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Remembering Michael Bliss

20 May 2017

Elsbeth Heaman In recent years I’ve sometimes had the feeling that I’m stalking Michael Bliss. Time and again I’ve wandered into a particular historical thicket, and...

Refugees Fit for Rescue: Loyalists, Maroons, and Mi’kmaq

17 April 2017

Ruma Chopra How does Canada’s more open, even welcoming policy towards Syrian refugees fit with other refugees, black loyalists and Maroons who entered the Maritimes over 200...

Canadian Exceptionalism is about Land and Resources

10 April 2017

Rachel Bryant Canadian exceptionalism has emerged (or re-emerged) in the Trump/Brexit/Canada 150 era as a useful concept for scholars and journalists seeking to understand how Canadians...

A Conversation about Teaching Early Canadian History in the United States, Part 3: Research

31 March 2017

This is the third of a three-part conversation between historians Claire Campbell, Alexandre Dubé, Jeffers Lennox, and Christopher Parsons, on being “early Canadianists”...