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The Resource The hero and the historians : historiography and the uses of Jacques Cartier, Alan Gordon, (electronic resource)

The hero and the historians : historiography and the uses of Jacques Cartier, Alan Gordon, (electronic resource)

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The hero and the historians : historiography and the uses of Jacques Cartier
Title
The hero and the historians
Title remainder
historiography and the uses of Jacques Cartier
Statement of responsibility
Alan Gordon
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Language
eng
Summary
"Historians have long engaged in passionate debate about collective memory and the building of national identities. Alan Gordon focuses on one national hero - Jacques Cartier - to explore how notions about the past have been created, passed on through the generations, and used to present particular ideas about the world in English- and French-speaking Canada. He reveals that the cult of celebrity surrounding Cartier by the mid-nineteenth century reflected a particular understanding of history, one which accompanied the arrival of modernity in North America. This new sensibility shaped the political and cultural currents of nation building in Canada. Cartier was a point of contact between English and French Canadian nationalism, but the nature of that contact had profound limitations."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The hero and the historians : historiography and the uses of Jacques Cartier, Alan Gordon, (electronic resource)
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The hero and the historians : historiography and the uses of Jacques Cartier, Alan Gordon, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-231) and index
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multicolored
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Extent
235 p.
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  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote

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