From Hydra to Arranged Marriage: the Confederacy in Caricature

Café historique

Who: Anne Trépanier
When: Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Interior courtyard of the Musée de la civilization
Cost: $12 including coffee and pastries, reservation required

The project of Confederation of Canada is often presented by its heralds as an unexpected chance, a momentum in a political situation favorable to the redefinition of the group. Combined on the topos of gain and loss, Confederation is a project that belongs to calculated risk as the result of the tension between the imaginary of peril and that of belonging to a new great political people different from the Americans. Between the fear of Confederation and the dream of a kingdom of Canada – we do not yet know that it will become a single dominion – the texts and images of this Canada-to-be are very rich to convey the general mood. of the country in the making.

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