Series 2 - Books

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UTA 1277-2




  • 1967-2007 (Creation)

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1.76 m of textual records

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This series is a fairly complete documentation of Prof. Forbes’ books to date. This includes documentation on two of Prof. Forbes early research projects that began as a research for his Ph.D. Thesis "Nationalism, Ethnocentrism and Personality" (Yale 1976) and later developed into two books: the first by the same name "Nationalism, Ethnocentrism and Personality", published by University of Chicago Press, 1985 and the second "Ethnic Conflic"t, Yale University Press, 1997. It also includes documents relating to the book he edited "Canadian Political Thought" (1985) and his most recent book "George Grant: A Guide to His Thought" published by UofT Press in 2007.

Records related to his thesis are survey booklets, correspondence, notes on coding, notes organized by chapter (1973) and draft manuscripts (1970-1975). Records relating to his book "Nationalism, Ethnocentrism and Personality" include an early outline from 1979, two sets of drafts (1980, and 1981) as well as one file of correspondence with publishers. Records for "Canadian Political Thought" relate to its planning and editing as well as drafts and revisions of Forbe’s introduction. There are four full early drafts dating from 1989-1996 for Ethnic Conflict along with accompanying notes for each chapter. There are also later revisions, outline and correspondence with publisher. For "George Grant: A Guide to His Thought" there are outlines, notes, drafts from 2003 through to 2007 as well as comments by readers and revisions during the copy editing. There is also correspondence with the publisher.

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Thesis: Nationalism, Ethnocentrism and Personality (1976)

Book: Canadian Political Thought (1985)

Book: Nationalism, Ethnocentrism and Personality (1984)

Book: Ethnic Conflict (1997)

Book: George Grant: A Guide to His Thought (2007)

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