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Kosaburo Shimizu: The Early Diaries, 1909-1926

Many ISSEI , first-generat ion Japanese immigrants, kept diaries – but rarely in English. Now, thanks to translations by his son-in-law, informed and sensitive introductions by his daughter, and the support of other family members,...

By Patricia Roy


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Klondike Cattle Drive

Klondike Cattle Drive, Norman Lee’s account of his attempt to “make a few dollars” by driving his cattle north in 1898 to sell beef to the Klondike miners, was first published in 1960. This reprint...

By Fran Gundry


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First Invaders: The Literary Origins of British Columbia

Alan Twigg is the publisher of BC BookWorld, which plays an important role in the literary life of British Columbia, and the author of eight previous books, chiefly on literature and politics. First Invaders is...

By Daniel Clayton


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Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley

The cover of this atlas is engaging [1]. The muted grey, black, and red jacket offers an intriguing bird’s-eye view of Vancouver in 1912, looking west from New Westminster to Stanley Park. The heavy antique...

By Sally Hermansen


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Authentic Indians: Episodes of Encounter from the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast

Authentic Indians examines the pressure exerted on a minority to conform to an ideal that the majority defined by another ideal – in short, two abstractions played off one another. Paige Raibmon calls this a...

By Brian Dippie


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Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World

PDF – Saltman Review Essay – BC Studies 150, Summer 2006  

By Jo Ellen Bogart


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Dr. Fred and the Spanish Lady: Fighting the Killer Flu

As the title suggests, Dr. Fred and the Spanish Lady is an account of the 1918 influenza pandemic as it swept through Vancouver and ran into preparations made for it by the city’s first full-time...

By Mona Kaiser


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Child and Family Welfare in British Columbia: A History

Child and Family Welfare in British Columbia: A History brings together a diverse range of studies conducted by practising professionals and scholars in the field of education, history of childhood and the family, social welfare,...

By Suzanne Smythe


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The British Columbia Atlas of Child Development

It is not surprising that many ad vocates of social justice for marginalized children and their families in British Columbia, Canada, and beyond eventually suffer professional and personal “burn-out.” Work in this vein has been...

By Mona Gleason


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With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada

We might as well name the elephant in the room. The editors did. The book’s first sentence, back cover, and promotional material all imply a fear that it will be received as “an apologist text”...

By Theodore Binnema


Contributors

Contributors

Melanie Buddle teaches History and Canadian Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Her most recent publication was “The Business of Women: Female Entrepreneurship in British Columbia, 1901-1941,” Journal of the West vol. 43, no. 2, Spring 2004. Her current research project is a post-World War Two comparison of self-employed women in Peterborough, Ontario and Victoria, BC. She completed her PhD at the University of Victoria in 2003.

Dianne Newell is a Professor of History and Director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia. A specialist in the socio-econmic history of technology, she has published extensively on Canada’s Pacific coast fisheries, including: Tangled Webs of History: Indians and the Law in Canada’s Pacific Coast Fisheries (U. of Toronto Press, 1993). She has published one other collaborative essay with Dorothee Schreiber, “Why Spend a Lot of Time Dwelling on the Past?: Understanding Resistance to Contemporary Salmon Farming in Kwakwaka’wakw Territory,” in Arif Dirlik, ed., Pedagogies of the Global: Knowledge in the Human Interest.

Gabriela Pechlaner is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Simon Fraser University. Her current research investigates the advent of biotechnology in agriculture, focusing on changes to control over food production and on the lawsuits emerging around the technology.
Murray B. Rutherford is an assistant professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, where he does research on environmental policy and planning. His co-edited book Coexisting with Large Carnivores: Lessons from Greater Yellowstone was recently published by Island Press.

Dorothee Schreiber, an environmental scientist, completed her PhD in 2003, in the Department of Resource Management and Environment at the University of British Columbia. In 2004 she took up a Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Anthropology, McGill University. She has published three research papers, two in international journals on aboriginal research, and a fourth, collaboratively with Dianne Newell, “Why Spend a Lot of Time Dwelling on the Past?: Understanding Resistance to Contemporary Salmon Farming in Kwakwaka’wakw Territory,” in Arif Dirlik, ed., Pedagogies of the Global: Knowledge in the Human Interest.

Robert Scott B.A., LL.B., graduated from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, in 2005 and currently works at the law firm of Berge, Hart & Cassels in Victoria, British Columbia. He has been involved in numerous research projects concerning natural resource and land use issues in British Columbia.

Chris Tollefson is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria and Executive Director of the UVic Environmental Law Centre. He has published on a range of environmental and resource law topics particularly in relation to Indigenous rights issues. Research for this article was supported through a grant from the AquaNet Centre of Excellence. Professor Tollefson gratefully acknowledges the research support of Cam Elder and Robert Scott (UVic Law); the generous assistance of Jane Huria, Charlotte Severne, Merv Whipp and Kirsty Woods during his research visit to New Zealand; and the helpful commentaries of Barron Carswell, Andrew Geddes and Jacinta Ruru on earlier drafts of this manuscript.