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The following is “bonus coverage” of material from the most recent print edition of Acadiensis. by Corey Slumkoski IN 1989 ACADIENSIS PRESS PUBLISHED E.R. (Ernie) Forbes’s Challenging the Regional Stereotype: Essays on the 20th Century Maritimes. This collection of his … Continue reading
The following notice might be of interest to some readers of the blog. I’m sure those of you who’ve looked at Wikipedia (still not a good source for essays!) have noticed that it is a little sparse on Atlantic Canadian … Continue reading
Ronald Rees. New Brunswick Was His Country: The Life of William Francis Ganong (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2016). By Graeme Wynn W.F. Ganong, scion of the St. Stephen family of candy manufacturers, was a prodigious polymath, a professor of botany at … Continue reading
Another of our favourites from our first two years … by Anne Marie Lane Jonah Mid-summer 2016 Nova Scotia visitor numbers at Historic Sites are anecdotally reported to be up from last year. Once again tourists and locals wander in … Continue reading
As we continue on our hiatus here is another of our favourite posts from the past two years. By Vicki S. Hallett “A vocation passed from father to son, the fishermen of ‘the Rock’ have spanned generations. But disaster struck … Continue reading
Today’s Throwback Thursday piece is Greg Kennedy’s examination of the 17th century colonization of the Acadia and Poitou marshlands: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/view/20289/23397
While the blog is on hiatus from publishing new content we thought we’d share some of our favourite posts from the previous two years. Today we’re looking at Jerry Bannister’s post on “Settler Colonialism and the Future of Canadian History,” … Continue reading
By Sarah Toye *Please Note: no historians were harmed in the making of this field school. As the sole historian in Saint Mary’s University’s 2016 field school, I was the butt of many a good-natured joke: “This is what dirt … Continue reading
The David Alexander Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on the history of Atlantic Canada written in course by an undergraduate student in any university. Please note the submission deadline has been extended. Conditions: Entries must be undergraduate … Continue reading
I have to apologize for being late to get a blog post up this week as I have just returned from a week’s vacation with no internet, cellular network coverage, or television. My initial plans to post an excellent piece … Continue reading