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Spirit, hardship, and opportunity: narrating imperial adventure in early twentieth-century British Columbia

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dc.contributor.author Moore, Elaine Rita
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-15T19:10:05Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-15T19:10:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2010-03-15T19:10:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2362
dc.description.abstract Critical examination of gendered and racialized encounters between people and landscapes highlights the varied ways in which individuals respond to complex and multifaceted discourses. By analyzing an archive of letters and photographs generated by a single individual (David Inglis McDowell) I reveal the relationship between experience and discourse in the Skeena region of northwestern British Columbia at the turn of the twentieth century. I examine McDowell's representations of people of various origins and class backgrounds and his portrayal of both the natural and created environments through which he travelled and how these shaped the way he saw himself and others. This work contributes to the growing scholarship which views everyday lives as key sources of knowledge concerning broader social processes. I uncover the process of mythmaking and reveal that the story told by Skeena region settlers was one of conquering the wilderness and promoting progress-a frontier myth that still endures. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject David Inglis McDowell en
dc.subject Skeena River Region en
dc.subject 20th century en
dc.subject British Columbia en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History en
dc.title Spirit, hardship, and opportunity: narrating imperial adventure in early twentieth-century British Columbia en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Wickwire, Wendy C.
dc.degree.department Dept. of History en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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