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When Coal Was King: Ladysmith in the Coal-Mining Industry on Vancouver Island

WHEN COAL WAS KING, Ladysmith was a small, undistinguished pit-town, one of thousands around the industrializingworld. On the eve of the Great War, Ladysmith’s population barely passed 3,200. Compared with Nanaimo or Cumberland, let alone...

Review by John Belshaw


The Co-op Revolution: Vancouver’s Search for Food

When growers, producers and practitioners self-organize around shared interests in the local foods economy, their social and economic actions—whether through a farmer’s market, buying co-op or the production of local food—can feel tenuous on the...

Review by Diandra Oliver


Vancouver’s Svenskar: A History of the Swedish Community in Vancouver

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 8, Winter 1970

Review by Patricia Roy


A Modern Life: Art and Design in British Columbia, 1945-1960

An early and still not inappropriate epithet for Vancouver is Terminal City. This epithet denotes not only a peripheral cultural as well as a geographical location but also the city’s potential for development, despite its...

Review by Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe


The Gold Will Speak For Itself: Peter Leech and Leechtown

Vancouver Island has a distinctive personality among the regions of British Columbia, one that has been shaped in complex ways by geography and history. The books reviewed here vary in their candlepower, but all of...

Review by Patrick Dunae



Along the No. 20 Line: Reminiscences of the Vancouver Waterfront

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 50, Summer 1981  

Review by Norbert MacDonald


Vancouver: An Illustrated History

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 56, Winter 1982  

Review by John Weaver


The Vancouver Soundscape

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 24, Winter 1974/75

Review by Leonard Marsh


Quest for a Profession: The History of the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 23, Autumn 1974

Review by Margaret E. Kerr


Vancouver Island: Land of Contrasts

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 44, Winter 1979  

Review by J. Robinson


Vancouver: Western Metropolis

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 41, Spring 1979

Review by John Weaver



PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 39, Autumn 1978

Review by Alan Artibise


Vancouver Ltd.

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 30, Summer 1976  

Review by Gordon Campbell


Matt and Jenny in Old Vancouver

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 74, Summer 1987  

Review by Emma Dawson-Halpern


A Review of Storyeum in Vancouver’s Historic/Touristic of Gastown

PDF – Stanley Review Essay, BC Studies 145, Spring 2005

Review by Meg Stanley