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Lisa Pasolli reviews Laurel Lewey, Louis J. Richard, and Linda Turner, New Brunswick before the Equal Opportunity Program: History through a Social Work Lens (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018)

Laurel Lewey, Louis J. Richard, and Linda Turner. New Brunswick before the Equal Opportunity Program: History through a Social Work Lens (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018). By Lisa Pasolli New Brunswick’s Program of Equal Opportunity ushered in dramatic reforms … Continue reading

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Yale Belanger reviews Andrew Crosby & Jeffrey Monaghan’s Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State

Andrew Crosby & Jeffrey Monaghan. Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State (Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2018). By Yale Belanger Dating to the events at Oka in 1990, Indigenous activism and resistance strategies have come to be popularly … Continue reading

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Claire Campbell reviews Chet Van Duzer and Lauren Beck’s Canada before Confederation: Maps at the Exhibition

Chet Van Duzer and Lauren Beck. Canada before Confederation: Maps at the Exhibition (Wilmington, Delaware: Vernon Press, 2017). By Claire Campbell In July 1615, an Ottawa chief drew a map of the mouth of the French River for Samuel de Champlain. The map … Continue reading

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Edward MacDonald Reviews Mark R. Leeming’s In Defense of Home Places: Environmental Activism in Nova Scotia

Mark R. Leeming. In Defense of Home Places: Environmental Activism in Nova Scotia (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017). By Edward MacDonald In Defense of Home Places is a little book that encourages us to think big. Part of UBC’s interdisciplinary Nature|History|Society … Continue reading

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Matthew Hayday reviews Meaghan Elizabeth Beaton’s The Centennial Cure: Commemoration, Identity, and Cultural Capital in Nova Scotia during Canada’s 1967 Centennial Celebrations

Meaghan Elizabeth Beaton. The Centennial Cure: Commemoration, Identity, and Cultural Capital in Nova Scotia during Canada’s 1967 Centennial Celebrations (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017). By Matthew Hayday It seems entirely fitting to review a book about the 1967 Centennial … Continue reading

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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

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Jane Jenkins reviews Jennifer Hubbard, David J. Wildish, and Robert L. Stephenson, eds. A Century of Maritime Science: The St. Andrews Biological Station

Jennifer Hubbard, David J. Wildish, and Robert L. Stephenson, eds. A Century of Maritime Science: The St. Andrews Biological Station (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016). by Jane Jenkins The Bay of Fundy, with its world-renowned high tides and its … Continue reading

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Graeme Wynn reviews Ronald Rees, New Brunswick Was His Country: The Life of William Francis Ganong

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

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Jane Errington reviews Gail G. Campbell’s “I wish to keep a record:” Nineteenth Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World

Gail G. Campbell. “I wish to keep a record:” Nineteenth Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017). By Jane Errington As Gail Campbell reminds us, reading someone else’s diary takes us into a … Continue reading

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Stephen Kimber reviews Michael Dupuis, Bearing Witness: Journalists, Record Keepers and the 1917 Halifax Explosion

Michael Dupuis. Foreward by Alan Ruffman. Bearing Witness: Journalists, Record Keepers and the 1917 Halifax Explosion (Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2017). By Stephen Kimber As a practising journalist for more than 40 years and a teacher of journalism for … Continue reading

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