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Writing British Columbia history, 1784-1958

Author: Chad Reimer
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Captain James Cook first made contact with the area now known as British Columbia in 1778. The colonists who followed soon realized they needed a written history, both to justify their dispossession of Aboriginal peoples and to formulate an identity for a new settler society.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reimer, Chad.
Writing British Columbia history, 1784-1958.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)755177123
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chad Reimer
ISBN: 9780774816441 0774816449 9780774816458 0774816457
OCLC Number: 426222078
Description: 206 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Earliest Pages of History --
2. Pioneers, Railways, and Civilization: The Late Nineteenth Century --
3. A Greater Britain on the Pacific: History in the Edwardian Age --
4. The Domain of History: Judge Frederic Howay --
5. A Professional Past: The University of British Columbia and Walter Sage --
6. W. Kaye Lamb, Margaret Ormsby, and a First Generation of BC Historians.
Responsibility: Chad Reimer.

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This sweeping exploration of history writing in British Columbia shows how historians helped to construct Canada's settler society.  Read more...

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"This book homes in on the elisions and evasions that are at the core of some of the central problems facing British Columbian society today. - Coll Thrush, Department of History, UBC"

 
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