Scoundrels, Dreamers and Second Sons; British Remittance Men in the Canadian West

Scoundrels, Dreamers and Second Sons; British Remittance Men in the Canadian West

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Between 1880 and 1914, thousands of British remittance men came to the Canadian West, urged overseas by a rapidly changing British society.

In a land of cowboys and loggers, their attempts to recreate the aura of landed gentry were sometimes misunderstood - and often ridiculed. Many Canadians thought steeplechase tracks, easels, tennis and "taking ease" were futile pursuits for a group of otherwise pleasant and well-educated men. What some saw as a chase after failed dreams, a lack of family ties, and a refusal to ever settle down to serious work, remittance men saw as the very things that made their lives worth living.

With a hint of nostalgia for the pre-war era that harboured these colourful outcasts of a diminishing empire, Mark Zuehlke fondly recounts the often humourous and sometimes dismal efforts of "good breeding" in Canada's West.



Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2001
Edition: ed
ISBN: 9781550023695
1550023691
Characteristics: p. :229 ; cm

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