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Creating Colonial Pasts


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Introduction: Pulling on Threads: Unravelling Histories and Historians Chapter One: Books and Mortar: Janet Carnochan's Historical Town Chapter Two: "To Turn the Light on the Other Side": History and the Six Nations Chapter Three: "Among the Six Nations": Celia B. File and the Politics of Memory, History, and Home Chapter Four: "Where Nature Had Joined Hands with Man": History, Tourism, and Landscape in Niagara-on-the-Lake Conclusion: Mending the Threads of the Past

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"In Creating Colonial Pasts, Cecilia Morgan makes a valuable contribution to the active and ongoing debate about the nature of memory and commemoration in Canada, highlighting the role of place and local knowledge in the construction of historical memory. Each chapter adds a new dimension to this innovative approach to the Canadian study of memory." -- Alan Gordon, Department of History, University of Guelph "Creating Colonial Pasts is brilliant. Morgan has presented us with a new way of seeing history, memory, and commemoration in southern Ontario." -- Donald Wright, Department of Political Science, University of New Brunswick

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Cecilia Morgan is Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She is the author of Commemorating Canada: History, Heritage, and Memory, 1850-1990s (2016), as well as Creating Colonial Pasts: History, Memory, and Commemoration in Southern Ontario, 1860-1980 (2015).


'Morgan's study provides a roadmap for others to explore underutilized collections stored within the local archives across the province-eastern, western, southern, and northern-and their unexplored webs of connections. -- Ross Fair Ontario History, Autumn 2016

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