Book Reviews


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  • The Pacific Northwest: An Interpretive History by Carlos A. Schwantes

-Reviewed by Jeremy Mouat (pgs: 62-3)

  • The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographic Change by Cole Harris

-Reviewed by Tina Loo (pgs: 64-7)

  • The Greater Vancouver Book: An Urban Encyclopaedia by Chuck Davis
  • The Georgia Straight: What the Hell Happened? by Naomi Pauls, Charles Campbell

-Reviewed by Jonathan Baker (pgs: 68-70)

  • Fur Traders from New England: The Boston Men in the North Pacific, 1787-1800 by Briton C. Busch, Barry M. Gough

-Reviewed by James P. Delgado (pgs: 70-1)

  • Trading Beyond the Mountains: The British Fur Trade on the Pacific, 1793-1843 by Richard Mackie
  • Traders' Tales: Narratives of Cultural Encounters in the Columbia Plateau, 1807-1846 by Elizabeth Vibert

-Reviewed by Robert Kubicek (pgs: 72-4)

  • Aboriginal Workers by Ann McGrath, Kay Saunders, Jackie Huggins
  • Aboriginal Labour and the Cattle Industry: Queensland from White Settlement to the Present by Dawn May
  • Indians at Work: An Informal History of Native Labour in British Columbia, 1858-1930 by Rolf Knight

-Reviewed by Dianne Newell (pgs: 75-8)

  • A Persistent Spirit: Towards Understanding Aboriginal Health in British Columbia by Peter H. Stephenson, Susanne J. Elliott, Leslie T. Foster, Jill Harris

-Reviewed by Mary-Ellen Kelm (pgs: 78-80)

  • Tsimshian Culture: A Light Through the Ages by Jay Miller

-Reviewed by Jonathan R. Dean (pgs: 80-2)

  • The Heiltsuks: Dialogues of Culture and History on the Northwest Coast by Michael E. Harkin

-Reviewed by Margaret Seguin Anderson (pgs: 82-4)

  • Children, Teachers and Schools in the History of British Columbia by Jean Barman, Neil Sutherland, J. Donald Wilson

-Reviewed by Dianne M. Hallman (pgs: 84-5)

  • Kindling the Spark, The Era of One-Room Schools: An Anthology of Teachers' Experiences by BCRTA

-Reviewed by Patrick A. Dunae (pgs: 86-7)

  • The Maritime Defence of Canada by Roger Sarty
  • Jericho Beach and the West Coast Flying Boat Station by Chris Weicht

-Reviewed by Peter N. Moogk (pgs: 87-9)

  • The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities in BC by Andrew Scott

-Reviewed by J. Donald Wilson (pgs: 90-2)

  • Totem Poles and Tea by Hughina Harold
  • No Path But My Own: Horseback Adventures in the Chilcotin and the Rockies by Cliff Kopas, Leslie Kopas

-Reviewed by Mary-Ellen Kelm (pgs: 92-4)




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