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Civilizing the wilderness : culture and nature in pre-confederation Canada and Rupert's Land

Author: A A den Otter
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2012.
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Essays about the ways British newcomers to pre-Confederation Canada viewed the land and its Aboriginal inhabitants.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A A den Otter
ISBN: 9780888645463 0888645465
OCLC Number: 786133151
Description: xxxiv, 438 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: British North Americans Against the Wilderness --
William Mason and Robert Rundle --
The Education of Henry Steinhauer and Henry Budd --
Bishop Anderson, Civilization, and Wilderness --
The Sayer Trail --
Governor George Simpson's Civilizing Mission --
The 1857 Parliamentary Select Committee --
Peter Jones: Civilize or be Civilized --
Historians and the Red River Métis --
The Wilderness Civilized.
Responsibility: A.A. den Otter.
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Eleven essays explore the dichotomy of "civilizing" and "wilderness" in 1850s Euro-British North America.  Read more...

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