The Southern Conservative Thought of John C. Calhoun and the Cultural Foundations of the Canadian Identity

  title={The Southern Conservative Thought of John C. Calhoun and the Cultural Foundations of the Canadian Identity},
  author={Douglas E. Jarvis},
  journal={American Review of Canadian Studies},
  pages={297 - 314}
Besides the largely ignored fact of general Canadian support for the Southern Confederacy during the American Civil War, the consociational dimensions of Canadian Confederation, as something opposed to American unionism in cultural terms, finds its historical roots legitimized in the Southern conservative writings of John C. Calhoun. It is the tension between an institutionally entrenched foundation of consociational pluralism and growing urban cosmopolitanism within Canadian history that has… Expand
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