Book Reviews


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  • On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871 by Adele Perry

-Reviewed by Sarah Carter (pgs: 117-9)

  • Common and Contested Ground: A Human and Environmental History of the Northwestern Plains by Theodore Binnema

-Reviewed by Matthew Evenden (pgs: 120-1)

  • Contested Empire: Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River Expeditions by John Phillip Reid
  • Patterns of Vengeance: Cross cultural Homicide in the North American Fur Trade by John Phillip Reid

-Reviewed by Theodore Binnema (pgs: 122-5)

  • The War on Weeds in the Prairie West: An Environmental History by Clinton L. Evans

-Reviewed by Tina Loo (pgs: 125-7)

  • Playing the Pacific Province: Jim Anthology of British Columbia Plays, 1967-2000 by James Hoffman, Ginny Ratsoy

-Reviewed by Jerry Wasserman (pgs: 128-9)

  • Faces in the Forest: First Nations Art Created on Living Trees by Michael D. Blackstock

-Reviewed by Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse (pgs: 129-31)

  • All Amazed for Roy Kiyooka by Scott Watson, John O'Brian

-Reviewed by David Howard (pgs: 131-2)

  • Sights of Resistance: Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture by Robert J. Belton

-Reviewed by David Millar (pgs: 133-4)

  • Challenging the Conspiracy of Silence: My Life as a Canadian Gay Activist by Jim Egan

-Reviewed by Becki Ross (pgs: 135-8)

  • Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Culture by Wayde Compton

-Reviewed by Sneja Gunew (pgs: 138-40)

  • NFB Kids: Portrayals of Children by the National Film Board of Canada, 1939-1989 by Brian J. Low

-Reviewed by Rebecca Coulter (pgs: 140- 1)

  • The Chinese in Vancouver: The Pursuit of Identity and Power by Wing Chung Ng
  • Paper Shadows: A Chinatown Childhood by Wayson Choy

-Reviewed by Lisa Rose Mar (pgs: 142-4)

  • Ships of Steel, A British Columbia Shipbuilder's Story by T.A. McLaren

-Reviewed by (pgs: 144-5)

  • Guilty of Everything by John Armstrong
  • Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerrilla by Ann Hansen

-Reviewed by Scott Beadle (pgs: 146-8)

  • Mine by Steven Collis

-Reviewed by Robert McIntosh (pgs: 149-50)




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