ISBN-10:
077353704X
ISBN-13:
9780773537040
Pub. Date:
05/18/2010
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia

In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia

by Ian McKay, Robin Bates
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Using archival sources, novels, government reports, and works on tourism and heritage, Ian McKay and Robin Bates look at how state planners, key politicians, and cultural figures such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, long-time premier Angus L. Macdonald, and novelist Thomas Raddall were all instrumental in forming “tourism/history.” The authors argue that Longfellow’s 1847 poem Evangeline – on the brutal British expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia – became a template a new kind of profit-making history that exalted whiteness and excluded ethnic minorities, women, and working class movements. A remarkable look at the intersection of politics, leisure, and the presentation of public history, In the Province of History is a revealing account of how a region has both used and distorted its own past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773537040
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 05/18/2010
Pages: 481
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Ian McKay is a professor in the Department of History at Queen's University. Robin Bates is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago.

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