Date of Award

Fall 2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

Committee Director

Maura E. Hametz

Committee Member

Brett Bebber

Committee Member

Elizabeth A. Zanoni

Abstract

This thesis examines the development of a distinctive Canadian national identity articulated in trench newspapers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) fighting during World War I on European soil. Three English Canadian sources, The Listening Post, The Dead Horse Corner Gazette, and The Iodine Chronicle, form the bases for analysis and the inquiry into the history of nascent Canadian-ness among English Canadian soldiers in the European trenches between 1914 and 1919. The trench journals reflect specifics of their units, their locality in the trenches, and the affects of British roots, American influence, geographic influence, news from and memories of the Canadian homeland.

ISBN

9781369560145

ORCID

0000-0001-6753-1410

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