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Prejudice and pride [electronic resource] : Canadian intellectuals confront the United States, 1891-1945 /
Damien-Claude Bélanger.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2011.
description
322 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9781442640450 (acid-free paper)
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Book
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2011.
isbn
9781442640450 (acid-free paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10521099
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-312) and index.
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'Prejudice & Pride is a noteworthy addition to Canadian historiography. Bélanger has done an important service by pointing to the centrality of modernity as an intellectual conception and organizing principle of Canadian intellectual debates concerning United States. This book will appeal to a broad scholarly audience.'
'The book should be a required reading not only for students of the intellectual dimensions of imperialism and continentalism, but for all well-schooled readers with an interest inlate nineteenth and early twentieth-century Canadian history.'
'Prejudice and Prideis an excellent, original work that delves instructively into both English and French Canadian anti-Americanism. Damien-Claude Bélanger's unique comprehension of authors writing in both official languages presents readers with an honest portrait of a variety of intellectual trends. Well-focused and solidly argued, Prejudice and Pridewill appeal to anyone interested in Canadian-American relations.'
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Summaries
Main Description
As a country with enormous economic, military, and cultural power, the United States can seem an overwhelming neighbour - one that demands consideration by politicians, thinkers, and cultural figures. Prejudice and Pride examines and compares how English and French Canadian intellectuals viewed American society from 1891 to 1945.Based on over five hundred texts drawn largely from the era's periodical literature, the study reveals that English and French Canadian intellectuals shared common preoccupations with the United States, though the English tended to emphasize political issues and the French cultural issues. Damien-Claude Bélanger's in-depth analysis of anti-American sentiment during this era divides Canadian thinkers less along language lines and more according to their political stance as right-wing, left-wing, or centrist. Significantly, the era's discourse regarding American life and the Canadian-American relationship was less an expression of nationalism or a reaction to US policy than it was about the expression of wider attitudes concerning modernity.
Main Description
From the time of the American Revolution, Canada's writers and intellectuals have pondered the extent to which Canadian and American society differ. They have also argued over just how close Canada's relationship with the United States should be à The general consensus surrounding this writing is fairly straightforward: anti-Americanism is viewed as a facet of Canadian nationalism and an expression of the nation's struggle to maintain its sovereignty and distinctiveness à [Prejudice and Pride] argues that late-nineteenth-and early-twentieth-century intellectual discourse regarding American life and the Canadian-American relationship was not simply an expression of nationalism or a reaction to United States foreign or commercial policy. Rather, it was primarily the expression of wider attitudes concerning modernity. Book jacket.
Main Description
As a country with enormous economic, military, and cultural power, the United States can seem an overwhelming neighbour - one that demands consideration by politicians, thinkers, and cultural figures. Prejudice and Prideexamines and compares how English and French Canadian intellectuals viewed American society from 1891 to 1945. Based on over five hundred texts drawn largely from the era's periodical literature, the study reveals that English and French Canadian intellectuals shared common preoccupations with the United States, though the English tended to emphasize political issues and the French cultural issues. Damien-Claude Belanger's in-depth analysis of anti-American sentiment during this era divides Canadian thinkers less along language lines and more according to their political stance as right-wing, left-wing, or centrist. Significantly, the era's discourse regarding American life and the Canadian-American relationship was less an expression of nationalism or a reaction to US policy than it was about the expression of wider attitudes concerning modernity.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 3
Canadian-American Relations: An Intellectual Historyp. 14
American Politics and Philosophyp. 49
Religion and Culture in the United Statesp. 78
Race and Gender in the United Statesp. 96
The Perils of Prosperity and the Search for Orderp. 114
Canadian Identity and Americap. 126
Twin Perils: Annexation and Americanizationp. 144
Canadian-American Relations and American Foreign Policyp. 161
Canadian-American Trade, Unionism, and Migrationp. 183
Conclusionp. 206
Appendix: Corpusp. 219
Notesp. 251
Bibliographyp. 299
Indexp. 313
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