Remembering 1759: The Conquest of Canada in Historical Memory

Edited by Phillip Buckner and John G. Reid

© 2012

This companion volume to Revisiting 1759 examines how the Conquest of Canada has been remembered, commemorated, interpreted, and reinterpreted by groups in Canada, France, Great Britain, the United States, and most of all, in Quebec. It focuses particularly on how the public memory of the Conquest has been used for a variety of cultural, political, and intellectual purposes.

The essays contained in this volume investigate topics such as the legacy of 1759 in twentieth-century Quebec; the memorialization of General James Wolfe in a variety of national contexts; and the re-imagination of the Plains of Abraham as a tourist destination. Combined with Revisiting 1759, this collection provides readers with the most comprehensive, wide-ranging assessment to date of the lasting effects of the Conquest of Canada.

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Combined with Revisiting 1759, this collection provides readers with the most comprehensive, wide-ranging assessment to date of the lasting effects of the Conquest of Canada.

Remembering 1759: The Conquest of Canada in Historical Memory

Edited by Phillip Buckner and John G. Reid

© 2012

This companion volume to Revisiting 1759 examines how the Conquest of Canada has been remembered, commemorated, interpreted, and reinterpreted by groups in Canada, France, Great Britain, the United States, and most of all, in Quebec. It focuses particularly on how the public memory of the Conquest has been used for a variety of cultural, political, and intellectual purposes.

The essays contained in this volume investigate topics such as the legacy of 1759 in twentieth-century Quebec; the memorialization of General James Wolfe in a variety of national contexts; and the re-imagination of the Plains of Abraham as a tourist destination. Combined with Revisiting 1759, this collection provides readers with the most comprehensive, wide-ranging assessment to date of the lasting effects of the Conquest of Canada.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 0.9in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Phillip Buckner is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of New Brunswick and a senior fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London.



    John G. Reid is a professor in the Department of History and a senior fellow at the Gorsebrook Research Institute at Saint Mary's University.

  • Table of contents

    Contents

    Preface
    Contributors

    I Introduction
    II 'The Immortal Wolfe'?: Monuments, Memory, and the Battle of Quebec
    III 'Where Famous Heroes Fell': Tourism, History, and Liberalism in Old Quebec
    IV In Search of the Plains of Abraham: British, American, and Canadian Views of a Symbolic Landscape, 1793-1913
    V History, Historiography, and the Courts: The St. Lawrence Mission Villages and the Fall of New France
    VI Interpreting the Past, Shaping the Present, and Envisioning the Future: Remembering the Conquest in Nineteenth-Century Quebec
    VII Overcoming a National 'Catastrophe': The British Conquest in the Historical and Polemical Thought of Abbé Lionel Groulx
    VIII Intervening with abandon: The Conquest's Legacy in the Canada-Quebec-France Triangle of the 1960s
    IX A Nightmare to Awaken From: The Conquest in the Thinking of Québécois Nationalists of the 1960s and After
    X Below the Academic Radar: Denis Vaugeois and Constructing the Conquest in the Quebec Popular Imagination
    XI Remembering the Conquest: Mission Impossible?
    XII What is to be Done with 1759?

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