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Harm's Way

Disasters in Western Canada

edited by Anthony Rasporich, contributions by Hugh A. Dempsey; Max Foran; Janice Dickin; Lorry W. Felske; Joe Cherwinski; Patrick H. Brennan; David Breen; Clint Evans; David C. Jones & J.M. Bumsted

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The stories told in this collection, though tragic for many, illustrate the steadfast determination and courage of people in the face of misfortune and extreme distress. From the lesser-known weed outbreaks and tornadoes to the world-wide influenza outbreak in 1918 that devastated many Calgary families, these stories focus on the human side of these disasters. It may be a heroic individual or the collective response of a community, but what is truly remarkable in these stories is the human response to the world being turned upside down by famine and disease, by flood, fire, or rock slide, by wind and cold, by dynamite or gas explosions, or even by the seemingly mundane threat of weeds upon crops. It is the resolution to continue to fight and the persistence of the human spirit and its adaptability to challenges that is the true story of a century of development in western Canada.

With Contributions By: David Breen Patrick H. Brennan J.M Bumsted Joe Cherwinski Hugh A. Dempsey Janice Dickin Clint Evans Lorry W. Felske Max Foran David C. Jones Anthony Rasporich

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Anthony Rasporich is former dean of Social Sciences and professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Calgary.
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Anthony Rasporich is former dean of Social Sciences and professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Calgary.
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MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the city\s history.'
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MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the city\s history.'
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MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the city\s history.'
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MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the city\s history.'
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MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the city\s history.'
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MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the city\s history.'
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MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the city\s history.'
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MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the city\s history.'
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J.M. Bumsted is the author of many popular and scholarly books on Canadian history, including Fur Trade Wars, The Dictionary of Manitoba Biography, and the widely used textbook The Canadian Peoples: A History. He teaches history at the University of Manitoba.
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These well–written, thoroughly researched, and generously illustrated essays convincingly demonstrate that both nature and human agency can cause disasters but that resilient western Canadians often overcame situations that had put them in harm's way.

—Patricia E. Roy, Great Plains Quarterly

 

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