"When Two Worlds Met"
A review of Arthur Ray's "When Two Worlds Met," part of the opening chapter of "The Illustrated History of Canada", edited by Craig Brown.
# 100008 | 1,439 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Dec 10, 2007 in History (European) , Canadian Studies (History, Culture) , Canadian Studies (Hudson Bay Company) , History (General)
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The paper examines Arthur Ray's text "When Two Worlds Met" and shows how it is illuminating in that it challenges many preconceived notions about the relationship between Aboriginals and Europeans in early Canadian history. The paper highlights the main impression of Ray's text that without the participation and contribution of the Aboriginal populations to the fur trade, the country that we know today as Canada would simply not exist.
From the Paper:"It should be noted that given its purpose as a general history text, oriented more towards the descriptive presentation of historical information rather than the arguing of a particular contention or scholarly thesis, this work is not thesis-driven as such. This being said, it may be argued that Ray's objective in the text is to depict the complexity of the contacts between Aboriginals and Europeans in early Canadian history. Indeed, perhaps the most striking feature of Ray's work is how his work challenges many preconceived notions with regard to the relationship between Aboriginals and Europeans in early Canadian history."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Ray, Arthur. "When Two Worlds Met." In Craig Brown, ed.The Illustrated History of Canada. Toronto: Key Porter, 2002, 1-94.
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