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Fighting with the empire : Canada, Britain, and global conflict, 1867-1947

Fighting with the empire : Canada, Britain, and global conflict, 1867-1947

Author: William J Pratt; Steve Marti
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Studies in Canadian military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Canadians often characterize their military history as a march toward nationhood, but in the first eighty years of Confederation they were fighting for the British Empire. From 1867 to 1947, war or threat of war forced Canadians to consider what bound them as a nation and entangled them in a string of overseas conflicts. The contribution of Canadian lives and resources to imperial warfare supported a constitutional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Military history
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: Fighting with the empire.:
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2019.
Online version:
Fighting with the empire.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Pratt; Steve Marti
ISBN: 9780774860406 0774860405 9780774860413 0774860413
OCLC Number: 1080211577
Description: vi, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Fathers and sons of empire : domesticity, empire, and Canadian participation in the Anglo-Boer War / Amy Shaw --
Daughter in my mother's house, but mistress in my own : questioning Canada's imperial relationship through patriotic work, 1914-18 / Steve Marti --
Postal censorship and Canadian identity in the Second World War / William John Pratt --
Guardians of empire? British imperial officers in Canada, 1874-1914 / Eirik Brazier --
Francophone-Anglophone accommodation in practice : liberal foreign policy and national unity between the wars / Robert J. Talbot --
Claiming Canada's king and queen : Canadians and the 1939 royal tour / Claire L. Halstead --
For king or country? Quebec, the empire, and the First World War / Geoff Keelan --
Anti-fascist strikes and the patriotic shield? Canadian workers and the employment of "enemy aliens" in the Second World War / Mikhail Bjorge --
First Nations and the British connection during the Second World War / R. Scott Sheffield.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history.
Responsibility: edited by Steve Marti and William John Pratt.


This insightful collection untangles the paradox of mobilizing a Canadian contribution to Britain's imperial wars - and forging a national identity in the process.  Read more...


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Fighting with the Empire is a wonderful piece of scholarship and should appeal to a broad range of academic interests. -- Katelyn Stieva, University of New Brunswick * Canadian Military History *

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