WorldCat Identities

Reimer, Chad

Works: 7 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 276 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F1088, 971.10072
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chad Reimer
Writing British Columbia history, 1784-1958 by Chad Reimer( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing British Columbia History traces how Euro-Canadian historians took up this task, and struggled with the newness of colonial society and overlapping ties to the British Empire, the United States, and Canada. This exploration of the role of history writing in colonialism and nation building will appeal to anyone interested in the history of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and history writing in Canada."--Pub. desc
Cheliyi = Chilliwack's chinatowns, a history by Chad Reimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before we lost the lake : a natural and human history of Sumas Valley by Chad Reimer( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For thousands of years, the broad expanse between Sumas and Vedder Mountains east of Vancouver lay under water, forming the bed of Sumas Lake. As recently as a century ago, the lake's shores stood four miles across and six miles long. During yearly high water, the lake spilled onto the surrounding prairies; during high flood years, it reached from Chilliwack into Washington State. Then, through the 1920s, a network of dykes, canals, dams and pumphouses was erected and the lake drained - "reclaimed" in the words of projects supporters. A new landscape was created, a seemingly "natural" prairie carved up into productive farmland. Today, few people are aware that Sumas Lake ever existed. The only reminder is a plaque erected on the old lakeshore, at a rest-stop along the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Whatcom Road, on the historic trail blazed to BC's gold fields. Yet for millenniums, Sumas Lake was a dynamic, integral part of the region's natural and human landscape. In his new book, Before We Lost the Lake, Chad Reimer sets out to truly reclaim Sumas Lake, to restore it to its proper place in the history of the Fraser Valley, BC and the Northwest Coast. Drawing on extensive primary material, Reimer reconstructs the life history of Sumas Lake from the glacial age through the lake's demise and after. Before We Lost the Lake examines the lake's natural history and ecology, its occupation and use by the Sema:th and other First Nations, its colonization by White immigrants, the environmental changes brought about by introduced plants and animals, and the campaign to drain it. Drainage proponents had their way and gradually the promised benefits were realized. But these benefits came at a heavy cost to the environment and for the Sema:th, whose traditional way of life was irretrievably lost."--
The trials of Albert Stroebel : love, murder and justice at the end of the frontier by Chad Reimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a dreary morning in April, 1893, John Marshall, a Portuguese immigrant and successful farmer on Sumas Prairie in British Columbia, was found lying sprawled across the veranda of his farmhouse, his body cold and lifeless. The farmer’s face was a mess, his nose smashed in and cracked blood covering his forehead around a jagged black hole. The shocked and unfortunate neighbour who discovered the body rushed to Huntingdon railway station to summon the authorities. An autopsy, coroner’s inquest and murder investigation followed. Only two days later, a local handyman named Albert Stroebel was arrested for Marshall’s murder. Stroebel was an unlikely killer: short and physically disabled, locals considered him a harmless “boy” who seemed much younger than his 20 years. The young man the community knew was not capable of murder, and they were shocked to imagine that he could have killed the man who had treated him like family. But something had gone tragically wrong on the night Marshall died. Unravelling the mystery would take nine months and two lengthy trials that seized the attention of local communities on both sides of the Canadian-American border, splitting them into pro- and anti-Stroebel factions. Newspapers devoted page after page of coverage and throngs of spectators squeezed into the courtroom galleries. The first trial in New Westminster ended with the jury hopelessly deadlocked, the second in Victoria found him guilty and set an impending date for his execution. The heaviest hitters of BC’s political and legal establishment took part including former and current premiers, an Attorney General, and a future Supreme Court justice. When the second trial ended with a guilty verdict and death sentence many in the public howled in protest, convinced that a young man had been condemned to die for a crime he did not commit. And the dramatic events would not stop there. With the condemned man sitting on death row, the case would take more twists and turns that would lead Albert Stroebel to the shadow of the gallows."--
The making of British Columbia history : historical writing and institutions, 1784-1958 by Chad Reimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Far West through American eyes: Hubert Howe Bancroft and the writing of British Columbia history by Chad Reimer( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historians of a genteel frontier : Margaret Ormsby, Leonard Norris and the Okanagan Historical Society by Chad Reimer( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.53 for Writing Br ... to 0.78 for The making ...)

Writing British Columbia history, 1784-1958
Alternative Names
Reimer, Chad, 1963-

Reimer, Chadwick Tyrone 1963-

English (17)