In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia (Paperback)
  • In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia (Paperback)
zoom

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

(author), (author)
£26.99
Paperback 481 Pages / Published: 18/05/2010
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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.

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773537040
Number of pages: 481
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 661 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"In the Province of History gives a highly provocative and sometimes startling insight into the evolution of Nova Scotia's tourism history. McKay and Bates demonstrate expert archival knowledge, while masterfully sustaining an intellectual narrative, from cover to cover. This highly anticipated book will inform, inspire, and advance alternative understanding of Nova Scotian history. The authors are to be congratulated." Gwendolyn Davies, Professor and Dean Emerita, University of New Brunswick
"[McKay] makes his case with passion, sarcasm, and irony." Christopher Moore, Canada's History

You may also be interested in...

The Untold History of the United States
Added to basket
Masters of Wisdom: Thoreau
Added to basket
The Penguin History Of Latin America
Added to basket
1776
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Che Guevara
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Clandestine In Chile
Added to basket
The American West
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Friday Night Lights
Added to basket
The Great Crash 1929
Added to basket
Colossus
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Battle Cry of Freedom
Added to basket
Lost City of the Incas
Added to basket
Careless People
Added to basket
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
America, Empire of Liberty
Added to basket
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.