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Beyond the City Limits

Rural History in British Columbia

The essays in Beyond the City Limits, all published here for the first time, decisively break this silence and challenge traditional readings of B.C. history. In this wide-ranging collection, R.W. Sandwell draws together a distinguished group of contributors who bring expertise, methodologies, and theoretical perspectives taken from social and political history, environmental studies, cultural geography, and anthropology. They discuss such diverse topics as Aboriginal-White settler relations on Vancouver Island, pimping and violence in northern BC, and the triumph of the coddling moth over Okanagan orchardists, to show that a narrow emphasis on resource extraction, capitalist labour relations, and urban society is simply not broad enough to adequately describe those who populated the province’s history.

304 pages

Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding Rural British Columbia / R.W Sandwell

Part 1: Exploring Relations of Power

1. ‘Relating to the Country’: The Lekwammen and the Extension of European Settlement, 1843-1911 / John Lutz

2. Manifestations of Power: Native Resistance to the Resettlement of British Columbia / Bruce Stadfeld

3. An Early Rural Revolt: The Introduction of the Canadian System of Tariffs to British Columbia, 1871-4 / Daniel P. Marshall

4. ‘Lessons in Living’: Film Propaganda and Progressive Education in Rural British Columbia, 1944 / Brian Low

Part 2: Land and Society

5. Reading the Land: Policy and Practice in the Settlement of Saltspring Island, 1859-91 / R.W. Sandwell

6. Domesticating the Drybelt: Agricultural Settlement in the Hills around Kamloops, 1860-1960 / Ken Favrholdt

7. Cougars, Colonists, and the Rural Settlement of Vancouver Island / Richard Mackie

8. The Worm in the Apple: Contesting the Codling Moth in British Columbia / David Dendy

Part 3: Gender and Society

9. Invisible Women: Aboriginal Mothers and Mixed-Race Daughters in Rural Pioneer British Columbia / Jean Barman

10. Bachelors in the Backwoods: White Men and Homosocial Culture in Up-Country British Columbia, 1858-71 / Adele Perry

11. Rurality Check: Demographic Boundaries on the British Columbian Frontier / John Douglas Belshaw

12. Pimping and Courtship: A 1940 Court Case from Northern British Columbia / David Peterson del Mar


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