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  • Climbs & Exploration In the Canadian Rockies

    Climbs & Exploration In the Canadian Rockies

    First published in 1903, Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies details the mountaineering adventures of Hugh Stutfield and J. Norman Collie while the two were together during various explora...

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  • Champagne and Meatballs

    Champagne and Meatballs

    Active for over forty years with the Communist Party of Canada, Bert Whyte was a journalist, an underground party organizer and soldier during World War II, and a press correspondent in Beijing and...

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  • In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

    In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

    There is a wonderful fascination about mountains. Their massive grandeur, majesty of lofty height, splendour of striking outline crag and pinnacle and precipice seem to appeal both to the intellect...

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  • The Canadian Rockies

    The Canadian Rockies

    Arthur Philemon Coleman was a passionate Canadian and one of the first to truly discover the beauty and majesty of this country''s mountain ranges as an explorer, geologist and mountaineer. In 1884...

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  • The Rockies of Canada

    The Rockies of Canada

    As I paused on a massive ledge far out on the moraine I was nearly overcome with the deathly silence. The power and majesty of mountains stand forth most clearly when accompanied by some great soun...

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  • Recollecting

    Recollecting

    Recollecting is a rich collection of essays that illuminates the lives of late-eighteenth-century to mid-twentiethcentury Aboriginal women, who have been overlooked in sweeping narratives of the hi...

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  • Alberta's Day Care Controversy

    Alberta's Day Care Controversy

    Day care in Alberta has had a remarkably durable history as a controversial issue. Since the late 1950s, disputes over day care programs, policies, and funding have been a recurring feature of poli...

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  • Light from Ancient Campfires

    Light from Ancient Campfires

    Light from Ancient Campfires is the first book in twenty years to gather together a comprehensive prehistoric archaeological record of the Northern Plains First Nations. In this important examinati...

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  • Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up?

    Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up?

    One little question propels both author and reader on a genre-bending quest to find the elusive essence of a Canadian province built on sturdy stereotypes of oil-spoiled, beef-eating, bible-thumpin...

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  • Roy & Me

    Roy & Me

    Maurice Yacowar challenges genre and form in Roy & Me, a cross between memoir and fiction, truth and distortion. It is the exploration of Yacowar’s relationship with Roy Farran—soldier, politician,...

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  • Canadian Food Lovers' Guide

    Canadian Food Lovers' Guide

    Canada is more than baked beans, maple syrup and pea soup; our food experience is as diverse as our geography and our people. It is a celebration of native survival over the centuries colliding wit...

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  • The West and Beyond

    The West and Beyond

    The West and Beyond explores the state of Western Canadian history, showcasing the research interests of a new generation of scholars while charting new directions for the future and stimulating fu...

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  • How the Chinese Created Canada

    How the Chinese Created Canada

    How the Chinese Created Canada provides an in-depth look at the triumphs and struggles of one of Canada's most vibrant communities. Chinese culture has permeated the fabric of Canadian society with...

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  • How the Blacks Created Canada

    How the Blacks Created Canada

    Across the country and throughout time, Blacks have played pivotal roles in the unfolding of Canadian history. Woven into the fabric of the country itself, they have made serious contributions to t...

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  • Canada's Arctic Sovereignty

    Canada's Arctic Sovereignty

    Until now, Canada's claim to the frozen expanses of the Arctic has gone largely unchallenged. No longer. Suddenly our great white North is on everyone's radar, and five other countries are all inte...

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  • Bosnia

    Bosnia

    Tensions leading to World War I brewed for years, and were brought to a head by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. But who was the assassin? What was his plan? Not many people know the name o...

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  • Letters from the Lost

    Letters from the Lost

    On March 15, 1939, Helen Waldstein’s father snatched his stamped exit visa from a distracted clerk to escape from Prague with his wife and child. As the Nazis closed in on a war-torn Czechoslovakia...

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  • J.B. Harkin

    J.B. Harkin

    Many of Canada’s superb national parks owe their existence to James Bernard Harkin (1875–1955), the first commissioner of Canada’s new Dominion Parks Branch in 1911. Ted Hart follows Harkin’s caree...

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  • Shrines in Africa

    Shrines in Africa

    In the African context, shrines are cultural signposts that help one understand and read the ethnic, territorial, and social lay of the land. The contributions gathered here by Allan Charles Dawso...

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  • The Frog Lake Reader

    The Frog Lake Reader

    Nonfiction author Myrna Kostash merges the past and the present in The Frog Lake Reader, which offers a multi-layered perspective on the tragic events surrounding the Frog Lake Massacre of 1885. By...

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  • Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor

    Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor

    One of the most prominent Soviet Arctic scientists of the 1920s and 1930s, Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev was a geologist, physicist, and oceanographer. After working in the Arctic for some thirteen...

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  • The Beaver Hills Country

    The Beaver Hills Country

    This book explores a relatively small but interesting and unusual region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and the Battle Rivers. The Beaver hills arose where mountain glaciers from the wes...

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  • Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance

    Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance

    Canada is regularly presented as a country where liberalism has ensured freedom and equality for all. Yet with the expansion of settlers into the First Nations territories that became southern Albe...

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  • How the English Created Canada

    How the English Created Canada

    Jeff Pearce's irreverent romp through the annals of the history of the English in Canada: * This was the territory that England used as the staging ground for many battles and wars with the French ...

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  • How the French Created Canada

    How the French Created Canada

    French explorers first came to the New World seeking uncharted lands and unprecedented wealth. What they brought with them, however, was a unique culture that would eventually emerge as one of Cana...

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  • The Free People - Li Gens Libres

    The Free People - Li Gens Libres

    Revised and expanded to include fresh research, a discussion of recent interpretive trends, and a review of new literature since the publication of the first edition in 1990, The Free People - Li G...

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  • Lands that Hold One Spellbound

    Lands that Hold One Spellbound

    "Far north, hidden behind grim barriers of pack ice, are lands that hold one spellbound. Gigantic imaginary gates, with hinges set in the horizon, seem to guard these lands. Slowly the gates swing ...

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  • Madness in Buenos Aires

    Madness in Buenos Aires

    Madness in Buenos Aires : Patients, Psychiatrists and the Argentine State, 1880-1983 examines the interactions between psychiatrists, patients, and their families, and the national state in modern ...

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  • Lost Tracks

    Lost Tracks

    While contemporaries and historians alike hailed the establishment of Buffalo National Park in Wainwright, Alberta as a wildlife saving effort, the political climate of the early twentieth century ...

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  • One Step Over the Line

    One Step Over the Line

    This eclectic and carefully organized range of essays—from women’s history and settler societies to colonialism and borderlands studies—is the first collection of comparative and transnational work...

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  • The Importance of Being Monogamous

    The Importance of Being Monogamous

    Sarah Carter reveals the pioneering efforts of the government, legal, and religious authorities to impose the “one man, one woman”model of marriage upon Mormons and Aboriginal people in Western Can...

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  • Farmers “Making Good”

    Farmers “Making Good”

    In this newly revised edition of the widely praised original, published in 1989, Lyle Dick revisits the Abernethy district of Saskatchewan and his microhistorical analysis of the development of thi...

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  • Patrons, Partisans, and Palace Intrigues

    Patrons, Partisans, and Palace Intrigues

    Palace intrigues and clientelism drove politics at the viceregal court of colonial Mexico. By carefully reconstructing social networks in the court of Viceroy Duke of Alburquerque (1702-1710), Chr...

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  • How the Italians Created Canada

    How the Italians Created Canada

    From the moment explorer Giovanni Caboto stepped onto Canadian soil, Italians have left their footprints on Canadian history. In the 1700s, Italians including Alphonse and Henri de Tonti came to Ne...

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  • Icon, Brand, Myth

    Icon, Brand, Myth

    An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede: an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for ten days every July. Since 1923, archetypal “Cowboys and Indians” are...

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  • Northern Rover

    Northern Rover

    From 1919 to 1970, Olaf Hanson was a trapper, fur trader, prospector, game guardian, fisherman, and road blasting expert in northeastern Saskatchewan. He told his life story to popular Saskatchewan...

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  • Imagining Head Smashed In

    Imagining Head Smashed In

    At the place known as Head-Smashed-In in southwestern Alberta, Aboriginal people practiced a form of group hunting for nearly 6,000 years before European contact. The large communal bison traps of ...

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  • Mountain Masculinity

    Mountain Masculinity

    In 1906, Nello Vernon-Wood (1882–1978) reinvented himself as Tex Wood, Banff hunting guide and writer of “yarns of the wilderness by a competent outdoorsman.” His homespun stories of a vanishing er...

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  • Weasel Tail

    Weasel Tail

    Peigan elders Joe and Josephine Crowshoe belonged to a generation still bright with the traditional knowledge and deep memories of their grandparents. They lived under a paternalistic government sy...

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