Civilizing the Wilderness: Culture and Nature in Pre-Confederation Canada and Rupert's Land (Paperback)A. A. den Otter (author)
Paperback 472 Pages / Published: 05/04/2012
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In this collection of essays, A.A. den Otter explores the meaning of the concepts "civilizing" and "wilderness" within an 1850s Euro-British North American context. At the time, den Otter argues, these concepts meant something quite different than they do today. Through careful readings and researches of a variety of lesser known individuals and events, den Otter teases out the striking dichotomy between "civilizing" and "wilderness," leading readers to a new understanding of the relationship between newcomers and Native peoples, and the very lands they inhabited. Historians and non-specialists with an interest in western Canadian native, settler, and environmental-economic history will be deeply rewarded by reading Civilizing the Wilderness.
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
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