The Resource Argimou : a legend of the Micmac, (ebook)

Argimou : a legend of the Micmac, (ebook)

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Argimou : a legend of the Micmac
Title
Argimou
Title remainder
a legend of the Micmac
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Both an adventure-laced captivity tale and an impassioned denunciation of the marginalization of Indigenous culture in the face of European colonial expansion, Douglass Smith Huyghue's Argimou (1847) is the first Canadian novel to describe the fall of eighteenth-century Fort Beaus<U+00da>jour and the expulsion of the Acadians. Its integration of the untamed New Brunswick landscape into the narrative, including a dramatic finale that takes place over the reversing falls in Saint John, intensifies a sense of the heroic proportions of the novel's protagonist, Argimou. Even if read as an escapist romance and captivity tale, Argimou captures for posterity a sense of the Tantramar mists, boundless forests, and majestic waters informing the topographical character of pre-Victorian New Brunswick. Its snapshot of the human suffering occasioned by the 1755 expulsion of the Acadians, and its appeal to Victorian readers to pay attention to the increasingly disenfranchised state of Indigenous peoples, make the novel a valuable contribution to early Canadian fiction. Situating the novel in its eighteenth-century historical and geographical context, the afterword to this new edition foregrounds the author's skilful adaptation of historical-fiction conventions popularized by Sir Walter Scott and additionally highlights his social concern for the fate of Indigenous cultures in nineteenth-century Maritime Canada
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1816-1891
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Huyghue, S. Douglass S.
Dewey number
C813/.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Early Canadian literature
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  • Indian captivities
  • Micmac Indians
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Argimou : a legend of the Micmac, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771122665
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12147622
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12147622
System control number
MWT12147622
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Argimou : a legend of the Micmac, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771122665
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12147622
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12147622
System control number
MWT12147622
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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