statement may seem over...

Review by Billy Parenteau


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Finding Families, Finding Ourselves: English Canada Encounters Adoption from the 19th Century to the 1990’s

This book is a long-overdue corrective to existing literature on the history of the Canadian family. Adoption, as Veronica Strong-Boag asserts, “is a far from marginal phenomenon in Canadian history” (vii), yet historians have given...

Review by Lori Chambers


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Far West: The Story of British Columbia

When I received this book by this popular and prolific writer, I thought it was a coffee table history of British Columbia. While Far West is large and glossy, I quickly realized that BC Studies...

Review by Robert Campbell


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Up-Coast: Forests and Industry on British Columbia’s North Coast. 1870-2005

The southern interior of British Columbia is a landscape woven together by stories, from the geological chronicles of glaciers and mountains to the almost mute presences of kekuli pits, abandoned cabins, and weathered fence lines...

Review by Duff Sutherland


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Whiskey Bullets: Cowboy and Indian Heritage Poems

The cover of Garry Gottfriedson’s book promises us a collection of traditional cowboy poetry. Exposed on a wood-grained surface are a pair of silver spurs, feathers, leather collar, and two bullets, one of which is...

Review by Connie Brim


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Ships of Steel, A British Columbia Shipbuilder’s Story

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 136, Winter 2002  

Review by Vickie Jensen


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A Thousand Blunders: The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Northern British Columbia

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 112, Winter 1996/97  

Review by Kenneth Coates


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Co-operation, Conflict and Consensus: BC Central and the Credit Union Movement to 1994

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 112, Winter 1996/97  

Review by Morag Maclachlan


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All Possible Worlds: Utopian Experiments in British Columbia

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 110, Summer 1996  

Review by Lyman Sargent


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Hail, Columbia: Robert Gray, John Kendrick, and the Pacific Fur Trade

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 109, Spring 1996  

Review by Christon Archer


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Pilgrims in Lotus Land: Conservative Protestantism in British Columbia, 1917-1981

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 109, Spring 1996  

Review by Norman Knowles


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Making Law, Order, and Authority in British Columbia, 1821-1871

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 109, Spring 1996  

Review by Daniel Clayton


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Roaring Days: Rossland’s Mines and the History of British Columbia

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 109, Spring 1996  

Review by H.V. Nelles


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Columbia Journals David Thompson

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 107, Autumn 1995

Review by Cole Harris


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Brotherhood to Nationhood: George Manuel and the Making of the Modern Indian Movement

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 107, Autumn 1995  

Review by Paul Tennant


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A Guide to the Holdings of the Archives of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 103, Autumn 1994

Review by Jean Barman