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History Pre-confederation (to 1867)

Remembering and Forgetting in Acadie

A Historian's Journey through Public Memory

by (author) Ronald Rudin

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2009
Category
Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780802099501
    Publish Date
    Jun 2009
    List Price
    $98.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802096579
    Publish Date
    May 2009
    List Price
    $49.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442693340
    Publish Date
    May 2009
    List Price
    $41.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442688971
    Publish Date
    May 2009
    List Price
    $90.00

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Description

Between 2004 and 2005, Acadians observed two major anniversaries in their history: the 400th anniversary of the birth of Acadie and the 250th anniversary of their deportation at the hands of the British. Attending many of the commemorative activities that marked the anniversaries, Ronald Rudin has documented these events as an "embedded historian." Conducting interviews and collecting the opinions of Acadians, Anglophones, and First Nations, Remembering and Forgetting in Acadie examines the variety of ways in which the past is publicly presented and remembered.

A profound and accessible study of the often-conflicting purposes of public history, Rudin details the contentious cultural, political, and historical issues that were prompted by these anniversaries. Offering an astounding collection of materials, Remembering and Forgetting in Acadie is also accompanied by a website (www.rememberingacadie.concordia.ca) that provides access to films, audio clips, and photographs assembled on Rudin's journey through public memory.

About the author

Ronald Rudin is a professor in the Department of History and co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University. His most recent book, Remembering and Forgetting in Acadie, received both the US National Council on Public History Book Award and the Public History Prize of the Canadian Historical Association.

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Awards

  • Winner, Public History Group Book Prize awarded by Canadian Historical Association
  • Winner, NCPH Book Award awarded by National Council on Public History

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