Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, Turun Yliopisto (University of Turku) (University of Turku, Finnland - North American Studies Programm ), course: Seminar: The Making of Canada, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This term paper deals with the question of how the novel Barometer Rising, written by Hugh MacLennan, depicts Canadian identity during World War I. There was no Canadian declaration of War in 1914 although she had her own Canadian delegation at Versailles in 1919. Through this term paper I want to find an explanation of how the war overseas could trigger this national self-consciousness that is also described in the novel. Therefore this paper is supposed to examine this phenomenon from two perspectives. First, from the view social history and second from the view of literary studies.