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Author Crowley, Terence Allan, 1946-
Title Marriage of minds : Isabel and Oscar Skelton reinventing Canada / Terry Crowley.
Imprint Toronto, Ont. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : University of Toronto Press, 2003.

Author Crowley, Terence Allan, 1946-
Series Studies in gender and history ; 23
Studies in gender and history ; 23.
Subject Skelton, Isabel -- Marriage.
Skelton, Isabel.
Skelton, Oscar D. (Oscar Douglas), 1878-1941 -- Marriage.
Skelton, Oscar D. (Oscar Douglas), 1878-1941.
Historians -- Canada -- Biography.
Women historians -- Canada -- Biography.
Married people -- Canada -- Biography.
Canada -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Canada -- History -- 1914-1945 -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 328 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index.
Summary "Oscar Skelton (1878-1941) was a prominent early-twentieth-century scholar who became a civil servant and political adviser to prime ministers Mackenzie King and R.B. Bennett. He wrote a number of important books and one, Socialism: A Critical Analysis, was praised by Vladimir Lenin. His wife, Isabel Skelton (1877-1956), wrote extensively about literature and history; she was the first historian to treat women from Canada's past individually in their own right rather than as a generalized category. Both husband and wife promoted the idea that Canada was an independent nation no longer in need of Britain's tutelage." "Terry Crowley has written a unique double biography that examines the lives of Isabel and Oscar, their works, and their careers. He shows how both individuals in their own way influenced the development of Canada as a nation-state. Crowley questions why, when both Isabel and Oscar wrote influential works, Oscar's career blossomed, while Isabel remained virtually unrecognized. He concludes that despite her literary accomplishments, Isabel was enmeshed in domestic and family duties, while Oscar's rise to prominence was facilitated by male scholarly and publishing networks as well as the support that women provided to men's careers. This book traces the lives of two people who rejected British colonialism and hailed a new nation on the world's stage, examining the intersections of gender, nationality, and literary expression at a significant juncture in Canada's history."--Jacket.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""Chapter One: THE LETTER""; ""Chapter Two: A CRITICAL CANADIAN COMMITMENT""; ""Chapter Three: IDENTITIES, POWER, AND PROGRESSIVE DISILLUSIONMENT""; ""Chapter Four: INVENTING A NATION""; ""Chapter Five: THE WORLD STAGE""; ""Chapter Six: THE ORIGINAL MANDARIN AND THE RELUCTANT CONSORT""; ""Chapter Seven: WOMEN'S TIME AND MEN'S TIME, 1926a?1935""; ""Chapter Eight: CANADA'S WAR?""; ""Chapter Nine: DEATH AND RECONSTRUCTION""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography of Primary Sources""; ""Illustration Credits""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""
""E""""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Illustrations""
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781442677074 (electronic bk.)
1442677074 (electronic bk.)
0802009328 (bound ; alk. paper)
0802079024 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 244767729
Additional Format Print version: Crowley, Terence Allan, 1946- Marriage of minds. Toronto, Ont. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : University of Toronto Press, 2003 (DLC) 2004271954

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