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Peter Waite: An Appreciation

By Andrew Nurse and Ed Stoddard Peter Waite died on August 24th.  For three and a half decades he taught history at Dalhousie University. Waite is well and fondly remembered and should be. Christopher Moore, in his brief note on … Continue reading

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Chemists, Canoes, and New Brunswick’s History of Science

By Richard Yeomans Science and innovation have a long history in New Brunswick, and in many ways this history has profoundly impacted the province as we know it today. The scuba tank (1839), the steam-powered foghorn (1854), the snow blower … Continue reading

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« Pierre Maisonnat Baptiste, un corsaire français à la rivière Saint-Jean durant la Guerre de la Ligue d’Augsbourg, 1688-1697 »

Nicolas Landry Introduction [1]. Pour faire suite à notre blog précédent, rappelons qu’en vertu de la rationnelle commerciale de la course / privateering, les corsaires visent avant tout la capture plutôt que la destruction, contrairement à l’activité guerrière de l’État[2]. … Continue reading

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“You old buggar, I’ll pump you full of lead.” The Great War in Canada and Policing the City of Saint John, NB, 1910-1920

By Ben Griffin In his 1920 “Valedictory,” the outgoing Mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick, R.T. Hayes reflected that “The four years have been full of incidents of outstanding importance, none more so perhaps in the history of the City … Continue reading

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Odds and Addenda: Some Connections and One Mystery

By David Frank Every writer of history has had the same experience. You write and revise and rewrite and revise again. You consult friends and colleagues, go through peer review, follow up, do more revision. Then you publish what you … Continue reading

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He had “insanity in his veins”: The Execution of George Gee in New Brunswick

By Michael Boudreau On 22 July 1904 George Gee was executed in Woodstock, New Brunswick for the murder of his cousin Millie Gee.  The question of Gee’s guilt was not necessarily in question since he confessed to the crime. During … Continue reading

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In Search of ‘Maritime Music’

By Greg Marquis Bass player Bruce Palmer (1946-2004) was a Nova Scotian who like many ambitious young musicians ended up in 1960s Toronto where he performed with Robbie Lane & the Disciples, Jack London & the Sparrows and the Mynah … Continue reading

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Photo Search: We Want You

At Acadiensis we are marking our 50th birthday this autumn and are asking for your help to celebrate.  As you move into the tenth month of the pandemic and for those teaching, start the third term, you may have found … Continue reading

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Andrew Nurse reviews You Are Here

By Andrew Nurse You Are Here: Seeing Sackville through the Owens Art Gallery Collection explores the landscape in and around Sackville, NB through images in (or, connected to) Mount Allison University’s Owens Arts Gallery. It is an online multimedia exhibition … Continue reading

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New Brunswick’s Militia and Home Defence During the Great War

By Brent Wilson The post is published in partnership with our friends at Borealia. [This essay is part of a series of contributions to be published over the coming years by members of the research group “Military Service, Citizenship, and Political … Continue reading

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