Useful Fortune: Contingency and the Limits of Identity in the Canadas, 1790-1850

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Title
Useful Fortune: Contingency and the Limits of Identity in the Canadas, 1790-1850
Abstract
The author analyzes how Lower and Upper Canadians in the period 1790-1850 articulated ideas of the self in relation to concepts provided by the Enlightenment. In terms of Lower Canada, she analyzes how English-speakers viewed themselves and how they viewed French-speakers and the corruption of France in the era of the French Revolution, the Terror, and the Napoleonic Wars. The English language, the English-speakers believed, was the international language of commerce, replacing French, the outdated language of diplomacy.
Type
PhD disserftation
University
University of British Columbia
Place
Vancouver, BC
Date
1996
# of Pages
v-299
Language
en
URL
Citation
Robert, Louise. “Useful Fortune: Contingency and the Limits of Identity in the Canadas, 1790-1850.” PhD disserftation, University of British Columbia, 1996. https://open.library.ubc.ca/media/download/pdf/831/1.0087835/1.
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