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The Resource Heroines and history : representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord, Colin M. Coates and Cecilia Morgan

Heroines and history : representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord, Colin M. Coates and Cecilia Morgan

Label
Heroines and history : representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord
Title
Heroines and history
Title remainder
representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord
Statement of responsibility
Colin M. Coates and Cecilia Morgan
Title variation
Heroines & history
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Heroines and History is a co-authored, comparative study of the images of Madeleine de Vercheres and Laura Secord, symbols respectively of French-Canadian and English-Canadian loyalism and nationalism. The authors explore the roles of gender, race/ethnicity, and imperialism in defining national identity and shaping the past by looking at the role of local historical societies, the formation of narratives of Loyalism and the War of 1812 in school texts, and the use of historical figures in the service of twentieth-century consumer capitalism (e.g., the Secord chocolate company) and in the development of tourism." "This is a fascinating comparison of the histories of Ontario and Quebec as seen through the handling of their best-known heroines. Most Canadians are familiar with stories of Madeleine de Vercheres defending Montreal against the Iroquois in 1692 and of Laura Secord and her cow bravely crossing the American lines to warn the British during the War of 1812. In both cases, the authors show how these heroines were used for nationalistic purposes in their respective provinces, and how their images changed down through the ages." "Heroines and History makes a significant contribution to the growing body of literature on commemoration, as well as to the literatures of gender, cultural, and Aboriginal studies. It will be of interest both to specialist academic readers and general readers of Canadian history and society."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coates, Colin MacMillan
Dewey number
305.4/092/271
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F1005
LC item number
.C55 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morgan, Cecilia Louise
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Verchères, Madeleine de
  • Secord, Laura
  • Women heroes
  • Women heroes
  • Nationalism
  • Verchères, Madeleine de
  • Secord, Laura Ingersoll
  • Secord, Laura
  • Verchères, Madeleine de
  • Secord, Laura
  • Verchères, Madeleine de
  • Secord, Laura Ingersoll
  • Héroïnes
  • Nationalisme
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Nationalism
  • Women heroes
  • Canada
  • Helden (personen)
  • Vrouwen
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • Representatie (algemeen)
  • Collectief geheugen
  • Héroïne (Personnage)
  • Historiographie
  • Nationalisme
  • Canada anglais
  • Canada français
Label
Heroines and history : representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord, Colin M. Coates and Cecilia Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-355) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why heroines, why history? -- Like mother, like daughter: the woman warrior tradition -- Images of heroism and nationalism: the Canadian Joan of Arc -- Representing history: the statue and film of Madeleine de Vercheres -- Feminist and teenager: the decline of Madeleine de Vercheres's popularity -- Walking to beaver dams: colonial narratives, 1820s-1860s -- The lives of the loyal pioneers: historical societies and historical narratives -- Lessons in loyalty: children's texts and readers -- 'Seeing' the past: the monuments and the candy company -- Laura Secord, the Niagara region, and historical tourism -- Epilogue: the Iroquois presence
Control code
809042380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 368 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675728
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56rsb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809042380
Label
Heroines and history : representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord, Colin M. Coates and Cecilia Morgan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-355) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why heroines, why history? -- Like mother, like daughter: the woman warrior tradition -- Images of heroism and nationalism: the Canadian Joan of Arc -- Representing history: the statue and film of Madeleine de Vercheres -- Feminist and teenager: the decline of Madeleine de Vercheres's popularity -- Walking to beaver dams: colonial narratives, 1820s-1860s -- The lives of the loyal pioneers: historical societies and historical narratives -- Lessons in loyalty: children's texts and readers -- 'Seeing' the past: the monuments and the candy company -- Laura Secord, the Niagara region, and historical tourism -- Epilogue: the Iroquois presence
Control code
809042380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 368 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675728
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56rsb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809042380

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