Jean Barman

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Jean Barman is a historian of British Columbia. Born in Stephen, Minnesota, Barman arrived in British Columbia in 1971. Her work The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia has been described as the "standard text on the subject [of British Columbia history]."[1] She has received the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for historical writing,[2] and the 2006 City of Vancouver Book Award (for Stanley Park's Secret).[3] She is a professor emerita at the University of British Columbia, as is her husband, the historian of Brazil Roderick Barman.[4]