Dream of Nation

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jul 30, 2002 - History - 344 pages
Essential reading for an understanding of contemporary Quebec, The Dream of Nation traces the changing nature of various "dreams of nation," from the imperial dream of New France to the separatist dream of the 1980 referendum. Susan Mann demonstrates that these dreams, fashioned by elites in response to the recurring question of how to be French in North America, proposed an ever-elusive unanimity. She discusses how social, economic, and political pressures, as well as changing populations, invariably thwarted one dream and provided the makings of another. A work of pioneering scholarship and remarkable synthesis, The Dream of Nation weaves together two of the dominant ideologies of the twentieth century: nationalism and feminism. A new preface contextualizes the 1982 edition and outlines the different contours of Quebec's latest thoughts on sovereignty.
 

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Contents

1 The Dream of Empire
1
2 Conquest
16
3 An Others Empire
33
4 The Birth of Nationalism
48
5 For Whom the Bell Tolls
67
6 Alliance for Survival
81
7 The Confederation Risk
100
8 The Clerical Offensive
115
13 The Prussians Are Next Door
201
14 Abbé Groulx Sounds the Alarm
218
15 The Search for Equilibrium
233
16 Ottawas War
249
17 Rally Round the Flag
266
18 Ici RadioCanada
282
19 Noisy Evolution
298
20 Feminism Federalism and the Independence of Quebec
317

9 Nobody Meant to Stay
132
10 The End of Empire
150
11 The Twentieth Century Belongs to Quebec
167
12 Feminism Nationalism and the Clerical Defensive
184

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