Leslie Dawn makes an ambitious contribution to a hotly debated topic of Canadian cultural history – the role of the visual arts in the formation of the image of a modern Canadian nation. The title’s...
BC Studies no. 156-157 Winter-Spring 2007-2008 | Page(s) 179-83
As Janet Ore says in the preface to this book, she seeks to overturn many assumptions associated with the bungalow. First, she wishes to reexamine the universality of its Arts and Crafts credentials and assumed...
BC Studies no. 155 Autumn 2007 | Page(s) 147-8
If you tackle this readable but detailed history of imperial rivalry in the Pacific Northwest, I recommend that you reread the preface after finishing the book. It will help to explain what you just read....
BC Studies no. 158 Summer 2008 | Page(s) 116-7
Negotiating Demands originates from Huey’s PhD dissertation of the same title completed at UBC in 2005 under the supervision of Dr. Richard Ericson, a professor of criminology and law. Unfortunately, due to the above fact,...
BC Studies no. 158 Summer 2008 | Page(s) 131-3
A Young Man’s Benefit: The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Sickness Insurance in the United States and Canada, 1860-1929
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 127, Autumn 2000
BC Studies no. 127 Autumn 2000 | Page(s) 139-40
CAREFULLY AND EXTENSIVELY researched work, Music of the Alaska-Klondike Gold Rush provides a musical and lyrical depiction of goldmining settlements, their culture and concerns. Jean Murray’s introduction explores the history of the gold rush, comparing the hopes of miners before they left home...
BC Studies no. 128 Winter 2000-2001 | Page(s) 95
Madness, Betrayal and the Lash is an accessible, succinct narrative of George Vancouver’s life, focusing on the voyage he led into the Pacific in the late 18th century. Bown’s stated goal is to give Vancouver...
BC Studies no. 163 Autumn 2009 | Page(s) 135-6
Above Stairs: Social Life in Upper Class Victoria 1843-1918, More English than the English: A Very Social History of Victoria
In “Tracing the Fortunes of Five Founding Families of Victoria” (BC Studies 115/116 1998/1999), Sylvia Van Kirk revealed the mixed cultural background of some of Victoria’s most important settler families (the Douglases, Tods, Works,...
BC Studies no. 178 Summer 2013 | Page(s) 131-133
Orienting Canada: Race, Empire and the Transpacific, Pacific Connections: The Making of the US-Canada Borderlands, Chasing the Dragon in Shanghai: Canada’s Early Relations with China, 1858-1952
BC Studies no. 178 Summer 2013 | Pages 128-131
On the growing list of books on Canadian environmental history, University of Toronto historian Laurel MacDowell’s new textbook An Environmental History of Canada should take a prominent place. The evolution of this field of study...