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Peel's Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies to 1953

Peel's Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies to 1953

Ernie B. Ingles
N. Merrill Distad
Linda M. Distad Associate Editor
Tom Williams
Richard Spafford
Darcy A. Sharman
Lorraine N. Strilesky
Copyright Date: 2003
Pages: 990
  • Book Info
    Peel's Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies to 1953
    Book Description:

    The previous edition of Bruce Peel?s Bibliography was hailed by authorities as the single, finest introduction to the literature of the Canadian Prairies ever compiled, and one of the pioneering monuments of Canadian bibliographic scholarship.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7832-3
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-v)
  2. [Illustration]
    (pp. vi-vi)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-vii)
  4. [Illustration]
    (pp. viii-viii)
  5. Foreword
    (pp. ix-x)
    Douglas Owram

    It is a double pleasure to write a foreword for this revised and greatly expanded edition ofPeel’s bibliography of the Canadian prairies. First, it reflects a measure of institutional pride on behalf of the University of Alberta, to which the late Bruce Braden Peel devoted more than three decades of his long and successful career, and with which he was so completely identified, and, second, because as a young graduate student I found this work to be a tremendous resource in developing my doctoral dissertation.

    The importance of the work of bibliographers to scholars and scholarship can scarcely be...

  6. Introduction & Acknowledgements
    (pp. xi-xv)
    Ernie Ingles and Merrill Distad

    The history of western Canada is recorded in its publications, and the image of the West, both its self-image and the stereotyped images that persist elsewhere, are framed by and reflected in those publications. The traditional image of western Canadians as rural, agrarian, proudly independent, and rather conservative, is abundantly reflected in our region’s predominant early literary genres: accounts of exploration, travel, and settlement; immigration literature promoting visions of independent farmers and ranchers; settlers’ accounts and memoirs; small-town histories bursting with pride in local communities and their achievements; and, imaginative literature depicting western settlers overcoming and taming nature. Clearly, the...

  7. Foreword to the 1973 second edition
    (pp. xvi-xvi)
    J.H. Archer

    The first edition of Bruce Peel’sBibliography of the Prairie Provincesappeared in 1956. It quickly gained a deserved reputation as one of those basic bibliographical tools without which historian, librarian, social scientist researcher, Canadiana dealer, academic, could not, any longer, find his or her way through the literature on the prairie provinces of Canada. The late F. Hedley Auld, the then Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan, wrote the Foreword to the first edition. He noted how the bibliography ‘pictures kaleidoscopically the occupation and development of a region of great agricultural importance which became in the course of a...

  8. Bruce Peel’s preface to the 1973 second edition
    (pp. xvi-xviii)
  9. Bruce Peel’s preface to the 1963 supplement to the first edition
    (pp. xviii-xix)
  10. Foreword to the 1956 first edition
    (pp. xix-xx)
    F. Hedley Auld

    As Director of Agricultural Extension in the University of Saskatchewan some decades ago I realized the importance of becoming better informed concerning the ethnic groups so strongly represented in the stream of immigration then moving from Continental Europe into the prairie region of Western Canada. To my regret, that study had to be left to others.

    To me, therefore, Bruce Braden Peel’s Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces has a particular fascination for, even as an index, it pictures kaleidoscopically the occupation and development of a region of great agricultural importance which became in the course of a few decades the...

  11. Bruce Peel’s preface to the 1956 first edition
    (pp. xx-xxiv)
  12. Biography of Bruce Peel
    (pp. xxv-xviii)
  13. Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies
    (pp. 1-560)
  14. [Illustrations]
    (pp. None)
  15. Subject Index
    (pp. 561-592)
  16. Title Index
    (pp. 593-712)
  17. Author Index with Biographical Notes
    (pp. 713-872)
  18. Sources Cited in Biographical Notes
    (pp. 873-878)
  19. Language Index
    (pp. 879-882)
  20. Pseudonym Index
    (pp. 883-884)
  21. Second to Third Edition Cross Reference
    (pp. 885-899)
  22. [Illustration]
    (pp. 900-900)