Canada-- an American Nation?: Essays on Continentalism, Identity, and the Canadian Frame of Mind

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1994 - History - 398 pages
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Are Canadians so influenced by the United States that they lack a distinct identity? This question has preoccupied Canadians and Canadianists for years. Canada - An American Nation? is a compilation of Allan Smith's essays on the influence of American society on Canadian identity. Based on the notion that Canada can best be understood if viewed in relation to the United States, the book explores the ways in which American influences have challenged Canada's cultural independence and asks whether Canada has maintained its own identity.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
American Culture and the EnglishCanadian Concept
25
The Continental Dimension in the Evolution of
40
Samuel Moffett and the Americanization of Canada
65
Canadian Culture the Canadian State and
88
Metaphor and Nationality in North America
127
Canada
195
Old Ontario and the Emergence of a National Frame
253
Defining British Columbia
281
The West against Ottawa
315
The Myth of the SelfMade Man in English Canada
325
Index
391
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Allan Smith is Professor of Physiology at the University of Montreal.

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