The Hero and the Historians

The Hero and the Historians

Historiography and the Uses of Jacques Cartier

eBook - 2010
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"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."--Jacket.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2010.
ISBN: 9780774817431
Characteristics: 1 online resource (235 pages) : illustrations


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