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The construction of colonial identity in the Canadas, 1815-1867

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This thesis examines the construction and contestation of Anglo-Canadian identity from the end of the War of 1812 until Confederation in 1867. It argues that the conflict between English- and French-speakers in the Canadas was by no means inevitable but a function of the institutional and political circumstances of the time. It seeks to complicate the picture of the British in Canada by demonstrating that they were a diverse community of different groups, institutions and religions that on...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
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Local pid:
ora:9341

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