On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781552382301_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $54.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: History
published: Aug 2007
ISBN:9781552382301

The Prairie West as Promised Land

contributions by R. Douglas Francis; Doug Owram; Chris Kitzan; Laurence Kitzan; Matthew Wrangler; David Hall; Sarah Carter; Anthony W. Rasporich; Bill Waiser; Randi Warne; Bradford J. Rennie; Catherine A. Cavanaugh; Steve Hewitt; George Melnyk; Michael Fedyk & Brett Fairbairn

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
rural, historiography
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $54.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: History
published: Aug 2007
ISBN:9781552382301
Description

So the emblem of the West Our bright Maple Leaf is bless'd To its children of the goodly open hand; All the nations of the earth Are now learning of its worth And are flocking to this wealthy, promised land. - The Sugar Maple Tree Song, 1906

In 1906, the Sugar Maple Tree Song was just one example of the rhapsodic pieces that touted the Prairie West as the "promised land." In the formative years of agricultural settlement from the late nineteenth century to the First World War, the Canadian government, along with the railways and other Prairie boosters, further developed and propagated this image within the widely distributed promotional literature that was used to attract millions of immigrants to the Canadian West from all corners of the world. Some saw the Prairies as an ideal place to create a Utopian society; others seized the chance to take control of their own destinies in a new and exciting place. The image of the West as a place of unbridled prosperity and opportunity became the dominant perception of the region at that time. During the interwar and post-World War II eras, this image was questioned and challenged, although not entirely replaced, thus showing its pervasive influence.The Prairie West as Promised Land is group of essays, which includes contributions from some of the best-known Prairie historians as well as some of the most promising new scholars in the field, explores this persistent theme in Prairie history and makes an important contribution to the historiography of the Canadian West.

With Contributions By: Sarah Carter Catherine A. Cavanaugh Brett Fairbairn Michael Fedyk R. Douglas Francis David Hall SteveHewitt Laurence Kitzan Chris Kitzan George Melnyk Doug Owram Anthony W. Rasporich Bradford J. Rennie Bill Waiser Matthew Wangler Randi Warne

About the Authors

R. Douglas Francis

Author profile page >

Doug Owram

Author profile page >

Chris Kitzan

Author profile page >

Laurence Kitzan

Author profile page >

Matthew Wrangler

Chris Kitzan manages content creation for Library and Archives Canada's Web Content and Services Division. Formerly a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Chris has more than fifteen years experience authoring historical productions, exhibitions, and publications for both academic and popular audiences.
Author profile page >

David Hall

Chris Kitzan manages content creation for Library and Archives Canada's Web Content and Services Division. Formerly a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Chris has more than fifteen years experience authoring historical productions, exhibitions, and publications for both academic and popular audiences.
Author profile page >

Sarah Carter

Chris Kitzan manages content creation for Library and Archives Canada's Web Content and Services Division. Formerly a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Chris has more than fifteen years experience authoring historical productions, exhibitions, and publications for both academic and popular audiences.
Author profile page >

Anthony W. Rasporich

Chris Kitzan manages content creation for Library and Archives Canada's Web Content and Services Division. Formerly a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Chris has more than fifteen years experience authoring historical productions, exhibitions, and publications for both academic and popular audiences.
Author profile page >

Bill Waiser

Chris Kitzan manages content creation for Library and Archives Canada's Web Content and Services Division. Formerly a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Chris has more than fifteen years experience authoring historical productions, exhibitions, and publications for both academic and popular audiences.
Author profile page >

Randi Warne

Chris Kitzan manages content creation for Library and Archives Canada's Web Content and Services Division. Formerly a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Chris has more than fifteen years experience authoring historical productions, exhibitions, and publications for both academic and popular audiences.
Author profile page >

Bradford J. Rennie

Chris Kitzan manages content creation for Library and Archives Canada's Web Content and Services Division. Formerly a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Chris has more than fifteen years experience authoring historical productions, exhibitions, and publications for both academic and popular audiences.
Author profile page >

Catherine A. Cavanaugh

Chris Kitzan manages content creation for Library and Archives Canada's Web Content and Services Division. Formerly a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Chris has more than fifteen years experience authoring historical productions, exhibitions, and publications for both academic and popular audiences.
Author profile page >

Steve Hewitt

STEVE HEWITT was born and raised in Southern Ontario. He is the author of Spying 101: The RCMP's Secret Activities at Canadian Universities, 1917-1997 and is a member of the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
Author profile page >

George Melnyk is an associate professor of Canadian studies and film studies in the University of Calgary’s Department of Communication and Culture. He is the author of more than 25 books.
Author profile page >

George Melnyk is an associate professor of Canadian studies and film studies in the University of Calgary’s Department of Communication and Culture. He is the author of more than 25 books.
Author profile page >

George Melnyk is an associate professor of Canadian studies and film studies in the University of Calgary’s Department of Communication and Culture. He is the author of more than 25 books.
Author profile page >
Editorial Reviews

The variety of angles from which the theme is approached, combined with the authority of the authors, make this a potentially seminal volume for those with interests in the history and culture of Canada during the first half of the twentieth-century.

—Angela Smith, British Journal of Canadian Studies


A fine contribution.

—Mary Ellen Kelm, The Canadian Historical Review 

Buy this book at:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Other Titles by R. Douglas Francis

Canada and the British World

Canada and the British World

Culture, Migration, and Identity
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
tagged :
More Info

Other Titles by Doug Owram

Born at the Right Time

Born at the Right Time

A History of the Baby Boom Generation
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
More Info
Promise of Eden

Promise of Eden

The Canadian Expansionist Movement and the Idea of the West, 1856-1900
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged :
More Info
Canadian History: A Reader's Guide

Canadian History: A Reader's Guide

Volume 2: Confederation to the Present
edited by Doug Owram
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged :
More Info
Thinkers and Dreamers

Thinkers and Dreamers

Historical Essays in Honour of Carl Berger
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged :
More Info

Other Titles by Chris Kitzan

Other Titles by David Hall

Beneath Cold Seas

Beneath Cold Seas

The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
More Info

Other Titles by Sarah Carter

Lost Harvests

Lost Harvests

Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy
edition:Hardcover
tagged :
More Info

Capturing Women

The Manipulation of Cultural Imagery in Canada's Prairie West
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged :
More Info
Recollecting

Recollecting

Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info

Other Titles by Bill Waiser

Tommy's Team

Tommy's Team

The People Behind the Douglas Years
edition:Paperback
tagged : political, medical
More Info
Portraits of an Era

Portraits of an Era

The Aerial Photography of Howdy McPhail
by Bill Waiser
photographs by Howdy McPhail
edition:Hardcover
tagged : history
More Info

Other Titles by Randi Warne

Standing on New Ground

Standing on New Ground

Women in Alberta
edition:Paperback
tagged : women
More Info

Other Titles by Bradford J. Rennie

Other Titles by Catherine A. Cavanaugh

Telling Tales

Telling Tales

Essays in Western Women's History
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
More Info

Other Titles by Steve Hewitt

The RCMP

A History
edition:eBook
also available: eBook
tagged :
More Info
Just Watch Us

Just Watch Us

RCMP Surveillance of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Cold War Canada
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
More Info
Riding to the Rescue

Riding to the Rescue

The Transformation of the RCMP in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1914-1939
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
More Info
Spying 101

Spying 101

The RCMP's Secret Activities at Canadian Universities, 1917-1997
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged : espionage, higher
More Info

Other Titles by George Melnyk

SEARCH FOR COMMUNITY

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged :
More Info
Wild Words

Wild Words

Essays on Alberta Literature
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian
More Info

Other Titles by Brett Fairbairn

Co-operative Canada

Co-operative Canada

Empowering Communities and Sustainable Businesses
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...