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Alberta Formed Alberta Transformed (Vols I and II)

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Michael Payne (Editor)
Donald Wetherell (Editor)
Catherine Cavanaugh (Editor)
$100.00 CAD / $113.95 USD
840 pages
285 figures, sidebars, further reading, endnotes, index
April 2006


About the Book: 

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.

About the Author(s): 

Michael Payne has served as the provincial historian with Alberta Community Development.
Donald Wetherell is professor of Heritage Resources Management at Athabasca University.
Catherine Cavanaugh is an associate professor in the History and Women's Studies departments at Athabasca University.

Winner, Best Book Design (Mieka West, designer), 2007 Alberta Book Publishing Awards (Book Publishers Association of Alberta)
Short-listed for the 2007 Alberta Book Publishing Awards, Book Illustration (Book Publishers Association of Alberta)
Short-listed for the 2007 Alberta Book Publishing Awards, Scholarly Book of the Year (Book Publishers Association of Alberta)