Indigenous Travellers in the Heart of Empire | Cecilia Morgan
On this episode, I speak to Cecilia Morgan, a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the University of Toronto. Her work focuses on nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Canada as part of the British Empire and transnational worlds. She has been researching the history of English-Canadians’ and Indigenous peoples’ travel, tourism, and transnational mobility for over twenty-five years, and is particularly interested in the way that gender and empire have been part of those processes. Her publications in these areas include Sweet Canadian Girls Abroad: English-Canadian Actresses on Transnational Stages, Travellers Through Empire: Indigenous Voyages From Early Canada, and ‘A Happy Holiday’: English-Canadians and Transatlantic Tourism.
Professor Morgan lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, a destination for cultural and wine tourism. As well as witnessing the many changes the town has undergone since the early 1980s with the expansion of tourism, she has written about its history in her book, Creating Colonial Pasts: History, Memory, and Commemoration in Southern Ontario.
Indigenous Travellers Through Empire
The Social Imaginary of Indigenous People as Sedentary vs Mobile
Indigenous Missionaries Overseas
Social Darwinism, Race, and Gender as a Weapon
Agency and Autonomy Among Indigenous Travellers
The Vanishing Indian
The Tourist Spectacle, Past and Present
19th Century Performers
Lessons from the Past, Offered up to the Present
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