Thursday, December 02, 2010

This month in Canada's History

Got my subscriber's copy of The Beaver Canada's History yesterday, and it's a damn strong issue.  Charlotte Gray on the Klondike then and now.  Phil Goldring, late of Parks Canada, on marketing Canada in the 1930s.  Ray Argyle's vivid and thoughtful piece on wrongful convictions in the era of the noose.  Ron Hotchkiss on women's athletics before transgender sport had any standing at all.  All handsomely illustrated and laid out, too.

The columns are strong too.  Tina Loo examines how much of our Canadian documentary record is permanently closed from view. If the files you request at Library and Archives Canada are coded 18 or 32, you are in trouble, she writes. Loo calls for "interrogating the institutions, processes, and material circumstances that govern and shape the flow of information" (or, as she makes clear, the non-flow of information.)

And I kinda like my own column on the man who was and the emergence of the Canadian internet presence.

If you subscribed like you oughta, you'd have all this in hand too.
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