Thursday, September 06, 2018

History books for the fall, part 2: UBC Press

UBC Press has a slew of studies on indigenous matters, not only on West Coast topics. Many of them look like law, politics, or cultural anthropology more than history, so while there are things I would read there, I'm not listing them all. In (what looks to me like) Canadian history for Fall 2018, there is a good range of noteworthy titles on indigenous as well as non-indigenous matters.

The woman's suffage project led by Veronica Strong-Boag has produced a couple of books for this catalogue. Strong-Boag herself has written The Last Suffragist Standing: The Life and Times of Laura Marshall Jamieson, a suffrage pioneer who was later a B.C MLA and Vancouver city councillor.  And in the Women’s Suffrage and the Struggle for Democracy series, Tarah Brookfield is bringing out Our Voices Must Be Heard: Women and the Vote in Ontario.

On a different rights issues, Jennifer Tunnicliffe's Resisting Rights Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76, looks at Canada's sometimes reluctant relationship with the international human rights principles it helped develop at the United Nations.  In Reassessing the Rogue Tory: Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era, edited by Janice Cavell and Ryan M. Touhey, various scholars look into Diefenbaker foreign policy.

New in paperback, David Calverley's Who Controls the Hunt? First Nations, Treaty Rights, and Wildlife Conservation in Ontario, 1783–1939 explores how wildlife conservation has been beset by conflicts between public regulations, corporate interest, and First Nations rights.

Also new:  Edward Jones-Imhotep and Tina Adcock, eds., Made Modern Science and Technology in Canadian History and The Creator’s Game Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood by Allan Downey.

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