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dc.contributor.supervisor MacDonald, Heidi
dc.contributor.author Clifton, Brett
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-22T20:34:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-22T20:34:32Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4780
dc.description.abstract As Canada joins other nations in observing a succession of First World War centenaries, the public narrative constructed over the past hundred years holds up the Great War, particularly the battle for Vimy Ridge, as a pivotal point in Canadian history that forged our national identity. This thesis sets aside this romanticised and idealised construct, focusing upon the regional and cultural variations specific to Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. While much work has been done on the French-English divide, comparatively few microstudies have examined the distinctive experiences and regional nuances of other communities within this vast and diverse nation. This work examines the settlement processes and previous martial and militia experiences of Southwestern Alberta, in an effort to explain the uniqueness of the local Great War experience. Included in this analysis are themes related to propaganda and censorship, recruitment and enlistment, and the construction of memory and meaning through commemoration. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject conforming populations en_US
dc.subject constructed myth en_US
dc.subject imagined wartime community en_US
dc.subject Lethbridge's war experiences en_US
dc.subject non-conforming populations en_US
dc.subject shared war experiences en_US
dc.title From the frontier to the front : imagined community and the Southwestern Alberta Great War experience en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of History en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0334 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0722 en_US
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dc.embargo No en_US


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