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The Prairie West as Promised Land

The Prairie West as Promised Land
  • Author : R. Douglas Francis
  • Publsiher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release : 22 May 2022
  • ISBN : 1552382303
  • Pages : 462 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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In 1906, the Sugar Maple Tree Song was just one example of the rhapsodic pieces that touted the Canadian West as the "promised land." In the formative years of agricultural settlement from the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War, the Canadian government, along with the railways and other Prairie boosters, further developed and propagated the image within the widely distributed promotional literature that was used to attract millions of immigrants from all corners of the world. The West was ripe with promise for those wishing to escape religious persecution, unproductive land, or intolerable living and working conditions.


The Prairie West as Promised Land

The Prairie West as Promised Land
  • Author : R. Douglas Francis,Chris Kitzan
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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In 1906, the Sugar Maple Tree Song was just one example of the rhapsodic pieces that touted the Canadian West as the "promised land." In the formative years of agricultural settlement from the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War, the Canadian government, along with the railways and other Prairie boosters, further developed and propagated the image within the widely distributed promotional literature that was used to attract millions of immigrants from all corners of the world. The West was ripe

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Insurgent Democracy

Insurgent Democracy
  • Author : Michael J. Lansing
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 06 November 2015
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In 1915, western farmers mounted one of the most significant challenges to party politics America has seen: the Nonpartisan League, which sought to empower citizens and restrain corporate influence. Before its collapse in the 1920s, the League counted over 250,000 paying members, spread to thirteen states and two Canadian provinces, controlled North Dakota’s state government, and birthed new farmer-labor alliances. Yet today it is all but forgotten, neglected even by scholars. Michael J. Lansing aims to change that. Insurgent Democracy offers

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Farm Workers in Western Canada

Farm Workers in Western Canada
  • Author : Shirley A. McDonald,Bob Barnetson
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 16 January 2017
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Bill 6, the government of Alberta’s contentious farm workers’ safety legislation, sparked public debate as no other legislation has done in recent years. The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act provides a right to work safely and a compensation system for those killed or injured at work, similar to other provinces. In nine essays, contributors to Farm Workers in Western Canada place this legislation in context. They look at the origins, work conditions, and precarious lives of farm

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The West and Beyond

The West and Beyond
  • Author : Sarah Carter,Alvin Finkel,Peter Fortna
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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The central aim of "The West and Beyond" is to evaluate and appraise the state of Western Canadian history, to acknowledge and assess the contributions of historians of the past and present, to showcase the research interests of a new generation of scholars, to chart new directions for the future, and stimulate further interrogations of our past.-- The book is broken into five sections and contains articles from both established and new scholars that broadly reflect findings of the

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Managing Madness

Managing Madness
  • Author : Erika Dyck,Alex Deighton
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Release : 22 September 2017
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The Saskatchewan Mental Hospital at Weyburn has played a significant role in the history of psychiatric services, mental health research, and providing care in the community. Its history provides a window to the changing nature of mental health services over the 20th century. Built in 1921, Saskatchewan Mental Hospital was considered the last asylum in North America and the largest facility of its kind in the British Commonwealth. A decade later the Canadian Committee for Mental Hygiene cited it as one

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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism
  • Author : Edward Cavanagh,Lorenzo Veracini
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 12 August 2016
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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism examines the global history of settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination from ancient times to the present day. It explores the ways in which new polities were established in freshly discovered ‘New Worlds’, and covers the history of many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Liberia, Algeria, Canada, and the USA. Chronologically as well as geographically wide-reaching, this volume focuses on an extensive array of topics

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How Canadians Communicate IV

How Canadians Communicate IV
  • Author : David Taras,Christopher Robb Waddell
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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Substantial changes have occurred in the nature of political discourse over the past thirty years. Once, traditional media dominated the political landscape, but in recent years Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Blackberrys have emerged as important tools and platforms for political campaigns. While the Canadian party system has proved surprisingly resilient, the rhythms of political life are now very different. A never-ending 24-hour news cycle has resulted in a never-ending political campaign. The implications of this new political style and its

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Place and Replace

Place and Replace
  • Author : Esyllt Wynne Jones,Adele Perry,Leah Morton
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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Place and Replace is a collection of recent interdisciplinary research into Western Canada that calls attention to the multiple political, social, and cultural labours performed by the concept of "place." The book continues a long-standing tradition of situating questions of place at the centre of analyses of Western Canada's cultures, pasts, and politics, while making clear that place is never stable, universal, or static. The essays here confirm the interests and priorities of Western Canadian scholarship that have emerged over

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Visual Environmental Communication

Visual Environmental Communication
  • Author : Anders Hansen,David Machin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 17 March 2016
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In 2008, the editors published a well-cited journal paper arguing that while scholarly work on media representations of environmental issues had made substantial progress in textual analysis there had been much less work on visual representations. This is surprising given the increasingly visual nature of media and communication, and in light of emerging evidence that the environment is visualized through the use of increasingly symbolic and iconic images. Addressing these matters, this volume marks out the present state of the field

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Edible Histories, Cultural Politics

Edible Histories, Cultural Politics
  • Author : Franca Iacovetta,Valerie J. Korinek,Marlene Epp
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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Based on findings from menus, cookbooks, government documents, advertisements, media sources, oral histories, memoirs, and archival collections, Edible Histories offers a veritable feast of original research on Canada's food history and its relationship to culture and politics. This exciting collection explores a wide variety of topics, including urban restaurant culture, ethnic cuisines, and the controversial history of margarine in Canada. It also covers a broad time-span, from early contact between European settlers and First Nations through the end of the

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Wildlife, Land, and People

Wildlife, Land, and People
  • Author : Donald G. Wetherell
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 01 October 2016
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Encounters with wild animals are among the most significant relationships between humans and the natural world. Presenting a history of human interactions with wildlife in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan between 1870 and 1960, Wildlife, Land, and People examines the confrontations that led to diverse consequences – from the near annihilation of some species to the extraordinary preservation of others – and skilfully finds the roots of these relationships in people’s needs for food, sport, security, economic development, personal fulfillment, and identity. Donald Wetherell

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Writing in Dust

Writing in Dust
  • Author : Jenny Kerber
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release : 17 March 2011
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Writing in Dust is the first sustained study of prairie Canadian literature from an ecocritical perspective. Drawing on recent scholarship in environmental theory and criticism, Jenny Kerber considers the ways in which prairie writers have negotiated processes of ecological and cultural change in the region from the early twentieth century to the present. The book begins by proposing that current environmental problems in the prairie region can be understood by examining the longstanding tendency to describe its diverse terrain in

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Second Promised Land

Second Promised Land
  • Author : Harry H. Hiller
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 01 May 2009
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Combining statistical analysis and ethnographic study, Harry Hiller uncovers two waves of in-migration to Alberta. His innovative approach begins with the individual migrant and analyzes the relocation experience from origin to destination. Through interviews with hundreds of migrants, Hiller shows that migration is complex and dynamic, shaped not just by what Alberta offers but also prompted by a process that begins in the region of origin which makes migration possible, and helps determine whether migrants stay or return home. By

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