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The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographical Change (Hardback)
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The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographical Change (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 01/01/1997
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In this beautifully crafted collection of essays, Cole Harris reflects on the strategies of colonialism in British Columbia during the first 150 years after the arrival of European settlers. The pervasive displacement of indigenous people by the newcomers, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished, and the resulting effects on the landscape, social life, and history of Canada's western-most province are examined through the dual lenses of post-colonial theory and empirical data. By providing a compelling look at the colonial construction of the province, the book revises existing perceptions of the history and geography of British Columbia.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774805889
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm


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An engaging provocative, introduction to the early history of the province that only someone of {Harris's] experience and ability could produce ... The Resettlement of British Columbia is a fine book. Full of wonderful insights and candid observations, it offers a nuanced look at the history of Canada's Pacific province ... What distinguishes the collection, however, is Harris's challenge to the reader to re-think some common assumptions, beliefs, and attitudes. -- Bill Waiser * Western Historical Quarterly *
This is an important book, characterized by its broad, sometimes breath-taking, intellectual and empirical sweep ... a provocative and important book by someone who has given a great deal of thought to the relationship between land and power in Canada. -- Tina Loo * BC Studies *
The Resettlement of British Columbia, analyzing the historical geography of distance, disease, and multiculturalism, demonstrates how elegantly and gracefully the social sciences can be written. -- W.H. New * Canadian Literature *

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