Friday, March 20, 2015

This Month at Canada's History

The new Canada's History, just out, includes a reader's letter appreciating the Captain James Cook story in the last issue: "I was getting a bit tired of reading about wars." Some balancing going on, maybe; the cover story is about John McCrae and the GREAT WAR.

Staff editor Nelle Oosterom contributes a family memoir-tinged history, and there's a strong essay on George Feyer, the gifted and prolific Toronto cartoonist of the 1950s and 1960s. who turns out to have been a tragic and historic figure in his own way.  My column considers honeybees as historical indicators -- inspired by a little bit in Jennifer Bonnell's recent Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History.  

April-May also marks the debut of a new look design make-over at the mag.  Subscribe.
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