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Openings : a meditation on history, method, and Sumas Lake

Author: Laura Cameron; UBC Academic Women's Association.
Publisher: [Vancouver] : University of British Columbia, Academic Women's Association ; London ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"British Columbia's Sumas Lake was drained in the 1920s to create farmlands in the Fraser Valley. This event is the subject of Laura Cameron's Openings, a history of a vanished lake as seen from the perspectives of various groups - Native people, bureaucrats, families, farmers - and an important attempt at the lake's "reclamation." A multifaceted exploration of the complex relationship between place and history,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Cameron; UBC Academic Women's Association.
ISBN: 0773516662 9780773516663
OCLC Number: 39534687
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (M.A.)--University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1994.
Description: xv, 135 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Laura Cameron.
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"British Columbia's Sumas Lake was drained in the 1920s to create farmlands in the Fraser Valley. This event is the subject of Laura Cameron's Openings, a history of a vanished lake as seen from the perspectives of various groups - Native people, bureaucrats, families, farmers - and an important attempt at the lake's "reclamation." A multifaceted exploration of the complex relationship between place and history, Openings presents an innovative meditation on the historian's craft. Cameron shows that this task involves not only locating the past in the fluid process of oral discourse and the creative bonds people forge between stories and the places around them."--BOOK JACKET.

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