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Readings 2T03: Riel Riel: Patriot or Rebel? - French Canadians vs. English Canadians - Racial controversies still remain today - The natives did not want to become civilized – conflict “between the plough and the prairie” - Took HBC territories from them due to threat from Americans - Surveyors begin sectioning the land without any heed for Native settlements - Riel did not create the uprising, only took the lead of the already existing one - Nov. 2 – occupy fort Garry - Riel wanted to unite all half-breeds in Canada - First convention 9 (7 on the page) - Chief rep of HBC offers to negotiate - Second convention, est of provisional gov’t by the “half-breeds” 11 - “list of rights” carried to Ottawa - Thomas Scott’s counter-revolution 12 - Scott trialed and executed - Manitoba bill 13 - Wosley takes a military expedition to Red River 14 - Riel flees across the river - If not for the murder of Scott, Riel would be known today as the father of Manitoba - The amnesty problem 15 - Ontario: criminal act; Quebec: patriotic deed - Macdonald’s two-facedness 16 - Riel expelled from Ottawa government - Tried to go to Saskatchewan but the Europeans followed them Thomas Flanagan - Personified the debate between the English and the French - This article argues that the coalescence of these three discourses was only possible in the context of the first total war. Because defence needs and the duties of citizenship made the conscription of young men’s bodies possible, the same requirements of total war for involvement by the whole society made the control of young women’s bodies seem equally necessary because their unconstrained sexuality – signified by the figure of the ‘amateur’ – was represented as being dangerous to the fighting strength of the armed forces and to the reproducibility of the nation. - Recent writings on the history of venereal diseases in Western nations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have moved away from the simple medical/moral dichotomy [2] and focused on meaning and representation, and the ways in which these have been discursively inscribed in culture as well as socially constructed. - in the colonies, they were able to do what the medical experts in England only dreamed of and apply the regulations to the whole area under their jurisdiction 3 - The Government failed to provide medical support – lock hospitals – and this rendered the legislation inoperative 3 - The growing attention to national efficiency was not a rejection of the original narrow definition of the defence purposes of contagious diseases legislation so much as a broadening of the meaning of national interest 4 - Thought that disease came from one “source” – prostitutes and to control that rather than the men who visited them would control the spread of disease 4 - Feminists therefore found these laws stupid 4 - What remained constant was the perception of women’s sexuality as dangerous and debilitating 5 - War was a time for individuals to sacrifice themselves and their practices to support the common good 6 - While the role of men in war was clearly defined, the role of women was not 6 - Due to sex industry, women defined primarily by their sexuality 6 - Wa
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