Title: Home Truths
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Editor(s): Mackie, Richard; Wynn, Graeme. Num Pages: 304 pages, 60 b/w photos. BIC Classification: 1KBCB; HBJK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 154 x 25. Weight in Grams: 672. . 2012. 1St Edition. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781550175776
Synopsis: History in BC grows profusely and luxuriantly, but with odd undergrowth," observed historian J.M.S. Careless many years ago. This claim is fully borne out by this impressive anthology of some of the province's most distinguished historians, geographers, and writers gleaned from over forty years of British Columbia's leading scholarly journal, BC Studies.
This collection includes fascinating articles on the Fraser Canyon by Cole Harris; on Fort Simpson, Metlakatla, and Port Essington by Daniel Clayton; on Victoria's early Chinese community by Patrick Dunae and others; on the eviction of Kitsilano and Squamish people from Vancouver and Stanley Park by Jean Barman; on early home design styles in Vancouver by Deryck Holdsworth; on the failed utopias of Wallachin and Sointula by Nelson Riis and Mikko Saikku; on life in a 1970s logging camp by Peter Harrison; on fly-fishing and dispossession at Penask Lake by Michael Thoms; and on the perennial lonesome prospector by Megan Davies.
The overarching theme is provided by George Bowering in his classic essay, "Home Away," concerning the search for a home on the West Coast--a new one for settlers and an old one for indigenous peoples.
About the Author: Richard Mackie is the author of Trading Beyond the Mountains: The British Fur Trade on the Pacific, 17931843 (UBC Press, 1997), Island Timber: A Social History of the Comox Logging Company, Vancouver Island (Sono Nis Press, 2000), and Mountain Timber: The Comox Logging Company in the Vancouver Island Mountains (Sono Nis Press, 2009). Mackie lives in Vancouver, BC, where he is Associate Editor of BC Studies. Graeme Wynn is a professor of historical geography at the University of British Columbia and editor of BC Studies. His books include Timber Colony: A Historical Geography of Early Nineteenth Century New Brunswick (University of Toronto Press, 1981), Vancouver and Its Region (with Timothy Oke, UBC Press, 1992), and Canada and Arctic North America: An Environmental History (ABCCLIO, 2007). He is the Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies at UBC, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He lives in Vancouver, BC.
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