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About The Acadiensis Blog

The Acadiensis Blog is a place for Atlantic Canadian historians to share their research with both a scholarly and general audience. We welcome submissions on all topics Atlantic Canadian. If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please contact Acadiensis Digital Communications Editor Corey Slumkoski at corey.slumkoski@msvu.ca.

The State and Organized Rifle Shooting in Nova Scotia in the 1860s

By R. Blake Brown  The Nova Scotia Rifle Association proudly claims to be the oldest provincial rifle association in Canada. It leaves unstated that it was largely a product of the state. A key skill possessed by effective military forces … Continue reading

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Age and Athleticism: A Wolfville Rector on Nineteenth-Century Cricket

By John Reid Recently, my friend Peter Latta was kind enough to share with me a newspaper item – a letter to the editor – drawn from his research on the history of Amherst, Nova Scotia.  Published on 24 March … Continue reading

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Jeunesse étudiante acadienne et Corps-école des officiers canadiens, 1941-1964 [2/2]

Philippe Volpé Institut d’études acadiennes  Voici la seconde et dernière partie de l’étude de l’historien Philippe Volpé sur les Corps-écoles des officiers canadiens (CEOC) en Acadie. La première partie peut être consultée ici. [hyperlien]  CEOC d’Acadie et louvoiements d’après-guerre  Au … Continue reading

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Jeunesse étudiante acadienne et Corps-école des officiers canadiens, 1941-1964 [1/2]

Philippe Volpé Institut d’études acadiennes  C’était à l’occasion de notre chantier de doctorat. Travaillant à l’étude des mouvements étudiants acadiens de la première moitié du 20e siècle, nous nous étions occupé à dépouiller des albums de finissants des universités/collèges classiques … Continue reading

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How Bonnie Morgan’s Conception Bay Anglican Women Influenced Another Regional History

By Shelby Blair Martens At first glance, the Anglican women of the coastal communities of Conception Bay, Newfoundland in Bonnie Morgan’s Ordinary Saints: Women, Work and Faith in Newfoundland are very different from the Calvinist farm women of Southern Alberta … Continue reading

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Military Service, Citizenship, & Political Culture: Militia Studies in Atlantic Canada 1700 – 2000

By Cynthia Wallace-Casey  Remembering the First World War 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War. This was a significant centenary year for Canadians, as the anniversary sparked a great deal of interest in commemorative … Continue reading

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Is there an ideological Left, Right and Centre in Canadian Politics?

By Gail Campbell Editor’s Note: This post was submitted on 13 May 2020. The daughter of a ‘working man’ whose experience and understanding of the world in some ways surpassed that of my teachers, I became interested in politics at … Continue reading

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Une épopée corsaire au Canada atlantique durant le régime français

This essay is part of a series of contributions to be published over the coming years by members of the research group “Military Service, Citizenship, and Political Culture: Studies of Militias in Atlantic Canada.” Any questions about the project can be sent to Gregory … Continue reading

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Spring 2020 Acadiensis

By Suzanne Morton and Donald Wright The publication of the Spring 2020 issue of Acadiensis takes place in a very different world from that of when it began to come together. Indeed, no one could have anticipated how quickly the … Continue reading

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The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami

By Linda Kealey On a recent news broadcast, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Health Officer of Alberta, compared the current pandemic crisis to a tidal wave that sweeps all before it out to sea.  Tidal waves and tsunamis destroy lives … Continue reading

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