Journal of Canadian Studies

Journal of Canadian Studies is an academic journal focusing on Canadian Studies

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 1, Winter

Aboriginal Gillnet Fishers, Science, and the State: Salmon Fisheries Management on the Nass and Skeena Rivers, British Columbia, 1951-1961
This essay focusses on the interactions between Department of Fisheries officials and Aboriginal gillnet fishers over science and fisheries regulations on the Nass and Skeena rivers of northern British Columbia in the 1950s and 1960s. Science was used...
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A Pilgrim Forever: The Life and Thought of Albert Smythe
This essay takes as its subject the life and ideas of social reformer, journalist, and occultist Albert E. S. Smythe. Placing him within the milieu of turn-of-the-century Toronto, the essay examines the evolution of his ideas on social reform, just war,...
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Emancipation as Oppression: The Marshall Decision and Self-Government
The DecisionIt was August 1993, and for a second time the name Donald Marshall Jr. would be associated with a court decision in Canada. History was set to repeat itself. Once a symbol of justice miscarried, Donald Marshall Jr. was setting in motion the...
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Looking at Animals, Encountering Mystery: The Wild Animal Stories of Ernest Thompson Seton and Charles G.D. Roberts
Critics who have analyzed the animal stories of Ernest Thompson Seton and Charles G.D. Roberts in the context of the Darwinian revolution have focussed on how evolutionary theory transformed understanding of animal psychology and competition in nature....
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Margaret Laurence's Correspondence with Imperial Oil: An Anti-Imperialist at Work
This essay focusses on an aspect of Margaret Laurence's business correspondence: the intriguing unpublished letters between Laurence and Richard Nielsen, producer of the television and film company Nielsen-Ferns Ltd., and between Laurence and Gordon...
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Nineteenth-Century English-Canadian Anthologies and the Making of a National Literature
The term "Canadian literature" was popularized by early Canadian anthologists who viewed their collections as evidence of the country's coming of age. These editors were driven by a mix of evangelical nationalism, political allegiance, literary alliances,...
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Rickson Outhet: Bringing the Olmsted Legacy to Canada. A Romantic View of Nature in the Metropolis and the Hinterland
Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of New York's Central Park and Montreal's Mount Royal Park and the firm he created completed a small number of projects in Canada, but his vision of landscape architecture profoundly influenced landscape design in...
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"The Silent Flag in the New Fallen Snow": Sara Jeannette Duncan and the Legacy of the South African War
The South African War (1899-1902) was the largest war involving Canadian soldiers between Confederation and the First World War. It ignited controversies in Canada that echoed throughout the twentieth century. The war is integral to Sara Jeannette Duncan's...
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