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Author Reid, Jennifer, 1962-

Title Louis Riel and the creation of modern Canada : mythic discourse and the postcolonial state / Jennifer Reid
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 314 pages) : maps
Series Religions of the Americas
Religions of the Americas
Contents 1: Setting the Stage: The North-West to 1885 -- 2: Canadian Myths and Canadian Identity -- 3: Nation-States and National Discourses -- 4: Violence and State Creation -- 5: Revolution, Identity, and Canada -- 6: Riel and the Canadian State -- 7: Heterogeneity and the Postcolonial State
Summary Reid offers a look at the religious background of Louis Riel who was hung for his role in fomenting revolutions in the Canadian North-West Territory but has now become a national hero
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) and index
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Subject Riel, Louis, 1844-1885.
M├ętis -- Northwest, Canadian -- History -- 19th century.
National characteristics, Canadian.
Nationalism -- Canada.
Postcolonialism -- Canada.
Red River Rebellion, 1869-1870.
Riel Rebellion, 1885.
Canada -- Folklore.
Canada -- History.
Canada -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008017952
ISBN 0826344151 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0826344178 (electronic bk.)
9780826344151 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780826344175 (electronic bk.)