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Bludgeons on the Bay of Quinte: Sovereignty, Revolution, and the State in Upper Canada

Nathan Ince At 10 PM on the evening of July 11, 1835, a group of Mohawk launched a raft onto the waters of the Bay of Quinte. They had good reason to begin their journey under cover of dusk. The two hundred logs that made up their raft had been illegally...
From: Borealia on 18 Jul 2022

Cautionary Tales: The Upper Canada Rebellion and the Freedom Convoy

Jonathan Szo On 7 December 1837, a force of 1,200 troops marched down Yonge Street in the city of Toronto under the command of Sir Francis Bond Head, the lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. Their destination was a wayside inn known as Montgomery’s...
From: Borealia on 19 Apr 2022

Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion – A Review by Mark R. Cheathem

[This review, by an American-based scholar, is the second in a two-part series on Revolutions across Borders; a first, by a Canadian-based scholar, appeared on 13 January – Editors.] Mark R. Cheathem Maxime Dagenais and Julien Mauduit, eds., Revolutions...
From: Borealia on 20 Jan 2020

Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion – A Review by Stephen R. I. Smith

[This review, by a Canadian-based scholar, is the first in a two-part series on Revolutions across Borders; a second, by an American-based scholar, will appear on 20 January – Editors.] Stephen R. I. Smith Maxime Dagenais and Julien Mauduit, eds.,...
From: Borealia on 13 Jan 2020

Francophone Quebecers in Canada’s Odyssey: Pillar or Passengers?

Peter H. Russell’s Canada’s Odyssey is a sweeping reconsideration of the foundations of Canada’s constitutional order that has garnered considerable attention and praise. This essay is the second in a three-part series assessing the...
From: Borealia on 19 Sep 2018

The Prayer Book Rebellion

Like the Pilgrimage of Grace in northern England during Henry VIII's reign, the Prayer Book Rebellion in Cornwall during Edward VI's reign demonstrates that some of the people didn't want the religious change that was being imposed on them after Henry...

Shakespeare and the Essex Rebellion

This paper was delivered to a sixth form conference, ‘History in the Age of Shakespeare’, at Strode College on 24 March 2016. In 1399, Richard II of England was deposed by general consent of the kingdom. Only ten years old when he acceded...
From: wartsandbrawls on 25 Mar 2016

Violence in Early Canada

Elizabeth Mancke & Scott See In the months since the 19 October election, Canadians – from Justin Trudeau to church groups preparing for Syrian refugees – are reasserting one of the most recognizable tropes about Canada, that the country...
From: Borealia on 1 Feb 2016

File M and the Straightness of the Settler State in Early Canada

Jarett Henderson Preserved among the Papers of the Executive Council of Upper Canada, themselves an archive of the settler colonial project in northern North America, is File M: “Correspondence re Markland Investigation.”[1] Compiled by an...
From: Borealia on 18 Jan 2016

La « Révolution canadienne », la république américaine, et … l’esclavage?

Maxime Dagenais Nous connaissons tous l’histoire des Rébellions de 1837-38 : l’histoire des Patriotes du Bas-Canada et des « reformers » du Haut-Canada, leurs victoires et leurs défaites, les expulsions,...
From: Borealia on 2 Nov 2015

The “Canadian Revolution,” the Early American Republic, and … Slavery?

Maxime Dagenais We all know the story of the Upper and Lower Canadian Rebellions: we know about the patriotes of Lower Canada and the reformers of Upper Canada; we know about the victories and defeats, expulsions and executions; we know about the social,...
From: Borealia on 2 Nov 2015

IHAF 2015: An Overview from an Early North Americanist

Maxime Dagenais Last week (15-17 October 2015) was the 68th Congress of the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française. For the uninitiated, the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française is the largest...
From: Borealia on 28 Oct 2015

‘Déjà Vu All Over Again’? The Upper Canadian Election of 1836 and the Canadian Federal Election of 2015

Denis McKim Disappointing economic growth, especially in comparison to the United States; controversy surrounding immigration from a strife-plagued land; and a communications strategy designed to benefit conservative forces while discrediting their progressive...
From: Borealia on 5 Oct 2015

Pregnant Slave Takes Part in the 1712 New York City Slave Revolt

Slave Revolt of 1712In the early 1700s, New York had one of the largest slave populations of any of England’s colonies. Nearly one out of every five New York residents was enslaved.  Slavery in New York differed from some of the Southern colonies...
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Apr 2014

'The Good Old Days': Rebellions and Nostalgia

‘The Good old Days’: Rebellions & NostalgiaThere’s something funny about rebellions in history and the feelings of nostalgia central to them. Take the Peasants Revolt of 1381 (pictured above), led by Wat Tyler in opposition to political and...
From: Conor Byrne on 2 Jan 2014

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