Political Science

POLS3237The Politics of Memory in Canada and the United States3 ch (3C) [W]

What gets remembered and how it gets remembered are necessarily political. This course will examine specific aspects of the national memory in Canada and the United States from the late nineteenth-century through to the present. Topics will include the Native in the North American imagination, the commemoration of slavery, the commemoration of military events (for example, the Great War in Canada, the Vietnam War in the United States), and history and the tourist gaze.