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Path of a Digital Humanities Project: Story Mapping Loyalists

By Leah Grandy With a few breakthrough ideas, a group of people with the right skillset at the right place and time, and a dash of serendipity, the project which was to be known as “New Brunswick Loyalist Journeys” came … Continue reading

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“The Unfortunate Acadians” or How to turn Genocide into Tragic Destiny – Part 2

by Chantal Richard The following is part two of a two-part blog post. Acadian politics and language Unlike the Saint John and Sackville papers, The Moncton Transcript tended to focus more on contemporary Acadians, reporting on the Conventions nationales acadiennes … Continue reading

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“The Unfortunate Acadians” or How to turn Genocide into Tragic Destiny – Part 1

by Chantal Richard The following is part one of a two-part blog post. It is inspired from a paper I gave on 4 May 2018, at the Atlantic Canada Studies Conference in Wolfville, very close to historic Grand-Pré, the symbolic … Continue reading

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From http://www.lhtnb.ca to https://archives.gnb.ca/lhtnb/: Please Adjust Your Bookmark

Recently the URL of the Labour History in New Brunswick project changed from http://www.lhtnb.ca to https://archives.gnb.ca/lhtnb/. Please adjust your bookmarks accordingly. By David Frank In a recent post Andrea Eidinger and Stephanie Pettigrew discussed the problem of maintaining legacies in … Continue reading

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Excerpt: Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690-1763

by Jeffers Lennox The University of Toronto Press has generously allowed us to publish the following excerpt from Jeffers Lennox’s award-winning Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690-1763. To talk about … Continue reading

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Legalized Smuggling: Nova Scotia and American Grain Merchants, 1807-1814

by Patrick Callaway The slow development of agriculture in Nova Scotia in the wake of the American Revolution created a conundrum for provincial and imperial officials.  The need for provisions linked the colony closer to the American states than was … Continue reading

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Harry Thurston and “the jigsaw of our blue geography”

by Wanda Campbell The ocean is a central theme of Thurston’s non-fiction including Atlantic Outposts (1990), Tidal Life: A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy (1990), Against Darkness and Storm: Lighthouses of the Northeast (1993), The Nature of Shorebirds … Continue reading

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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

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Black Women and the Civil Rights Movement in Nova Scotia

By Claudine Bonner The 1960s and 1970s was an era of transformation and awakening for many young people, and especially for the African-descended peoples across the Diaspora.[1] To date, most scholarship focuses on how the American Black Power movement served … Continue reading

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Based on “On the Edge of Canada: Creating Labrador Identity Within and Against the Settler State”

By Vicki S. Hallett, Ph.D., Department of Gender Studies, Memorial University As part of a larger project on Them Days that focuses on the story of, and stories in, the magazine as tools of decolonization and reconciliation, I engage with … Continue reading

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