For more than half a century, the field of Canadian Studies has attracted North American scholars of the highest caliber to examine Canada: its distinctive social makeup, its fascinating colonial and postcolonial history, its intriguing literature, its political structure, and its changing place in the world.
Scholars, Missionaries, and Counter-Imperialists: The American Review of Canadian Studies, 1971–2021 traces the birth and growth of that field by reproducing 15 exemplary articles published in the pages of that journal from its establishment until the present day. For five decades, the American Review of Canadian Studies (ARCS) acted as a bellwether for the field, revealing its strengths, projecting new directions and inquiries, and reflecting the changing topics and methods that scholars used to study Canada. This book captures the history of that field in one robust volume.
Carefully selected by the co-editors of ARCS, the chapters in this edited volume are prefaced by an introductory essay that assesses the accomplishments of the field and brief chapter introductions that place them into context.
Table of Contents
Andrew C. Holman and Brian Payne
1. From Survival to Affirmation: New Perspectives in Canadian Literary Criticism
2. Samuel Gompers and the French-Canadian Worker, 1900-1914
3. Pathological Images in the Quebec Novel
Jane Byers Moss
4. Western Canada: The Winds of Alienation
Gerard F. Rutan
5. The Military Establishments and the Creation of NORAD
Joseph T. Jockel
6. Minority Women of North America: A Comparison of French-Canadian and Afro-American Women
Jill M. Bystydzienski
7. The Case against Quebec Nationalism
8. NAFTA and the Fragmentation of Canada
Mildred A. Schwartz
9. Circles of Disadvantage: Aboriginal Poverty and Underdevelopment in Canada
10. Liberty, Community, and Censorship: Hate Speech and Freedom of Expression in Canada and the United States
Stephen L. Newman
11. Popular Music and Identity in Quebec
12. Canada–United States Energy Relations: Making a MESS of Energy Policy
13. The Role of Public Opinion in US and Canadian Immigration Policies
14. The "Bad" French of Justin Trudeau: When Language, Ideology, and Politics Collide
15. Indigenous Legal Principles: A Reparation Path for Canada’s Cultural Genocide
Andrew C. Holman is Professor of History and Director of the Canadian Studies Program at Bridgewater State University, USA. He teaches and writes about education and sport history in Canada and the United States.
Brian Payne is Professor of History at Bridgewater State University, USA. His teaching and research focus is the history of resource extraction, the environment, and food policy in the United States and Canada.