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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.

 So, just as we think of Europeans claiming new worlds, however erroneous that notion is, we know, so too, did indigenous people claim spaces in Britain. - Cecilia Morgan

Show Notes

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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