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dc.contributor.advisorGanzevoort, Herman
dc.contributor.authorBrandstaetter, Maureen Elisabeth
dc.coverage.spatial200000116en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T21:26:49Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T21:26:49Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.citationBrandstaetter, M. E. (1986). Deutschtum on the prairies, 1914-1918: a study of prairie German-Canadian newspapers during the First World War (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/22775en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315299274en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/23600
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 108-111.en
dc.description.abstractAt the outbreak of the First World War four German-Canadian weekly newspapers actively served a large prairie Gennan-speaking corrnnunity. The British Empire's declaration of war against Gennany and Canada's entry into the war on August 4, 1914 brought about a distinct change in the attitudes of Canadians towards this ethnic minority. It became very difficult for English-Canadians to feel anything but intense suspicion and hatred for the fonner citizens of the Kaiser's Reich. A Canada which had once accepted Germans treated them with contempt and labelled them "enemy aliens." It was during this period that Der Nordwesten, Der Courier, Der Deutsch-Canadier . and the Alberta Herold assumed a critical and supportive stance in the Gennan-speaking corrnnunity and in Western Canadian society at large. The thesis examines the role which the prairie foreign-language press played during World War One. An emphasis will be given to the ways in which the newspapers sustained and supported Gennan-Canadians throughout this difficult period. It will, therefore, focus on the weeklies' approach to the crisis, the manner in which they challenged and responded to the anti-Gennan sentiment, and the positive emphasis which they placed on the legitimate role of Gennan irrnnigrants in Canada's future. It is the contention of this thesis that the ethnic press expressed its corrnnitment to the cause of Gennan-Canadians through its role as a conciliator and interpreter between the dominant English­Canadian society and the prairie Gennan-speaking corrnnunity.
dc.format.extentvi, 111 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccPN 4914 G45 B73 1987en
dc.subject.lcshGerman newspapers - Prairie Provinces - History
dc.subject.lcshGerman Canadians - Prairie Provinces - History
dc.subject.lcshPrairie Provinces - History - 1905-1945
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 - Prairie Provinces
dc.titleDeutschtum on the prairies, 1914-1918: a study of prairie German-Canadian newspapers during the First World War
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/22775
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccPN 4914 G45 B73 1987en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 572 215772175


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.