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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • In Those Days, At This Time

    In Those Days, At This Time

    Eliezer Segal's approach to Jewish history and tradition is light-hearted and humorous. In Those Days, At This Time is a collection of entertaining short essays that explores the intricate framewor...

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  • Who Killed the Avro Arrow?

    Who Killed the Avro Arrow?

    A fascinating examination of the international politics, pressures and personalities behind one of the most controversial decisions in Canadian history, the mothballing of the incredibly sophistica...

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  • Rabbis and their Community

    Rabbis and their Community

    In one of the few studies of the early immigrant Orthodox rabbinate in North America, Ira Robinson has delved into the Jewish community in Montreal in the first three decades of the twentieth centu...

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  • Dark Storm Moving West

    Dark Storm Moving West

    The fur trade was the impetus for much of the exploration and discovery of North America. Like rolling storm clouds, the expanding enterprise of the fur trade moved relentlessly west to explore the...

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  • The Prairie West as Promised Land

    The Prairie West as Promised Land

    So the emblem of the West Our bright Maple Leaf is bless'd To its children of the goodly open hand; All the nations of the earth Are now learning of its worth And are flocking to this wealthy, prom...

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  • Missionaries among Miners, Migrants, and Blackfoot

    Missionaries among Miners, Migrants, and Blackfoot

    The Vantighem Brothers Diaries, Alberta 1875-1917

    Using valuable primary source material, most of which is previously unpublished, and some of which has been translated from the Flemish-Dutch and French, editors Mary Eggermont-Molenaar and Paul Ca...

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  • Give Your Other Vote to the Sister

    Give Your Other Vote to the Sister

    "[Marshall's] work in responding to the challenge of exploring a little-known life should be an inspiration to other students of history … people across Canada will find it a pleasant way to become...

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  • How the Scots Created Canada

    How the Scots Created Canada

    The Scots in Canada made their mark as explorers, fur traders, soldiers, business leaders, prime ministers and more. Ex-pat Paul Cowan marks their journey from his native land to the New World.

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  • Askiwina: A Cree World

    Askiwina: A Cree World

    Volume 1

    Through his newspaper columns and features, as well as his internationally-known film and video work, Doug Cuthand has become a respected voice in the aboriginal community. In Askiwina: A Cree Worl...

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  • Alberta Place Names

    Alberta Place Names

    A compendium of knowledge, this fascinating little book covers some 1300 plus place names in the province of Alberta. Included within are hamlets, villages, towns and cities, as well as mountain pe...

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  • One West, Two Myths II

    One West, Two Myths II

    What comes to mind when we think of the Old West? Often, our conceptions are accompanied by as much mythology and mystique as fact or truth. What are the differences in how the Canadian and America...

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  • Fur Trade Letters of Willie Traill 1864-1893

    Fur Trade Letters of Willie Traill 1864-1893

    Son of Catharine Parr Traill and nephew of Susanna Moodie, William Edward Traill, better known as Willie, came by his literary talent naturally. He found employment with the Hudson’s Bay Company in...

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  • Canada in Space

    Canada in Space

    Canadians have always had a pioneering spirit. We've explored our country and our planet, and now we're exploring space. Read more about Canada's amazing contributions to space research and discov...

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  • Creating Citizens

    Creating Citizens

    How does one learn to be a good citizen? A good Canadian? Creating Citizens : History and Identity in Alberta's Schools, 1905 to1980 looks at the role schools have played in creating and sustaining...

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  • I Was There

    I Was There

    I Was There shares the insights and experiences of the generations of students, professors, and staff who lived and worked at the U of A for the past 100 years. First-person stories and period phot...

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  • Canadian Indian Cowboys in Australia

    Canadian Indian Cowboys in Australia

    The big new thrill at this year's Royal Show will be the Chuck Wagon Races, with Red Indians in full war-paint going helter-skelter around the arena, chuck wagons swaying and jostling perilously, h...

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  • Mountains So Sublime

    Mountains So Sublime

    "Picturesque," "immense," "fantastic," and "sublime" are a few of the ways early British travellers described the landscape of the Rocky Mountains and the surrounding terrain. As part of a long tra...

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  • Rediscovering the British World

    Rediscovering the British World

    Rediscovering the British World is one part of an ongoing attempt to approach British Imperial history from a different viewpoint, placing the colonies of settlement at the centre. Editors Phillip ...

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  • Calgary's Grand Story

    Calgary's Grand Story

    Calgary was a boomtown of 50,000 people in 1912, the year the Lougheed Building and the adjacent Grand Theatre were built. The fanfare and anticipation surrounding their opening marked the beginnin...

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