HIS314H1: Language, Empire, and Encounter in Francophone Canada



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This course will explore the history of Francophone Canada from the late 19th century until today. In addition to looking at more traditional themes focused on nationalism and constitutional politics, we will also look at the history of encounter between groups of different backgrounds and origins. As such, we will place a large emphasis on colonialism and Indigenous history, and the politics of language, race, and immigration. Themes will include, among others, the history of francophone Canada in an era of British imperialism, jazz, the art world, literature, the Oka Crisis, and Quebec’s ties to Haiti and other parts of the non-Western world. For 2021, we will explore these histories through a focus on the city of Montreal.

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Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)
Mode of Delivery
In Class