To honour Thanksgiving for our neighbours to the south, we’re featuring Kerry Alcorn’s Border Crossings: U.S. Culture and Education in Saskatchewan, 1905-1937, to explore the shared history of settlement in both Canada and the U.S.
From Border Crossings:
American writers, particularly historians within the pastoral literary tradition, suggest that western migration has always enticed humankind from the advent of civilization, beginning in the classical age with Virgil’s Aeneid about the Trojan going to Italy.
Knowingly or not, the Canadian government adopted American
symbols of the west: progress, the railway, and prosperity – for its
own program of settlement there.
"Prosperity follows settlement in Western Canada"
"Saskatoon: The Wonder City"!
"Canada: 160 Acres of Free Land"
"Western Canada: The New Eldorado"
"Canada West: The Last Best West"
McGill-Queen’s is delighted to announce that Sandra Djwa’s Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page has been awarded the 2013 Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction!
Yay!! An awards ceremony will take place at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall on November 28th.
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Jonathan Crago, Editor in Chief at McGill-Queen’s University Press