By Emma Anderson
In tracing the production and evolution of the cult of the martyrs around the centuries, Anderson finds the ways that either believers and detractors have venerated andpreserved the reminiscence of the martyrs during this "afterlife," and the way their strong tale has been always reinterpreted within the collective mind's eye. As rival shrines rose on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border, those figures might either unite and deeply divide natives and non-natives, francophones and anglophones, Protestants and Catholics, Canadians and americans, forging a legacy as debatable because it has been enduring.
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The Death and Afterlife of the North American Martyrs by Emma Anderson