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In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia

Ian McKay Robin Bates June 07, 2020

In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia Ian McKay Robin Bates Using archival sources, novels, government reports, and works on tourism and heritage, Ian McKay and Robin Bates look at how state planners, key politicians, and cultural figures such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, long time premier Angus L Macdonald, and novelist Thomas Raddall were all instrumental in forming tourism history The authors argue that Longfellow s 1847 pUsing archival sources, novels, government reports, and works on tourism and heritage, Ian McKay and Robin Bates look at how state planners, key politicians, and cultural figures such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, long time premier Angus L Macdonald, and novelist Thomas Raddall were all instrumental in forming tourism history The authors argue that Longfellow s 1847 poem Evangeline on the brutal British expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia became a template a new kind of profit making history that exalted whiteness and excluded ethnic minorities, women, and working class movements A remarkable look at the intersection of politics, leisure, and the presentation of public history, In the Province of History is a revealing account of how a region has both used and distorted its own past.

In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia Ian McKay Robin Bates

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