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dc.contributor.authorMartinborough, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-08T12:27:17Z
dc.date.available2017-08-08T12:27:17Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73091
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores debates over inter-colonial union in the Upper Canadian public sphere from 1822 to 1842. In doing so, it examines the emergence of a distinct settler society through its political culture and constitutional development. It argues that these debates, which remained generally consistent over time, reveal the intellectual framework of settler debate bound by emerging and contested understandings of Britishness. Using the concept of settler nationalism to combine two rich intellectual traditions in Canadian historiography – the study of British imperialism and studies of loyalism and liberalism – this thesis emphasizes the similarities between opponents and proponents of union. It investigates the development of Upper Canadian identity and political culture, exploring the emerging dual identity as British subject and Canadian settler. The evidence demonstrates that the political and intellectual foundations of Confederation are far deeper than the scholarly literature has suggested.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectUpper Canadaen_US
dc.subjectConfederationen_US
dc.subjectUnionen_US
dc.subjectSettler Societyen_US
dc.subjectPolitical cultureen_US
dc.subjectPublic sphereen_US
dc.subjectBritish North Americaen_US
dc.subjectCanada--History--19th Centuryen_US
dc.title"A Means to Every End" Ideas of Union in Upper Canada, 1822-1842en_US
dc.date.defence2017-07-24
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorJustin Robertsen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerShirley Tillotsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerJustin Robertsen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorJerry Bannisteren_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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