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Tanja Bueltmann, David T. Gleeson, and Don MacRaild

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318191

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317712

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Anglo-Saxonism and the Racialization of the English Diaspora

Anglo-Saxonism and the Racialization of the English Diaspora

(p.118) Chapter 7 Anglo-Saxonism and the Racialization of the English Diaspora
Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010

Tanja Bueltmann

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the role of Anglo–Saxonism on the racialisation of the English Diaspora in America and Canada. It analyses how modern history professor Goldwin Smith's ideas on Anglo–Saxon superiority and race related to discourses of continental union and imperial federation. It compares nature of Canadian and American identity to determine the role of Anglo–Saxonism as a trope of English ethnicity. This chapter also considers how Canada's political position within the North American and British imperial contexts was framed by means of divergent appropriations of Anglo–Saxonism.

Keywords:   Anglo–Saxonism, English Diaspora, racialisation, America, Canada, Goldwin Smith, English ethnicity, continental union, imperial federation

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