Reappraisals of British Colonisation in Atlantic Canada, 1700-1930

Reappraisals of British Colonisation in Atlantic Canada, 1700-1930


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This collection offers new perspectives on the legacy of British colonisation by concentrating on Atlantic Canada, a region that was pivotal to safeguarding Britain's imperial ambitions, between 1750 and 1930.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474459037
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 06/26/2020
Series: Histories of the Scottish Atlantic
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

S. Karly Kehoe is the Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities. Prior to coming to Saint Mary’s, she lived and worked in Scotland. She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the Global Young Academy and the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, and an alumna of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland. Her primary research areas are religion, migration, and minority identities in the British Atlantic, but she is also interested in sustainable development and rural change in Nova Scotia and the Scottish Highlands

Professor Michael Vance is Professor of History at St. Mary’s University. He has dedicated his research career to the topic of the transatlantic connection between Scotland and Canada. As well as a monograph and two edited collections, he has written numerous articles that have been published by journals including Immigrants and Minorities, Scottish Tradition and BC Studies. His current research focuses on Scottish migration patterns to Canada, Australia and South Africa in the 19th century.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Colonial Legacies, S. Karly Kehoe and Michael E. Vance; 2. British Colonisation in an Atlantic Canadian Context, John G. Reid; Part I: Dispossession & Settlement; 2. Barren Icy Rocks or a Nursery of Seamen? Debating Nova Scotia and Ideologies of Empire in the Era of the American Revolution, Alexandra L. Montgomery; 3. Leaving Nova Scotia: Sierra Leone and the Free Black People, 1792-1800, Ruma Chopra;
4. New world, old problems? Aristocratic influences on colonial governance and land in nineteenth-century Atlantic Canada, Annie Tindley; Part II: Religion and Identity; 5. Catholic Highland Scots and the Colonisation of Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island, 1772-1830, S. Karly Kehoe;
6. The Church of England, Print Networks and the Book of Common Prayer in Atlantic Canada, c. 1750-c. 1830, Joseph Hardwick; 7. ‘For Christ and Covenant’: Scottish Presbyterian Dissent and Early Political Reform in Nova Scotia, 1803-1832, Holly Ritchie; Part III: Reappraising Memory;
8. Fenian Ghosts: The Spectre of Irish Republicanism in Ethnic Relations in Newfoundland, Willeen Keough; 9. Cosmopolitan Engagements: Class, Place and Diplomacy in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Fisheries, 1815-1854, Kurt Korneski; 10. The Mi’kamq, the Pattersons, and Remembering the Scottish Colonisation of Nova Scotia, Michael E. Vance

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