Vol 2, No 1

The Clerihue Review: 2008/09 (Previous Title)

Editorial Comment

In the previous edition of the History Undergraduate Society’s (THUGS) historical journal, editor Jason Storey commented on the journal’s long and shifting nature, often taking new names while maintaining the spirit its predecessors. This edition is no different, renamed after the Clearihue building. Continuing the tradition of a student published journal, the new edition is a collection of eleven student‐submitted essays from the 2008/2009 year from across a spectrum of topics, eras, and geographies.

This year also marks the publication of a free electronic version published on our website. We feel proud to be at the forefront of a movement towards freedom of information and knowledge. The freedom and accessibility of digital knowledge is invaluable to both contributors and their audiences. The Clearihue Review will be available on the THUGS website at

We appreciate the contribution of every submission this year, and we hope they are enjoyed by all of our readers. This journal would not be possible without the continued devotion of students to the study of history. A special thanks to the UVic History Department staff and faculty, especially the ever patient, helpful, and generous ladies of the History Department office.

Table of Contents

Forestry Workers and Environmentalists in British Columbia: A Lost “Opportunity for a Meaningful Attack on Capitalism’s Exploitation of Labour and the Environment”?
Katrina Andres
Canadian Sovereignty over its Water Resources under the North American Free Trade Agreement
Heather Berry
Denis Diderot, D’Alembert’s Dream and the Secularization of Morality
Patrick Corbeil
“Gentlemen of the Kingdom”: Changes to the Cultural and Physical Geography of the Okanagan Valley from 1890‐1914
Patrick Craib
Beryl Markham: Harlot or Heroine
Heather Eyton
The End of British Empire in Iran: An Anglo‐American Sleight of Hand
Danny Garret‐Rempel
“Ideological or Pragmatic Zeal”: Hamas and the Rise of Islamism
Ezra Karmel
Nostalgia and Cowboys in Corb Lund’s Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!
Kalen Lumsden
Conflict in Algeria: The FLN and the Historical Precursors to Revolution
Grant Mason
The Reality of Child Labour in Late Nineteenth Century Canada
Emma Moray
But Oh Man, We Laughed: The Nature and Function of Humour for American Soldiers in Vietnam
Tim Paulson