The West and Beyond: New Perspectives on an Imagined Region

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Sarah Carter, Alvin Finkel, Peter Fortna
Athabasca University Press, 2010 - History - 435 pages
The central aim of "The West and Beyond" is to evaluate and appraise the state of Western Canadian history, to acknowledge and assess the contributions of historians of the past and present, to showcase the research interests of a new generation of scholars, to chart new directions for the future, and stimulate further interrogations of our past.-- The book is broken into five sections and contains articles from both established and new scholars that broadly reflect findings of the conference "The West and Beyond:-- Historians Past, Present and Future" held in Edmonton, Alberta in the summer of 2008.-- The editors hope the collection will encourage dialogue among generations of historians of the West and among practitioners of diverse approaches to the past.-- The collection also reflects a broad range of disciplinary and professional interests suggesting a number of different ways to understand the West.

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Vernacular Currents in Western Canadian
Cree Intellectual Traditions in History
Perceptions of Insanity
Encountering Hauntings
Part Three
Two Wests OneandaHalf Paradigms
Epidemics Public Health
The Winnipeg Postal Strike of 1919
Part Four
Human Rights Law and Sexual Discrimination
Albums Youth
Without and Within

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Alvin Finkel has taught Canadian history atAthabasca University since 1978. Best known for his co-authorship withMargaret Conrad of the two-volume History of the Canadian Peoples, hisother publications include The Social Credit Phenomenon in Albertaand Our Lives: Canada After 1945 and Social Policy andPractice in Canada: A History. Sarah Carter isProfessor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair in both the Department ofHistory and Classics and the Faculty of Native Studies at theUniversity of Alberta. She is the author of The Importance of BeingMonogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1915 andMontana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One's Own. PeterFortna is a historical and traditional land use consultant inthe Fort McMurray area. He was the co-organizer of "The West andBeyond: Historians Past, Present and Future" conference, on whichThe West and Beyond is based.

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