Canada and the British World: Culture, Migration, and by Phillip Buckner, R. Douglas Francis

By Phillip Buckner, R. Douglas Francis

Within the aftermath of the second one global battle, Canadian nationwide id underwent a metamorphosis. while Canadians as soon as considered themselves as British voters, a brand new, self sustaining feel of self emerged after the conflict. guaranteed in their detailed position on the earth, Canadians started to examine the legacies and classes in their British colonial past.

Canada and the British World surveys Canada's nationwide heritage via a British lens. In a sequence of essays concentrating on discrete features of Canadian id over greater than a century, the complicated and evolving courting among Canada and the bigger British international is published. From the nineteenth century's staunch trust in Canadians as Britons to the realities of recent multicultural Canada, this ebook eschews nostalgia in its pastime to appreciate the dynamic and intricate society within which Canadians did and do live.

Candid and impressive, Canada and the British World is suggested analyzing for historians and students of colonialism and nationalism, in addition to a person attracted to what it relatively skill to be Canadian.

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Perhaps the most poignant notices were from widowed women and elderly parents and fathers looking for their sons or daughters. ”68 Ten years earlier, Ann Dunlop had been particularly “anxious to hear from” her son, Thomas Wright. 70 Not all, or likely even most, parents were in such difficulties. Richard Parson’s mother was “very anxious that he would join” her and her new husband, William Lane, at their new home in 21 22 Elizabeth Jane Errington Ottonabee Township. 71 Edward and Mary Moran had followed their daughter Sarah to the colonies.

The Scottish Brodies’ responses to the Canadian relatives demonstrate that, at least in part, colonial expectations determined the portrait of Scotland drawn for the Canadian Brodies by their Scottish relatives. Scottishness – the values and ideas distilled out of the emigration process – became the new common ground that allowed the Scottish Brodies to maintain ties of love and friendship with their Canadian relatives. This chapter describes the cultural mirror of self-expression the Scottish Brodies provided for the colonial Brodies, in order to identify how patterns of Scottishness were summoned into objective being and given meaning.

49 Kingston Chronicle, 21 September 1821. 50 Farmers Journal (St. Catharines), 4 March 1829. , 9 April 1828. 52 Chronicle and Gazette (Kingston), 2 September 1843. 53 Niagara Herald, 21 January 1830. She had not seen him in three years. Robert Morris’ wife and three children and Mary White of Scotland were two others in this situation. See Toronto Patriot, 28 November 1837; Kingston Chronicle, 19 July 1834; Chronicle and Gazette (Kingston), 1 October 1831, notice of Mrs. William McIndoe. 54 See, among others, accounts in “MacGregor’s British America,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 27 (June 1832): 927.

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