Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounter


Author:
Reid, Jennifer
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Mi'kmaq, Woodland
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
133
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press

Price:
Sale price$18.72
Stock:
In stock

Description

Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounter - British and Mi'kmaq in Acadia, 1700-1867 is a slim volume by Jennifer Reid, a professor of religion at the University of Maine. Reid maintains that the history of Micmac-white relations in the Maritimes is a history of alienation. This alienation can best be understood through the perspective of religion. She draws heavily on literature produced by the colonizers - colonial legislative records, anthropological studies of the Mi'kmaq, 18th and 19th century promotional literature and sportsmen's accounts. This historical analysis of colonial Acadia from the perspective of symbolic and mythic existence will be useful for those academics interested in Canadian history, and religion in Canada. Unfortunately the index is a name index only and so limits its usefulness.

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