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One Step Over the Line: Toward a History of Women in the North American Wests

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9780888645012 9781897425206 Year: Pages: 475 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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This eclectic and carefully organized range of essays—from women’s history and settler societies to colonialism and borderlands studies—is the first collection of comparative and transnational work on women in the Canadian and U.S. Wests. It explores, expands, and advances the aspects of women's history that cross national borders. Out of the talks presented at the 2002 “Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women’s History,” Elizabeth Jameson and Sheila McManus have edited a foundational text with a wide, inclusive perspective on our western past.

Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance: Indigenous Communities in Western Canada, 1877-1927

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425398 9781897425404 Year: Pages: 337 Language: English
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Canada is regularly presented as a country where liberalism has ensured freedom and equality for all. Yet with the expansion of settlers into the First Nations territories that became southern Alberta and BC, liberalism proved to be an exclusionary rather than inclusionary force. Between 1877 and 1927, government officials, police officers, church representatives, ordinary settlers, and many others operated to exclude and reform Indigenous people. Presenting Anglo-Canadian liberal capitalist values and structures and interests as normal, natural, and beyond reproach devalued virtually every aspect of Indigenous cultures. This book explores the means used to facilitate and justify colonization, their effects on Indigenous economic, political, social, and spiritual lives, and how they were resisted.

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