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Titre : With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian and ...
Éditeur : University of British Columbia Press, Canada
Date d'édition : 2006
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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Language: English . Brand New Book. With Good Intentions examines the joint efforts of Aboriginal people and individuals of European ancestry to counter injustice in Canada when colonization was at its height, from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. These people recognized colonial wrongs and worked together in a variety of ways to right them, but they could not stem the tide of European-based exploitation. The book is neither an apologist text nor an attempt to argue that some colonizers were simply well intentioned. Almost all those considered here -- teachers, lawyers, missionaries, activists -- had as their overall goal the Christianization and civilization of Canada s First Peoples. By discussing examples of Euro-Canadians who worked with Aboriginal peoples, With Good Intentions brings to light some of the lesser-known complexities of colonization. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780774811378
Synopsis : "With Good Intentions" examines the work of individuals of European ancestry and of organizations who worked with Aboriginal people against injustice in Canada at a time when colonization was most actively occurring. The efforts of these individuals, while noble and sensitive, were insufficient to stop exploitation of Native peoples. Between the mid-19th century and the first two decades of the 20th, colonization of Aboriginal lands proceeded apace. The people discussed in this book recognized colonial injustice and worked in a variety of ways to address it, but did not hinder colonization. The book is not an apologist text, nor an effort to argue that some colonizers of Canada were really "good-hearted" people, although most of those discussed were that. Almost all those discussed had as an overall goal the Christianization and civilization of Native peoples in Canada. "With Good Intentions" is also not an effort to vindicate wrongs done to Native people and cultures. This volume is an important resource for anyone interested in Canadian history, particularly post-Confederation history, and in Native studies and issues of colonization of Native peoples. It does much to acknowledge the additional complexities of colonization that have not often been considered in earlier works, and thus serves a decolonizing agenda. This approach is increasingly becoming the focus of study by both Native and non-Native people alike, wherever colonialism has occurred.
Critique: "Hell is paved with good intentions." - Samuel Johnson, from Boswell's Life of Johnson"
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