- Welcome to the Acadiensis Blog. We are a forum for historians of Atlantic Canada to share their ideas and thoughts about Atlantic Canadian history and methods with each other and the public at large.
- Allan J. MacEachen and Cape Breton Island: A Transient Legacy?
- Jason Hall reviews Jeffers Lennox, Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690-1763
- ACS Conference Deadline Extension!
- Reflections on writing Maroon and M’ikmaq History
- Table of Contents for the latest issue of Acadiensis
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by Lachlan MacKinnon, Will Langford, and Andrew Parnaby Warm tributes for Allan J. MacEachen poured forth after his death — from politicians, journalists, and colleagues. Prime Minister Trudeau was especially effusive. And rightly so. MacEachen’s parliamentary career and legislative record … Continue reading
Jason Hall reviews Jeffers Lennox, Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690-1763
Jeffers Lennox. Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690-1763 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017). By Jason Hall In Homelands and Empires, Jeffers Lennox posits that “[c]ompeting notions of territory and … Continue reading
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for Papers: Atlantic Canada Studies Conference “Coastal Exchanges: Networks and Influences” May 4-6, 2018 The Departments of English and Theatre, History and Classics, Politics, and Sociology of Acadia University invite proposals the 2018 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, … Continue reading
by Ruma Chopra My recently published essay in Acadiensis, “Maroons and Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia, 1796-1800,” studied the relationship between a group of deported ex-slaves from Trelawney Town (Jamaica) and the Mi’kmaq during an era of European imperial warfare. The … Continue reading
A new issue of the journal Acadiensis is hot off the press, with plenty of exciting new research on the Atlantic region, the latest Past and Present features, a number of review essays and historiographical commentaries, and a tribute to … Continue reading
The following open letter was written by the faculty of Mount Saint Vincent University in response to a racist cartoon of El Jones that appeared in Frank Magazine. It was originally published in Halifax’s The Coast newspaper. It is reprinted … Continue reading
by Gregory Marquis In 1867, Saint John was one of the top cities in the new Dominion of Canada. For decades its chief rival was Halifax. During the early 20th century the Nova Scotia capital, in terms of population, began … Continue reading
By Gail G. Campbell In 1992, the Canadian Committee on Women’s History and Status of Women Canada produced a newsletter to announce and promote our first Women’s History Month. On 9 March of that year, as part of the celebrations … Continue reading
by Michael Boudreau Canada first criminalized drugs in 1908 when the federal government passed the Opium Act which made it an indictable offence to manufacture, possess, or sell opium for non-medical purposes. Marijuana was added to the list of illegal … Continue reading
by Lachlan MacKinnon On 25 July 2017, a large crowd gathered at Colliery Lands Park in the small Cape Breton town of New Waterford to remember the worst colliery disaster in the history of the island’s coal fields. Bobby Burchell, … Continue reading