Testimonies and Secrets

Testimonies and Secrets

Author: Robert M. Mennel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442614789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 337

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This compelling history is drawn from the papers of the Crouse-Eikle family, discovered in their ancestral home in Crousetown on Nova Scotia's South Shore. Millwright John Will Crouse (1844–1914) kept a meticulous diary spanning five decades. Reflective by nature, he recorded the challenges of work, pondered the intricacies of communal life, and wrote movingly of his personal and spiritual struggles. His daughter Elvira Crouse Eikle reported on village events for local newspapers, and her son, Harold Eikle (1912–1977), a gifted teacher and musician, wrote letters and family history. Harold's correspondence celebrated the social liberations of the 1930s and beyond, but also showed their limits in the suffering he experienced as a gay man in a heterosexual world. Using the family papers, other unpublished documents and oral history, Robert M. Mennel connects the experiences of the Crouse-Eikle family and their community to larger themes of social and cultural change in North America. A story of vivid personalities and episodes, by turns sad, conflicted, joyful, bitter, funny and reflective, Testimonies and Secrets will be read with pleasure by scholars and general readers alike.

Promoters, Patriots, and Partisans

Promoters, Patriots, and Partisans

Author: Martin Brook Taylor

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802067166

Category: History

Page: 308

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During the nineteenth-century, the writing of history in English-speaking Canada changed from promotional efforts by amateurs to an academically-based discipline. Professor Taylor charts this transition in a comprehensive history. The early historians - the promoters of the title - sought to further their own interests through exxagerated accounts of a particular colony to which they had developed a transient attachment. Eventually this group was replaced by patriots, whose writing was influenced by loyalty to the land of their brith and residence. This second generation of historians attempted both to defend their respective colonies by explaining away past disappointments and to fit events into a predicitve pattern of progress and development. In the process, they established distinctive identities for each of the British North American colonies. Eventually a confrontation occurred between those who saw Canada as a nation and those whose traditions and vistas were provincial in emphasis. Ultimately the former prevailed, only to find the present and future too complex and too ominous to understand. Historians ssubsequently lost their sense of purpose and direction and fell into partisan disagreement or pessimistic nostalgia. This abandonment of their role paved the way for the new, professional breed of historian as the twentieth century opened. In the course of his analysis, Taylor considers a number of key issues about the writing of history: the kind of people who undertake it and their motivation for doing so, the intended and actual effects of their work, its influence on subsequent historical writing, and the development of uniform and accepted standards of professional practice.

Firsting in the Early-Modern Atlantic World

Firsting in the Early-Modern Atlantic World

Author: Lauren Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000228038

Category: History

Page: 268

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For centuries, historians have narrated the arrival of Europeans using terminology (discovery, invasion, conquest, and colonization) that emphasizes their agency and disempowers that of Native Americans. This book explores firsting, a discourse that privileges European and settler-colonial presence, movements, knowledges, and experiences as a technology of colonization in the early modern Atlantic world, 1492-1900. It exposes how textual culture has ensured that Euro-settlers dominate Native Americans, while detailing misrepresentations of Indigenous peoples as unmodern and proposing how the western world can be un-firsted in scholarship on this time and place.

History of the County of Lunenburg

History of the County of Lunenburg

Author: Mather B Desbrisay

Publisher: Alpha Edition

ISBN: 9353894387

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 935

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

The Anthropology of Performance

The Anthropology of Performance

Author: Frank J. Korom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118493090

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The Anthropology of Performance is an invaluable guide tothis exciting and growing area. This cutting-edge volume onthe major advancements in performance studies presents thetheories, methods, and practices of performance in cultures aroundthe globe. Leading anthropologists describe the range of humanexpression through performance and explore its role in constructingidentity and community, as well as broader processes such asglobalization and transnationalism. Introduces new and advanced students to the task of studyingand interpreting complex social, cultural, and political eventsfrom a performance perspective Presents performance as a convergent field of inquiry thatbridges the humanities and social sciences, with a distinctivecross-cultural perspective in anthropology Demonstrates the range of human expression and meaning throughperformance in related fields of religious & ritual studies,folkloristics, theatre, language arts, and art & dance Explores the role of performance in constructing identity,community, and the broader processes of globalization andtransnationalism Includes fascinating global case studies on a diverse range ofphenomena Contributions from leading scholars examine verbal genres,ritual and drama, public spectacle, tourism, and the performancesembedded in everyday selves, communities and nations

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Author: Francess G. Halpenny

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0802033989

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1084

View: 551

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is the definitive biographical reference work in Canadian history. "No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." R. Hall, Globe and Mail.

History Of The County Of Lunenburg

History Of The County Of Lunenburg

Author: Mather Byles

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0343441764

Category:

Page: 384

View: 628

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

History of the County of Lunenburg

History of the County of Lunenburg

Author: Mather Byles Desbrisay

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0343123711

Category:

Page: 272

View: 452

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.