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The First World War changed Canada and the world forever. Medical officers during the war worked on the precipice of discovery and death, forced to adapt to precarious situations. The stress they endured must have been unbearable. Some of these brave men and women had distinguished careers cut short by war, others, after distinguishing themselves […]

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A man leans on a car in Africville, Nova Scotia, 14 September 1965. Un homme accoudé sur une auto à Africville, Nouvelle-Écosse, 14 septembre 1965. Image : Ted Grant. Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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A spirited auditorium of high school students welcomed Passages Canada on February 4th to hear the compelling stories of Montreal's Black communities. The students from École secondaire Antoine-de-St-Exupéry in Montreal's eastern borough of Saint-Léonard are themselves a very diverse group. Our MC, TD Bank regional manager and Senegalese-Canadian Clément Ndiaye, quickly caught on to the students' […]

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I am excited to contribute to the new scholarship on African Canadian history and to build on the work of past historians and my colleagues in this field. African Canadian history continues to go through the processes of interpretation and reinterpretation. The advent of the digitization of archival and historical resources has contributed to this […]

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A family their living room in Africville, 1965.  Bob Brooks/Nova Scotia Archives/1989-468, vol. 16 / negative sheet 1 image 11.

“I think we should have a chance to redevelop our own property as well as anybody else,” said Joe Skinner, railway porter and resident of Africville, Nova Scotia, in an interview with the CBC. “When you are in this country and you own a piece of property, you’re not a second-class citizen. […] But when […]

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A chuckwagon musician attracts a crowd in Calgary during Stampede week, July 1949. /
Un musicien sur un chariot attire la foule à Calgary lors de la semaine du Stampede, juillet 1949.
Image: Frank Royal. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
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It is odd that an armed force can be a peaceful one — odder still that we “fight for peace.” We know that war contradicts peace, yet we use the same set of language to describe both and deploy the same forces to engage them. But when I’m reminded of Canada’s contribution to the Suez Crisis 57 […]

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A young Inuk, Elijah, Iqaluit, Nunavut, summer 1960. /
Un jeune Inuk, Elijah, Iqaluit, Nunavut, l’été 1960.
Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
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A woman playing a guitar for a little girl. Western Canada, c. 1954-1963. /
Une femme jouant de la guitare pour une fillette. L'Ouest du Canada, vers 1954-1963.
Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
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Any serious study of history engages in what’s called historiography, a form of dialogue between historians that investigates our approach to the past. Importantly, it takes into account the social conditions and assumptions that inform interpretations of history as they change over time. Think of it as the history of history. Perhaps no other figure […]

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We asked staff members and program participants why they remember, here are some of their answers. / On a demandé à notre équipe et aux participants de nos programmes, « Pourquoi se souvenir? » Voici leurs réponses. Both my parents were born in the Netherlands during the Second World War, so on Remembrance Day my thoughts usually turn […]

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2013 marks the 60th anniversary of what important moment in our history? The polling firm Ipsos Reid asked that question to more than 1,000 Canadians recently, on behalf of Historica Canada. Many guessed the answer was Newfoundland and Labrador joining Confederation. Others said it was Lester Pearson‘s Nobel Peace Prize win. Still others said it […]