The burden of history : colonialism and the frontier myth in a rural Canadian community (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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The burden of history : colonialism and the frontier myth in a rural Canadian community

Author: Elizabeth Furniss
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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An ethnographic case study of Williams Lake. Elizabeth Furniss looks at the roots of social conflicts and examines how prevalent colonial assumptions of history, identity and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Furniss
ISBN: 0774807105 9780774807104 0774807113 9780774807111
OCLC Number: 463039168
Description: xii, 237 p. : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface1 Culture and Colonialism in Rural British Columbia2 The Burden of History3 The Landscape of Public History: Pioneers, Progress, and the Myth of the Frontier 4 Mobilizing History: Regional Identities, Pioneer Traditions, and the Frontier Myth in Political Discourse 5 Indians, Whites, and Common-Sense Racism 6 Encountering Histories: The Land Claims Public Forum 7 Re-creating the Wild West: Negotiating Indianness in the Williams Lake Stampede 8 The Frontier Complex: Conclusions and Comments Notes; References; Index
Responsibility: Elizabeth Furniss.

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Provides a deep examination of Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian relations in the city of Williams Lake, British Columbia. I recommend this book to those concerned with British Columbia, the culture of Read more...

 
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