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title The Geography of Home
creator Daley, Isabelle
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>Since 1945, the essential nature of the Island's culture, economy—even its landscape — has been utterly transformed. Of course, time has never stood still here, but the changes in Island society between 1880 and the outbreak of the Second World War seem somehow superficial comparedto those that followed. Our past has grown suddenly distant. As we plunge headlong into an uncertain future, who is to tell us what we once were? In one sense, the task is simply impossible; in another, it is impossibly simple. For in many ways, that world is still within our grasp. Memory by memory, life by life, we can reconstruct some sense of the time that was. But memory is fleeting; soon, our chance will be gone.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1991
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-403
source 30
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title The Geography of Home
creator Daley, Isabelle
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>Since 1945, the essential nature of the Island's culture, economy—even its landscape — has been utterly transformed. Of course, time has never stood still here, but the changes in Island society between 1880 and the outbreak of the Second World War seem somehow superficial comparedto those that followed. Our past has grown suddenly distant. As we plunge headlong into an uncertain future, who is to tell us what we once were? In one sense, the task is simply impossible; in another, it is impossibly simple. For in many ways, that world is still within our grasp. Memory by memory, life by life, we can reconstruct some sense of the time that was. But memory is fleeting; soon, our chance will be gone.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1991
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-403
source 30
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>