Sara Jeannette Duncan/Lily Lewis ArchiveMain MenuIntroductionSara Jeannette Duncan, Washington Post, 1885Sara Jeannette Duncan, Miscellaneous, 1890-1905All Tags (Cloud Format)Works CitedKathleen Hurlock62afa4649e1001ffbb7bf4bbefc88dc48d384c26
A Canadian Anglophile (Washington Post, August 30 1885)
12017-05-06T10:48:38-04:00A Canadian Anglomaniac (Washington Post, August 30 1885)3plain2017-05-12T16:46:11-04:00Duncan posits Canadian identity as superior to American identity, as she believes Canadian identity is unique without trying to hard to deny its Englishness, which American identity is based in. She pokes fun at American “grand tourists” who come down with “Anglo-mania” after travelling abroad and face backlash. She depicts the “English gentleman” as a bit uninteresting but hardly worth the vitriol of millions of people. She speaks about “Lady Granville Gordon”, who rejects her aristocratic heritage to open a bonnet shop, along with many other upper class individuals who embrace an American sort of capitalism. Duncan (humorously) compares herself to English female counterparts, pointing out the “inferiorities” of Canadian women which, in actuality, make them superior (gossiping less, having good sense, detesting small talk, etc).