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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Montana 1911

    Montana 1911

    Montana 1911: A Professor and his Wife among the Blackfeet is the complete text diary kept by Mrs. W.M. Uhlenbeck-Melchior while accompanying her husband, the Dutch anthropologist/linguist, Dr. C.C...

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  • The Generals

    The Generals

    Originally published in 1993, The Generals : The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War is a collective biography of the Canadian army's leaders in World War II, and is the winne...

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  • The River of History

    The River of History

    Does history matter any more? In an era when both the past and memory seem to be sources of considerable interest and, frequently, lively debate, has the academic discipline of history ceased to of...

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  • Frederick Baraga's Short History of the North American Indians

    Frederick Baraga's Short History of the North American Indians

    Originally published in 1837 in Europe in German, French, and Slovenian editions, and appearing here in English for the first time, Frederic Baraga's Short History of the North American Indians is ...

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  • Passages

    Passages

    Informed by the work of writers such as Henri Lefebvre, Paul Ricoeur and Michel de Certeau, this collection of essays examines through multiple lenses eight topics related to the contemporary urban...

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  • Betrayal

    Betrayal

    Herbert Schulz gives us an inside''s account of the hardscrabble and often heartless prairie farm politics of the 1950s. The son of a CCF member, Schulz was an early organizer for the Manitoba Fede...

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  • Bush Pilots

    Bush Pilots

    It takes a special recipe--one part courage, one part skill, a big dash of crazy--to make a bush pilot. These unique aviators, flying over the vast wildernesses of the United States, Canada and Aus...

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  • The People Who Own Themselves

    The People Who Own Themselves

    The search for a Métis identity and what constitutes that identity is a key issue facing many Aboriginals of mixed ancestry today. The People Who Own Themselves reconstructs 250 years of Desjarlais...

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  • The Bar U and Canadian Ranching History

    The Bar U and Canadian Ranching History

    For much of its 130-year history, the Bar U Ranch can claim to have been one of the most famous ranches in Canada. Its reputation is firmly based on the historical role that the ranch has played, i...

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  • War North of 80

    War North of 80

    Obtaining weather data was vital for military operations in Northwestern Europe during World War II. In an effort to secure this data, the German Navy and Air Force secretly established manned weat...

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  • Harm's Way

    Harm's Way

    The stories told in this collection, though tragic for many, illustrate the steadfast determination and courage of people in the face of misfortune and extreme distress. From the lesser-known weed ...

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  • As Long As This Land Shall Last

    As Long As This Land Shall Last

    A historically accurate study that takes no sides, this book is the first complete document of Treaties 8 and 11 between the Canadian government and the Native people at the turn of the nineteenth ...

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  • Writing Geographical Exploration

    Writing Geographical Exploration

    Writing Geographical Exploration: Thomas James and the Northwest Passage, 1631-33 summarizes the various factors that influence the writing and interpretation of exploration narratives, demonstrati...

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  • Trails and Trials

    Trails and Trials

    Alberta's ranching heritage occupies an important place in the province's historical consciousness. Trails and Trials: Markets and Land Use in the Alberta Beef Cattle Industry, 1881-1948 documents ...

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  • Monuments of Progress

    Monuments of Progress

    Monuments of Progress: Modernization and Public Health in Mexico City, 1876-1910, Claudia Agostoni examines modernization in Mexico City during the era of Porfirio Díaz. With detailed analyses of t...

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  • Eye on the Future

    Eye on the Future

    Calgary and the Bow Valley's business climates were lively, competitive, and capitalistic in the late 1800s. Eye on the Future sheds light on the challenges of building and maintaining business in ...

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  • As I Remember Them

    As I Remember Them

    Originally written in the early 1970s, As I Remember Them is based on Jeanne-Elise Olsen's extraordinary recall of her childhood and youth spent in an isolated part of the Laurentians in the Lièvre...

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  • Many Faces of Gender

    Many Faces of Gender

    Many Faces of Gender : Roles and Relationships through Time in Indigenous Northern Communities is an interdisciplinary volume that addresses the dearth in descriptions and analyses of gender roles ...

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  • The Spirit of Hidalgo

    The Spirit of Hidalgo

    The Spirit of Hidalgo: The Mexican Revolution in Coahuila fills a significant gap in the scholarship of the Mexican revolution by providing a detailed history of the northeastern state of Coahuila ...

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  • Waking the Dictator

    Waking the Dictator

    Waking the Dictator: Veracruz, the Struggle for Federalism and the Mexican Revolution, 1870-1927 is a study of federalism in late-nineteenth-century Veracruz State. It is also a politico-military a...

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  • Bearing Witness

    Bearing Witness

    August 14/15, 1947, reverberates with meaning for Indian and Pakistani people. The date does more than mark the "independence" of India. This momentous time marks the birth of two nation states, In...

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  • No One Awaiting Me

    No One Awaiting Me

    Here is the riveting account of two orphaned brothers whose unshakeable courage enable them to survive the still rarely told horrors of the Holocaust in Romania. As Jews were expelled from Bukovina...

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  • Outlaws and Lawmen of the West

    Outlaws and Lawmen of the West

    In the Old West, the law was fragile, the men were armed, tempers were short and socializing took place over shots of rotgut whiskey on a card table in a saloon. This volume of stories features the...

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  • Luther H. Holton

    Luther H. Holton

    In Luther H. Holton: A Founding Canadian Entrepreneur, Henry Klassen has made accessible the story of one of early Montreal's most remarkable citizens. Rising from humble origins, Luther H. Holton ...

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