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Orienting Canada

Race, Empire, and the Transpacific

by (author) John Price

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
May 2011
Category
General, 20th Century, Discrimination & Race Relations, Post-Confederation (1867-), Political Freedom
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774819831
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $95.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774819848
    Publish Date
    Jan 2012
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774819855
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $34.95

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Description

Colony to nation? Isolationism to internationalism? WASP society to a multicultural Canada? Focusing on imperial conflicts in the Pacific, Orienting Canada disrupts these familiar narratives in Canadian history by tracing the relationship between racism and Canadian foreign policy. Grounded in transnationalism and anti-racist theory, this book reassesses critical transpacific incidents, from the 1907 race riots to Canada’s early intervention in Vietnam. Shocking revelations about the effects of racism and war into the 1960s are tempered by stories of community resilience and transformation. As a transpacific lens on the past, Orienting Canada deflects Canada’s European gaze back onto itself to reveal images that both provoke and unsettle.

About the author

Awards

  • Short-listed, Canadian Political History Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association

Contributor Notes

John Price is an associate professor of history at the University of Victoria.

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