High River and the Times

Author: Paul Voisey

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888644114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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Founded in 1905, the High River Times served a community of small town advertisers and an extensive hinterland of ranchers and farmers in southern Alberta. Under the ownership of the Charles Clark family for over 60 years, the Times established itself as the epitome of the rural weekly press in Alberta. Even Joe Clark, the future prime minister, worked for the family business. While historians rely heavily on local newspapers to write about rural and small town life, Paul Voisey has studied the influence of the Times on shaping the community of High River.

A Wilder West

Author: Mary-Ellen Kelm

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774820322

Category: History

Page: 312

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A controversial sport, rodeo is often seen as emblematic of the West's reputation as a "white man's country." A Wilder West complicates this view, showing how rodeo has been an important contact zone -- a chaotic and unpredictable place of encounter that challenged expected social hierarchies. Rodeo has brought people together across racial and gender divides, creating friendships, rivalries, and unexpected intimacies. Fans made hometown cowboys, cowgirls, and Aboriginal riders local heroes. Lavishly illustrated and based on cowboy/cowgirl biographies and memoirs, press coverage, archival records, and dozens of interviews with former and current rodeo contestants, promoters, and audience members, this creative history returns to rodeo's small-town roots to shed light on the history of social relations in Canada's western frontier.

Media, Culture, and the Meanings of Hockey

Author: Stacy L. Lorenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351795899

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 146

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This volume examines the cultural meanings of high-level amateur and professional hockey in Canada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, the author analyzes English Canadian media narratives of Stanley Cup "challenge" games and championship series between 1896 and 1907. Newspaper coverage and telegraph reconstructions of Stanley Cup challenges contributed significantly to the growth of a mediated Canadian "hockey world" – and a broader "world of sport" – during this time period. By 1903, Stanley Cup hockey games had become national Canadian events, followed by audiences across the country. Hockey also played an important role in the construction of gender and class identities, and in debates about amateurism, professionalism, and community representation in sport. The author also explores the connections between violence and masculinity in Canadian hockey by examining media descriptions of "brutal" and "strenuous" play. He analyzes how notions of civic identity changed as hockey clubs evolved from amateur teams represented by players who were members of their home community to professional aggregations that included paid imports from outside the town. As a result, this volume addresses important gaps in the study of sport history and the analysis of sport and popular culture. This book was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Alberta Formed - Alberta Transformed

Author: Alberta 2005 Centennial History Society

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9781552381946

Category: History

Page: 470

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Alberta Formed Alberta Transformed is a two-volume set spanning a remarkable 12,000 years of history and showcasing the work of 34 of Alberta's most respected scholars. Volume 1 sets the stage from human beginnings in Alberta to the eve of Alberta's inauguration as a province in 1905, while Volume 2 takes readers through the twentieth century and up to the 2005 centennial.

The Prairie West as Promised Land

Author: R. Douglas Francis,Chris Kitzan

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552382303

Category: History

Page: 490

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Millions of immigrants were attracted to the Canadian West by promotional literature from the government in the late 19th century to the First World War bringing with them visions of opportunity to create a Utopian society or a chance to take control of their own destinies.

Uniting in Measures of Common Good

Author: Darren Ferry

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773574670

Category: History

Page: 444

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Ferry examines a wide selection of voluntary societies - mechanics' institutes, mutual benefit organizations, agricultural associations, temperance societies, and literary and scientific associations. He reinterprets the history of these organizations in terms of their own internal tensions over liberal doctrines and the effect of social, cultural, and economic change and compares the effects of liberalism on rural and urban associations and on societies in both English and French Canada.

Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis

Author: Miriam Green Ellis

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888646267

Category: History

Page: 297

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Looking at early twentieth-century westerners through the writings of an acerbic female agricultural journalist.

Family and Community Life in Northeastern Ontario

Author: Françoise Noël

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077358370X

Category: History

Page: 349

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Françoise Noël explores the social context of Canada’s most famous family to show how family ritual and communal events structured everyday life between the wars.

Calgary's Grand Story

Author: Donald B. Smith

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381749

Category: History

Page: 370

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Calgary was a boomtown of 50,000 people in 1912, the year the Lougheed Building and the adjacent Grand Theatre were built. Through the great days of Vaudeville and classic cinema, through the Depression, two world wars, and the oil and gas boom, the Lougheed and the Grand were cornerstones of downtown Calgary. As the city grew up around them, questions about their future arose. Complemented by over 140 historical images, Calgary's Grand Story is a fascinating tribute to the Lougheed and the Grand, and celebrates their unrivalled position in the city's political, economic, and cultural history.


Author: Shannon Stettner,Kristin Burnett,Travis Hay

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774835761

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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When Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s best-known abortion rights advocate, died in 2013, activists and scholars began to reassess the state of abortion in the country. In this volume, some of Canada’s foremost researchers challenge current thinking about abortion by revealing the discrepancy between what Canadians believe the law to be after the 1988 Morgentaler decision and what people are experiencing on the ground. Showcasing new theoretical frameworks and approaches from law, history, medicine, women’s studies, and political science, these timely essays reveal the diversity of abortion experiences across the country, past and present, and make a case for shifting the debate from abortion rights to reproductive justice.