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  • Ranching Women in Southern Alberta

    Ranching Women in Southern Alberta

    Once dominated by large cattle operations covering thousands of acres, Alberta in the 1880s-1930s saw a shift as small, family-owned ranches began to dot the province's southern plains. While this ...

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  • Spirit Builders

    Spirit Builders

    The inspiring story of how one organization has tried to alleviate the struggles faced by First Nations peoples in Canada by building houses and developing livable communities for those in desperat...

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  • An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land

    An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land

    In 1670, the ancient homeland of the Cree and Ojibwe people of Hudson Bay became known to the English entrepreneurs of the Hudson’s Bay Company as Rupert’s Land, after the founder and absentee land...

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  • The Elbow

    The Elbow

    Experience Calgary's history through the story of its "other" river. In this revised and updated edition, John Gilpin delivers the definitive history of the Elbow River and the vital role it has al...

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  • Trudeau’s Tango

    Trudeau’s Tango

    Trudeau appeared to enjoy the encounter. He stood his ground while escaping projectiles, including a tomato… In this insightful and lively history, Liberal insider Darryl Raymaker recalls the atte...

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  • 150 Years of Canada

    150 Years of Canada

    On Canada’s 150th birthday, we remember some of the most fascinating and important events and people in Canada’s history year by year: • On July 1, 1867, the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scoti...

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  • Border Flows

    Border Flows

    Declining access to fresh water is one of the twenty-first century’s most pressing environmental and human rights challenges, yet the struggle for water is not a new cause. The 8,800-kilometer bord...

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  • Border Flows

    Border Flows

    Declining access to fresh water is one of the twenty-first century’s most pressing environmental and human rights challenges, yet the struggle for water is not a new cause. The 8,800-kilometer bord...

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  • The Frontier of Patriotism

    The Frontier of Patriotism

    With the centenary of the First World War, communities across Canada arranged commemorations of the war experience to honour local servicemen who, through their triumphs and sacrifices, were presen...

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  • Moving Natures

    Moving Natures

    Mobility - the movements of people, things, and ideas, as well as their associated cultural meanings - has been a key factor in shaping Canadians' perceptions of and interactions with their country...

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  • The Seven Oaks Reader

    The Seven Oaks Reader

    Finalist for the Wildrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction at the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards! The long rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company for control of the fur tra...

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  • The Cowboy Legend

    The Cowboy Legend

    The cowboy, as perhaps no other figure, has captured the imagination of North Americans for over a century. Before Owen Wister's publication of The Virginian in 1902, the image of the cowboy was es...

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  • Through an Unknown Country

    Through an Unknown Country

    In the winter of 1874–75, Edward Worrell Jarvis (1846 –1894) and Charles Francis Hanington (1848–1930) took part in an expedition on behalf of the Canadian Pacific Survey from Quesnel, British Colu...

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  • Why Grow Here

    Why Grow Here

    “A visitor from down south stared at my apple tree and said: ‘Those don’t grow here you know. It’s too cold.’ If the apricot tree in Highlands knew it couldn’t live here, it might stop scattering w...

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  • Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

    Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

    In the early years of the Great Depression, thousands of unemployed homeless transients settled into Vancouver’s “hobo jungle.” The jungle operated as a distinct community, in which goods were exch...

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  • The Cowboy Way

    The Cowboy Way

    The Cowboy Way is a tribute to the classic image of the cowboy, old-time lore and its influence on popular culture: • Cowboys can trace their roots back to the Spanish vaquero traditions of Mexico ...

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  • The Spirit of the Alberta Indian Treaties

    The Spirit of the Alberta Indian Treaties

    Government and First Nations leaders have tended to operate within two different systems of knowledge and perception regarding treaty rights issues in Canada. While First Nations emphasize the orig...

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  • Climber's Paradise

    Climber's Paradise

    The mountain parks are for all Canadians for all time and their value cannot be measured in terms of how many access roads, motels, souvenir shops and golf courses we've provided. -Bob Jordan, 1971...

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  • Long Night of the Tankers

    Long Night of the Tankers

    Long Night of the Tankers presents a fresh account of a lesser-known but critical component of the Atlantic naval theatre during World War II. Using war diaries, after-action reports, and first-han...

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  • Long Night of the Tankers

    Long Night of the Tankers

    Long Night of the Tankers presents a fresh account of a lesser-known but critical component of the Atlantic naval theatre during World War II. Using war diaries, after-action reports, and first-han...

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  • abecedarium

    abecedarium

    would you believe me when i make consorts of alphabet runaways & stayathomes i have rounded up where they wandered all over the page Dennis Cooley masterfully extends the genre of the abecedary to ...

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  • One Hundred Stories for One Hundred Years

    One Hundred Stories for One Hundred Years

    For 100 years, Wood's Homes has offered a lifeline to children and their families who have nowhere else to turn. A multiservice, non-profit children’s mental health organization based in Calgary, W...

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  • Development Derailed

    Development Derailed

    In June of 1962, the Canadian Pacific Railway announced a proposal to redevelop part of its reserved land in the heart of downtown Calgary. In an effort to bolster its waning revenues and to redefi...

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  • Xwelíqwiya

    Xwelíqwiya

    Xwelíqwiya is the life story of Rena Point Bolton, a Stó:lō matriarch, artist, and craftswoman. Proceeding by way of conversational vignettes, the beginning chapters recount Point Bolton's early ye...

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  • Metis in Canada

    Metis in Canada

    These twelve essays constitute a groundbreaking volume of new work prepared by leading scholars in the fields of history, anthropology, constitutional law, political science, and sociology, who ide...

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  • Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis

    Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis

    Demers revives the memory of journalist Miriam Green Ellis, an all-but-forgotten feminist, suffragist, and agricultural reporter who documented the modernist sphere for over four decades and who re...

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  • The Devil's Breath

    The Devil's Breath

    On a warm spring day in June of 1914, two hundred and thirty-five men went down into the depths of the Hillcrest mine found in Alberta’s Crowsnest Pass. Only forty-six would make it out alive. The ...

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  • Provincial Solidarities

    Provincial Solidarities

    Established in 1913, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour is the second oldest provincial federation of labour in Canada. Its history began in early campaigns for workers’ compensation and union ...

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  • Solidarités provinciales

    Solidarités provinciales

    La Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Nouveau-Brunswick, fondée en 1913, est la deuxième plus ancienne fédération provinciale du travail au Canada. Son histoire remonte aux premières c...

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  • The Wages of Relief

    The Wages of Relief

    In the early part of the Dirty Thirties, the Canadian prairie city was a relatively safe haven. Having faced recession before the Great War and then again in the early 1920s, municipalities already...

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  • Massacre Street

    Massacre Street

    Merging poetry and historical records, Zits masterfully (re)creates a poetic view of the Frog Lake Massacre of April 2, 1885. His collage and cut-up techniques challenge the histories penned by the...

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  • Man Proposes, God Disposes

    Man Proposes, God Disposes

    In 1910, young Pierre Maturié bid farewell to his comfortable bourgeois existence in rural France and travelled to northern Alberta in search of independence, adventure, and newfound prosperity. So...

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  • Natives and Settlers Now and Then

    Natives and Settlers Now and Then

    “Natives and Settlers provides a beginning to what should be (and should have been) a continuing, respectful discussion.” —Blanca Schorcht, Associate Professor, University of Northern British Colu...

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  • Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park

    Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park

    Adults need playgrounds. In 1907, the Canadian government designated a vast section of the Rocky Mountains as Jasper Forest Park. Tourists now play where Native peoples once lived, fur traders toil...

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