The Power of Place, the Problem of Time: Aboriginal Identity and Historical Consciousness in the Cauldron of Colonialism
Keith Thor Carlson’s book focuses on the relationship between history and identity among the Stó:lÅ people of the Lower Fraser River between 1780 and 1906. He examines specific events and broad trends to demonstrate how...
BC Studies no. 172 Winter 2011-2012 | Page(s) 128-9
Victor Stevenson’s longstanding personal and professional attachment to Vancouver’s Bessborough Armoury is reflected in his concise and well-researched account of the building’s history. Having served as both honourary colonel of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment,...
BC Studies no. 174 Summer 2012 | Page(s) 141-43
Lawrence Aronsen’s handsomely-illustrated City of Love and Revolution examines a period of Vancouver’s history that still resonates. The latest contribution to a growing literature on the Sixties in Canada, the book also contributes to contemporary...
BC Studies no. 174 Summer 2012 | Page(s) 150
Resurrecting Dr. Moss: The Life and Letters of a Royal Navy Surgeon, Edward Lawton Moss MD, RN, 1843-1880
Biographies of historical figures of the second rank often supply the foundational material and needed contextual support upon which larger studies are based. That certainly promises to be the case with this highly engaging and...
BC Studies no. 170 Summer 2011 | Page(s) 183-185
A Thousand Dreams is a very thorough, if partisan, overview of the events in the Downtown Eastside (DES) over the last twenty years. The partisan aspect is due to the overwhelming voice of Larry Campbell...
BC Studies no. 169 Spring 2011 | Page(s) 161-162
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...
BC Studies no. 173 Spring 2012 | Page(s) 143-45
The most spectacular and accessible wildlife spectacle in British Columbia is the annual arrival of snow geese on Westham Island. For twenty-five years my office overlooked Reifel Refuge, and flocks of snow geese tumbling out...
BC Studies no. 172 Winter 2011-2012 | Page(s) 148-49
Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities: Resisting a Dangerous Order aims to give voice to street-based sex workers in urban Canada, in particular Indigenous women who face intersecting stigma associated with sex work, racism, and...
BC Studies no. 191 Autumn 2016 | Page(s) 177-179