The Frontier of Patriotism
Alberta and the First World War
Adriana A. Davies is a writer, editor, and poet, and is the founding executive director of the Heritage Community Foundation. Jeff Keshen is dean of arts at Mount Royal University.
Readers will come away from this collection with a deeper appreciation of the different ways that the First World War and its aftermath shaped the lives of Albertans. For many, these four tumultuous years represented a time of individual valour and of communities pulling together and sacrificing for a noble cause. Yet, for others, the war left disillusionment and anger. Exploring these regional and local stories, as well as the national story, helps us understand the commonalities and distinctiveness of what it means to be Canadian. The Frontier of Patriotism is the most comprehensive treatment of Alberta during these critical, transformational years.
The Frontier of Patriotism is a terrific addition to scholarship of the Great War, and a welcome companion to the many broader histories that have previously been written.
- Mark Collin, Canada’s History Magazine