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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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Nova Scotia Readers and Boston Booksellers in the Early Nineteenth Century

By Keith Grant In the early decades of the nineteenth century, the circulation of books was a highly localized activity.[1] Although advances in steam, stereotyping, and stamps were taking place, before about 1840 in most places outside the metropole the … Continue reading

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CFP: Critical Perspectives on Cannabis in Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of Journal of Canadian Studies “Critical Perspectives on Cannabis in Canada” Guest Editors: Michael Boudreau and Sarah Hamill Deadline: December 1, 2019 For much of the twentieth century, recreational drugs, notably cannabis, have been seen … Continue reading

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“Be … In this Place”: Conceptions of Atlantic Canadian Citizenship

By Sarah King The Atlantic Canadian perspective is often glaringly absent from national narratives on politics and history – including CBC documentaries like 2000’s Canada: A People’s History (for a thorough discussion of this, see Margaret Conrad’s (2001b) article in … Continue reading

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Christo Aivalis reviews Cecil Foster. They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada (Windsor, Ontario: Biblioasis, 2019).

By Christo Aivalis Cecil Foster in They Call Me George offers readers an excellent piece of accessible writing and analysis that skillfully melds together the multifaceted histories of labour, diplomacy, politics, gender, race, empire, and culture. In so doing, Foster … Continue reading

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A “backwoods tragedy”: The Bannister Brothers and Capital Punishment in New Brunswick, 1936

By Michael Boudreau In September of 1936 Arthur and Daniel Bannister were executed, standing back-to-back, for the “callous” murders of Philip Lake, his wife Bertha, and one of their children (Jackie) in Pacific Junction, Westmorland County. The Halifax Herald called … Continue reading

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Public schools and ratepayers in late 19th century New Brunswick: a linguistic divide?

By Elisa Sance On January 18th, 1899, Patrick Swift from District #7, Parish of Harcourt, New Brunswick wrote a letter [1] to James R. Inch, Chief Superintendent of Education to protest the hiring of a third-class [2] French teacher in … Continue reading

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Decorous Dispossession: Legally Extinguishing Acadian Landholding Rights

By Elizabeth Mancke In August 1759, the Nova Scotia assembly passed “An Act for the Quieting of Possessions to the Protestant Grantees of the Lands, formerly occupied by the French Inhabitants, and for preventing vexatious Actions relating to the same.”  … Continue reading

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Wide Angles, Close Quarters: A Human History of the Grand Dérangement

By Christopher Hodson Nearly two decades ago, I stumbled out of my small hometown (beautiful Logan, Utah, USA) into a PhD program in history at Northwestern University near Chicago. I arrived with the intention of studying and writing about revolutionary … Continue reading

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Reconciling Chignecto: The many stories of Siknikt

By Anne Marie Lane Jonah Although many residents of and visitors to Atlantic Canada have seen, even at a glance, the National Historic Sites (NHS) of Beaubassin and Fort Lawrence, many fewer have visited, or have an inkling of the … Continue reading

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