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The potato and the nail: reading the Fort Langley Post journals and Europeanization on the banks of the Fraser River 1827-1830

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dc.contributor.author Gow, Ezekiel Hart
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-22T14:27:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-22T14:27:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-08-22
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/8442
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines through a micro-historical lens the establishment of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Langley and its early period (1827-1830) covered by the surviving post journals. Through a close reading and analysis of the journal entries, I will argue that the establishment of Fort Langley was part of a process of Europeanization, which was in turn expressed through the physical construction, the labour of the Langley contingent, and the ways that the H.B.C. servants interacted with new and existing foodways. I will argue that, although the journal entries provide only a limited window into the historical reality of Fort Langley’s early years, they are a useful source for understanding complex social, class, and racial relationships that permeated life and labour at Fort Langley. I demonstrate that even the crafting of a nail is a critical part of contextualizing the complex processes which would eventually form a distinctly European system of control on the banks of the Fraser River. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject HBC Food Production en_US
dc.subject History of the Hudson's Bay Company en_US
dc.subject Fort Langley Post Journal en_US
dc.subject Fraser River en_US
dc.title The potato and the nail: reading the Fort Langley Post journals and Europeanization on the banks of the Fraser River 1827-1830 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Vibert, Elizabeth
dc.degree.department Department of History en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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