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Lilac moon : dreaming of the real West

Author: Sharon Butala
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To answer the question "What makes a Westerner?", author Butala considers the myths, the history, and the peoples of the three prairie provinces. From the pioneer past to Western stereotypes, from racial and ethnic inequalities to party politics, from rural myths to urban realities, she interweaves strands of history, family, politics and culture.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Butala
ISBN: 0002007789 9780002007788
OCLC Number: 56682849
Notes: "A Phyllis Bruce Book."
Description: xvi, 255 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A western family --
A day in the life of the real West --
The last great wilderness --
Shadows and stars --
Le pays d'en haut --
A loaf of bread, a piece of sausage --
Tough stock --
The West wants in --
or out --
Visions of the prairie West --
The changing West --
The dream of the West.
Responsibility: Sharon Butala.

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To answer the question "What makes a Westerner?", author Butala considers the myths, the history, and the peoples of the three prairie provinces. From the pioneer past to Western stereotypes, from racial and ethnic inequalities to party politics, from rural myths to urban realities, she interweaves strands of history, family, politics and culture.

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