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Has Anyone Killed Canadian History?
A critique of Jack Granatstein's, "Who Killed Canadian History?".
# 130132 | 1,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (Canadian) , Canadian Studies (History, Culture)


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The paper looks at Jack Granatstein's 1998 text, "Who Killed Canadian History?" and argues that Granatstein's central thesis - that the history of this country has been seriously damaged by the practice of studying differences rather than commonalities - is overwrought and that he fails to appreciate how a multi-faceted historiography is actually in keeping with Canada's immigrant-based, cosmopolitan and multicultural ethic. The paper contends that Dr. Granatstein does not appreciate that history - like most other academic disciplines - entails an ongoing process of negotiation between different groups and peoples.

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"The discipline of historical scholarship has changed dramatically over the past 40 years as feminism, the rise of group politics, a changing demographic situation and new political sensibilities have led to a break-down of the "consensus" historiography that characterized the field prior to 1960. With this in mind, the following paper will look at Jack Granatstein's 1998 text, "Who Killed Canadian History?" Specifically, the next several pages will argue that Granatstein's central thesis - that the history of this country has been seriously damaged by the practice of studying differences rather than commonalities - is overwrought and that..."

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