Discovery of the North : the exploration of Canada's Arctic by Daniel Francis Book 6 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide A story of the golden age of artic exploration, from Martin Frobisher in the 16thC to the controversial Vilhjalmur Stefansson in the early 20thC. Encyclopedia of British Columbia Book 14 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Everything you always wanted to know about BC, with more than 4, entries and hundreds of photos, maps, tables and charts, plus an interactive CD-ROM" Cf.
Our choice, Closing time : prohibition, rum-runners, and border wars by Daniel Francis Book 7 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Canadians have long associated Prohibition with the colorful history of the Jazz Age in the United States. But even before the American ban that was in place from to , Canada initiated its own Prohibition. The so-called Cold Water Army was led by zealots and prudes preaching hellfire and damnation, but also by committed social reformers who recognized the ill effects of excessive drinking.
In March , the federal government banned the manufacture and importation of liquor. For the next 21 months, Canada was as dry as any law could make it, which admittedly was not very dry. Closing Time tells the story of this fascinating attempt to control the social habits of Canadian citizens.
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It began as a popular crusade to cleanse society of a widespread evil, but instead became an opportunity for larceny, profit, and violence on a grand scale, "--Amazon. Imagining ourselves : classics of Canadian non-fiction Book 7 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Arctic chase : a history of whaling in Canada's North by Daniel Francis Book 13 editions published between and in English and Italian and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. A history of world whaling by Daniel Francis Book 3 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Discovering first peoples and first contacts by Daniel Francis Book 11 editions published between and in French and English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Follow the early European explorers and Aboriginal people as they criss-cross the country searching for furs, trade routes, and adventure. Selling Canada : three propaganda campaigns that shaped the nation by Daniel Francis Book 5 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide With compelling research, insight, and wit, Daniel Francis documents how these three campaigns established Canada as a destination for immigrants and tourists and turned us into proud defenders of western civilization.
The Tudor style, prevalent in Shaughnessy, was followed by Arts and Crafts. Union Labels, Boycotts and Beer: Years of Organizing the Brewing Industry in British Columbia [November 25, VM Elaine Bernard ] Because of mass production requiring fewer workers, the craft of beer making fell into the hands of management and the brew master.
The workers, their position threatened by low skill requirements, were among the first to organize.
Prohibition had a devastating effect on the industry and in the United States sped up the consolidation process. In Canada the imposition of tariffs among the provinces meant that strongly based regional breweries were maintained. Today, the social mission of the environmentalist, consumer demand for more choice, and worker concern for jobs has created new worker alliances. Moody in While in BC, he helped survey routes and rivers and record facts about native life and gold mining. There he designed the Yokohama waterworks. For every action by the Canadian government in arresting those holding potlatches, there were counter-actions by the courts or new Indian stratagems.
By the 's the law went unenforced and was dropped finally from the statues only in Historical Atlas of Vancouver [March 28, VM Bruce Macdonald ] In the story of Vancouver in maps, a series of maps depicts the Vancouver area beginning with a geological map and then maps for each decade from showing representative architecture, economic growth, prominent people, and relevant information.
Additional maps show the social and cultural character of the city. In the s, as a result of the growing lumber industry in the Inlet, as many as were living at Claythoos. By the next decade, most of the traditional plank houses with sloping roofs had been replaced by gabled western-style housing. Most squatters were evicted in the 's and the last squatter 's house was torn down in It was in Alberni that he began his photographic career recording native and non-native life.
A book of Frank's photographs brought him wider recognition and by he had become an established photographer moving to Vancouver set up a business. He photographed nature for governments and private corporations and his work was seen in Saturday Night, the New York Times, and National Geographic. He was buried in the Tzedeck cemetery in Vancouver.
On his first voyage to the Coast in , he became icebound and lost half of his crew. On the second voyage of , he purchased or leased some land at Nootka Sound to house part of his crew who stayed behind to build a ship. In , he waited in Canton for news of his vessels, two of which were seized by the Spanish who claimed Nootka as theirs. He wrote a book on his exploits, some details of which appear exaggerated. Nokes, J. The Search for the Tynemouth Women [October 26, VM Jo Dunaway ] In the 's, the SS Tynemouth left England on what was to be a rough, mutinous day voyage for Victoria with passengers that included approximately sixty women destined to make a new life as wives in the largely male populated province of British Columbia.
Finding upon their arrival that conditions were not what they expected, some opened their own businesses, other taught music, while others were forced to take domestic positions. Within fifteen months of their arrival, only seventeen out of sixty had married, many seemingly seeking an independent life. It was logged and developed while Stanley Park flourished because of differing perceptions of park needs on the east and west sides of the city.
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The Franco-Prussian War of tested the new Red Cross and exposed the weaknesses of the Geneva Convention: armbands were worn by spies and Red Cross flags were used to protect ammunition dumps. There were fewer complaints in the Russo-Turkish war of and in the Russo-Japanese War of the Japanese paid great attention to hygiene and uncontaminated drinking water.
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Since , the Red Cross has emphasized civilian rather than wartime relief. The B. City lines ceased on April 24, while Interurban lines ceased February 28, The streetcars were part of an excellent system with a total of passenger cars at their peak.
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For women, it was sometimes the only choice for a profession and many stayed only a few years before marriage. For men, it was often a stepping stone to another career or a way to save money. Men with university degrees dominated the new high school staffs while women made up the great majority of Normal School teacher training school students after its founding.
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