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This guide will help you find resources about Chinese-Canadian, Japanese-Canadian and Indo-Canadian history.
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Northwest History Index

This card index in Special Collection provides access to the Northwest History Collection, a heritage collection covering the early history and exploration of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.

The collection includes:

  • magazine and newspaper articles
  • pamphlets
  • books
  • chapters in books
  • many other resources
As of August 1998, no new material has been added to the Northwest History Index. It is continued by the British Columbia Index.


Interned Japanese Fishing Fleet, 194-, Photographer / Studio: Dominion Photo Co. VPL Accession Number: 26951

This guide will help you find materials in Vancouver Public Library on Asian Canadian History. Many resources are available at the Central Library (350 West Georgia Street). Please ask the Information staff if you need help.


Recommended Recent Books

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A Concise History of Canada - Margaret Conrad
Call Number: 971 C754co
Publication Date: 2012
Traces Canadian history from the arrival of the First Nations to the 21st century.

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Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Call Number: 920.71 D55
Comprehensive 15 volume set include biographies from 1000 to 1930. Also available on the Web.

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Illustrated History of Canada - Craig Brown
Call Number: 971 I29b6
Publication Date: 2012
Twenty fifth anniversary edition features chapters by seven of Canada's leading historians and hundreds of engravings, lithographs, cartoons, maps, posters, and photographs. Updated to the 2011 election.

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Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress - Jennifer Henderson; Pauline Wakeham
Call Number: 323.171 R31h
Publication Date: 2013
Explores the intersections and differences between a range of redress cases that have emerged in Canada in recent decades.

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Taking Liberties:A History of Human Rights in Canada - David Goutor; Stephen Heathorn
Call Number: 323.40971 T13g
Publication Date: 2013
A collection of articles on the development of human rights issues from across Canadian history.


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