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Category Archives: TBT
TBT: R. James Sacouman’s “Underdevelopment and the Structural Origins of Antigonish Movement Co-operatives in Eastern Nova Scotia”
The blog will be going on a brief hiatus, but we will be back in September with new content. But before our hiatus, here is a Throwback Thursday post. One of the difficulties in editing the blog – perhaps the … Continue reading
Today’s Throwback Thursday piece is by (and in honour of) Ramsay Cook, who in 1993 turned his critical eye to a recently published history of Atlantic Canada – E.R Forbes and Del Muise’s The Atlantic Provinces in Confederation.
With the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station receiving some bad press – it’s been dubbed a “disaster” on the CBC – today’s Throwback Thursday piece, “A River Runs Through It: Churchill Falls and the End of Newfoundland History,” is an … Continue reading
The devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray have displaced the population of an entire city, many of whom are expatriate Atlantic Canadians who left this region in search of better economic opportunities out west. Today’s Throwback Thursday piece – Patricia Thornton’s … Continue reading
In recognition that April 28 is Canada’s Day of Mourning for workers who have lost their lives on the job, today’s Throwback Thursday piece is Ian McKay’s “The Realm of Uncertainty: The Experience of Work in the Cumberland Coal Mines, … Continue reading
Canada’s immigration (and refugee) policies are once again in the headlines and attracting widespread public interest and commentary. In today’s Throwback Thursday piece, Heather Steel reminds us that concerns over immigration are, unfortunately, nothing new: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/view/10600/11217
On Monday, November 9, Atlantic Canada lost one of its foremost historians when Ernest Forbes passed away. Ernie was a great champion of the place of the Maritimes in the Canadian historical narrative, and any historian of Canada – whether … Continue reading
With another Canadian federal election upon us, it is a good time to turn our attention to a previous campaign. In the Spring 1979 issue of the journal, Colin Howell examined “W.S. Fielding and the Repeal Elections of 1886 and … Continue reading