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Sean Carleton Aug 10
1. With a twitter essay I wrote last year about confronting 's controversial legacy with political cartoons from his OWN time making the rounds again, I wanted to offer a few new thoughts about "political correctness" + changing historical interpretation
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Kate Bauer Aug 13
Well folks, I am officially Kate Bauer, M.A.! My research project, “Rich lands, and a glorious future”: Canadian Travel Guides and the Settler Colonial Sublime, 1870-1900, was a thrill to research & write. Time to bootcamp this baby into an article!!
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Sean Carleton Aug 17
Jason Kenney's ham-fisted forays into the JAM debate symbolize the problem. Conservatives are trying to defend a history they don't even understand. Canadian history, even in JAM's day, never started w/ confederation. Grappling with complexity is not erasing the past
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Lindsay Gibson Aug 10
The debates about removing memorials/statues such as in Victoria, BC expose key differences in understanding about the nature of history. /1
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Sean Carleton Aug 10
Replying to @SeanCarleton
9. Doing so, I think, is historically responsible + reflects a spirit of reconciliation, as long as we can use the JAM debate to fuel more meaningful, systemic change to Canada's ONGOING colonial treatment of Indigenous peoples.
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Andrew Watson Aug 13
Applications for the tenure-track assistant professor position in Canadian Environmental History at UBC Okanagan in just one month away (Sept 14)!
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Lindsay Gibson Aug 17
This is truly horrible. It plays into the mistaken notion that statues equal history
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Joanne Hammond, private citizen Aug 11
Sir John A MacDonald’s statue at Victoria City Hall was erected in 1982, and before that no one had ever heard of the guy. Take down that statue and he’ll be forgotten, poor fella.
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Canadiana Aug 16
In the middle of WWII, while massive armies clashed on the Western Front, an overlooked battle took place between Axis and Allied forces… in the most unlikely place imaginable. Watch our latest episode of Canadiana!
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Tina Loo Aug 8
Heritage Minute themed craft beer!?
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Sean Holman Aug 10
Canadian historians, the federal gov’t is looking for feedback on its open government plan. Since laws and gov't archives are an important part of the work we do, it would be great to add more voices asking for broader access.
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Canada's History Aug 17
Though tradition dictated that elephants be buried where they fell (due to their massive size), when Jumbo was killed by a train in St. Thomas Ontario, P. T. Barnum sent taxidermists to recover the skin and skeleton.
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Canadian Eyes Only 10h
Maclean’s is now digitized and available, covering 1905-2008. A great resource!
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Canadian Eyes Only Aug 16
“...subsequent Canadian leaders and diplomats would never match the scope of those global changes unleashed between the 1917 and 1931–Canada’s truly golden age of effective and influential diplomacy.” -
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Tom Fraser Aug 14
I love it when people use "historical revisionist" as a pejorative. like, hell yeah I'm a historical revisionist let's deconstruct and and dismantle obsolete and inaccurate historical narratives that served explicitly nationalistic ideologies
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Senate of Canada Aug 17
Long known as the “Red Chamber,” the Senate of Canada’s nickname is rooted in its association with royalty:
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Canada's History Aug 16
The Trans-Canada Highway Act, passed in 1949, provided millions of in federal cost-sharing funding to the provinces. What eventually resulted was the Trans-Canada Highway, cobbled together from various roadways across the provinces
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CanadianEncyclopedia Aug 12
Few Cdns know of the pass system; Indigenous people needed authorized travel docs to leave/return to reserves from the 1880s-1940s. The system controlled Indigenous movement causing lasting damage. Read a NEW entry on this dark & ignored part of :
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Mary Chaktsiris Aug 17
Have you assigned open textbooks in your courses? I am planning on for a surney course this winter. Thanks & !
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Sean Carleton Aug 10
Replying to @SeanCarleton
2. I am currently reviewing a new book "Sketches from an Unquiet Country" for the Canadian Historical Review (CHR) that deals with political cartoons in :
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