Wednesday, October 02, 2013

This month in Canada's History

Now reaching subscribers and newstands and up digitally too, the latest Canada's History has some fine trad stories:  animals that went to war, the great Lake Huron storm of 1913.  Some tough stuff: Heather Robertson on the terrible history of the Orillia asylum. A graphic-history take on the real Original Six (no Bruins?  no Leafs!) And some serious historical reflection: Tina Loo on the the vanishing "Canadianist" in Canadian history departments. And reviews, and features, and...  Read.

My own column takes up the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and why it matters. And in this issue, the piece for the mag's ongoing War of 1812 series is mine, too. Two hundred years out from the Battle of Crysler's Farm, I'm looking at John Crysler, the owner of the farm and loyal hero, but also at his first cousin Adam Crysler, who became one of the accused on trial for his life at the great Ancaster treason trial.

The online Canada's History has just launched Destinations, a site for historically-oriented travel in Canada: where to go, how to plan the trip, and a lot more. More about that here.
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