Canada and Australia: On Anglo-Saxon “Oceana,” Transcolonial History, and an Interconnected Pacific World

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Abstract

In 1886, James Froude, one of Victorian England’s most popular historians, wrote passionately on the rapid rise of “Oceana.” Within a “period so brief in the life of nations,” he forecast, “more than fifty million Anglo-Saxons would be spread over the vast continent of North America, carrying with them their religion, their laws, their language, and their manners.” In the southern hemisphere, too, Anglo-Saxons
were “in possession of territories larger than Europe, and more fertile than the richest parts of it.” Froude assured his readers that “Wherever they went,” to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa, Anglo-Saxons would “carry with them the genius of English freedom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWithin and Without the Nation
Subtitle of host publicationCanadian History as Transnational History
EditorsK. Dubinsky, A. Perry, H. Yu
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
Chapter5
Pages115-141
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781442666498
ISBN (Print)9781442666504, 9781442614635, 9781442646773
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Anglo-Saxon “Oceana"
  • Transcolonial History

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    Edmonds, P. (2015). Canada and Australia: On Anglo-Saxon “Oceana,” Transcolonial History, and an Interconnected Pacific World. In K. Dubinsky, A. Perry, & H. Yu (Eds.), Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History (pp. 115-141). University of Toronto Press.