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In Memoriam: Sheila Andrew reflects on W.A. “Bill” Spray, 1938-2017

by Sheila Andrew   W.A, “Bill” Spray made a significant contribution to Atlantic history, including his books on The Blacks in New Brunswick and New Brunswick: Its History and its People. He showed the significance of local events as in … Continue reading

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150? Canada’s Sticky, Messy History

by Margaret Conrad What is this place called Canada? The second largest country in the world geographically, it is difficult to grasp the whole. Some peoples and provinces are nations unto themselves and resentment against the dominant centre in outlying … Continue reading

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Tear Down the Statue?: The Edward Cornwallis Debate

By Martha Walls and Corey Slumkoski In Halifax, the issue of naming parks, buildings and other public sites after British soldier and “city founder” Edward Cornwallis has been contentious and longstanding. A May 2016 decision of Halifax City Council to … Continue reading

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“Sesquicentennial Cerebrations”

With the July 1 sesquicentennial fading from view, the time is right to turn a critical eye to what the the last 150 years of the Canadian state has meant for Atlantic Canadians. With this in mind, the print journal … Continue reading

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Acadiensis Board Chair Gregory Kealey named to the Order of Canada

Everyone here at Acadiensis would like to offer a hearty congratulations to Acadiensis Board Chair and labour historian Gregory S. Kealey on being named to the Order of Canada in recognition of “his sustained academic contributions to Canadian labour relations … Continue reading

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Remember Where You Came From

The following post is the seventh in a series that features collaboration between the Acadiensis blog and the students in Jerry Bannister’s undergraduate and graduate Canadian Studies and History classes at Dalhousie University. by Stefanie Mracic When growing up Canadian … Continue reading

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Patrick Mannion reviews Gerhard P. Bassler’s Escape Hatch: Newfoundland’s Quest for German Industry and Immigration, 1950-1970.

Gerhard P. Bassler. Escape Hatch: Newfoundland’s Quest for German Industry and Immigration, 1950-1970.  (St. John’s: Flanker Press, 2017)  By Patrick Mannion In Escape Hatch, Gerhard Bassler (Professor Emeritus of history, Memorial University of Newfoundland) provides a nuanced, transnational analysis of … Continue reading

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Jason Hall wins the Canadian Aboriginal History Prize for best article (2016)

Everyone at Acadiensis would like to congratulate Jason Hall for winning the Canadian Aboriginal History Prize for best article (2016) for his “Maliseet Cultivation and Climatic Resilience on the Wəlastəkw/St. John River During the Little Ice Age,” from the Autumn … Continue reading

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Acadiensis Winter/Spring 2017 Table of Contents

We’re back from hiatus with a new issue of the journal hot off the presses. Take a gander at the exciting research on offer in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Acadiensis. ACADIENSIS VOL. XLVI, NO. 1 WINTER/SPRING 2017 HIVER/PRINTEMPS 2017 … Continue reading

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Peter Toner reviews Anna Kearney Guigné’s The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports: As Taken from Kenneth Peacock’s Newfoundland Field Collection, 1951-1961.

Anna Kearney Guigné. The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports: As Taken from Kenneth Peacock’s Newfoundland Field Collection, 1951-1961. Music re-edited and transcribed by Evelyn Osborne. Mercury Series, Cultural Studies Paper 87. (Ottawa: Canadian Museum of History and University of … Continue reading

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