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The Half-Lives of Pat Lowther

Thirty years ago, my husband and I were having dinner at the Da Tandoor restaurant in Victoria with the incomplete executive of the League of Canadian Poets. All eyes were on the door. Would Pat...

By Linda Rogers


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Corresponding Influence: Selected Letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth

This wonderful collection of letters describes a special friend ship between Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth between 1940 and 1945. Carr was already recognized as a distinguished artist, but she had just begun to write...

By Sandra Djwa


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Always Someone to Kill the Doves: A Life of Sheila Watson

Like Sheila Watson’s seminal – and quintessentially British Columbian – novel, The Double Hook, F.T. Flahiff’s book takes both its title and its epigraph from a particularly dramatic and thematically relevant moment in its text....

By Ginny Ratsoy


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Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada’s Colonial Past

This is a great time to be writing Aboriginal history. A decade of productive interplay between postcolonial studies, feminist analysis, and new methods of research has opened new interpretive pathways to historians of First Nations....

By Mary-Ellen Kelm


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The Pacific Muse: Exotic Femininity and the Colonial Pacific

In their recent edited collection, Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History (2005), Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton call for a renewed focus on gender as a category of historical analysis, positioning “the...

By Frances Steel


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Contesting Rural Space: Land Policy and Practices of Resettlement on Saltspring Island, 1859-1891

One of the most unexpected conse quences of the systematic social history undertaken in the 1960s and 1970s was a profound rethinking of its initial focus on industrialization and urbanization as the central features of...

By Chad Gaffield


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Stella: Unrepentant Madam

Linda Eversole’s biography of Victoria madam Stella Carroll (1872-1946) is listed on the book cover as fitting into two genres: “creative non-fiction” and “history.” It’s an interesting division for an interesting book. Having spent more...

By Jenea Tallentire


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Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women’s History

A primary goal of feminist scholarship and activism is to interrupt assumed notions about gender and to intervene in the naturalization of processes that perpetuate women’s op pression and subordination in patri archal societies. Contemporary...

By Patricia Barkaskas


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The Last Great West: The Agricultural Settlement of the Peace River Country to 1914

David Leonard’s latest work on the Peace River country of northern British Columbia and Alberta is distinguished from its predecessors by an emphasis on the region’s agricultural history. Drawn in part from documents profiling who...

By Jon Swainger


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Royal City: A Photographic History of New Westminster, 1858-1960

Today, many residents of the Lower Mainland know New Westminster only as the site of traffic jams as they wait to get on to the Pattullo, the Queensborough, and Alex Fraser bridges; Highway 401; or...

By Patricia Roy


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Canadian Aboriginal Art and Spirituality: A Vital Link

Canadian Aboriginal Art And Spirituality: A Vital Link acknowledges right from the start that Aboriginal art forms in Canada have historically been misinterpreted as mere “craft” and that the all-important spiritual foundations of such art...

By William Lindsay


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Winging Home: A Palette of Birds

At the risk of categorizing an uncategorizable book, I feel compelled to acknowledge a trend among “nature poets” in Canada that sees many of them exploring in nonfiction prose what they typically reserve for poetry....

By Travis Mason


Contributors

Contributors

Forrest Pass is a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Western Ontario. His research explores several aspects of the relationship between national and regional consciousness in Canada, using British Columbia as a case study. He is also editor of the Canadian History and Canadian Studies discussion forum, H-Canada.

Katharine Rollwagen is a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa. Her article, “When Ghosts Hovered: Community and crisis in a company town, Britannia Beach, B.C., 1957-1965,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of Urban History Review.

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.