Simonenko Ekaterina Sergeevna, Candidate of historical sciences, associate professor, sub-department of historical education, School of Education, Far Eastern Federal University (35 Nekrasova street, Ussuriysk, Russia), E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background. The paper is devoted to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The aim of this work is to analyze the opinion of the “Father of the Franch-Canadian nationalism” Henri Bourassa on the entry of Canada into the First World War.
Materials and methods. The paper examines Bourassa’s works, paper’s articles from “Le Devoir”, editor of which he was, and biographical researches. Biographical method is used to study the Bourassa’s origins and history of his life. Historicalgenetic method is used to study of formation Bourassa’s political and nationalist views. Finally, narrative method allows to formulating the basic of the Bourassa’s propaganda of anti-militarism.
Results. The paper examines the Bourassa’s origins and life. Was researched the genesis of Bourassa’s political and nationalist views, was reconstructed the Bourassa’s propaganda of anti-militarism.
Conclusions. The outbreak of the First World War and the problem of the entry of Canada into the war were helping Bourassa to formulate French-Canadian nationalism theory. However, in contrast to the classical theories of nationalism Bourassa’s French-Canadian nationalism theory was a Patriotic, embodied in practice, the slogan “Canada – the First!”.
history of Canada, First World War, Great War, French Canada, Quebec, French Canadian nationalism, Henri Bourassa
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