Re-Thinking Where the Sources Lead: Reflecting on the Research and Writing Process
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by Borealia Editor (@earlycanada)
4M ago
Alanna Loucks Over the last few months, I started writing a draft of the final chapter of my dissertation. This chapter reconstructs the household and larger web of relationships created by Mère d’Youville and the Grey Nuns of Montréal. This chapter fits into my larger project, which traces the familial and economic networks created by ..read more
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Remembering Elizabeth Mancke, part II
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by Denis McKim
8M ago
Dynamism and determination, wisdom and warmth: the late Elizabeth Mancke (1954-2023) exuded each of these positive attributes as well as countless others, as anyone who had the good fortune of knowing her can readily attest. Her recent passing is a massive loss for the many communities to which she contributed, whether as a pathbreaking historian ..read more
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Remembering Elizabeth Mancke, part I
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by Denis McKim
8M ago
Dynamism and determination, wisdom and warmth: the late Elizabeth Mancke (1954-2023) exuded each of these positive attributes as well as countless others, as anyone who had the good fortune of knowing her can readily attest. Her recent passing is a massive loss for the many communities to which she contributed, whether as a pathbreaking historian ..read more
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The Guianan Foundations of Newfoundland Colonization
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by smithljo
9M ago
Joe Borsato When examining Anglo-Indigenous relations and colonization in the early seventeenth century Americas, scholars rarely treat colonial experiences in North America and South America together. Yet, a hemispheric framework brings fresh insight into the history of colonial expansion.[1] In northern South America, a region commonly referred to as Guiana, or Güiri noko (“the land ..read more
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What’s the Point in Talking About it: Community Responses to Enslavement in Shelburne, Nova Scotia
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by Borealia Editor (@earlycanada)
10M ago
Erin Isaac The thoughts and sentiments shared in this essay are my own and do not represent the Nova Scotia Museum or Shelburne Historical Society. The Ross-Thomson House & Store Museum, in Shelburne, NS, has always been known as a site of enslavement in this community. Most people around here reference this by speaking about ..read more
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Les Acadiens et la milice, 1776-1815
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by Borealia Editor (@earlycanada)
11M ago
Nicolas Landry English Abstract: This short survey aims at putting forward the participation of Acadians in the New Brunswick militia during the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. It demonstrates Acadians’ ambivalence to contribute to the war effort with the English forces. Nevertheless, some Acadians were able to benefit from military promotions by ..read more
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La présence missionnaire chez les Acadiens du Golf au lendemain de la Déportation, 1760-1830 
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by Borealia Editor (@earlycanada)
1y ago
Nicolas Landry English Abstract: Although traditional Acadian historiography put emphasis on the contribution of missionaries to help Acadians establish themselves around the Gulf of St. Lawrence after the Expulsion (1755-1763), most recent publications demonstrate that Acadians tended to resist some high expectations from the Church hierarchy and its representatives, the missionaries. This short text is ..read more
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Underscoring Borderland Blacks and the Underground Network that Undermined National Lines
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by Denis McKim
1y ago
dann J. Broyld Borderland Blacks: Two Cities in the Niagara Region during the Final Decades of Slavery by dann j. Broyld examines Rochester, New York, and St. Catharines, Canada West, the last stops on the Niagara branch of the Underground Railroad. The story that is best known of Rochester and St. Catharines before the Civil ..read more
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ReCollections: A Podcast from Parks Canada / ReTrouver: un balado de Parcs Canada
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by Borealia Editor (@earlycanada)
1y ago
(la version française suite) Parks Canada is proud to announce the launch of its new podcast project: ReCollections, a podcast about the places, stories and artifacts that bring history to life. For a century, Parks Canada’s experts have worked with communities across the country to learn about and protect the buildings, landscapes, and objects that ..read more
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Death, Restitution, and Legal Pluralism in Upper Canada
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by Borealia Editor (@earlycanada)
1y ago
Nathan Ince On July 14, 1832, Jacob Sahkeconabe was shot and killed by Joseph Graverod. Both individuals involved in this tragedy were young, variously described as boys, youths, or young men, but otherwise they came from different backgrounds.[1] Sahkeconabe belonged to the Anishinaabe community of Mnjikaning, more often known to outsiders as Yellowhead’s village. For ..read more
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