Download e-book for iPad: 100 Days that Changed Canada by Mark Reid

By Mark Reid

ISBN-10: 1443409146

ISBN-13: 9781443409148

Each Canadian is familiar with a handful of dates that modified our country—July 1, 1867; November eleven, 1918; September 28, 1972—but our nation’s historical past, now greater than 50,000 days lengthy, runs a lot deeper than these iconic moments. From politics and wars to normal failures, innovations and activities, this hugely readable and fantastically designed album bargains an enticing and insightful portrait of existence in all components of Canada. that includes a gorgeous array of color and black-and-white images, a hundred Days that modified Canada is a chic memento and an important addition to each library.

Contributors contain Michael Bliss, Stevie Cameron, Adrienne Clarkson, Tim cook dinner, Charlotte grey, Ken McGoogan, Dick Pound, Bob Rae, Peter Mansbridge, Rona Maynard, Peter C. Newman, Margaret Wente and Brian Williams.

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31 The tough reality of household maintenance convinced others that domestic patriarchy was a better bargain than they had previously estimated. , to wash and mend, and all the paraphernalia connected with housekeeping to attend to, there was not much comfort belonging to it,’ wrote Emmerson about the Victoria house he shared with another man. ‘I had by this time made a grand discovery,’ he declared. ”’32 Hayward had a similar epiphany. ‘Have been reading to the boys an account of Belashazzors feast and it teaches The influence of women.

48 This homosocial culture was not necessarily a poor imitation of allegedly real, natural, or legitimate gender organization. While white men’s desire for white women was often assumed, the lives of many of backwoods British Columbian men – lived in lifelong bachelorhood, with no apparent quest for formal marriage – suggests that same-race, het- 30 On the Edge of Empire erosexual desires were not universal. One miner wrote that ‘generally gold diggers are not marrying men. ’50 Historian of American masculinity Anthony Rotundo agrees on the importance of same-sex bonds, but argues that men’s romantic friendships were a product of a distinct phase of the life cycle – youth.

10 Fishy, infested, flattened, and barefoot, this klootchman is a grotesque foil for Western ideals of womanhood. ’11 White men’s perception of First Nations women as sexually available was justified by the contention that Aboriginal cultures, especially NorthCoast ones, did not promote chastity. 13 Such comments hint at how in British Columbia images of the generic ‘Indian woman’ were tempered by culturally specific representations, especially those rooted in the ongoing reality of Haida, Tsimshian, Nisga’a, and Tlingit military and political power and presence.

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