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By Phillip Buckner, R. Douglas Francis

Canada and the British global surveys Canada’s nationwide background via a British lens. In a chain of essays targeting the social, cultural, and highbrow elements of Canadian identification over greater than a century, the advanced and evolving courting among Canada and the bigger British global is published. studying the transition from the robust trust of nineteenth-century Canadians within the British personality in their nation to the realities of recent multicultural Canada, this e-book eschews nostalgia in its endeavour to appreciate the dynamic and intricate society within which Canadians did and do dwell.

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15 Marjory Harper, “British Migration and the Peopling of the Empire,” in The Oxford History of the British Empire, vol. 3, The Nineteenth Century, 75-87. 16 “Hochelaga,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 61 (October 1846): 464. 17 “A Letter of Emigration and Colonization,” Bytown Gazette, 9 February 1843, in a letter taken from a London pap er. See also Chronicle and Gazette (Kingston), 27 December 1834, in an article taken from Agricultural and Industrial. This evolving discourse of emigration and empire presages many of the images and themes that would preoccupy travellers and the British public in the second half of the nineteenth century.

The distance separating the Scottish and Canadian Brodies intruded into the intimate space of the family, and the Scottish writers expressed a constant uncertainty about what to write for their Canadian relatives. This act of correspondence created a semi-public platform on which the Brodies self-consciously constructed themselves. A desire to share their feelings, to describe their lives, and to answer requests for information motivated them to write at least once a year most years. However, the lack of common reference points in the everyday lives of the Canadian Brodies and their family and friends in Scotland forced Self-Reflection in the Consolidation of Scottish Identity family members to identify shared core values in order to continue relating to each other.

A small but significant portion of unattached women emigrants were in quite different circumstances. 76 Other women-merchants claimed to have owned or worked in a shop before they emigrated to the colony. Many of those who opened millinery, hat, and bonnet shops, or offered to make ladies’ gowns and children’s clothes, were widows, often accompanied by their daughters. Others were apparently younger women who, like the Misses Rubergall of Brockville in the early 1830s or the Misses S. & J. Ross of York,77 hoped to find in the colony greater economic opportunities than existed at home.

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