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William Wye Smith : recollections of a nineteenth century Scottish Canadian

Author: William Wye Smith; Scott A McLean; Michael E Vance
Publisher: Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived to he the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demonstrated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: William Wye Smith; William Wye Smith; William Wye Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Wye Smith; Scott A McLean; Michael E Vance
ISBN: 9781550028041 1550028049
OCLC Number: 191759719
Description: 421 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Reading William Wye Smith: An Introduction to Background Influences and Stereotypes --
Ch. 1. Bygone Age --
Ch. 2. Pioneers --
Ch. 3. Odd Characters and Customs --
Ch. 4. Makeshifts of Bush Life --
Ch. 5. Buried Fortunes --
Ch. 6. English and Scotch Immigrants --
Ch. 7. Irish and German Settlers --
Ch. 8. Indians --
Ch. 9. Negroes --
Ch. 10. Literature in the Bush --
Ch. 11. Backwoods Experiences --
Afterword: Reverend William W. Smith and Identity --
App. A. Works of William Wye Smith --
App. B. Poem of Archibald McKillop: "The Blind Poet of Megantic"
Responsibility: edited by Scott A. McLean & Michael E. Vance.

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"Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived to he the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demonstrated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception." "Smith prepared his "Canadian Reminiscences," a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history."--Jacket.

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