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History is Not a Shield for Ludlow

By  Richard Yeomans In recent months there has been a growing debate about New Brunswick’s loyalist past, and especially how it fits into the present with the question of whether to rename the University of New Brunswick’s law school building, … Continue reading

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Unnatural Landscapes

 By Ronald Rudin Unnatural Landscapes — a documentary film that I produced and Montreal filmmaker Bernar Hébert directed — takes viewers on a journey through 32,000 hectares of marshlands in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Along … Continue reading

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CBC Show: The Oland Murder

Premiering On Wednesday, 4 March, at 9:00 pm will be a 4-part true crime series by the CBC on The Oland Murder.

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Breaking Royal Precedent?: The Escuminac Disaster and the Royal Tour of 1959

By Barry MacKenzie The most recent season of Netflix’s The Crown includes a moving episode about the horrific disaster which befell the community of Aberfan, Wales, when in October 1966 an unsafe and poorly monitored coal tip avalanched and buried … Continue reading

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Linda Kealey reviews Stephen Harold Riggins and Roberta Buchanan, eds. Creating A University: The Newfoundland Experience.

Stephen Harold Riggins and Roberta Buchanan, eds. Creating A University: The Newfoundland Experience. (St. John’s: ISER Books, 2019). By Linda Kealey I opened this collection of 32 short essays with great interest as I spent 22 years teaching in Memorial … Continue reading

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Bonnie Huskins reviews Stephen Davidson’s Birchtown and the Black Loyalist Experience From 1775 to the Present

Stephen Davidson. Birchtown and the Black Loyalist Experience From 1775 to the Present (Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, 2019). By Bonnie Huskins This book is a fitting tribute to two groups of African-Nova Scotians: the black loyalists who established, in … Continue reading

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New issue of the Journal of New Brunswick Studies

The editorial board of the Journal of New Brunswick Studies/Revue d’études sur le Nouveau-Brunswick (JNBS/RÉNB) is pleased to announce the release of its latest issue. The new issue can be accessed at https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/JNBS/index. JNBS/RÉNB is an online, multi-disciplinary journal that … Continue reading

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Enslaved in Nova Scotia: The Case of Rose Welch

By Robyn Brown There once was a young woman gave birth to a baby while living in a small outport of Nova Scotia. Unmarried, she delivered alone in a bedroom of the house where she lived; no one in the … Continue reading

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Remembering Michael S. Cross

By Peter L. Twohig When I heard that Michael died, I just wanted to hear his voice again. So I listened to a lecture he gave at Memorial University in 1983. The lecture series on Canadian and Working Class history … Continue reading

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CFP: Atlantic Canada Studies Conference 2020 in Maine

2020 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference: Crossing Borders, Bridging Boundaries Call for Papers The Canadian-American Center and the Department of History at the University of Maine invite proposals for the 2020 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference to be held at the University … Continue reading

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