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Military Service, Citizenship, & Political Culture: Militia Studies in Atlantic Canada 1700 – 2000

By Cynthia Wallace-Casey  Remembering the First World War 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War. This was a significant centenary year for Canadians, as the anniversary sparked a great deal of interest in commemorative … Continue reading

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Is there an ideological Left, Right and Centre in Canadian Politics?

By Gail Campbell Editor’s Note: This post was submitted on 13 May 2020. The daughter of a ‘working man’ whose experience and understanding of the world in some ways surpassed that of my teachers, I became interested in politics at … Continue reading

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Une épopée corsaire au Canada atlantique durant le régime français

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 Culture: Studies of Militias in Atlantic Canada.” Any questions about the project can be sent to Gregory … Continue reading

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Spring 2020 Acadiensis

By Suzanne Morton and Donald Wright The publication of the Spring 2020 issue of Acadiensis takes place in a very different world from that of when it began to come together. Indeed, no one could have anticipated how quickly the … Continue reading

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The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami

By Linda Kealey On a recent news broadcast, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Health Officer of Alberta, compared the current pandemic crisis to a tidal wave that sweeps all before it out to sea.  Tidal waves and tsunamis destroy lives … Continue reading

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The David Alexander Prize / Le prix David Alexander – 2020 ($400)

The David Alexander Prize – 2020 ($400) The David Alexander Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on the history of Atlantic Canada written in a course by an undergraduate student in any university. The amount of the prize is … Continue reading

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William Ambrose John Revisited

By David Frank I came across the file when I was doing research in Immigration Branch records in Ottawa in the 1970s. Those documents told the sad story of William Ambrose John, a young coal miner from Wales, who shot … Continue reading

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“The Militia and Civic Community in Colonial New Brunswick: Part I, 1786-1816”

The post is published in partnership with our friends at Borealia. Note de l’éditeur : Service militaire, citoyenneté et culture politique : études des milices au Canada atlantique Nous vous présentons le premier texte d’une série de contributions qui seront … Continue reading

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Where the Boys Are

By Greg Marquis In his 2015 memoir South End Boy: Growing up in Halifax in the tumultuous ’30s and ’40s, former CBC radio and television personality Jim Bennet recalled the freedom that boys, some as young as five, had to … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Rainbows of New Brunswick Hope in the Face of COVID-19: Creativity, Safety, and Resilience

Rainbows of New Brunswick Hope in the Face of COVID-19: Creativity, Safety, and Resilience The Journal for New Brunswick Studies (https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/JNBS) invites contributions that address the impact of the novel coronavirus on the people, communities, and economy of New Brunswick … Continue reading

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