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Civilizing the Wilderness - 9780888645463

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  • Product code: BDRPU
  • ISBN: 9780888645463
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 15.4cm x 22.9cm
  • Pages: 472
  • Publish date: 05/04/2012

Civilizing the Wilderness (Paperback)

Civilizing the Wilderness - 9780888645463

A. A. den Otter


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In this collection of essays, A.A. den Otter explores the meaning of the concepts "civilizing" and "wilderness" within an 1850s Euro-British North American context. At the time, den Otter argues, these concepts meant something quite different than they do today. Through careful readings and researches of a variety of lesser known individuals and events, den Otter teases out the striking dichotomy between "civilizing" and "wilderness," leading readers to a new understanding of the relationship between newcomers and Native peoples, and the very lands they inhabited. Historians and non-specialists with an interest in western Canadian native, settler, and environmental-economic history will be deeply rewarded by reading Civilizing the Wilderness.

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Product Details

  • Product code: BDRPU
  • ISBN: 9780888645463
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 15.4cm x 22.9cm
  • Pages: 472
  • Publish date: 05/04/2012

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