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Whoever Gives Us Bread

Whoever Gives Us Bread

The Story of Italians in British Columbia
edition:Hardcover
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Whoever Gives us Bread is a lively people's history from the 1860s to the 1960s, as told by an award-winning historian.

In the early 1860s, Italians began trickling into British Columbia via San Francisco. Fleeing grinding poverty back home, they came north to the isolated valleys and cities of the province to pan for gold, raise cattle, dig coal, fell timber, build railroads, smelt copper and refine lead, or to start small businesses. BC welcomed them grudgingly.

 

Recounting the stories of indiv …

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The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver

The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver

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In his ambitious magnum opus, The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver, author Chuck Davis embraced 125 years of material, with the signature exuberance and talent for storytelling that made him one of Vancouver's most successful and beloved journalists and broadcasters. This volume represents the culmination of his life as a folk historian, someone who was obsessed and delighted by all things Vancouver, and of his immense contribution to historical knowledge of the city of Vancouver. I …

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Vanishing British Columbia

Vanishing British Columbia

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The old buildings and historic places of British Columbia form a kind of “roadside memory,” a tangible link with stories of settlement, change, and abandonment that reflect the great themes of BC's history. Michael Kluckner began painting his personal map of the province in a watercolour sketchbook. In 1999, after he put a few of the sketches on his website, a network of correspondents emerged that eventually led him to the family letters, photo albums, and memories from a disappearing era o …

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British Columbia

British Columbia

A New Historical Atlas
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Winner of the Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing, the BC Book Prizes' Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award, and the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia.

Over 900 maps tell the story of the planners, schemers, gold seekers and fur traders who built Canada's westernmost province.

When gold was discovered in quantity in 1858, leading to the gold rush that created British Columbia, the interior of the pro …

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Art BC

Art BC

Masterworks from British Columbia
edition:Hardcover

Art BC presents -- in full colour -- 100 outstanding works by 84 of British Columbiaís foremost artists. Finally, we have the much-needed history of the visual arts in British Columbia, one that also properly integrates our great heritage of First Nations art into the mainstream. In the introduction, Ian M. Thom outlines the art history of the province over the past century. He also writes clearly and thoughtfully about each work individually, setting it in context to reflect the times in which …

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British Columbia Almanac

British Columbia Almanac

edition:Paperback

British Columbia is a province of extraordinary extremes: urban areas and rural territories; lush farm terrain and mountain vistas; balmy ocean views and frozen snowscapes. Its population is equally diverse: gardeners, skiiers, bush pilots, filmmakers, fishermen, and assorted eccentrics who could have only come from British Columbia. Through it all, CBC Radio 1's BC Almanac has documented BC life in all its various forms. British Columbia Almanac, written and compiled by host Mark Forsythe, pro …

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The BC Almanac Book of Greatest British Columbians

The BC Almanac Book of Greatest British Columbians

edition:Hardcover
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CBC Vancouver's radio show BC Almanac, not to be outdone by the parent corporation's nationwide search for the 100 Greatest Canadians of all time, called upon its listeners in 2004 to nominate the 100 Greatest British Columbians of all time. This cornucopia of West Coast characters collected and bound by BC Almanac's host Mark Forsythe and director Greg Dickson is the edifying and entertaining result. Divided into such categories as Crusaders and Reformers, Scientists and Innovators and Rogues a …

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Voices of British Columbia

Voices of British Columbia

Stories from our Frontier
edition:Paperback
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A vivid portrait of British Columbia -- its people and places -- in words, sounds and images collected by a master journalist. Between 1959 and 1966, the late CBC Radio journalist Imbert Orchard travelled across British Columbia with recording engineer Ian Stephen interviewing nearly a thousand of the province's pioneers. The resulting collection-2,700 hours of audiotapes describing both extraordinary events and everyday experiences-is considered by historians to be one of the best sources of pr …

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