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History-making In The Museum: Toward Nurturing Public Historical Practice

by Trina Cooper-Bolam Download Article in PDF ABSTRACT In accordance with recent changes to the Museums Act through Bill C-49, the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC), soon to be the Canadian Museum of History, has initiated a process to change … Continue reading

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Commemorations of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham: Attempted Conquest of a Public Memory

by Connor Percy Download Article in PDF ABSTRACT The Battle of the Plains of Abraham took place in 1759 at Quebec City. It saw a faceoff between British forces and an assortment of French regulars and militia. The British perception … Continue reading

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The War of 1812 Bicentennial in Canada and Russia: Two approaches to Commemoration

by Konstantin ROMANOV Download Article in PDF ABSTRACTThe War of 1812, one of the major international conflicts of the 19th century, is a significant landmark that impacted both Canadian and Russian history. The bicentennial of the War of 1812 – … Continue reading

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Conquest and Rebellion: The Road to French Canada’s Participation in Canadian Confederation through the lens of La Survivance

by Sarah Spear in collaboration with Clare Burgham Download Article in PDF ABSTRACT The decision by conservative French Canadian politicians to join Canadian Confederation and participate in the Confederation debates of 1864- 1867 was made in an effort to preserve … Continue reading

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Ex(pressed) Debate: The Ottawa Daily Union and anti-confederate philosophy in Canada West

by Ryan Lux Download Article in PDF ABSTRACT This article explores the philosophical arguments that informed opposition to confederation in Canada West leading up to the passage of the British North America Act – arguments that stain dominant conceptions of … Continue reading

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Living in the Margins, Even in Stone: Dominant Narratives in the Nation’s Capital and the Cost to Indigenous Nations and Canada

by Pitseolak Pfeifer Living in the Margins Even in Stone ABSTRACT The construction of a national identity relies on Nation-States to build narratives, which shape societal values, beliefs, attitudes and norms. Canada has a Euro-colonial history shaped out of the … Continue reading

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The Whale Oil Lamp: Illuminations and Reflections on a Mid-Nineteenth Century Commodity

by Jessica Helps Download Article in PDF ABSTRACT The whale oil lamp tells us – in the twenty first century – that the past from when it came was not a simple time. An examination of predominately recent secondary sources … Continue reading

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