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In the province of history : the making of the public past in twentieth-century Nova Scotia

Author: Ian McKay; Robin Bates
Publisher: Montréal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How a region sells - and misrepresents - its past

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McKay; Robin Bates
ISBN: 9780773537033 0773537031 9780773537040 077353704X
OCLC Number: 495781763
Description: viii, 481 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: How a land without antiquities became the province of history --
This is the province primeval : Evangeline and the beginnings of tourism/history --
All the world was safe and happy : the innocence of Will R. Bird --
Down the twisting path of destiny : the impossible libralism of Thomas Raddall --
Marketing race : Angus L. Macdonald, Tartanism, and the cultural politics of whiteness --
Of runic stones and Lockean dreams : the triumvirate and its treasures, 1935-1964 --
Is the romance ended?
Responsibility: Ian McKay and Robin Bates.

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"[McKay] makes his case with passion, sarcasm, and irony." Christopher Moore, Canada's History "In the Province of History gives a highly provocative and sometimes startling insight into the Read more...

 
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