Alberta Formed, Alberta Transformed

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Michael Payne, Cathy Cavanaugh, Donald Weatherell
University of Alberta, 2006 - History - 1167 pages
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To celebrate Alberta's centennial, the University of Alberta Press and the University of Calgary Press are proud to introduce Alberta Formed - Alberta Transformed, a two-volume set spanning a remarkable 12,000 years of history and showcasing the work of thirty-four 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. Edited by provincial historian Michael Payne, along with Donald Wetherell and Catherine Cavanaugh, Alberta Formed - Alberta Transformed consists of thirty distinctive and richly illustrated essays representing a wide range of voices and points of view. Moving beyond straightforward commemorative history, the contributors often tackle contentious issues and question previous, more conventional approaches and assumptions. Each essay represents a snapshot in time, focusing on a person, a trend, or an event that has played a significant part in shaping the vibrant, often surprising and sometimes raucous, story of Alberta.
 

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Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ix
VOLUME
360
ENTHUSIASM EMBATTLED
386
FROM IDEALISM TO PRAGMATISM
442
1929
462
1943
487
1935
488
1947
538
THE NEVERENDING JOURNEY
603
1967
612
ALBERTAS QUIET REVOLUTION
642
1986
691
TWO ALBERTAS
726
LOOKING BACK ON ALBERTA HISTORY
766
WITH TEARS SHRIEKS
769
CONTRIBUTORS
785

1951
564
CELEBRATING TOGETHER
588
BUFFALO AND DOGS
595
1870
786
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Michael Payne has served as the provincial historian with Alberta Community Development.

Catherine Cavanaugh is an associate professor in the History and Women s Studies departments at Athabasca University.

Donald Wetherell is professor of Heritage Resources Management at Athabasca University.

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