The Black loyalists of Nova Scotia have often been left out of the discourse of Canadian History and specifically the history of the Atlantic region. Their brief but very turbulent time in Nova Scotia can be seen in the various … Continue reading
The Beothuk were a tribe that lived on the island of Newfoundland for centuries, until their extinction in 1829. They are regarded as one of the least understood people to have lived in present-day Canada, because of the reclusive nature … Continue reading
The capture of Louisbourg was quite an accomplishment in Great Britain’s history. Many books have discussed France’s naval disaster and the capture of Louisbourg in great detail, along with the failure of France to regain their territory. However, what … Continue reading
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In order to understand the impact of the Great Expulsion on the Acadian peoples, one must first be familiar with the history of the Acadian settlement. The Acadian people originated from various villages in France, and after a long journey … Continue reading
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German idealist philosopher G.W.F. Hegel once wrote that “Africa has no history.” The key assumption behind his assertion was that Africa was merely a landscape— a backdrop to European imperial and colonial ambitions. Clearly, one can now read this and … Continue reading