Eight UBC History Books Launched in 2019


2019 was a record year for book launches in the Department of History. Congratulations to our faculty for such a productive year!

For more information on the eight books and their authors, please review the list below:


Heidi Tworek: “News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900 – 1945” (Harvard University Press)

Tina Loo: “Moved by the State: Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada” (UBC Press)

Laura Ishiguro: “Nothing to Write Home About: British Family Correspondence and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia” (UBC Press)

Paige Raibon’s collaboratively-authored, open source, digital book: “As I Remember It: Teachings (Ɂəms tɑɁɑw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder” (Raven Space Publishing)

David Morton: “Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique” (Ohio University Press)

Jessica Hanser: “Mr. Smith Goes to China: Three Scots in the Making of Britain’s Global Empire” (Yale University Press)

Jessica Wang: “Mad Dogs and Other New Yorkers: Rabies, Medicine, and Society in an American Metropolis, 1840-1920” (John Hopkins University Press)

Tamara Myers: “Youth Squad: Policing Children in the Twentieth Century” (McGill – Queen’s University Press)