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For the Duration: Don MacGillivray (1942-2018)

By David Frank It is hard to know where to start, but let me try by mentioning two of the people Donnie helped to rescue from the obscurity of local history. Archibald Russell, a labourer from Conception Bay, was one … Continue reading

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New Issue of Journal of New Brunswick Studies/Revue d’études sur le Nouveau-Brunswick

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 http://stu-sites.ca/jnbs JNBS/RÉNB is an online, multi-disciplinary journal that … Continue reading

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The Concert Led Zeppelin Never Gave: The Lessons of the Strawberry Fields Festival

By Greg Marquis For a few weeks in 1970, pop music fans on both sides of the Canada-United States border were excited by the prospects of a ‘second Woodstock,’ a multiple-day outdoor music festival that would include some of the … Continue reading

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Encounter in the Northeast: A Reconsideration of Early Language Barriers

By Tabitha Renaud Much of what historians know about early contact between European explorers and indigenous peoples in northeastern America comes from close readings of the surviving explorer journals of the sixteenth century. European expedition narratives generally “translate” indigenous “speakers” … Continue reading

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Dick Hill, Re-Enslaved, Shelburne, 1787, Nova Scotia

By Harvey Amani Whitfield This historical document about Dick Hill highlights the type of troubled freedom that the Black Loyalists encountered in the Maritimes after the American Revolution. Although Hill had obtained his freedom during the war (along with thousands … Continue reading

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Don Nerbas reviews Scott MacDonald and Robert D. Gregory, From Humble Beginnings: A History of the Credit Union Movement on Prince Edward Island, 1936-2016.

Scott MacDonald with Robert D. Gregory. From Humble Beginnings: A History of the Credit Union Movement on Prince Edward Island, 1936-2016 (Charlottetown: Acorn Press, 2017). By Don Nerbas Scholars have long recognized the unique role of cooperative enterprise in the … Continue reading

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Atlantic Canada Studies Conference – May 4-5, 2018

Today’s coverage of the Atlantic Canada Studies Conference occurs via Unwritten Histories, who have graciously agreed to share Stephanie Pettigrew’s observations of the conference. By Stephanie Pettigrew This year’s Atlantic Canada Studies Conference took place in the beautiful and historic … Continue reading

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History on Appeal: Originalism and Evidence in the Comeau Case

This article is being cross-posted with our friends at Borealia and ActiveHistory. By Bradley Miller The Supreme Court declined this month to radically change the way that Canada works. In R v Comeau, lawyers for a New Brunswick man ticketed … Continue reading

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New Issue of The Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society

By Anne Marie Lane Jonah This week the Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society is finally available. We have to apologize, but the Journal had a very challenging year last year, losing the founding editor, Brian Cuthbertson, to … Continue reading

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Six Thoughts in Search of an Epilogue

Editor’s note: This is the sixth article in “Soundings,” a series of articles jointly published by The Otter ~ la loutre and the Acadiensis Blog that considers new approaches to history and the environment in Atlantic Canada. The entire series is available here on the Otter and here on Acadiensis. Tina … Continue reading

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