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March 3

What weas advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Prevail upon our LADIES to grant us a little of their industry and assistance.” Women played a vital role in supporting the early American press.  So claimed John Dunlap,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2022

Reconstitution du parcours militaire de J. Ulric LeBlanc, soldat acadien de la Première Guerre mondiale à partir des archives et de Google Maps

Samuelle Saindon et Gregory Kennedy La contribution acadienne à la Première Guerre mondiale reste méconnue, à part quelques études du 165e (Acadien) bataillon du Corps expéditionnaire canadien (CEC).[1] Ce bataillon national fut créé à la demande...
From: Borealia on 29 Nov 2021

Les miliciens du 165e bataillon, le bataillon acadien, pendant la Première Guerre mondiale

Tanya Daigle et Gregory Kennedy, Nous travaillons sur les soldats du bataillon national acadien, le 165e, depuis quelques années.[1] La création d’un bataillon national acadien a été proposée par une assemblée de notables acadiens au mois de décembre...
From: Borealia on 4 Oct 2021

Stranger Citizens: Migrant Influence and National Power in the Early American Republic

BOOK REVIEW: Stranger Citizens: Migrant Influence and National Power in the Early American Republic by John McNelis O’Keefe (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2021) The infamous decision... The post Stranger Citizens: Migrant Influence and National...

Les officiers militaires français et les miliciens de la Nouvelle-France, 1755-176

Lauraly Deschambault et Gregory Kennedy Dans le cadre du projet de partenariat, Service militaire, citoyenneté et culture politique au Canada atlantique, 1700-2000, nous menons une étude sur la contribution des miliciens acadiens et canadiens à la...
From: Borealia on 7 Jun 2021

The Fury of the Betrayed: What Attacks on Capitols in Montreal (1849) and Washington (2021) Tell Us About the Long History of Anti-Democratic Sentiment in North American Political Culture

Dan Horner On the night of April 25, 1849, a riled-up crowd of protesters showered Montreal’s parliament building with rocks, stormed through its front doors, and set the building—a repurposed public market in the city’s west-end—on...
From: Borealia on 13 Apr 2021

New Brunswick’s Militia and Home Defence During the Great War

Brent Wilson [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.”...
From: Borealia on 4 Jan 2021

The State and Organized Rifle Shooting in Nova Scotia in the 1860s

R. Blake Brown [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.”...
From: Borealia on 24 Aug 2020

Remembering the First World War

Cynthia Wallace-Casey [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.”...
From: Borealia on 29 Jun 2020

Une épopée corsaire au Canada atlantique durant le régime français

Nicolas Landry  Nul besoin d’insister sur le fait que la guerre de course et les corsaires n’occupent pas une grande place dans l’historiographie militaire de la Nouvelle-France. Du moins, pas au même titre que les troupes...
From: Borealia on 15 Jun 2020

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

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 publiées au cours des prochaines...
From: Borealia on 18 May 2020

Black Women Intellectuals and the Politics of Dislocation

In light of the recent tragic stories of family separation occurring on the Mexico-United States border, what instantly came to my mind was America’s history of dislocation through American slavery. From the United States’s conception, the...
From: The Junto on 11 Jun 2018

Black Patriotic Masculinity in the Letters of Impressed Sailor Jacob Israel Potter

Adam McNeil explores the dimensions of patriotism, citizenship, and masculinity in the letters of impressed sailor Jacob Israel Potter.
From: The Junto on 8 May 2018

Citizen vs. John Foreigner: The Politics of Inclusion in Medieval England’s Urban Centers

Posted by Sara M. Butler; 3 May 2018. In the late fifteenth century, John Medewall brought his petition before the chancellor at Westminster. He explained his dilemma. Purportedly written from his prison cell in London, he recounted how one John Grenefeld...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 3 May 2018

Reading Race in Early America

In the past 10 years, we have seen an embarrassment of riches in scholarship that considers race in Early America (broadly understood). The list below is not exhaustive, but highlights some of the recent scholarship. Feel free to add your own favorite...
From: The Junto on 21 Dec 2016

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 3, 1766).“BUTTON GWINNETT.” It’s Founders Chic day at the Adverts 250 Project! Today’s advertisement was inserted in the Georgia Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Sep 2016

Quaker, Whaler, Coward, Spy!: William Rotch and the Age of Revolutions

By Sarah Crabtree A member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and therefore a pacifist, William Rotch vehemently opposed the wars for independence and empire during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  As a result, the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Mar 2016

Sailors, States, and the Bureaucracy of Revolution

Transatlantic commerce was the defining feature of the eighteenth century's imperial economy. The ocean was the conduit by which goods, labour, and capital circulated—goods that included sugar and tobacco, labour that included enslaved men and women,...
From: The Junto on 15 Feb 2016

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